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Rosemary bushes

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 23:24

Hi, agree with nutcutlet...just made the same request to my local GC...bringing out  their stock of larger rosemary plants by mid april...ground here very wet and cold for deep planting...


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 23:15

The North wind doth blow...bitingly cold in the open. Did odd jobs in the garden this morning - thank goodness as now...sleet and snow and the biting wind. Set until the weekend. Gloom...gloom.I can hardly read this - hope you can.

WEATHER this week

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:00

 Grey skies clearing...doesn't mean a lot...back in form early start..cold but kept for a cuppa and must tackle the I really need all those pots?

Wait! sun breaking time to sit about...another window of light...  on we go.



By hand or machine?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 08:49

Good morning  I found that scarifying worked for me.

Not easy or a pretty sight but once the moss revealed bare patches...I then sprinkled not-peat compost on those parts (looked good - black against the green!) and carried on with the lawn as usual (mowing, edging and feeding - lawn food). It took two seasons, spring to spring, but didn't look too bad in subsequent summers. Now down to a small patch of clover - where that came from is a mystery.

Just back in for a cuppa from an early morning session as it looked like rain - trimmed lawn edges and hope to mow later today... if it doesn't rain.

Good luck. keep in touch as to how things work out.


MOB rants

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 07:57


GG I cant belive it!

Do you actually mean all of  that?


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 06:46

Good morning what to do today...hmm...heavy grey skies...will it rain?...when will it rain?...sipping a cuppa...early start... on lawn edging- trim...lift and replace a few sunken flagstones...brush around...check the shed...still has a nasty looking fungi ..clear out old pots etc etc...go to the GC...lunch...and if it rains... there's always tomorrow...

Have a good day one and all 

This Forum

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:20

Hollie hock - I second that.. we have enough miserable days...lets get on with the gardening...a chat and a  


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 18:39

All that fuss over a 'Good Morning'!.....

I'm astounded how quickly the mornng change..deary me..

Glad you are sticking with us...

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 08:34

I've only grown red hellebores and they are in pots - small garden - so move them around out of the east wind and shelter in shade for summer. They seed in the ground or the pot so plant up when I see two or three small leaves. To be honest I ignore mine and am always suprised when they continue to flower - hence the near panic to realise that I have't been feeding them. Will do so today - add to list. Local garden shop has all white helebores for sale - will enquire their secret of success.


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 07:43

Good Morning Everyone - what a great start to the day!

Sun shining after rain so...back to the new borders and looking at the pond egdes to revamp another good day.

A wealth of info to sort out re planting clematis - thanks to you all.

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