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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 14:12

Persisting down now so came in for some lunch.

I thought Verd was the Duke of Gloucester...

Bark applied along outside of boundary but a bit still to do. Should be a quick job in theory, but I've laid a membrane which needed fixing down and then netting over it to stop it spilling onto the pavement so rather slower than I would have liked. It means it will be nice and tidy to let all the hedging grow away. Started making my trough/container thingies for the back fence for the green wall effect but rain stopped play with the painting 

I agree doc - always something needing doing, but when it's light at night it helps. I have two Phormiums which need splitting and I'm putting it off because I know they won't want to come out their pots 

Off to see what you're all doing and then going for more compost to pot up stuff 


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:56

Ash -  I know zippity doo dah  about courgettes but someone will know what the prob is. I think they're thirsty plants though . Perhaps they got a bit chilled outside recently - too early for them to be out?

 Right- I can't be sitting about all day chatting like some of you.....

off to get on outside - have a great day all 

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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:47

Steve - now that's what I call a cup of tea.

None of those daft wee diddy cups and saucers for me  



Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:44

All these party goers and drunks chick...

I did my weeding yesterday -    there wasn't much though .

I'm finding pine cones are the best things round my slug/snail attracting plants. I used them round the top of a pot last year which had a clematis and sweet peas in it. Not a nibble. I've put them round the Irises as some of the new ones have had a lot of damage recently, despite plenty of grit. Think I'll collect them whenever I'm out as the squirrels eat a lot on the pine tree at the back of the garden.

Sun coming out here too OL 

White bubbles on my lavender

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:39

Yes - SP has it. If it bothers you just wash it off with a jet from the hose or a squirty bottle of water. It's a little froghopper which causes it and it doesn't really do any harm  

Need some more plant ID's please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:08

I'd say Escallonia for 6 - definitely. Sunflowers a re a bit prone Jack 

Branches broken off palnts

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:01


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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:00

Bob - you're so right about that. We all have differing levels of experience - I've learnt so much from the knowledgeable people here - but what's really nice is that new gardeners have this great source for help and advice which I wish had been around when I started. Instant answers to questions. 

And a joke and a cake or two along the way as you say Steve 

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:49

We had it at my last house and it just kept winding it's way underground and popping up everywhere. I quite liked it but we had loads of room to allow it so it didn't matter. The heavy clay kept it well enough under control.  It was one of the few things the bunnies didn't snaffle. 


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:36

Hurray! I'll not bother with my porridge this morning since there's lots of cake to be eaten 

Joking apart Daisy - that's a terrific haul you got for your dosh. Hope you have lots of room for them!    



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