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Blooming Chritmas
Mon 26-Dec-11
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seth
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Flowering in the garden through benign neglect :- Achillia,Alyssum,Marigold,Carnation, Cornflower,Geranium,Hellebore,Alpine Strawberry,Chrysanthemum,Pestemon,Roses , Feverfew,Primroses,Rudbeckia,Sweet Williams and Campanula.

On dog walking Red & White Dead Nettles,Groundsel,Dandelion,Sow Thistle,Daisy , Ragwort,Yarrow,Charlock and Perrywinkle.

Seed catalogues are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than the web and playboy combined . (after Michael Perry)

Mon 26-Dec-11
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Spring already?wink  I have roses and wallflowers blooming and the rosemary is about to bloom too.  The poor plants are so confused!

I'll try that again!

Mon 26-Dec-11
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im only up the road Seth , best i can manage is roses and Tons of self set Marigolds

Mon 26-Dec-11
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I noticed a few of the sweet peas I planted back in spring are still blooming, as is the honeysuckle. 

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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pink camellia flowering! Hazel tree covered in catkins

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Mon 26-Dec-11
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I just did a post with my list from yesterday.

But daughter had lots of sweetpeas in flower and more to come, lobelia, alyssum, and campanula in her garden in Yorkshire just over a week ago.

Mon 26-Dec-11
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Roses, honeysuckle, yarrow, penstemon, clematis, rosemary, myrtle, japonica.  wave

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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I was in Worthing over Christmas and the cherries seemed to be flowering - at least that is what it looked like without wading through people's gardens. I also thought the birds sounded very spring like toocheers

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I noticed my bergenia in flower the other day - weirdly weird

Fri 30-Dec-11
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Slightly off topic but this unusually mild Dec has saved the country a fortune in energy imports. It has certainly saved CSH a lot as the oil fired central heating was on only for a few hours on each of the three days while Fiona's mum was in the house. It also fires up automatically of the temp dips below zero and that has happened only three times, from memory.

Funny thing was that suddenly a few flies emerged over Christmas and were buzzing around enjoying the warmth!

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Same here Danny (if the boss is going off topic, then so am I whistlebig_laugh).  We have no central heating, only an open fire in the lounge and the oil-fired Rayburn in the kitchen, which powers the only radiator in the bathroom.  Last year we used several electric heaters to keep warm, as it was -10 deg and nearly a foot deep in snow outside, and we had the biggest electricity bill we'd ever seen as a consequence eeekangry.  This winter so far we've not needed any of the electric heaters on (thank goodness!!).

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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me too. The fly swot is still at the ready.shoo_fly I have no central heating just a woodburner in the lounge and the wood burning Esse in the kitchen. We keep an eye on our electricity usage and we are running at less than half of what we used pre solar tubes and heat exchanger. We are using a lot of wood but the cost is a fraction of what the usual energy is. There are price rises planned here for gas and electricity next year too which will not affect us big_laugh

I wear lots of layers which hides the middle aged spread, a bonusbig_laugh

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Fri 30-Dec-11
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Yes flies have emerged here to- but we had a crop of baby spiders hatch in the lounge about four weeks ago, so they won't go hungry with flies on the move.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Fri 30-Dec-11
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Spare a thought for our neighbours who have a wood processing company supplying firewood to many countries including the UK - they need the business roll_eyes

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Darn it, I read that as word processing!  embarassed

I'll try that again!

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