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02/03/2013 at 09:17
Morning dove..have fun ..don't spend too much
02/03/2013 at 10:01
Morning all. Up now again. Had to get up at 6 to let OH in. Been working nights and son left key on inside of door so he couldn't get in grrrrr. Lovely rose. Never had much luck with roses. Always end up covered in blackspot. Fancy those lilies though. Not sure if they are compatible with cats? Lovely sunny day here. Will be out as soon as been to supermarket for curry paste(which I forgot yesterday) Lots more tidying up. May go to GC. Not near seed section
02/03/2013 at 10:03
Morning sue

Not near seed section...yer right , good luck
02/03/2013 at 10:03

Morning girls and boys

Poor Liz-I think you may be reading to much into silly stuff-most of wot I write is not meant to be taken literally

Bunny-the lupin pic was taken last year in the garden

Everebody has plans to day-might prepare the bean area-on the other hand -might not

02/03/2013 at 10:06
Morning all, I am envious of your plans for the days. I am on my way to work now, had a bacon sarnie to sustain me. Happy gardening all, plant a few for me.
glyn
02/03/2013 at 10:08
Thanks Geoff, they're lovely .
02/03/2013 at 10:08
...are they dwarf or full height ?
02/03/2013 at 10:12
Are lupins easy? Fancy some of those. Sorry for those off to work. Know how it feels. Don't have to go myself till Wednesday
02/03/2013 at 10:15
I find them easy though slugs love them I got out in my combat gear at night and destroyyyyyyyyyy them
02/03/2013 at 10:20

I bought the tree lillies so the flowers, and essentially the pollen is out of reach. My cats are pretty good with chewing on stuff, they stick to the grass. The problem with normal lillies, like the carpeting sort is the flowers are very low down and if a cat brushes past the anthers they get the pollen on their fur. When they clean themselves they ingest the pollen which leads to an agnosing death as their kidneys shut down

After that lovely thought, managed to get some pics off my phone so you can see what I'm up to.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19218.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19219.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19220.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 This is where I'm hoping to level off and put more raised beds, the giant one is going, to be replaced by 6 about half that size like these I made last year

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19221.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 The area used to be lawn, I've stripped it off once but was so wet last year couldn't get rid of it!! Wish I'd used cardboard over it now :/ I've managed a third of it so far, hoping to get it all level and building beds in next few days.

02/03/2013 at 10:21
Sue I haven't tried from seed ..yet, but I've taken quite a few cuttings and they've done well (lupin)
02/03/2013 at 10:26

Im up and will get started in the garden soon. Just made a coffe and had to decide between the lemon drizzle cake and banana and choc that OH made last night

02/03/2013 at 10:29
Wow great project Ben , bet your neighbours are watching with interest
How do you get images to load off phone ?
02/03/2013 at 10:29
Mmmm lemon drizzle for me please **makes coffee and waits for cake**
02/03/2013 at 10:33
Just cooked bacon only to find someone has eaten all bread. Just put one of those part baked baguettes in. Might cheat with lupins and buy some dormant packets. Is that right 'dormant packets'
02/03/2013 at 10:35
isn't that a problem some men have
02/03/2013 at 10:36

plug into computer download to folder on desktop then add to the post, could send direct from phone, but wireless is slow to upload.

Here's my lovely soil, note the clay and tonnes of stone, I'd say maybe 40% of my soil is rock, maybe more!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19222.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

02/03/2013 at 10:40
Mine is hoggin at front from building the house some things done well in it though
02/03/2013 at 10:50

originally the side and front of the house is all lawn with a deciduous privet running as a hedge all the way along the outer wall. The guy who planted the hedge never trimmed properly so I cut it down to 3 ft as soon as I moved in. This hedge flowers and produces highly poisonous black berries, so I'm tackling it in 2 stages. Firstly I built the trellis partion, clematis on this side, climbing roses the other. Trellis acts as a wind break. Then I stuck all the borders in, dug to near 2 foot filled with manure at bottom then topped up with spent compost mixed with sifted soil. Roses and bulbs planted, and from the tap to the trellis my tree lillies.The front hedge remains for this year, but I'll be making a nursery bed and taking a load of Black thorn cuttings to replace the hedge with next year.

Now it's turning warmer I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I haven't put any pics of my back garden yet, it's grass with raised borders, keeping lawn for the kids.

02/03/2013 at 10:54
A lot of work, but I'm sure it will be worth it