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Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Got EVERYTHING planted, and then the heavens opened to water it all in.  Very pleased with myself.  

Fantastic bluebell pics Dove.  Glad the bluetits have a customised des-res. Verdun's new border sounds fab (any chance of pics ??) And well done on de-spidering.  And happy birthday to Tracey 2moz ( got it right this time ).

And why do weekends go so fast ???

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:54

Looking lovely KEF  Glad to see the bride is still doing her thing

Are the light purple flowers in pic 2 and 4 drumstick primulas?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:33

Glad to see they survived the snow David.  Although i am still none the wiser on how you manage to garden when it goes from 80 to snowin the space of 24 hours

Pruning plum tree

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:30

I'm not very good on pruning for shape, so will let someone else advise on that.  However, whatever you decide to do will need to wait til midsummer - pruning a plum now leaves it open to attack by silverleaf - which could do for it altogether


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 11:59

Glastonbury sounds pretty cool PDoc.  Nearest I will get to a musical extravaganza this summer is escorting 5 screaming, giggly teenagers to Wembley Stadium to see One D ..... Story of My Life (did you see what I did there  ... i'll get my coat)

lovely news about your daughter Matty - and good to see you back too


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:43

But whatever you do don't plant it in your garden .... They are a menace in mine


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:33

Got home safe and sound, although no seat on the train home, plus lots of sherbert laden souls, which vindicated my decision that she should not be travelling home alone.

Rain here at the moment, but they are predicting showers, so hoping I can get out in the non-rainy gaps and put some more plants in the ground.  Dad coming later - football to be watched- so will not be round much.

Cherry tree would be a lovely addition to front garden..... And i'm sure these bulbs will put on a fantastic display, whatever they are ......


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 23:20
Chicklet safely retrieved - hoarse and temporarily deaf. The joys of yoof. On our way home now. Might need a lie in in the morning.

I thought the perennial packing was cute too


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:25

I use propagator lids to protect my seedlings when frost is forecast - but you could do the job with fleece.  I just find the lids quite quick and handy, and don't risk crushing the babies


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:21

DEFINITELY a sweetpea MrsG

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Anyone know a good one? 
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