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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:18
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
It's the kind that we had over the garage at gate house, Rubens it'smy nostalgia garden x

Ah yes, Clematis Montana Rubens - I've got one here as well, in the corner behind the biggest ash tree.  No, leave the old flowers, they have a faded charm of their own and you'll get attractive seedheads - you might even find some babies growing next year

I've just had an electricity bill putting our monthly payment up from £91 per month to £362 per month   Pick me up off the floor someone!!!

Thankfully I've just checked the meter and they've got the reading totally wrong - it's thousands of kilowatts out!  I'm waiting for them to ring me back ...

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:57

A star gardener in the making

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:31

It's actually amazing how much a 6 year old can do in the garden as long as it's made enjoyable


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:29

I leave them 'cos lots of them have pretty fluffy feathery seedheads.

I can't remember what varieties you've got - some need cutting back after flowering, especially in their first year.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:12

I've seen it suggested that it's best to buy wisteria while it's in flower - you then know that it's reached maturity and you won't have to wait years and years for blossoms.

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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:00
Edd wrote (see)

Ok Dove. Thanks.

Does that alos mean I was wrong about you being ancient?


All age is relative Edd

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:23
ginagibbs wrote (see)
... However, nothing beats a nice glass of wine in the garden with hubby, to wind down in the evening.(well, o.k, its not exactly a hobby, but we enjoy it)

Oh, doesn't that count  - I was thinking that I'd got a hobby

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:50

Most people are very kind

Here's an idea!  Give your 6 year old some packets of nasturiums - he can sow them in some bare patches and your'll at least have something pretty there covering the soil through the summer - my daughter (Wonky Womble) was quite capable of sowing nasturtiums at 4 years old.

And he can pick the leaves and flowers and make you a salad

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:45

Wonky - think your phone has hiccups LOL

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:37

Spare time - what's that?  I'm retired - jobs expand to fill the time available

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