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Camera Talk

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:34

Lovely, Happy Grower. Is that a public garden?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:30

Thanks Topbird, I must be tired after sleeping in a strange bed, forgot about rakes and such things!

What is your weather like?

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:28

Cloudy, about 9° now. At least it isn't raining, a lot of drying out is needed.

I built a cat toilet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:25

Gosh, you'd never think that cuddly creature would stand up to a husband!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:22

Poor Flatters, hope he's OK. Hugs to Wonky.

Been to supermarket, they are having a gardening 2 weeks. They had blood and hoof fertiliser, first time they've had something so similar to BF&B. Do you think I could just chuck over the flower beds or does it have to be worked into the earth?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 10:28

Meant to add that my dog isn't well, had to go to the vet yesterday. He is 13 and has cancer. Vet says it's amazing he's still here. He's coughing, now on anitbiotics and cortisone. Vet says he hopes cancer hasn't spread to the lungs or it could be because his heart is weak.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 10:25

Another hug from me too for Chicky. I was hoping the docs had sorted Mr. C out last time. And also Happy Birthday for Chicklet, I hope you have a lovely day together.

I'm back home having babysat for little grandsons since yesterday afternoon. The child minder has taken over until this evening.

Must go to the supermarket and clean the kitchen and dining room as friends are coming for lunch on Sunday.

My1st garden!

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 21:19

I think the hedge was probably planted for privacy from next door and you would be quite overlooked if you got rid of it.

I'm still not sure which side gets shade and which gets sun. Is the fence in shade? If you want flowers and colour then dig up some lawn in a sunny bit, add some compost and plant some flowering perennials, such as salvias, lupins, pinks, campanula, rudbeckia, penstemon etc. If it is a shady place then go for shade loving plants with colour and/or form in the leaves, such as hosta, heuchera, Brunnera "Jack Frost, certain hardy geraniums, pulmonarias.

Is the fence in shade? It would look nice with a bit of trellis along the top for a bit more height and wires fixed along it to support climbers. But the climbers you choose would have to like it, so if it's shady you are more limited. There are clematis to suit most situations. I would enlarge the bed it front. I like curved lines in gardens rather than squares and straight lines, so I would make the corners of the lawn rounded. But it's your garden so you choose, depending on what you like.

Is the brick terrace bit in shade or sun? Is it big enough for seating and some pots of flowers, or herbs?

If you want to know about gardens or gardening it helps to buy a book and do research using Google.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 19:45

Have pruned 2 climbing roses and 2 small bush roses.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 10:35

Not raining and the forecast looks OK for the next couple of weeks.

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