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Merry Christmas gardeners!

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shovetheholly Sat 24-Dec-16 17:40:28

Thank you all so much for putting up with me all year. I've had such great fun on this forum and learnt such a lot from you all.

Hoping you have a lovely Christmas and a superb (and fruitful, metaphorically and literally) new year!!


pithivier Sat 24-Dec-16 21:03:22

I hope you have a really lovely time ShovetheHolly. I have loved having you around on my garden make- over threads. Your advice has always been welcome. Onwards and upwards. Happy Gardening.

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Mon 26-Dec-16 12:26:41

Happy Christmas Shove! I hope you will continue with your great advice in 2017 for us? I'm pondering getting out of my dressing gown and shovelling some muck today to burn off the mince pies... want to get ahead in the garden before spring!

pithivier Mon 26-Dec-16 12:55:17

It is a fabulous day here in London. I have just say outside. In my coat, of course, with a big mug of coffee and a mince pie.

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Mon 26-Dec-16 13:23:44

I'm in Berkshire, it looks lovely out but I think the wind is a bit chilly. Right I'm getting out there!

GinAndOnIt Mon 26-Dec-16 13:30:55

Merry Christmas lovely shove! My garden is a better place thanks to you fsmile

MaudOnceMore Mon 26-Dec-16 23:57:39

Merry Christmas from me too!

In the next couple of days, I intend to buy another amaryllis and get to the end of 2016's planting queue.

MrsBungle Tue 27-Dec-16 00:01:59

Merry Christmas from me even though I've not been on the board! I,m hoping to join as we move recently into a house with a larger garden which has mature beds and also 6 allotment raised beds - I.m a compete novice and no idea where to start! It's been a glorious sunny winter day here in Nottinghamshire.

pithivier Tue 27-Dec-16 06:54:00

Welcome to the GardenGang Mrs Bungle

bookbook Tue 27-Dec-16 17:12:04

you will be glad to have shove to call on - we are al friendly on the gardening threads MrsBungle smile

MaudOnceMore Wed 28-Dec-16 00:46:49

Indeed we are - and the potting shed is open pretty much round the clock for gardening chat and socialising!

shovetheholly Wed 28-Dec-16 08:14:02

Aw, you are all so kind! Pithivier- your new garden will be a forum highlight for 2017, I am sure of it. The design is inspired!

Porcupine- hope you enjoyed some muck shovelling. I was at it on Boxing Day, which was crisp and clear. It made me feel less guilty about the frankly obscene amounts of cheese I have eaten!

Gin- I have those seeds for you!! All dried now. DM me your address and I will post!!

Book- lovely book is so right about this being the friendliest bit of Mumsnet (but too modest to acknowledge her part in making it so!

Maud- I'm impressed by the planting queue idea! Several people have told me to organise my seeds this way, will give it a go!!

Hooray for a new joiner, Mrsbungle, please do jump in! You will quickly find out that there are loads and loads of very knowledgeable people around our virtual sheds! You will also quickly discover I am sadly not one of them, but I try to make up for it with enthusiasm!! smile Also, unlike other parts of the site, you absolutely don't have to read the whole thread to do so. Just get stuck in!!

MaudOnceMore Wed 28-Dec-16 10:00:58

You may overestimate the virtues of the planting queue, Shove! What it is, is testimony to my tendency to acquire new planty treasures without necessarily having the time to plant them. But I'm nearly caught up, so just have a few to do (which, in my sloth, I didn't do yesterday but will try to do today).

Do drop into the potting shed, everyone. I'm going to break out the virtual mince pies and Buck's Fizz.

MirabelleTree Wed 28-Dec-16 10:02:44

Merry Christmas to you all !

pithivier Thu 29-Dec-16 03:53:55

Thank you Shove. I am trying, in my other life, not to be a "my new garden bore" . Yesterday I was up at 5 because of the excitement of soil delivery. As you can see from the time I am
Posting this that I am still like a big kid at Christmas

MaudOnceMore Thu 29-Dec-16 10:21:05

The joy of these threads, pithivier, is that one can share one's enthusiasm with fellow garden bores devotees!

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