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Posted: 05/07/2013 at 06:58

Morning Bev and Dove.  Hope you both have a good day. I'm off today and tomorrow, going out for thai tonight and tomorrow afternoon is niece's 2nd birthday party, so I won't get as much time as I want in the garden, but hey ho..... still got some potting up to do and then lots of chopping stuff down in the back jungle.  Assistant Gardener/Accountant is back but he hasn't noticed extra plants yet...phew!  And my strawberries are ripening so will take pictures in a min and post on the garden gallery.  Peonies well and truly over now so time to deadhead as they're dropping petals everywhere.....  I'll be back on later, look forward to catching up with what everyone's been doing


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 06:03

morning all! off to work in a min  FG I bought John Innes no 3 to pot up a floribunda rose , although still not done it. Assistant Gardener/Accountant home tonight, might be in the doghouse later.............

Advice on my overgrown garden (inc pics!)

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 05:51

Those roots aren't that big.  I have the old stump of a gigantic leylandii still in one border, it's completely dead, I just leave it there.  Other roots the size of the ones in your picture I have treated with root stump killer and am just waiting for them to die off.  Next spring I will dig a huge hole around them and just dig/cut them out.  I've done it before, all but the very largest tree roots can be dug out with a bit of patience.  I agree with the previous posts, DO NOT ROTIVATE.  Bramble roots are awkward but you can get them out with again, lots of digging and patience.  I had to laugh when I saw your pictures, I wish my garden had been this tidy.  I can't afford a digger, etc, we're doing it all by hand, and so we're in it for the long haul, don't expect to have a decent garden again until next year, but if like us you spend a bit of time and effort now on digging out the roots you will be rewarded in the future, if you rotivate you will have weeds everywhere for years.  Good luck, keep posting updates, we all love to see everyone's gardens.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 21:56

So tired today, ended up having a snooze all afternoon, got to go to bed now up at 5. Goodnight all.


Posted: 03/07/2013 at 12:30

Well, not morning anymore, but hello to everyone I missed earlier  FB, glad you're feeling ok, but I would echo Tina and advise you very strongly to get yourself checked out, report the incident to the Police immediately and also report the girlfriend, as you have witnesses that's much more helpful.  You are not in a position to decide if this man made a mistake with insurance or not, he broke the law, and by waiting for him to insure his car, you are complicit.  If you don't get yourself checked out and have proper treatment if necessary then you may have problems in the future, with no redress.  This is also my last word on the subject.  Good luck.


On a gardening note, I've just come back from B&Q with my compost....and 2 new hanging baskets, a pack of trailing geranium Blanche Roche, a pack of trailing fuschia (can't remember the variety), a pack of white lilies from the Prince Harry charity thing (only because they were half price), some Rose Clear, some Roundup XL, two boxes of copper tape....I think that's it.  Oops!  Have to get them all planted up before the assistant gardener/accountant comes home as I was specifically told by telephone while I was there that I didn't need any more plants.....

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 08:37

Anyway, sorry, forgot I was going to post some pictures before I go shopping:

 First daylily to start flowering! I have no idea what it's called, it was here when I moved in.

 And a closer view!

 Ahhh....proof they don't need much, just a bit of water......

And finally, the piece de resistance - after ripping out some salvia from a container that had been eaten by slugs, I found one hanging off a fuschia leaf to stretch out and eat a petunia flower.  I thought it was flying at first glance!

 And there's a video if anyone wants to watch (only 30secs):



Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 08:30

Lysimachia is ok, I've got it in a problem corner and it brightens it up, I did post a picture the other day.  I've also experienced it running rampant in my last garden, so just be careful where you plant it.  It's also easy to pull up; as soon as you start seeing shoots just get a trowel and dig them up. 


Posted: 03/07/2013 at 05:55

Morning all! Looks like I'm first  woken up by my bladder at 05:27  Still never mind, having a cup of tea and then have a quick look at the garden.  Day off today, got to do a tiny bit of shopping this morning then out for the rest of the day, weather permitting.  It's rained a bit here in Worcestershire but the met office says dry for the rest of the day so here's hoping I get some work done around the back. Going to chop down an enormous clematis montana and honeysuckle that have been taking over, apparently you can chop them right down to the ground so fingers crossed I don't kill it.  What's everyone else up to today? 


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 06:31

Morning Dove and all! Slightly grey here but lighter over to the east - swopped my shifts around so working again this afternoon, no time for the garden this morning as I need a shower and do my hair (euphimism for getting rid of the grey hee hee).  I shall water everything then off to the happy house again.  Never mind, it means I get Friday off now

Tina, so sorry to hear about your fish  It's normal to be upset, it means you are a good person, I hope you feel a bit better today.

Hope everyone has a good day today, take care.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 07:11

Lovely garden B-L.  The clematis is lovely.  In fact, it's all lovely.

A few pictures of my garden to share with you's small but it's mine


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