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Posted: 16/02/2014 at 11:49



Posted: 16/02/2014 at 11:42

Oh Punkdoc ((hugs)) to you and yours!  If you feel like moaning about your roof go ahead, you're allowed to get it off your chest  

I've been out and pruned roses and am clearing up the Shady Bank, cutting back the herbaceous perennials etc.  I've found lots of green shoots, iris reticulata and sibirica, prunella, Verbena Bon. clemats and honeysuckle, and the delphiniums are peeking up and someone's had a nibble!  A big dollop of sharp sand has been put around them and I shall go out with the torch this evening!!! 

I'm also trying to decide whether to move one of the gooseberries - the autumn raspberries are creeping quite close to it!  It's do it now time, or wait until next year.  I would do it now but not sure where to put it   The veg/fruit patch is getting a bit cramped now that OH is growing a few things himself 

Does anyone want any baby cyclamen hederifolium alba?  I've got hundreds of babies coming up all over the place.  

And can anyone remember what I planted in one of the big terracotta bowls - some bulbs with pink shoots are coming up - they don't look quite like hyacinths but they might be - I shall have to wait and see.

Oh, and the Fritillaria Imperialis are up and raring to go - they grew but didn't flower last year, so remembering that the ones in a garden I inherited years ago were planted very shallow I replanted these with their noses just below the soil surface - let's see if that makes any difference. 

crinum bulbs

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 10:31

Christopher Lloyd had the greenest fingers ever!  


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 10:28

Thank you Tracey - who can feel down when a sunflower is smiling at us 

crinum bulbs

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:44

I've not got any at the moment - in the past I found they did well very tightly potted in an earthernware pot in a very gritty loam-based compost with lots of crocks in the bottom.  They were kept outside in a sunny spot in the summer but brought into a cool conservatory in the winter.  


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:38
star gaze lily wrote (see)

... excess chocolate eating ....

Does not compute!!! 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:37

Chicky not only have you taught him well - seems like he's taken the initiative!!! 

chicky wrote (see)

...  Plus OH is digging more soil over ready for 100 beech whips for a new boundary hedge, plus he slipped a couple of cherries, a brown turkey fig (will need your help Dove), and some stepover apples into his shopping cart.  I have taught him well. ....




Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:17

Who did you think would've locked you out there Verdun? 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:16

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:15

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