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Planting cuttings

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 20:23

Verb bon will tend to seed around anyway, Sam. You can pot up little plants  - they don't mind at all being shifted. They'll be big enough next year to plant out or pot on till bigger. Easy from cuttings too though 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 20:16

Evening all. Glad you've all been busy and hope you're feeling a bit better now Dove.

Cute rabbit BL-hope you're ok today x

Long day - and yes, frosty even here. Had to scrape the windscreen when I set off this morning.  None too warm up the top of the hill and lots of fog en route, but an astonishingly glorious day. Too weary to do the photos ( there's 96 of 'em  ) but you can have this one.

Not too shabby for a lunchtime view 

Now I'll have my tea and see what's what

Can someone tell me what these new plants are?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 06:20

Hi Renata - perennial means it comes back every year after being dormant over winter. A bit like me  

Annual is the one that flowers and sets seed all in one year. So - things like petunias, sweet peas etc that you use as 'bedding plants' for baskets and pots for the summer. Biennials do that over a couple of years - they form a base of foliage and flower the following year - foxgloves for instance

Those ones you've got won't last over winter unless you're in a very mild area as fidget  says. A frost or two will see them off unfortunately. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 06:14

Hi Pat - I'm up to take daughter to work and then go walking. Hope you've had a good day - did you have your curry?  

Hopefully some sun here after a chilly start too. Too dark to see what it's like outside though! We had a pink sky at times yesterday evening. 

I'll have to have a quick look back to see what you've been up to. I was out in the garden till about 6 and then had dinner and shopping to sort out. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 11:22

Took this yesterday afternoon after the hail 

The fog has now gone here - at last - and there is some sun . Might even be into double figures so I can put the washing out!  

Plants to create privacy

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 09:13

How much room do you have, meghan? A hedge of beech or hornbeam would give privacy and can be kept tight and narrow, unlike many other hedging plants. Simple to look after, keeps their foliage over winter, and as we're approaching bare root season, it would be very economical to put in. 

It does depend on what time you have for maintenance too. Evergreen shrubs like Eleagnus, Viburnum or Osmanthis would also be ideal, but they need a little bit of room to look good. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 09:01

Morning all/afties Pat. Washing waiting to go out here, but I'm waiting for the fog to go  

It's been very chilly here - still only about five degrees when I put bird food out ten minutes ago. Supposed to warm up a bit.

Intended walking today, but slept very badly. I need to take daughter to work early tomorrow anyway, so will go then. Might need some extra layers  

Hope today is better BL. Buying some little furries for the grand kids will hopefully help x

Come on DD - get the gear on and crack on...

I'm drinking coffee. Unusual for me. I might have to continue some more painting today. Got quite a lot done yesterday evening.  Would like to get some bulbs in and do the front grass. It'll have to dry up a fair bit though. It's well covered in sparkly dew 

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:44

You can go off a person you know, Verd..... 

There's now a teeny, tiny bit of blue sky....hurrah! 

But it's still raining....boo  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:26

Hailstones thrashing the windows here, in between the stair rod rain. Don't think I'll be cutting the grass today....

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:16

If the hailstones and rain go off, I might get something done. Not looking  too promising though 

I'd like to move some plants, and get some more bulbs in, but the ground is really soggy. No chance of the grass drying off for cutting either.

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