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Pots and Containers

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 12:31

It depends so much upon the style of your garden and your own personal taste ... lots of ideas here


Posted: 23/02/2016 at 12:28

No one Pat - I've been spring cleaning our bedroom and I've run out of bin bags ... to be honest, I'd run out of them before I started on this job - next time I go to the shops can someone remind me that I need bin bags?

Pots and Containers

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 10:27

I think terracotta always looks better than plastic imitation, but of course it depends on your budget - plastic ones can look really good if you paint them 

Or collect together some assorted boxes, buckets and tubs of all sorts, make sure they've got some drainage holes in the bottom, then spray them in matching or co-ordinating colours - they'll look great 


Posted: 23/02/2016 at 10:03
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I went to bed at 11 Dove , honest. I was still awake after the desingnated 30 mins , so got up again. Wen't back to bed around 1 ish but was still awake at 2.20 so got up again. 

I'm going to keep with the, going to bed at 11 ish and setting alarm for 8 

Sounds good ... but don't noodle on the board if you can't get to sleep - you're sending your brain mixed messages 

Can I move plants this weekend

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 10:01

I pruned my roses about 10 days ago - I'm in East Anglia - yours should be fine if you do them this weekend, as long as you don't freeze to death doing them 


Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:06
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Morning all. 

Lovely sunny morning here with virtually no wind. 

Wish I felt sunny to go with it. Awake until 4.30am. Still, I've got up with the alarm at 8 even though I feel like a washed out old rag. 

Hostas again today with a visit to Waitrose to  " keep them in the loop"

Keep at it Hosta   (but you were on here until late   ... if you're having sleep problems you shouldn't look at screens for a couple of hours before you go to bed - think the science is that the quality of light from LED screens etc is like daylight and you brain thinks it's day not night so the brain doesn't release its sleep hormone (melatonin) .



Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:03

Happy Birthday Lou 

 Have a lovely day! 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 08:37

We've got straight lines near the house which soften out to curves further away from the house ..... they'll soften out even more when I start on the new bed 


Posted: 23/02/2016 at 08:25

GWRS   The Secret Garden is part of this site which is only accessible to members of the Subscribers Club (i.e. have taken out a subscription to the magazine - either paper or online).  It has new articles and special offers - I'm very pleased with what I've seen of it so far.  


Posted: 23/02/2016 at 07:27

 Here we are Pat! 

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