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Morning all its's cold but sun trying hard to get out so here's hoping it does i noticed my strawberries are starting to flower so looking forward to see how i get on with them. It's off to work now and check my cornflowers on the way out at the front flower buds sitting waiting for sun to spring open there's blue,pink and white which i can see so far colour of the rest need to wait have a good day all.
Good morning Andy yes my strawberries are flowering nicely - I'm trying the Mara de Bois recommended by Monty Don - a sort of cross between the cultivated and the wild strawberry - they crop over an extended period although not as heavily as the more usual varieties. A few on our breakfast muesli in the mornings would be good
gray and wet this morning but maybe it will be better in a few hours at least it isn't windy. nearly out of milk so will have to go into town later. Greenhouse is starting to look a little bare so might be time to do some potting on and more seed sowing.
Hi to the morning shift.
Down to 0 c here last night, although not actually a frost. Beautiful morning now though. Shame I will waste it playing office politics. Plants are so much more straightforward .....
Morning all. Been down to 2 degrees here. Currently dry, sun and cloud, but at last no wind. Apple tree in blossom, Exochorda macrantha The Bride starting to look lovely, my fav' in the garden.
Can't see much getting done in garden today, shame as it has the makings of a good day. Going for a pruning & my roots doing, and maybe tea out as for once I should look groomed, it would be a shame to miss this rare occurance.
Hope the weather is favourable for everyone.
Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee have a good day everyone
Hi Dove- bye Dove!
Morning everyone here on the early shift
Bit late this morning. Didn't sleep too well so struggling to get going! Nice day here so hopefully will stay like that till later. Got a lot done yesterday- cut all the grass away along the fence as it was a mess and cleared in behind shed. Cut the grass too and will maybe shift the rest of the daffs today as well as many other bits and pieces- post holes to dig! To turn wet for the weekend so I'll have to make hay etc..
Morning all. Very grey here, rained in the night 5°. My Exochorda is well over. Weigela and Kolkwitzia coming out.
No gardening yesterday, too wet.
Wind has drropped,looks like another good day,sunshine,blue sky and those big cotton woolly white puffy clouds.
Lovely sunny morning....wet overnight though so will settle in plants I put in yesterday. More planting today.....takes longer than it should as I look at the site, look at my plants, interchange them, analyse them, imagine how they will look together and then ...if totally satisfied...plant them. Well, they have to be right?????
Last year in an otherwise pleasant border I had planted 2 vigorous white dahlias. They irked me to madness....Madness I tell you...their bulk imposing on the rest. Mid summer they were removed and my sanity restored. Bit obsessive there I think! I have a feeling though that others on the forum understand.
Have good day folks...those not well I hope will recover quickly
Gosh Verdun, you are such a perfectionist. It's a wonder you aren't a bag of nerves! Perhaps you are. I would love to see some more pics of your garden. I only remember you sending them once. It was beautiful. What's it like in Spring?
Good morning all.According to the weather forecast here it's supposed to be raining, but seems to be avoiding us, just grey sky, will have to water if this keeps up. Glad your weather is getting better, it's about time!
What a difference a day makes. Today warm and sunny, temp in the greenhouse 25 degrees and whilst walking around the wilder part of the garden underneath the beech trees I have just disturbed a fox. Could only have been 10 foot away. Dont know who was more shocked.
I think I might have to do some planting today, clear a bit of space in the overflowing greenhouse.
Have a great day.
Morning all. So different here today. Might even get outside if the rain keeps off. Not holding my breath though.
Sleet and hail now.
That b****y wand is going back I tell you......
warm here some sunshine. water butts full . off to cut a ladys lawn for her.
Good sunny day
had alovely day yesterday with friends and family. Back to garden today. Last night was cold - GH showed min of 2C which means outside it was about 0C (usually about 2C lower outside Gh)
I had put toms inside on window seat but really they are getting too big now.
Bought a nice little Acer today called 'Butterfly' - very delicate.
So much to do again and staying clear of OH while he mows lawn, he hates it but likes its look when it is done. Must say I do as well.
Spent a couple of hours putting a run of bricks between my garden and next door's to try and stop the bindweed creeping in. Dug all I could find out first. Need to get some killer for it or the neighbour. Not sure which.
Was really hot FG. Really, really hot.
Looking around, when am I ever going to learn that shrubs grow bigger. I think I am going to have to do some repositioning. Not today as I need to think about it.
Hot Tina? .....grrrr! B***** & B*******!!!!
Do they do 'neighbour' weedkiller?
Sorry Fairygirl, hot here too,opened greenhouse doors as well as window as temp creeping up 85+ and newly planted seedlings looked a bit droopy.
Perhaps your wand needs an MOT,does it contain anti freeze?might be jolly useful at night.