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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:35

Oh Clari, not good to be working on the weekend when the clocks go forward.

Hostafan glad you have the OK to go back to work, take it easy.

Wintersong, One of my clematis plants grew legs again today.  I wouldn't mind but I only planted it a couple of days ago.Nevermind, it looks so much nicer tied into the obelisk.  Cut back the ivy and pruned the Honeysuckle.  Shattered now.

We're decorating too this holiday.  The bathroom is getting a coat of paint and I might manage to talk hubby into painting the landing too with a bit of luck.  Kitchen to be decorated in the summer.  Hate doing that one as it's so disruptive.

Secondborn is popping in for tea tonight with partner, they are off to the west coast of America tomorrow for a couple of weeks.  They are going to Las Vegas, San Francisco and a couple of other places that involve horseback riding on a ranch.

Lucky devils.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:15

Nice sunny day today.  Tied in the 3 clematis to arch and obelisks.  Cut back a load of Ivy and puned a honeysuckle.  Really enjoyed the day but very achy and tired now.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 15:11

A couple more

 A Hellebore purchased from Ashwoods, no idea of the name but this year it has been plastered in flowers.

 One showing that ivy needn't be a thug.  This has been in the garden since we moved in nearly 6 years  ago and I've only had to pull up a few tendrils heach year to keep it in check.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 15:05

Hi Folks, Popped out with the camera today and took the following

Sorry about the bird poo.  All these are self seeders from 1 primrose planted about 10ft away, every year they increase.

 Camelia doing its usual thing.

 Anemone Blanda, a fairly recent edition to the garden.

 Have always loved the combination of heather and daffs.

 These are the hyacinths purchased using the wyvale voucher in the mag.  They are growing through the grape hyacinths in the front garden and smell divine when you walk past on the path.

 A few more daffs.


Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 14:39

Can't didn't buy any!!!!!

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 14:17

Right, it's got to stop.  All this leading me astray isn't good for me, my waistline or my pocket. 

After reading this thread this morning I decided I needed a biscuit with a cup of tea.   Hadn't got any so I drove to Tesco Express, on the way I decided I may as well pop to Ashwoods GC.  When I got there it seemed rude not to go in the coffee shop and ended up having a raspberry scone with jam and clotted cream.

On the way out I spotted two beautiful obelisks that had been reduced by a third and I bought them.

I am now sitting on the sofa feeling thouroughly guilty.


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 12:02

Welcome Hours, They were put into a heated propogator on the conservatory window ledge on 19th March.  They are just showing through the compost.

Oo er Verdun, Ive just caught up with Poldark, didn't you do well


A small wildlife pond?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:29

Think if you put oxygenators in it stops the water going stagnant.  I have a half barrel that acts as a mini pond but that does have a pump in there.  Sometimes I wish it didn't as I would love to put a water lilly in there but they prefer still water.

Is this normal

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:26

My hostas aren't showing either but Ive not long put them in so not expecting them yet.

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:25

I remember being at school and buying yoyos from the tuck shop.  You could get orange or mint.

Going back even further we were allowed to take a chocolate biscuit into school in reception class for mid morning break.  Even now if I smell kitkat and full fat milk at the same time I start looking for the coat peg with the sunshine sticker by it.

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