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Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:40

Back from B's M with some posts and a 25% discount so ...result! Explained about the wrong timber and website misleading etc and I didn't have to cry or pretend I was a feeble woman or anything...Heh heh.. 

Verd that's why I record G'sW. I find myself switching off when Carol's on as I find her distracting- now I can fast forward! You could  press mute and have the subtitles!

Maybe you're just psychic Verd.

Bought a nice jaggy Silver Queen holly to stick near the front gate with the other jaggy juniper and fir I bought last week so will put that in later and dress with bark. Space isn't big enough for all three but I want it filled just now and I'll take one out as they grow a bit bigger.....if I stay that long.

Plant name

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:29

Verd there's a potentilla in front garden next to me right beside the path and in the est agent pix it looked white. It's actually creamy/yellow so it might just be the photo!

or your eyesight....

I was just relieved it wasn't one of the 'coarse' yellow ones


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:22

Verd I assumed you were always fragrant...

Years ago I bought Manteau d'Hermine (hope that's right) and it was disappointingly non fragrant though it was meant to be May be it just didn't like me.

They're not the most exciting plants otherwise so I'd have to agree with you that they don't really earn their keep if they've got no scent.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:30

Great thread Verd and lots of lovely stories and anecdotes. Not sure where my interest came from other than it being creative which I've inherited from my Dad. When I bought my first flat I had a tiny space below the front bay window as it was ground floor. I enjoyed the planning of it and I suppose that's what my main interest is. I did garden design for a while but  when I suddenly found myself on my own  with 2 young children I realised it wasn't feasible to pursue as a career. With each garden I've moved to it's the creation and planning that I enjoy most - seasons and conditions have to be taken into account so it becomes more complex than designing an interior of a house. I like seeing the transformation of a space I suppose.


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:18

Bye chuck! 

Of course I'm a lady so never use naughty sweary words...

Morning Matty- you'll need another holiday once you get that hedge done!

Brown spots on clematis leaves

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:15

I'd say just get it into the pot or position you want it, get it nice and settled in then take it from there. As IDGM says it may just be getting a bit stressed especially if it's not in the right site. Once it's in it'll probably be fine and will romp away. I bought 2 recently from the bargain corner at GC and now that  they're in some decent big pots with food and water I can barely keep up with tying them in to their supports!


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:01

Morning Tina. Hope you have a good day with friend away from painting and...chickens?? 

The posts seem to jump around a bit don't they? Just like mine will be tomorrow....    kerr-ching!! 

Hope it clears for the wedding Woody -always makes it better.

Daughter has friend staying over so I'll go out soon before the noise starts when they get up  I'm kidding- they're good really!

Might watch G's W first to see if I can spot Verd...


Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 09:49

Oh chick- b****y rabbits. Can you get a bit of wire mesh round it temporarily till it gets going enough to withstand the onslaught?

If about ... X for Execution....

Can I have ex hiliration for when my new Iris opens...any day now 


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 09:42

Morning all. Bit late today but I've not been sleeping - just busy! Weather as per everyone else so glad I got so much done outside yesterday. Still aching 

I think Andy is really Steve Austin.....wondered where he went...

Pam you're right..never seen them together!

Chick-  does the garden look enormous now or empty?

KEF it would be positively irresponsible not to go into the GC. I'll have to see if I've got anything needs returning...oh yes- going to B's Merchant so that involves going past one 

Epson salt on Runner beans

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 21:23

If you watch Beechgrove this week you'll see Epsom salts being used!

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