Register with us or sign in
I have to be really restrained going to that nursery and it's very hard!
Morning all.. It's like herding cats in my house right now getting ready to go to the airport... Can't wait to see my parents last time i saw them was after my op and needless to say I wasn't in the best form!! Separated a few seeds to take to them and one of their friends. She has a huge garden but its empty. Her husband has just passed so I think we will go chuck some seeds. Although thanks to my lo there are now a load of poppy seeds in the carpet! One spilt cup if tea and it could be interesting..... Right oh has just surfaced so I can get on and finish packing..... Have a great day all, verd don't spend too much!!!!!
Morning all. The washing up that didn't fit in the dishwasher after my lunch party awaits. How did I use so many bowls and pans?
Poured yesterday, but garden needed it badly. Was sunny but grey clouds are arriving. Weeding and dead heading, if weather permits, today.
House and garden tidied - setting off in half an hour - where are you all?
Basking in this glorious sunshine I suppose
Can almost see the sun Dove
Grandkids coming later, better get some food in
About to surface - FiL coming for lunch - best find the hoover.
beautiful day, but nothing urgent to do in the garden. Might take my bike for a spin this afternoon
Wall to wall blue skies here Nut - has been since sun up
I've got a few Echium seeds for you - when I get rid of the rellies I'll pop them in the post
Busy GH day yesteday and got loads done , planted up some strawberry runners, no idea if the way I've done it is right, and cut off all th erest hopefully makes stronger plants for next year.
Also took some penstemon cuttings and potted on some white salvia and white lavender cuttings thta actually have rooted. Found a forgoten and forlorn seed tray of viola so have potted them up. If they survive may get a basket of tu off the remnants for over wintering.
Also sowed seeds.
Today am off to local flea market loking for rusty metal garden things and I think a tatty table that will do as an outside potting table
See you all
Hey, sounds like you lot have pinched my sun! Dull here, quite cool as well.
Enjoy my part of the world Stacey.
Happy gardening and buying everyone who can. Feel for you addict, but once it's done .... there's always more.
Not sure what I'm doing today, hopefully avoid family bike ride and get in garden instead.
Afternoon all. Where is Tina?
I went straight out into sunshine but have had to come in to cool off a little
Sorry for you Addict.
Enjoy your day everyone
pg- she must be lazing in the sun or doing housework if it's rain!
Nice here but have to go out. Back sore anyway so not sure how much turf stripping and digging I'd manage. A trip to the nursery on the other hand.....
I got it wrong with the weather...it's absolutely roasting.
Still managed to dig deep to plant new alliums. Found a couple of tubors,( how do ya spell that?) posted for confirmation of what they are.
. Tulips to plant next, oh, might go to GC first as got 3 tubs to plant for spring onwards , again your ideas welcome.
I saw a GW programme last year/year before about layering pots for all year round. Mainly about how deep to plant and in what order, but can't find it in old GW mags so will have to try what levels right or wait four you lovely peeps to instruct me.
Mrs G - i would wait with your tulip bulbs if you can - they say that if you plant them before november there is more chance of them getting tulip fire. All other bulbs are fine to plant earlier.
there was a thread about lasagne planting a couple of days ago - i remembed Dove contributing, so maybe you can check her recent posts to locate it.
all sounds very energetic for me - the hammock is getting some good use this weekend...
Thanks chicky will hang fire on tulips. Been to GC, nothing there. Small family run place and they were away last week and now waiting for new stuff. Still came home with more.compost though. Will look up lasagne, I seem to remember it but didnrt post on it so not in my 'followed'.enjoy your hammock, I've given in to a nice cold strawberry cider and ice.
only job now is to choose where I sit....
dont ya just love summer bank holidays?
Choices, choices Mrs G ! I would have chosen both and flitted between the two !
MrsG- the usual rule with bulbs is bury them twice as deep as the height of the bulb -so a tulip for instance (about 2") should have at least 4" of soil above it. When you layer in a pot just put the biggest ones on the bottom layer and work your way up -so crocus for example would be the top layer. You can put in them in more closely together too when they're in pots.
chicky- i've never planted lasagne- doesn't the cheese get a bit wet......
Well flea market was huge - usually ahs about 750 stalls on a bank holiday,
Managed to buy some rusty metal
A table and 2 chairs - well pleased with it, wil do for breakfasta and for potting(will have to clean it of course) between uses
The white bench was a Wilkinson bargain last year.
I maaged to walk past the plant stalls (well nowhere to put any at moment and have a queue.
But did stop at the strawberry stall, so am now making a pudding to have with them
Matty - perfect - what a find! Glad to see the pink wheelbarrow is still going strong too
FG - worth the hassle for when the little baby lasagne buds appear!
chicky wrote (see)
do you get garlic bread as well?