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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:00

Good morning all

Temp in the back garden down to -2.2C last night but it's already above freezing in the back garden now.  Think it's a lot lower out the front - there's snow on the grass and the roads are gleaming with black ice. 

The difference between the back and the front in cold weather is quite remarkable - the back is protected from the cold air rolling down the hillside as the gardens are terraced up the hill.  All our most tender plants are in the most sheltered corner behind a trellis fence and also protected by the stacked garden furniture and the pots are bubblewrapped.    Fingers here are crossed.

Improving Water

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 22:34

Leave the water as it is - it's a really bad idea to feed plants indiscriminately - only add measured amounts of feed to watering cans of water when the plants need feeding.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:34

Fidget, I've spent most of my life out and about in the countryside and always wanted to see an earthstar but never have. Thanks for the photos

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:33

Angie, I'm sure I've read somewhere that someone used one of those garden flamethrower weedgun thingummyjigs for getting rid of moss on paths.  Not tried it myself.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:29
Victoria Sponge wrote (see)

That's beautiful Buttercup!

I'd have wrapped up, brushed off one of the chairs and contemplated with a cup of hot chocolate Don't think I'd ever do any gardening if I had that view...

That view looks as if someone's already done it all .  You can't improve on perfection

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:44

Oh, and I listened to GQT - that's gardening

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:33

I've walked around looking at things, especially my lovely hellebore Tutu  and then I encouraged OH to smell the Vib. Bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'.  Then I picked some rosemary and bay leaves and stood and admired my Cyclamen coum - is that gardening?

Oh, and I refilled the birdbath and put more birdfood out

Leaking birdbath

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:28

Is it the birdbath in your avatar?

Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 13:12

I use Baby Bio - as instructed on the bottle

Trees For Containers

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:35

There's a blip on the forum that means some of us aren't getting notifications - c'est la vie - just pop on here from time to time and see if anyone's answered you - and join in some of the other threads if you have the time and the inclination

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