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What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 22:54

Know exactly what you mean nut! 

Face the other way tomorrow...


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 22:50

Looking like it might be ok after all!


mystery shrub

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 22:45

It looks like the horizontalis variety which is good ground cover too. They grow in most soils really and most positions, though they prefer  sun and well drained soil. If it's quite big I'd prune it back so that there's less stress on it especially if you have put it in a sunny position. As Salino says give it a good watering in but keep an eye on it so that it doesn't get waterlogged either.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 22:30

Evening GG- hope you've been recuperating after all your family exertions! Thought you'd maybe booked yourself in somewhere for a rest 

Hopefully once you get all these lovely new plants in you'll get more buzzing bees. I had a couple of hoverflies today.

Ggirl I once got some ash from my Dad which kept the slugs off the sunflowers the children grew.

Pretty isn't it BL. How they were surviving at all I don't know. Will see if the sandpaper works- mostly huge snails in this garden. I used it once before round plants with quite good success. Went out  and planted Daniel Deronda clematis  and got all it's tendrils unravelled and tied in.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 22:23

Terrific Andy! Lovely greenhouse as Salino says. That north west wall ....crying out for Hydrangea petiolaris....

I expect you'll need a fair bit of windbreak too - the dogwoods are pretty good for that!  

Gardening errors.....

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:28

Strange- the basil. I'm in central Scotland and have no problem growing it!

Not outside I hasten to add - Italy it ain't ..


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:19

Daisy I scooped up a load of snails earlier which had congregated round a pot of polyanthus waiting for new home. There's a nice lip on the pot and I'm going to try some sandpaper round it. Got some sharp grit on all my little hostas :

 Bigger one too


what did I buy?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:01

break - I just looked at the Feb magazine which had an offer of Foxglove, Geum, Nepeta and Coreopsis. Could that be the offer?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 20:04

Andy- how did you take the pic?

Have you got wings like me?


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:54

I think you're right bigolob. I don't particularly like my tomatoes too sweet even though I have a sweet tooth so I like them in sandwiches!

Variations in climate around the  country must make a huge difference too.

Whatever we grow it comes down to personal taste and growing your own stuff is so satisfying.

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