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Snowdrops have been stunning this year. I love a mass in grass like yours Ken. Mine are round the apple tree where my bed of alpine strawberries grow in the summer. A nice ground cover Spring and Summer
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I like your gnome Cathy! :smile:
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Damn! I meant to mention that as well Cathy. I don't care what the purists say I like gnomes and mushrooms. :biggrin2:
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The gnome was given to me years ago, by a lovely old lady , a neighbour and a cottage gardener, who I chatted with. 🍮🍮
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We can't get away from Pratchett can we. What's the difference between a Gnome and a Dwarf ....

They're likely originally the same thing. Dwarves were from German Mythology (Odin, Thor, and friends) and Gnomes came around much later (Renaissance era) as a general earth elemental. Nowadays the major difference is usually that Gnomes are smart tiny people and Dwarves are strong tiny people.
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Everyone knows that Gnomes are bankers and clerks (See Gringotts Wizarding Bank.). Disney got it right, dwarves are miners.
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Oh dear, I thought GNOME meant
‘Guarding Naturally Over Mother Earth’,
and that they lived underground.
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:biggrin2: Australian ones perhaps are......
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Not the most beautiful garden pic on the site but it does at least give us some hope! The Lilac is budding.
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Blue skies here and rose is doing well over the arbor we put in...
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We've got blue skies as well but -7C to go with it.... Deep joy.
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Too cold even in london to put out the tender plants (I dont have access to glass protection) or sow some of the seeds. Theres a lack of rainfall too about, cold dry easterlies for the weather page.
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I’ve got half a dozen of these plants and they are looking very jolly at the moment...I can’t recall the name of them, but they are from Mexico.
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We would call them a Christmas Cactus Maz. A houseplant here which flowers around that time.
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A very old, very large cherry tree opposite our house is in full white blossom - it looks beautiful!
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It must be spring. Should I do something about the dead mint stalks in the front garden?
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Dead? How do you kill Mint?
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They're the stalks from last year Cathy, This year's crop will be here shortly. I refer to it as my wild garden......
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Passed these on our walk on Sunday. Very jolly. ( Hibiscus).they grow well here.
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