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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 21:28
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

Hello Fairygirl

Christmas day I fell down the stairs (not drunk) 


That's what you say James.....

Seriously, hope you're ok now. Not funny when you do that sort of thing. A few of the others here have been in the wars recently too. Good to see you back 





Posted: 02/02/2014 at 21:23


When you click on the pic, it rights itself. Looks lovely. 

Sorry archie   I'll keep you some later in the week when I do a roast. Promise.

You've had a long day. Sleep tight 

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 21:17

I've got lots of new shoots on some of mine but I'll leave them for a little while. They were partially cut back anyway last autumn as they had all been in pots and I was moving them into their new beds.  They're all fairly well sheltered by other plants so I hope any new shoots will survive if we suddenly get a severe cold snap.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 20:58

Hope it's not the snow pinkquartet! Was the snowy pic from last winter? There's something rather lovely about undisturbed snow on pots and fences. I love the way snow blankets noise but it's a pain when you have to go to work in it 

Nice tulips and daffs - reminds us all of what we have to look forward to in a few months. 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 20:49

Dunno James - but where have you been? Not seen you post for a while 

Hope you've not been up to any mischief while we weren't looking 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 20:09

Lovely hellebore Tootles. 

My Dad used to have regular visits from a fox which enjoyed lying in the sun  in the back garden - on top of his 8 foot conifer hedge! It obviously had a little route up the adjoining fence to get there. They're bold as brass.

What's keeping you Verd? 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 20:04

Didn't do Yorkies here - one cherub wasn't hungry and the other isn't a great fan so I'd have eaten them all myself. Will do a roast later in the week and do some then. Any spares Dove?

Glasgow (and central belt) have been pretty trouble  wise so far this winter Stacey. No major snow and ice. Just remember clothing and footwear suitable for every season....standard practice here all year round! 

Bathrooms are so much easier to keep when there's no men in the house... 

Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:57

I'd agree with Dove, Verd, Zombie and nut. The hedge is framing and enhancing the wall so they are both benefiting each other. I've used hedge trimmers for laurel in the past-  when it's a long hedge it's very time consuming to do with secateurs or shears although that's the recommended way. As Dove said- just go over it now and again with secateurs and take off any brown leaves which have been cut in half with the trimmers.

It means you'll have more time for all the countless other jobs! 

Looks like a cracking garden  MalcB - enjoy working and sitting in it. 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:48

Consider it done chicky  

I rather like doing bathrooms. I'm fond of a shiny tap....


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:28

I was out earlier and had a quick look at the garden when I came back. New shoots appearing on my Ligularia in it's new raised bed home. Seems very early for it, but perhaps  spring may just sneak in without a late winter appearing. Hope so 

Someone was talking about Osmanthus earlier and I had a look at mine too. Planted it late last summer and it's looking very green and happy.

I should have gone for a walk too chick- it cleared up here - but I did the shopping and the rest of the h****work while I was in that frame of mind. Of course, the girls never even noticed their dust free rooms when they came back. Why do I bother.

I waved my wand for Dove's bathroom this afternoon - will I do yours while I'm free for ten minutes before dinner?

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