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My garden is a jungle

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 07:50

Donna - they won't be five forever, and it gets easier when they're able to fend for themselves a bit and allow you to spend more time in the garden.

Enjoy them being little - you won't get that time back. The garden will still be there  

Need to move wild bees on

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:47

Can't beat a good burning Pete! 

Lovely to have bees in your plot though, even if it's slightly inconvenient at times 

My garden is a jungle

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:45

As a working single parent of two young children, I doubt if Donna will have much to time to use a greenhouse! I've been a single parent a long time, and it's very hard to keep on top of everyday stuff, let alone any substantial gardening, unless you have parents or relatives to help. I didn't, so I know how hard it is.

The greenhouse could be a nuisance just now rather than an asset, so it might be better to make it safe so that the children don't go in it, and save that for the future when you have more time to spend in it. I'd concentrate on getting the rest of the garden in a state where it's manageable. Maintenance alone will take up a fair bit of time. Grass can be a dripping roast. For children playing, it doesn't need much more than regular mowing, a squaring up and feed in spring, with a bit of spiking and scarifying in spring and autumn if you can be bothered. 

You've made tremendous progress so far Donna. Take some time to enjoy doing nice bits, especially with your girls, so that you don't wear yourself out!  


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 08:04

Morning all. We have rain - my grass will be grateful  

No ice creams here - or bacon butties - just work...but last day for me before a week off - hurray!  Might get a chance to get my bulbs put in the ground from pots and swap some things about as well as doing lots of other things. 

Glad you had a good time chicky and hope the weather's good for planting this weekend.

Off for a quick look round before I go. Have a good day everyone 

sickly sedum

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 07:49

Hi Alf. They're usually quite straightforward as you no doubt find since you've grown them for years. Only thing I can suggest is that you mention the top of the ground being dry but damp about an inch down. Is there any chance that the ground lower down is too wet and they're rotting? 

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:27

art - glad they got round to getting it in the mag after all...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:22

Some are going over a bit now art, and one or two are just opening. It's Autumn Joy - but much paler than I remember it. There's a new one, Ruby Glow, in the background (left side) of the second pic which I bought recently. It's a low growing one with darker flowers. Pretty. 


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:15

BL - you'll need a lie down in a darkened room after that lot  

of course, if you weren't a 'lady who lunches' - you could have them all done tomorrow...

I've cut the grass and now waiting for dinner. Acidantheras have opened so I put a pic on one of the pic threads  


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:08

These have just opened today

 and the bee was nearby on the sedum



Posted: 24/09/2014 at 08:15

Morning all. We've had rain too Dove -  thankfully! Lovely here now. 

Glad I was restrained and didn't order any bulbs as I still have hundreds of mine to get into the ground from the pots they were in for last year 

Off to work in a minute so have a good day everyone, and don't eat and drink too  much tonight chicky 

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