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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 08:23

I'll have to do something about the choisya, but it's flowering at the moment. Can I cut it hard back when it's finished? It's about 20 years old and I cut a lot off last autumn. That sideways branch was under the conifer, it doesn't look too bad from the other path.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 08:19

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/75220.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Expect they will turn out back to front.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/75219.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Like Wintersong, I was busy, then tired yesterday and didn't post. Last autumn OH dug up a huge, dying cotoneaster horizontalis and a horrid prickly conifer that was smothering a Choisya. Yesterday I finally dealt with digging manure and compost into the bed and re-planting it.

Small leafed lilac, Vanille Fraise hydrangea, Caryopteris, 2 hardy Fuschia Delta Sarah, Perovskia, Buddleia Buzz and a row of bedding dahlias.

The stone in the middle is the septic tank cover!

Storing Tulips

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 08:09

Sorry, I can't remember what he said, didn't listen as I don't want to be bothered with digging them up. Can't get around to everything in my big garden!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:09

Morning all. Thank you all for the pet sympathy.

Nice day, so far. Gardening, weeding on the agenda.

I had a horrid dream that the house had been burgled in the night and OH's piano was outside on the terrace, but all is OK. Phew!

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:02

That's what I do. If you plant them quite deeply they tend to live longer.

What tree has a flower like this?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:01

Gosh that was quick! Thank you. I don't know it at all.

North-facingborder

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:55

I have 2 clematis on a north wall, Jean Paul II, which was amazing last year and Perle d'Azur which grows on a north wall in Sissinghurst garden.

As for perennials, Wintersong has given a good selection, I would add Brunnera Jack Frost and Pulmonarias.

Pruning cherry trees

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:49

I never prune my eating cherry trees.

What tree has a flower like this?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:42

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74804.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

A friend has sent me a photo of a flower which comes from a tree and is scented. Does anyone know what it is, please?

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:19

The Nepal earthquake has had such an awful effect on so many people and it follows the cyclone in Vanuatu. I'm not sure that the sort of God one imagines exists although I go to the C of E in France and I don't want to discuss religion here, far too explosive a subject. But Shelterbox, that Verdun mentioned, based in Cornwall, is one of the charities that we support. A wonderful charity helping people after disasters that make them homeless. http://www.shelterbox.org/ 

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