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Clearing a garden

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 18:21

Mr T...

I must say - you've done that remarkably quickly...can you come and give me a hand with mine now? 

Hopefully your grass will show soon. Normally the best time for new grass here is July - by then it's usually a reasonable temperature and very wet!


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:09

Back from work - flipping freezing wind out there so think I will catch up on here instead with a cuppa  I could always do the rest of the ironing of course...

OL - seriously - do watch your ankle. I ripped tendons in mine a couple of years ago and it took ages to be right again. I had to be careful when I started walking again too. 90 plus Munros without any serious injuries and I did it falling off a little footpath near the shops. 

Verd- I can't add anything to what's already been said. I hope you can find a way to deal with it and we're all here for anyway -as you know.

The doctor's surgery is now closed... the proper doc will take over later I'm sure 

Wonder if he's been listening to the Top 100 guitar riff thingy on the radio... 


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:20


Off to work now. See you all later.Have a good day 


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:14

Not raining here bekkie - glorious blue skies that's the problem- so much to do , so little time...

Don't think the pix would be very exciting BM- mainly fence and also a privacy screen for the back garden so just lots of painted timber really! The screen  will be finished soon I hope. It backs the little pond I'm doing so once it's all done I'll do pix.

Have you not been in your house long bekkie? I'm intrigued as to how a hedge is that high if it's cut every year. I used to do Dad's beech which only got done once a year like my old hornbeam one. Privet at last house needed done every couple of months through the summer to keep it  smart - it was a long one bordering a field. The sheep enjoyed me coming in with the ladders and hedgetrimmers though!  I tidied mine yesterday too, but it only went in as a bare root last November, so only secateurs needed for now really. What kind of hedge is it? 

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:51

Flippin' 'eck James - warm till October...I should be so lucky! 

Trees have been turning here for a couple of weeks but that's not unusual. Rowans are looking stunning with their red berries all bright and cheery. My oak leaf hydrangeas are looking a russety reddish brown - very attractive. I love autumn - as long as we get the kind of weather we're having just now- cold nights and sunny days. It's the days of wild, windy lashing horizontal rain that aren't so good! 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:46

Lovely pix again everyone. Thanks for sharing them. 

Harebells fidget...they're so beautiful as well...  


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:42

Morning all.Lovely day here but very chilly - 5 degrees when I went to put some washing out there. Pity I have to work though 

Not caught up with anything on here, so not much idea what anyone's been doing. Too weary last night after all my exertions and had other things to do as well. Grass all cut, edges, done and ground under hedge tidy, as well as getting the rest of the front fence more or less completed. Just the posts to cut to the right height and the gate to make and put in. All painted too. Some other stuff in back garden done as well. Had a piece of little fairy's cake as a reward  

Off for a look round to see if I can catch up 


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:08

Yep - just use the hose 

The only problem with grass to the edge - is keeping clippings out of the pond when you cut it. Even with a collection box they still sneak in so you may want to have something to prop against the edges to prevent that,or leave a strip of grass which you can cut by hand. Alternatively, some bog lovers like Caltha at the edge will help form a barrier too, as the grass will be soggy from being in contact with the water. 

Dark Red Sedum

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 10:25

That's the one I thought of nut. I think all of them have pinky flowers but that one has lovely dark stems. 


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 10:09

Woody - that's worthy of Verd 

My sedums wouldn't be big enough for Chelsea Chop time 

I want some of the dark ones chicky - I think I looked at Purple Emperor as being a good one. Ruby Mantle is dark but I think that's one of the low growing kind. I've got A. Joy but it's too pale for me now - I brought it with me from old house because the bees love them but it's just filling gaps just now. I used to have the white one 'Iceberg' (I think) - which was also lovely. You don't see it very often but I think the nursery here has it. Think they have a discount in September...

Such easy plants  too.

PS - we don't get any Bank Hols anyway lily -  we work them unless we take them as a hol.

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