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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:00

Morning all. Dry just now but not for long I think 

Day at a time Bill x 

Fidget - good luck. Not easy.

Paddling pool? Blimey - it would be a bit cold for a swimming cozzie here! 

Off for a look round while having a cup of tea. Have a good day all.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:19

My ex husband had some in the garden of his new house which was coming through from the adjoining council maintained woodland.  They came out and treated it but I haven't heard him mention it since then. I'll try and remember to ask him tomorrow for an update when he brings the girls home. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:33

A little pic of my efforts today with the main raised bed - got some of the coping cut, painted and attached :




 It'll be better once I get rid of the ugly slabs and gravel later this year!

How can I get frogs to use my pond?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:27

Blanket weed can look just like spawn when it gets a foothold - it looks 'bubbly'.

New garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 18:11

It's all so exciting - your spring bank will be terrific. Why on earth do people want flat plots as gardens? I've never understood that!

The enjoyment you'll get improving and creating it all will be worth every sore back,cut finger and aching limb Hollie. The views alone are worth their weight in gold  

The chickens look completely at home too!


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:51

She has a onesie Panda- it's actually quite cute. A relation of her Dad's wife sent her it.

Had to come in as the weather is just ridiculous out there now. Everything keeps blowing away! Too many sleety showers. Took some pix of my progress so might stick them on garden gallery later.

Bill - I have to agree with KEF.  It would be so sad if you had to give up all your garden and plants. I hope you can both give yourselves a bit of time to gather your thoughts together after everything you've been through, and take stock then. Better weather coming soon will maybe make you more optimistic. 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:34

Well - it might be a 'boy' clematis  LL    

Good draining compost

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:54

I usually sow seed in ordinary compost but when I plant out anything I add grit as a matter of course because I have clay and lots of rain. My verbena (sewn last year) stayed evergreen - in pots against the house wall - and only started to look scruffy about 5 or 6 weeks ago after the winter. I just tidied off the rough bits and  they have loads of new growth.   I'd potted them into bigger pots with some alliums in the autumn and they're now all in the raised bed I made last year.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:41

Panda - I had to laugh but once I started painting I felt it was wise to take the washing down. Don't think daughter would fancy black stripes on her new red jammies!

and why are you displaying your jumper in  a pot....

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:38

It looks like it to me 

Alan's right  - get help to tackle it correctly if it is. The advice now is to use weedkiller, but you have to be vigilant with applying it and it'll need several applications.

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