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Posted: 17/05/2014 at 07:02

Damp and none too warm here. The Scottish weather - one lovely day then back to the usual. Not sure it'll be much above 12 here today Dove!  

Just been out feeding the birds and taking a look at the border I got stuck into yesterday. All planting looking happy but may have to take a trip to the nursery just for one or two essential items of course...

Chicky - my sister used to be physically sick on the day of exams - and we went to school on the bus .... Young Fairy had her last Higher yesterday so I think she was quite relieved. She's always very pessimistic anyway. It's a horrible time especially as, in your case, she feels she hasn't done well and it's normally a good subject.

Off for a look at what you've been up to - I was asleep at about half nine last night 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:52

David - the very dark Iris- my favourite colour! Warsaw Nike is a nice Clematis isn't it?

Ighten - looking great. what a beautiful site. Hornbeam will be absolutely fine there. It makes a lovely hedge and will tolerate wetter conditions than Beech. I planted a bare root Hornbeam hedge in a previous garden and it made a good hedge in  a couple of years. 

Watering can that won't drown seedlings and plants

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:41

You can usually buy individual roses for cans in GCs and diy stores. They're often rubber and will fit almost any watering can. A fine rose is perfect for little seedlings. I used to have a few different ones although they've been lost over the years.   


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:30

What - Marlon Brando Dove? 

There is a garden - and I use the term advisedly - across the road from me MrsG. Every time the wind blows....

That's a lot of Hordeum jubatums ....

Not sure what I'll get done tomorrow as it's to be wet here. Will see. Anything to avoid ironing and housework....


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:09

Evening all you lovely people 

Been outside all day apart from refreshments and taking girls to assorted 'things'. Loads done - digging and sorting one of the new beds I created along the fence which was just covered with bark over the winter. Separated all the 'missing anemones'.  I've managed to get them out the pot I'd  put them in - obviously meaning to plant them later - but didn't. I'd just stuck them in it, covered them with some compost (un-labelled) ... and still in the net bag they came in.... Not a bad rescue job,considering. 

Dinner's been had - and now putting my feet up and catching up with all your activities 

Enjoy your curry archie 

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 12:38

Can never have too many ponds PG 

I like both types - but if push came to shove it would be a wildlife one. Once I move - again- I might  have both. A formal pond in an Italinate garden and a wildlife one in a more natural setting.

Well , I can dream....

We had a lot of blanket weed in the big pond at last house Victoria and the frogs used to sit on it    

and do other things too....  


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 12:32

Anyone seen doc? 

It must get tedious for you Verd - all that sun

Why don't you come and have a spell up here. It won't be warm and sunny - I promise 

Wondered where I'd left them fidget... 

I've just sent a large snail on a journey - it's very satisfying  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:46

David will be along to help you Clive! He's grown them to show standard so he'll know what to advise. 


Poor Germination

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:43

Peat - 

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:43

Frank/Dad - I only use extra grit if it's something a bit delicate or needs really sharp drainage, or when I'm potting on. I don't sow in the autumn either - only at this time of year which is less of a problem -  and can honestly say I've have never had issues with seed germination. I do take a bit of time to make sure the compost is relatively fine, but I also don't grow as much stuff from seed as most people. If I did I might spend a little more time 'footering' with it! 

I think Welshonion's right - we can't have our cake etc...

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