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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


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:31

Mmmmm!  Just testing a hot scone fresh from the oven

Filling raised beds

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:10

Hi Kelsbels

I have three raised beds of roughly the same size.  I filled mine with roughly half and half sifted topsoil and well rotted farmyard manure - both bought in bags from the garden centre when they had good offers on.  Keep your eyes open and you'l find that the big garden centres often have 3 for 2 type offers in the spring

Transplant young fruit tree

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:25

What sort of fruit trees are they Gilesds?    It sounds as if they'll be fine.  Have you staked them? 


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:11

Can I put my name down for extra crackling please Frank?

Japanese Maple

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:00

I don't grow acers so I don't know when the right time of year to do it is, but I would say that, as with any trees with an elegant form, when cutting back aim to follow the shape the tree already has, and take out whole branches to thin and lighten the canopy, rather than just shorten branches which will leave you with an ugly bushy shape.

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