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mark smyth

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09 April 14
« on: April 09, 2014, 12:16:18 PM »
OMG what a display! I'm so green with jealousy
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 12:56:43 PM »
This is a favourite time for us in the garden - the erythronium are such a joy. Been having a lovely time this morning just examining their markings one by one.
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 01:22:41 PM »
because of this weeks blog I've just spent too much money
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 03:03:57 PM »
because of this weeks blog I've just spent too much money
:o ::)

 I have been asked to point out that the Bulb Despot and the SRGC accept no responsibility for the retail therapy frenzy which may be engendered in readers of the Bulb Log.  :-X
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 06:11:08 PM »
I don't know that you get away with it that easily Maggi ;D
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 07:54:37 PM »
I find myself sharing Mark's greenness
David Nicholson
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 08:14:50 PM »

Me too. Really wonderful Ian.
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 08:24:49 PM »
Maggi you'll be happy to know the money went to Scotland  ;D tho loads of things I would have bought are out of stock
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 06:36:36 AM »
Your garden is my dream garden!
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 09:01:47 AM »
I've just seen paradise!

Your garden is so beautiful Ian & Maggi, thank you for letting us have a peek.
Mike
Somerset, UK

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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2014, 11:54:38 AM »
An IRG in a Bulb Log!!!   Absolutely stunning my friends!    And we get invited to stay in February when most of these gems were still underground.  Life isn't fair!!!   
Seriously, Ian and Maggi your latest blog should be printed and handed out at garden festivals, shows and garden centres inspiration of the ultimate kind and WHERE are the TV cameras when we need them.  Hotfoot them to sunny Aberdeen.

Many thanks to Jon Evans for pointing out my typo (now amended) that suggested Ian and Maggi were running a 'latex' blog perish the thought imagine either of them in latex!!!
« Last Edit: April 10, 2014, 01:36:55 PM by ranunculus »
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 02:47:15 PM »
Thanks to all - our garden, or should I say the plants within it, are a continual inspiration to me - I just love this time of year.

I will point out to those encouraged to spend their cash that I continually say that seed is the best way to achieve a garden full of bulbs much the cheapest way to so I accept no responsibility Mark ;)

Cliff I was contacted by a BBC researcher earlier this year - we had a long conversation and I suggested the best times of year and what they might expect to see but not surprisingly I have heard nothing more. I am quite pleased as I am not really sure if I want a TV crew tramping around our garden.

I have just taken another 208 pictures today - here is one.



I do have some liquid latex in my workshop, I use it in my art, but I am not sure there is enough to make a life cast ???
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2014, 02:52:01 PM »
It's my idea of heaven Ian!
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2014, 02:58:38 PM »
I will point out to those encouraged to spend their cash that I continually say that seed is the best way to achieve a garden full of bulbs much the cheapest way to so I accept no responsibility Mark ;)

I know I know but I don't have the patience but must start
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Re: 09 April 14
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2014, 03:11:03 PM »
Hmm, TV crews ?  We've had them here before - for BBC and Channel 4. We've had features on the old "Bloom" programme; some programme  whose name escapes me - it was fronted by Stefan  Buczacki ; the Beechgrove Garden several times over many years  and  a couple of other things, too - so we do feel we've done our bit  in that regard. Can't say I'm in a hurry to welcome another crew to the premises!
Apart form anything else they eat you out of house and home.
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