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Christmas presents


I wonder if your nearest and dearest went for gardening presents for you this year? Mine certainly did! Mind you, I did ask for a book on Salvias…

Which I got! Along with a book written jointly by Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd – who could ask for more expertise than that? I’m looking forward to learning from them.

What do you think this is? It rocks when you sit on it… I’m meant to sit on it to weed (I think).
I am so used to kneeling down to do this job, that I suspect it will prove difficult. It might turn out to be the best thing since sliced bread, though! Watch this space….

This beautiful calendar will be a pleasure all 2008. It came with a CD-ROM which has put a calendar on my laptop. (No pictures, though).

Another present which won’t last quite so long, but just as welcome! The hyacinths are going to be blue. I love the scent.

The last present was from me to me. There are (I think) four or possibly five Amaryllis bulbs in the basket called ‘Christmas Carol’. There are leaves coming up but so far no fat flower buds. I live in hope.

My other presents weren’t gardening items. I do have some other interests, but the family knows that my garden is the most important. What did yours get for you?

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Gr8 pressies, Spritz! Not sure about the seat, though! I suppose it is meant to stop you twisting and bending so much, but I think it would make me seasick, lol! I got nothing garden-related from Santa - yet- but I did give out seed lists, and am happy to wait for these to arrive, and even more thrilled to know that my xmas wish list will keep us fully occupied and will flourish until next Xmas - and even provide food, decor, etc next festive season!

29 Dec, 2007


Hi Spritz, I think word got around that I'd started gardening this year and I got a few gardening pressies.

The most daunting is the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening which is enormous and impressive. I was glad to find it had a section dedicated to growing veg.

The other two were asked for - an old fashioned watering can to replace the 4 pint milk bottle that we've been using all year, and a trowel. I'm looking forward to getting out in the garden after new year and I might dig a few small holes that don't need digging, just to try it out :o)

30 Dec, 2007


The RHS Encyclopaedia is a fantastic resource, Peter! I've got one and it's a mine of imformation. Good thinking, whoever gave you that!

30 Dec, 2007


I've got all my relations, who live in distant parts of the country, well trained - they send me Garden Centre vouchers every year. Perfect!

30 Dec, 2007


I read this post after christmas and thought I didnt get any gardening stuff, ....then
New wellies from a friend, they are brown with cowboy logos on them, which might say something for my status in the gardening knowledge, hee hee compared to the experienced people on Grows on you.

Also I got a book from another friend, which I love called Chef's Garden by Terence Conran, quite inspiring for my vegetable garden and practicle written with illistrations and lovely photos.

And of course actually my best present that I got from my partner was a lovely blown up version to put on the wall of a Passion Flower photo that I had taken and never got round to printing off (the flower is slight variation to one I have one here, it has a bee in the middle of the flower).

9 Feb, 2008


Your digital calender sounds good idea, do you put your own photos in it ?

9 Feb, 2008


No, you can just type on it - I think! I haven't tried to insert any photos but when I have time I'll have a go!

9 Feb, 2008

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