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Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:20

chick - as if we'd do that to you.....

Andy - I always have some tatties! Love my mash 

Lyn - I'm intrigued. Must be very intricate work, but satisfying  

Noob from Lincolnshire

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:10

Hi Pignut. Welcome to the forum. There are loads of helpful, kind people on here who will give you  advice.

You have a big project ahead but it'll be great for you and your family. Just keeping the grass cut will be a big task initially!

Best of luck with it all. 

Can I prune a juniper bush?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:33

Aren't they all SG. Never happier than when they're hacking stuff back to a 'manageable' size, and every shrub looks the same......


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:25

I read or heard that quote  somewhere recently too pd -  it made me laugh. I'm sure you can find a little something for easing the pain. Perhaps in liquid form? 

I found a couple of lilac drumstick primulas languishing under the rhodo at the front window last year so popped them in a couple of pots. Just have to find somewhere for them. They remind me of my mum. Think they were one of the few plants she managed not to kill. 

I'll wave my wand Dove......there's something very satisfying about cleaning a bathroom - or am I weird? Worst bit for me is removing youngest's long hairs from every corner. She moults constantly. 

Think the architect has realised I'm not a pushover. He's bringing the amended (yet again) plans tomorrow.  Frank Lloyd Wright he ain't....


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 14:04

Glad you've had a productive and enjoyable day pd 

The sun's made a brief appearance here but it's very cold. Won't be tackling any real gardening here for a while. I now have a gleaming bathroom and must go and do hoovering etc before getting some food shopping 

Phoned ins co and hoping to get my car repaired through them as it's going to be around £300. Just have to check with claims dept tomorrow that the repairer I went to for the quote is one they use. Fingers crossed. 

Cup of tea now 

60cm Plant Pot (For Apple Trees)

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:56

I have a couple of apple trees in large containers which I got in B&Q last year. They look like terracotta but are resin. I think they were about £15 but they had a three for two offer at the time. Homebase does large terracotta pots for about £10/£12. I got a very large one last year, but perhaps you don't want anything too heavy?

Here are the pots the apple trees are in:


miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:27

I'd do that Mags. It tidies them up for the new leaves appearing in spring - or maybe sooner if the mild weather stays. I bought a few at the tail end of last season, as I have none here, and they've been tucked under the kitchen window just in the pots they came in.  All the leaves have remained green 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:22

They are gorgeous Dove  

I'd have the white one in a heartbeat. My sole one is a large white and I'm looking froward to it.

Lovely pix Nikki -particularly love the swan and water droplets on the seedling.

Glad you're ok David. At least the insurance helps a bit.

Osmanthus burkwoodii

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:03

I planted this last year in one of my raised beds but the info says that they don't like being exposed to cold winds. I wondered how well it would do in my garden because of that, but felt I'd give it a go and would simply replace if it was a problem. Did you bring them in for that reason Possum, or was it just because of very low temperatures?


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 12:11

Morning doc 

Afternoon now! I'd hoped to get some  primulas last year after moving here, but nursery had none left when I went. They're so beautiful - subtle, as you say Verd - but tough as old boots. They'll fit well with my other 'shady' plants along the back fence and will be lovely to look at from the house when I'm desperate for winter to end. Yours must be a lovely sight  when they flower pd 

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