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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 


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:03

Play Doh Yvie. Kept mine amused for hours when they were little. Can't remember the recipe off the top of my head though, but it's all store cupboard ingredients and I expect you can find it on tinterweb  

Glad you were well enough to enjoy your day out Dove. Hope all the ills have gone 

Dentist fine thanks DD- just back after the root treatment earlier this year for preparation of replacement crown. That'll be another outlay !

Made lasagne for tea so now I'm off to put my tootsies up. Have a lovely evening everyone  


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:42

Just noticed that there's a programme on tonight (following the Chelsea thingy) called Modern times : The Great British Garden Watch about people setting up their gardens for filming wildlife. Might be of interest to some of us - might be rubbish of course....


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 18:11

Ha ha 

No 4 o' clock actually 

Sneaky Bugs

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 18:10

Hope that does the trick Tanty. Just keep an eye out for any more and get in quick.

A good tip is to hang a small feeder nearby and if you get blue or great tits coming in they will be attracted to that area and do the job for you 

Sneaky Bugs

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:49

Hi Tanty - sounds like an aphid problem. Usually wiping off the bugs or using a jet of water (or a water sprayer with a little drop of washing up liquid if you want) will clear them off and not cause any damage. No need to remove leaves unless they're beyond repair. Once the plant is in the ground and gets more mature it'll shrug off this kind of thing. Encouraging birds in to eat aphids is the perfect solution, so  you may want to feed birds through the winter to get them visiting regularly if you can. They repay you by hoovering lots of pests! 

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