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Posted: 03/07/2016 at 18:08

I've just come in from a fruitful few hours in the garden, switched on to see a bit of tennis, and changed over to the news as it was pretty much over.

Whatever c**p we think we have going on in our country or in our lives, count your blessings you don't live in b****y Baghdad right  now... 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 18:06

I've actually done some worthwhile stuff outside today. Bit of pruning, tomatoes seen to, hedge all cut, grass all cut, edges done, and I'll go back out and get some bark down as a mulch round the hedge and tidy right round the boundaries that border the pavement. 

Oh, and in the absence of doing a hill, set the world to rights with a neighbour....

Hope my children don't expect any dinner when they get home...

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 18:02

That comment (re foxes) made me laugh philippa, although I think I'd prefer foxes as neighbours than some of the wazzers round here   

You're right though. 'Man' interfering as usual. We cause most, if not all, of the disasters that happen anywhere in the world 

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 15:08

I've used that sort of fitting too Joyce. I think the trigger hooks are the easiest for us mere mortals to open . I expect that's what the dog leads have?

Now that I have my 'cage', the squirrels have to be content with the scraps though 

I do give them some peanuts in a feeder in winter though.  I'm all heart...

My new favourite Clematis is 'Belle of Woking'. What Clematis makes you happy?

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 15:04

Ah - I don't really grow any paler ones other than whites, but it seemed a good shout as it's a popular clematis!

So many are similar though - and they vary in colour at different stages of the flower too. 


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 15:01

I'm afraid the notifications are a bit hit and miss on the forum Breathe - rather than your Gmail!

Hope you got some ideas,but there will be lots more. My idea of ground hugging will be different from others - as you can see!

If you can improve drainage on your clay, it will give you more scope too.  

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 13:30

I intend doing this with one of mine - Duchess of Edinburgh. It has a tendency to produce lots of growth anyway, with the flowers higher up, unless you get in really quickly and often to tie it in appropriately. I also want to move it to a better location for managing it, so I'm going to cut it back shortly and see what happens.

I was sure it would be fine, so it's good to hear what others have done successfully. 


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 12:54

Pp - my Dad was a bit like that with my Mum. Covered stuff up. What can you do?  

Joyce - it's a great motto right enough. Difficult when you're 'in the midst' though 

Hopefully some of us can keep your spirits up a little. I'm going to send you a little PM of something I've done for someone else. It might make you smile 

Weather's hit and miss, as you say, but I've put washing out...and done some deadheading. Trying to avoid filling holes, sanding other diy jobs, cleaning, hoovering.....sigh. Who'd be a wumman  

Dove - your slatternly ways are rubbing off on me - this 'good sleeping' malarkey is no usel!   

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 11:52

Too busy looking at your lovely garden LF  

Impressive feeder though. Less refilling!

herbaceous - I can't recommend it enough. Wish I'd got it as soon as I moved in but I had no outside tap. It's only the cheap one - the good ones are around £80/90, but it has been fantastic. 

It's also very entertaining when the pigeons or squirrels set it off! The woodies are so heavy they take ages to get in the air, so if they fly the wrong way they just get a good shower   


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 10:53

Nice quote pp. A good one for DD - -think I said something similar to her the other day. It's not a bad motto for life in general  

Enjoy your mum's visit. Sounds interesting! 

What ARE the 'pond plants' growing in the grass? 

I thought it was going to be better here today but it's raining again. Won't feel too guilty cake making or tennis watching then 

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