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Nearly 20C here!!! Really!!! The Swiss chard is flagging. What an amazing Indian Summer we're having I've watered the courgettes - they can carry on a bit longer. OH planted 2 rows of garlic last weekend - the row near the end of the plot is over 2" tall already! - the other row hasn't appeared yet
think I've made a good job of the dry shadey area.
Conifer and lilac pruned to an inch of their life so not really shady any more, just need to keep it that way!
looked around garden for plants I don't mind loosing to try there - snowberry right at the back, looks great for now. Peonies in front, they weren't too much further forward so may be ok. Then lavender and asters, as there's now plenty of light they may be ok. All helped along with goblins and friends.
I've also moved the hot lips to beside my seat so I can enjoy it more and it's a better location for other reasons too. Now I just have a year to wait to see how they all grow.
lots of space in front for cuttings (if they survive), and to move other stuff in due course.
hope it looks ok to you guys (multigender word). the snowberry, not sure real name, is my favourite as couldn't see it where it was before, hope it survives.
hmmm, picture s not great, just got carried away...
That looks lovely Mrs G - super pink echinacea
Thanks Dove, looks better in real life.
OH turned up with his dad's old coldframe for me, no where to put it, discussed standing it on it's side and putting shelves in, but not enough room for seed trays. \think he thought he'd found a good alternative to his grow house project ... and nearly has. Can lay it down on decking but then up draughts from underneath. Will keep you updated.
Snowberry--- its a symphoricarpos albus! he he he i cheated, ooops sorry
Looks very nice Mrsgarden very busy girl, ive done nothing today, still ache!! Back to work tomorrow
Mrs garden., looks great
How about putting carex testacea among your Heucheras? It's lovely olive colour, evergreen and contrast with those plants? Grasses/sedges look great with solar lights! I know not everyone likes grasses tho!
good evening one and all ..last night of work for 4 days then straight down the allotment for some burning and clearing ....happy days
Hi Danny, burning and clearing - knew I'd forgotten to do something - that and weeding! Off to the evening thread now.
Bit late I know for this thread - sorry
Had alovely day yesterday where we used to live meeting old friends and catching up on all the Goss - also lovely food a raspberry and hazelnut roulade to die for
Spent today mostly sieving compost - never done it before - what a time consuming boring job. Am now considering one of those sieves with a handle to speed it up.
Have planted plants, planted bulbs - packet of mixed white daffs from Morrisons for £2, will get some more as really good sized bulbs.
Planted up a container for the front - new departure for me - used daffs Rip Van Winkle (they look fun), Mixed iris reticulate (never ever grown before) and topped the pot with dark blue violas (again new as I grew them from seed)
Planted a glorious Aster - Marie Ballard just in front of lilac- just one plant and it haslifted the whole of that area, well pleased
Cooking dinner now . gammon with chutney sauce, own runner beans and potatoes followed by cup cake brought home from the do yesterday.
Forgot to say - last night was the first ininterrupted night for quite a while - hopefully it means dog is sorted as well
You've had a busy day! Roulade sounds yummy.So nice to catch up with friends. So glad to hear about the dog
Good morning all - glad you posted late - meant I could find this thread without scrolling back too far
Kitchen Spam has been reported
Still a bit snotty and coughy but I shall have to go back to work today, I've got Thursday and Friday booked as leave, and if I don't go in to the office soon I won't be there long enough to clear my desk
Dove have a good day and hope you soon feel 100%.
Have a good day all
Morning all, off to work yuk! Sounds like count down time for you dove, what a lovely thought staying at home. Glad you feel better and a short week for you too. Bit misty this morning. Oh well better start getting ready or I'll be late!! See you later
I saw that kitchen ad, thought I was seeing things as then disappeared!
Morning all. Wet here as forecast so will do other things if I can't get outside later. Can always get some bulbs into pots if I turn the kitchen back into a potting shed.
Hope work is ok today Dove. The kitchen spammers don't give up do they? It's been quite good recently too!
Work for me too
So foggy I cannot see the end of the garden ,but sunshine promised later
How many days left Dove?....its a wonderful feeling when you leave for the last time,My ten year anniversay of leaving was at the end of September,never regretted it.Looking back I don,t know how I ever found the time to go to work
Did loads of clearing up in the garden yesterday,pulled up the runner beans and sweet peas,the french beans which look a bit tatty are still cropping so may last another couple of weeks.Cleared all the remaining tomatoes and peppers out of the greenhouse ready for overwintering plants.
Good moaning everyone, fog here but plan to have a go at the green/alpine house today. New plan to dedicate more to alpines in future as I get a bit better at growing them. Have loads of new miniature bulbs to plant, and my "new" antique pots to put them in, so am keen to get going. Needs a good cleanup to start with, so will be doing that today.
Hi Woody - the pots sound lovely. You'll need to give us some photos of the alpines once you get them all going.It would be lovely to see them. Little gems aren't they - especially in the dark wintery days when you're desperate for spring to come. I'm going to keep a group near the gate and also at the door so that I see them every time I go out.
Off to work now. Bye everyone.