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Well done Fg.
I think jaggy is just what you need!
Just looked around, nearly blown around and decided it was safer inside as beautiful oak does tend to send its rotten wood into garden in high winds
Malvern Hills rose is surrounded by a sweetly smelling layer of petals on the grass now
The wind does so much damage doesn't it? Perhaps that's why I tend to steer clear of plants that need a lot of staking etc as we get a lot of westerly wind and plants just get battered. Been a quiet spring here this year as we've not had as much of that blustery weather as usual. This garden's too exposed though and wind funnels in the side so I do need a good windbreak of hedge.
Do you worry about the oak coming down Matty or is it just that bits come off in the wind?
Just the bits coming off, sometimes quite large branches, though I think most went during winter.
Not moaning about the tree - its the wind
Good move Chicky. Friends in village have just removed some inappropriate conifers and it has transformed their front garden and the look of the whole area around them.
Just think of the opportunities it will open up for you, deer always permitting!!
BizLiz thanks for posting the Dixter photos. Unfortunately the garden is just too far for a day out, including lots of slow roads. But when I am anywhere near the area I insist on going. Heaven in a garden.
I knew you wouldn't be moaning about the tree as such Matty- I was just concerned for your safety! Thought maybe it was on its' last legs and a bit of a hazard.
Well I've put in my holly and 'barked' it all. Just need the ivy....ho ho. Or ho ho ho .
Put my little freebie geranium, which nut kindly ID 'd for me, in front bed in place of alchemillas as the colouring will be picked up with the heucheras etc. It's in front of the pernettya but it'll need split by the time that gets a bit bigger anyway.
Going back out now to tackle the dreaded posts.
I may be gone sometime.
Hope you're having a nice peaceful day Woody!
Awful weather this morning,visitors have now gone and the rain has stopped and the sun is out(a bit).
Have just seen two Hummingbird moths,the first of this year on the valerian,wonderful creatures,always happy to see them return . Also Greater Spotted Woodpecker is back on our nut feeder today,next door on holiday so 5 cats are in cattery for 2 1/2 weeks hooray.
Good luck with the posts Fairygirl,hope you will return this evening.
BL thanks for photos.
Crikey those posts Fairy..wish we lived nearer. OH loves digging and attacking things, tree roots etc. he's in his element, no 'Root Out' for him, in with the grafter spade it's his fav' thing, closely followed by loppers ( under supervision) he could have helped. Me being a girl could have watched whilst having lager & crisps..oops soz meant cake.
Didn't get to SM and GC always tomoz, did a few things indoors and when rain stopped wind started. It's blowing like Billio ( Mother expression), I don't mind wet, OK at cold cold, but hate the wind. Did re-tie runners and move vulnerable pots.
Spent afternoon cooking, so curries for tonight & freezer. Feel a bit cheated as warm enough and dryish outside but wind too rough. I know what you mean Matty. I'm concerned about slates on roof coming off, another thing this old house needs is a new roof. At least car is safe in garage.
We have decided to make a list of what needs doing in garden, and what we would like. Easy to get involved and not do the necessary like paint the shed and fencing.
I have my own secret list of what I can't live without more hard standing near the shed, a pond, a structure for climbing roses, a pergola. Please keep this one quiet..get rid of a lawn ( green stuff).. Might have resort to feed and weed to make that happen
Hope some of you have had a wind free day..no jokes please.
Sorry KEF,............but curries and wind
Got loads done - nearly all pots of plants now in the ground - should make the evening watering round a bit quicker. Borders beginning to fill up to such an extent that I have to think a bit to find places for the new ones - this is their fourth summer, so it has taken a while.
WW - the space vacated by ex-conifers will be fenced in and become a veg garden - we already have some fruit trees on the go in there. But first the stumps have to come out - hours of fun for OH, who sounds very much like KEF's.
hate the wind - which has been howling all day.
Just back home got MIL bird station done in between showers she's happy very dark sky here now going to get my dinner beef stir fry then rice pudding. Going out to the greenhouse's after dinner to tie up tomato plants that are not done yet and see what needs watered if anything in the greenhouse's. The heaven's have just opened here the rain is coming straight down in sheets well not need to water outside tomorrow job less to do think a trip to the GC on the cards tomorrow got £50 of vouchers for fathers day from son & daughter and there starting to burn a hole in my pocket lol as all you gardeners know what that's like.
Morning all. More rain overnight but at least the wind seems to dropped.
Bet MIL will get hours of pleasure from birdstation Andy.
Don't know what's on the cards today, still half asleep, but I did want to beat Verdun this morning just in case there is a financial reward for being first.
Off to inspect now, think fleece over dressing gown is needed.
Morning all lovely morning with a little bit of wind just in from doing my morning check after a wild night last night weather wise everything fine. It's tea & toast then out to plant some cosmos in the back garden and do a bit of weeding then a trip to the GC. At 2.00 going to watch son playing bowls in the top 5 competition for this club it's the quarter final stages then it will be back into the garden at night have a good day all.
Wild and windy this morning,checked runner bean canes etc after last nights storms,all seems ok
.Have a good time spending your vouchers at the GC Andy,nothing like a trip with vouchers to spend trouble is I usually manage to spend more than the vouchers
Congratulations on being first KEF,no monetary reward I,m afraid,just the glory of beating certain people
Not sure what I will be able to do outside today unless the wind drops a bit,may just potter in the greenhouse.
Have a good day all.
Morning KEF, Andy,Gilly and all. I don't think we had the winds others have had in the night.
Nothing much planned for today except sort out ready for wednesday.
Hope everyone has a good day
Good morning all A bit blustery here but dry so far and the forecast isn't too bad so after breakfast will get outside, there's tidying to be done and some potting up and some mowing for OH to do - he'll get to christen the new extension cable
Morning all. Wet here as predicted but to clear up later so more digging for me if my wrists can take it.
Gilly that's the point of vouchers though isn't it? It's why retailers like them!
Hope you get something nice Andy and you'll let us know and give us some pix
KEF you could combine and just get a big fleecy dressing gown...or a Snugglie...
Back in, it's more windy than I thought and a bit chilly.
Lysimachia battandieri (Pineapple broom) has opened two flowers, but too windy to smell it. Beans are ok. Can't see any damage to plants but eyes still pained on.
Big warm dressing gown has gone away, it is Summer
Love Pineapple broom - my favourite pub in all the world has one in the garden, and I have fond memories of warm summer evenings sitting out there with a pint of Adnams, the click of the bowls on the green and the scent of the broom .... heaven
But is it Lysimachia now, I always knew it as Cytisus battandieri
Cytisus to Lysimachia would be a family change. Lysimachias are Primulaceae.
risky putting away the big dressing gown KEF. I've put my big sweaters away twice now and got them out again
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Cytisus to Lysimachia would be a family change. Lysimachias are Primulaceae. risky putting away the big dressing gown KEF. I've put my big sweaters away twice now and got them out again
That's what I thought - about the plant and the dressing gown