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Hi everyone. January seems to have brought record new members and I'm just one of the many - but from the UK, so don't know how many new people there are from this side of the pond this month?
I'm into organic gardening, wildlife (in the garden and out), 'old' and species roses, mainly shrubs/trees because I let the perennials get overgrown and lose them. But have daylilies, clematis, geraniums, lamiums, alpines, herbs...wow, when I think about it the list goes on & on. Particularly like scented and aromatic plants. Now I'd better get out there and do some of the real thing instead of just talking about it!!
Look forward to 'talking' to lots of you soon.
Welcome Philomel..You will love it here...Just jump right in and make yourself at home...We do have some from your neck of the woods...Join in the "Chats" here on line on Tuesdays, our time 7PM to 10PM or Thursdays 7AM to 10Am our time...you will see the count down on the right-hand side of your page.when you come to visit...see the smiling faces...come on along and join...this is a friendly bunch...Again...welcome to Dave's garden...
Hi Philomel - yes, we do have people from across the pond!! I used to be over there, now I'm here permanently!! Originally from Cambridge, now in Virginia. Just built a house and have a brand new garden to boot, so this site has been a life saver!! So much to learn and enjoying doing it!! The going is tougher here because of the clay soil but I'm getting advice from lots of great people!! You live in a beautiful part of England. I have some distant relatives in your neck of the woods and spent some holiday time there when I was a kid!!
Thanks to all of you for such a wonderful welcome. What a friendly place this is!
Interested to hear of your move Louisa. My brother and his family have lived in cambridge for many years. He's a keen organic allotment gardener married to an Italian - so producing a fascinating crop of mainly mediterranean vegs. (Very tasty!)
I'm on clay like you and an organic gardener, so it's piles of compost - 3 heaps usually on the go.
Look forward to speaking to you all as time goes on
Thanks Evert. Unfortunately i have no ponds (and i'm dotty about water too), but am hoping to get one into the garden during the coming year - soooo good for all the wildlife!!
No mountains either, you lucky thing. Spent my early years near mountains and streams and MISS them.
Thanks Louisa. I've been welcomed so well by everyone, it's easy to feel part of "the family".
It's down to Mark that i'm here, so i have a lot to thank him for.
It's great to share events and experiences. There's just so much of interest going on - and so much to learn as well, lol!!
Now i'd better get off to see how the valentine scrabble's coming along!
lolol!! Not long ago we had a similar competition to see how many words we could make from one longer word. Baa came first and then me with over 100 words. Can't remember the numbers exactly - but it was fun!! Now come the summer we won't have so much time to spend on such trivia - we shall be too busy in the garden, until it gets too hot to do so. Always have to work around the weather here!!
Can't envisage ever having the 'too hot' scenario, But then you know that as well as I!!
Yes, the busy season's getting under way. My garden's been neglected for a while, so am hacking my way through brambles and nettles before i can get down to the serious job of sowing and planting. Though my seeds have now arrived and will be able to start some of them in the house. - Dreaming of a green/alpine house, but then i have for years, and want to be put in a pond first and...
You have nothing to worry about and your dreams will materialize as for me...well, if you saw my land you would know what I'm up against. I think I have photos of the new house and I'll post them on landscape sometime!!