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Posted: 07/02/2016 at 17:05

Afternoon all,  been a bit of a boring weekend with rubbish weather.  I'm feeling fine now but the bug has passed to Hubby.

DD, I just don't know how you do it, do you ever find time to relax? 

Hope Chicklet had a good birthday.

Busy, sounds like the perfect solution to me, two gardens and different climates

Intl. Garden Photographer of the Year Competition Winners.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 13:07

Christina Harrison, Editor, Kew Magazine

"When I first saw this shot, it just blew me away. I've been to this area of New Zealand, but have never seen the lupins that grow there look so stunning.

"The way the soft light picks up the best of all the colours in this landscape makes it a very worthy winner. You just want to be there."

The above is a quote about the winning photograph.  There is a reason she has never seen the lupins looking so stunning.  It's probably because they don't.  I have no objection to photos being tweaked in the name of art but when it's a photography competition then I don't think they should be, it's supposed to be about skill with a camera, not a computer.


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:42

Hi folks, still feeling a bit yukky but better than I was.  Hope all other poorly peeps feeling better. 

Congrats Wonky, being able to drive gives you so much freedom, it's great. 

Weather is attrocious today.  I potted up some plants yesterday and the garden was drying out lovely. I was at the point of being able to mow the lawns, but suspect that the rain today will put paid to that.

Things seem to be picking up re secondborns house move, with a bit of luck they should have keys by the end of next week. 


Posted: 04/02/2016 at 16:56

Evening all, had a rotton day, after looking after grandaughter on Monday it appears that she has decided to share the tummy bug that she had with me.  Had some jobs to do in the garden but couldn't face it.  Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:39

Don't post on here very often but do like to follow your thread Marion, but just had to say thank you for recommending Secret Gardens.  Just had my first delivery lovely plants and extremely good value.


Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:33

Afternoon everyone,  Had  no internet yesterday at my daughters in Worcester. Been out in the garden this morning cutting back and tidying up.  Need to mow the lawns to make any real difference though. 

3 Carex morrowii and 3 Scabiosa Alba arrived from Secret Gardens this morning (site recommended by Marion) good plants, very good value and no delivery charge.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:17

Cut back lots of dead foliage and tidied borders, can't wait to cut the lawns, everything will look so much better.


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 21:49

Just popped on to say hi, feeling very tired tonight, so I'm off to the land of Nod.

Large thread continuation

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:28

Hi Nora, thanks for keeping us posted on the changes.  One thing (it may have already been mentioned).  When I go to my posts via the top right hand corner and click, it sends me to the start of that thread and not to my post.  I wondered if it would be possible to alter that.


Posted: 31/01/2016 at 19:31

Evening all, Just watching a film 'The Hundred Foot Journey' and it's fab.  Isn't Helen Mirren a star.  Think it will be an early night for me as I want to read a bit of my book before I drop off, it's 'Sissinghurst , the creation of a garden' loving it, it is really whetting my appetite for my June visit.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

I.D. Please

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Conifers have gone - What next?

What do you think? 
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Anyone else having problems 
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Garden Visits

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Lupin damage

Can anyone help 
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Plant Combinations

Favourite Plant Combinations in your garden  
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Growing from seed 
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Plant Supports

on special at the moment 
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ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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Not sure what to do with this space.

What do people think of statues in the garden 
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We all need a bit of cheering up

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for the chop - or not. 
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Is this unusual

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