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changing garden around

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:41

Found these mo:1st one is where it was originally planted, 2nd one is what it looked like a few weeks later. You can see the foliage is quite perky and healthy


changing garden around

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:28

Hi mo. I moved a mature Pieris  last year - around late May/earlyJune, so not a good time really. Just now would be better although you may lose flowers. I'd say autumn is the best time.  I stuck it in a big trug full of soil and put it in the shade for a month or so until I took it to my nephew. It was absolutely fine and is now growing happily in his garden! I didn't expect it to survive - I had to take one branch off to get it out from under the path where it was growing. It never went short of water but had no care apart from that. I'll see if I can find the pix to give you an idea of it's size. 

Some apple trees are self fertile so perhaps you could check out some of the fruit tree specialists online to find out which ones would be suitable. If someone nearby has an apple tree in their garden that would probably do the job though.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:52

A few pix from back garden on Tuesday/Wednesday



Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:02

Doc- all that sun's going to your head....

punkdoc wrote (see)

 I saw 6 butterflies on it, 5 tortoiseshells and 2 commas, hows that for March!

5 + 2 is 7- no matter what school you went to ...

I don't like heathers but I'm considering putting them right along the outside of the new fence purely for that reason pd. Great early source of food aren't they? They'll get plenty of sun there too - when we get any of course   We had masses of them on the pond bank at last house - bunnies didn't eat them.  They were alive with bees and butterflies in spring. 

Busy day at work. No gardening done - cloudy, cold and damp here.

Oh well, I enjoyed spring while it lasted!


Camera Corner

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:47

That's ok Tracey 

Snowy pix are lovely. I don't really have many that aren't of mountains!  

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:50

Lovely views Tracey. I used to have similar ones so it makes  me very nostalgic and a bit sad

But that's life!

This is Portpatrick in SW Scotland - a little fishing village. Very sunny considering it was at this time of year!



Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:42

Clari and Tracey - I planted stuff on Tuesday and Wednesday - didn't really water them in much - only the more sheltered ones as was frost was due. If the ground's wet I wouldn't worry too much. If they were suffering you'd know, and you can give them a bit of water if they start looking very sad. They're pretty robust.

Back to work in a few minutes so will have a quick  look round. That's our spring over now - damp and cold 


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 07:51

Morning all. Cloudy here but dry. Rain for tomorrow so will have to try and get a little more done after work if I have time and something else doesn't get in the way!

Hope the back's better today KEF.

Off for a quick look round the posts to see what I missed last night.

Have a good day everyone. 

Can you please help me identify this plant, x2 photos attached, thank you

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:59

The dead flowerheads suggest Fennel to me too.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:52

I'd uncover them then jools and just keep an eye on them in terms of watering etc. You can pot them on once they're a few inches high 

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