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By amy2

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The kind of gifts we all find very welcome ..

Our lovely grandchildren gave us gardening vouchers knowing we wanted to buy more trees etc. after leaving so many favourites behind in our previous garden .
we’re being very well behaved and trying not to buy on impulse as this time our space is at a premium .

Off we went on Saturday back to a good nursery we have found we bought 3 trees from them recently , I had already decided which shrub I wanted to buy it was a personal favourite ,The Cornus kousa I loved the one I had to leave behind ,I hope this new one ‘C. Schmetterling ’ grows as well … we were in luck they had a new delivery not yet unpacked we had first choice..
we still have money left over on the vouchers I’m not rushing we can take our time deciding on our next purchase

Other plants doing well so far this winter Echium pininana

Cyclamen Snowridge


I put a photo of this on here when it came into flower in October this is it today still blooming after 3 months ..

I was also pleased to find this pretty Primrose


Hubby has been busy planting up a Strawberry bed with Elsanta plants ,fingers crossed for some lovely juicy strawberries ..

Melianthus major still sending out new foliage I have a couple of stakes with fleece in front of it for protection
Thank you for looking
Amy

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well what a lovely thoughtful gift. the family will be pleased that you have spent wisely on plants that you really want. the flowers are doing very well. so pretty.

14 Jan, 2019

 

Nice gift ..... Looks like the garden is taking shape ....

Gg

14 Jan, 2019

 

A lovely looking Cornus Amy. The first one I grew was a standard (grafted) of C. Kousa ‘Miss Satomi’. I’ve never seen such a lovely cornus plant since. I tried to move it with me to our last house, but it died. Since moving here I have done a bit of research and discovered that C.Florida is the most wind tolerant of the flowering Dogwoods, so a couple of years ago I planted one of those. Im hoping it might flower this year, its done very well so far, and had stunning autumn colours. I hope yours will thrive!

14 Jan, 2019

 

The gift that keeps on giving!!! :O)

14 Jan, 2019

 

We had garden gift vouchers too, can never have too many! I love your choice Amy I remember your pretty Cornus, your garden seems to be taking shape, looks as if you might be enjoying a few strawberries this summer too!!

14 Jan, 2019

 

I "trained" my family several years ago to give me Garden Centre vouchers for presents. As DD says, you can never have too many :-)

14 Jan, 2019

 

Exciting Amy, your garden will be to the standard of your old garden in no time :)

14 Jan, 2019

 

Thanks all , I was more than a little disappointed with this garden after leaving my beautiful big garden but have come to terms with it and am ready to make the most of it and am looking upon it as a challenge .. it's another journey on lifes road ...

15 Jan, 2019

 

That's it Amy! a challenge!!

15 Jan, 2019

 

I love getting garden vouchers, then I can take myself off to my favourite GC to choose what I want. Your developing garden will not only bring pleasure to you, but will also have memories built in.

15 Jan, 2019

 

Oh Yes !!! ... I love my garden voucher presents, I save them in the hopes they get added to for Mother's Day, also try and use them on what I consider to be a costly shrub, that way I don't feel guilty at spending a bit extra on my choice..Your garden will have reached the pleasurable stage this year Amy so enjoy....

16 Jan, 2019

 

Hi Amy .. nice to have the garden gift cards...
great idea !

16 Jan, 2019

 

I love visiting garden centres and then buying something when I'm there, I love even more!!
We have one to spend and I am hoping to get a Hamamelis at the weekend.
You made some lovely choices Amy.

16 Jan, 2019

 

Thanks for your comments I girls , agree Lincslass it's a treat to buy something more expensive without feeling guilty , I couldn't wait until Mothers day Lol fingers crossed and hope I get some more vouchers then :o)

16 Jan, 2019

 

I remember your cornus well Amy from your old garden...a beautiful choice. How exciting and, just what we all want, garden vouchers...Wish I could have a voucher for a larger garden! I'm hoping this is posting from Tassie...Will have to see! X

16 Jan, 2019

 

How exciting Janey, yes its come all the way from Tassie ,i was worried you might have had a delay in flying with all that drone business on the day you were due to go ..I hope Rosa is getting plenty of rest with you playing the lovely Grandma to Aleks , Love to them and Jim , Take care , don't forget to come back Xx

17 Jan, 2019

 

I'll have to remember that in a few months time when it's my birthday! LOL! 😀

That was a great gift & you will have good memories of it every time you look at your plants! 😀

17 Jan, 2019

 

What considerate grand children which their gift s that will be there to see for a long time great choice.
Such a lovely colour primrose too..

17 Jan, 2019

 

David you must start dropping hints well in advance of your birthday or you will finish up with something you don't want ...Like Socks Lol ....
Thanks 3p the grandchildren know I'm always keen to buy plants at the garden center also they do there own little bit of gardening on our sons allotment ..

18 Jan, 2019

 

It's nice to know they to are into gardening as well helping on your sons allotment you ll always get vouchers then 😊 come any celibrations.
My son has been very ill in hospital Amy or should I say the torture place he got his wife to sign him out after using hiv with cheaper antibiotics he is allergic to yet continued to keep putting it into him causing very bad Hives on top of his Cellulitis . Prior he has been doing his back garden up now he said when he gets better he will have raised wooden beds to grow food on the edge of the patio when he get the slabs for it down.

18 Jan, 2019

 

Janey do you have family living in Tasmania ?
Marjorie
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18 Jan, 2019

 

Thanks Amy..Yes, it's lovely to spend time with them...little Aleks is so busy all the time and then fast asleep, like the off buttons been pressed..Ha ha.
Yes Marjorie, my son and family are in Hobart, it's a fantastic city. Has a wonderful feel to it and beautiful Mount Wellington as the backdrop..
I hope your son will soon be well on his way to
recovery Thrupenny..

19 Jan, 2019

 

Hello Janey
What a surprise my son and family live in Tasmania too
Guess where, Just out of Hobart with a beautiful backdrop of Mount Wellington . Their address is Ferntree. Unfortunately we haven't been able to visit them at this address as now we are getting older we find the journey to hard for my husband. My son has informed me that he has built a Granny flat on his land ! He has a building company.
Pam his wife is a nurse at Hobart Hospital.
We also live in Lincolnshire.

19 Jan, 2019

 

3p I'm so sorry to hear your brother wasn't getting the right treatment for his condition and hope he will soon improve at home ..
Janey Aleks knows you need time to recoup after a hectic play session , I have images of you with the sleep control in your pocket Lol , Have fun Xx

22 Jan, 2019

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