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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 19:38

I just stick a fleece on KEF 

Just having some dinner then going back out briefly to mortar in some of the paving at the back gate which will contain the gravel on the new path. Hoping to get  bit of proper planty type gardening at the weekend but the weather's looking dire. No hillwalking either by the look of it   

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 19:26

Sorry for taking so long to reply Dave. I'd expect a laurel planted at around 3 feet to be about 6 to 8 feet  within a couple of years or so, assuming the conditions and site are suitably prepared. Once established, they grow very rapidly.  


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:03

Still have the heating on in the mornings KEF - and sometimes for a while at night too  We still have a cold wind even if it's sunny. I'd rather have that than lashing rain though - think that's coming here tomorrow 

I've sown nothing - yet. I dare say they'll catch up though- in November...

Must go out and do something before I have to think about dinner 

Please Help.... Nasty Weed

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:55

DT - look on the bright side - you won't need a gym membership by the time you've finished with it!  


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:41

Always a problem with tulips - bad weather appears at the wrong moment. Planting bulbs where they'll get support from emerging perennials or small shrubs is a good way of dealing with it. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:37

Lovely pix W'song and fidget 

Some beauties on the previous pages too - isn't it uplifting when the weather starts to improve and gardens suddenly  take off.

I have loads of blossom on one apple - the other one is struggling a bit - didn't cope so well in a pot as the other but hopefully it will come away. 

Great strong colour on that Geum David 


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:29

Not me fidget! Must be Liri  

Planting out tomatoes

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:27

Hi Jonesk. If you're struggling fro space, you could invest in one of the little plastic growhouses just so that you can get them outside. That's where mine are - they went out there at the weekend. I'm in Scotland and they're quite happy. They'll stay undercover as the weather here is far too unpredictable to leave them outdoors  


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:18

Liri -  I applaud your dedication - digging up dandelions  -weedkiller would have been my weapon of choice!

W'song - you've opened a right can of worms on that Chelsea design-y programme thingy!  

I've done something similar to you with a clematis that wasn't going anywhere. I've planted something on top of it so it'll be interesting to see if anything sprouts in future! How's your lovely arch? What did you plant on it - I think I may have missed it when I was awol for a bit  


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 08:04

Morning all. Beautiful day here as Lesley has said. Pity I have to work but that's life -can't sit around drinking coffee all day like all you retired people....

Wonky  - I just saw your thread re your soil. Remember that Azaleas don't have to be in acid soil - they just don't like alkaline. All my gardens  have had neutral soil - and rhodies, azaleas, pieris, camellias etc grow like weeds here. If anyone round you has these in their garden -  chances are you'll be fine  

I sometimes move plants a few inches too Verd. As Miss Piggy used to say  'Pretentious? Moi?'  

Sad about the ducklings Hosta. Nature's hard to live with sometimes.

I'd agree with you about testing chicky. I used to say to oldest fairylet that it seems ridiculous that you go into an exam having to remember so much, but when you're out in the real world, you can just look up info in a book if you don't know the answer!

Bets get a move on. See you all later. Have a great day 

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