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Moving shrubs

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:55


I've often moved shrubs at the wrong time of year - usually with no problem - but I also agree with nut. If you don't care for them that much - bin 'em. See it as an opprtunity for something you really want 


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:53

Morning all. Rubbishy weather here as forecast so nothing much will get done outside. Oh well.... 

Hope BL has good weather for her 'do' today.

Pauline and lily - I just couldn't imagine what BB meant either - I'm putting it down to my age 

Liri - if only salad crops and sweet peas would grow as quickly as bittercress - I've not sown any of them yet!

Did someone  mention cupcakes ...don't tell Verd. I've still not had my breakfast - only a cuppa- so save me one for later.

Off for a quick look round now. 


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:01

Hosta - you put most of us to shame with your efforts. Hope the soil issue gets resolved and all the little ducklets and cootlets are ok. Early night for you 

Take it easy too MrsG -you've had a busy day too and the aches get a bit easier!

Off to catch up with all the stuff I've  recorded. Catch you all tomorrow 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:32

They're smashing plants chicky - no great attention needed, and they'd work well with your colours 

Lovely whites lily. I have a lot of those too as I have quite a lot of shady areas and they light those spaces up. 

Honeysuckles Browning Leaves

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:29

My thoughts exactly Dave. Best in the ground - hard to keep them going happily in pots.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:26

Glad you had a good day chicky 

The most boring chore can be made so pleasant when it's peaceful and you're surrounded by birdsong and sun. Was thinking that today myself as I walked back along the reservoir to my car - loads of wildlife and lovely views.

Ain't life grand sometimes 

Hailstones and sleet here now though!

Putting my feet up soon too - after a shower and a bowl of soup 

Strawberries grown in Gutter turning brown before maturity

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:03

I'd suggest they've used up all the available nutrition, and, as pansyface says, they grow best in  a temperate climate which is what we have here in Britain. They grow very well here in Scotland - we have a lot of rainfall and less sun than further south so are usually grown undercover by commercial growers, but are perfectly happy in domestic gardens as long as they don't get waterlogged. 

I'd get them in the ground too, or if that's not an option, get them into some decent sized containers and give them enough water and nutrition to support  their growth 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:29

Lovely pix Victoria 

It's 'Cygnet' Verd. Quite similar but I think mine it's slightly paler than Symphony. I was looking for something as white as possible for that border and I reckoned it would still be too pink - which it is - hence the need to move it. If you want a piece of it when I divide it just let me know 

New planting for front garden wall

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:41

If you fancy a brighter geranium -  Anne Folkard is a deep magenta with a black centre and brighter, slightly yellowy foliage. It spreads quickly so it would fill a few gaps if you wanted some extra cover. I used it with Euphorbias and Sedums (Iceplants)  a few years ago in  a previous garden 


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:31

Enjoy noshing then doc!  

Am I thick KEF? What's BB? 

Enjoy your noshing too 

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