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bee buzzing around the place - the door is open as the afternoon is sunny. For some extraordinary reason he seems to prefer to be in here amongst the paperclips and whatever gamma rays are emitted by computers rather than whizzing around making use
of all votes cast. In second place came 'Zephirine Drouhin', closely followed by 'Fragrant Cloud'.This is the perfect time of year for planting bare-rooted roses, which make excellent gifts. With only 40 shopping days left until Christmas, I'd get your
up and down the lawn where migratory herds appear to have trampled. As far as I can make out, these are the combined footprints of our two cats, that fox, and several squirrels. They must have made the journey dozens of times.The fox prints
. For 2011 I'll be learning my lesson from the past week, and resolving to enjoy my own achievements, but more than ever value those nature creates without me having to lift a finger. What gardening resolutions will you make?
!Ever fancied breeding your very own new colours of hellebore? Carol explained how, making it look remarkably easy. That's another thing I'll enjoy doing when mine come into flower soon.No gardening programme would be complete without, in Carol's words
and years and then I go twice in five days.) The fields there are very green and very well cropped. This is due to the hundreds of sheep.Cows make quite a mess of fields because, firstly and most obviously, they are heavier than sheep. Secondly they tend
. That dream is a long way off - looking out this morning I spotted three unopened snowdrops and a grubby looking hellebore. Perhaps I could make a posy using blueberry stems, some clematis leaves and the sad, token blooms. It's the thought that counts, after
't go amiss either. Then keep picking off faded flowers to make way for new ones growing up from the base.So far the displays are looking great, but in previous years I have found sparrows start pecking away the leaves. I'm not sure if they're hungry
to the public. In particular Coton Manor in Northamptonshire, Arlington in East Sussex, Yoxall Lodge in Staffordshire. Also the National Trust is pretty hot on bluebell woods.Wherever you decide to go: go soon as this hot weather is making things grow much
stage, bringing a hot, summery feel to the show.Will you be visiting Chelsea? What will you make a beeline for?View our Chelsea 2011 image gallery.View our Chelsea exhibitors image gallery.