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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:39

Its a lot easier than the species name thats for sure


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:30

Watching allotment challenge. If they all live miles away and only go at weekends, who does the venting, watering,sideshooting that I do every day in season?

I picked the first open hellebore flower today. A double pink spotted one from Ashwoods. Its floating in a bowl in the living room. My snowdrops are showing white, but nothing open yet.

 The new bulbs in the pots for the patio are looking good.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:02

Molly in a bucket is a Paeonia mlokosewitchsii also know as molly the witch, a single yellow species peony that I grew from seeds off of mine. I had some that I potted up into the buckets that florists use, and some were given away at one or other of the forum visits to gardens that we had last year. It must have looked quite strange,women with car  boots full of plants swapping them around in the car park.

Various buddlejas,  aquilegia seedlings also found new homes. At the "oddsocks " walk, some snowdrops and hellebores and brugmansia plants found new homes as well.

Now OH has a volvo estate instead of a vectra hatchback, theres lots more room for plant moving.

Today I bought some deep roottrainers for the sweet peas, using some vouchers I got given at Christmas.

I used up £15 of tesco vouchers, turned them into £45 of T&M vouchers, and ordered some lilies. Also I found out that Tesco think I have more  vouchers than I think i have. I can print the missing ones off, once the new toner for the printer arrives.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 23:28

I like molly shoots. Nice dusky pink with a bit of  dusty bloom.

Shouldn't it be in the ground now?

 I had 10 hellebore plugs from T&M last year. 3 have flower buds, I have donated them to Mums revitalised flower bed. They should be doubles.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:44

Well, Pammy, you can't be far from me. I always find the parking is awkward there, but they have good plants.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:37

Brilliant  news,  matty.


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 14:51

I have instructions to empty the freezer before I buy more food. Consequently we are having a ufo for tea. I thought it was chilli, but now its thawed a bit I think its stew.

Beckie, if you ring the chemist and tell them George is not well and you dont like leaving him, they'll probably deliver. Just dont elaborate on what George is.


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 11:03

Well done ,Clari.

Lovely ice sculpture,Perki. Very ephemeral though, gone with the snow. Same with sand sculptures, gone with the tide. My OH wants to know if you know about blue foam. When he was doing models for the car industry, they make a block out of blue foam, then carve it, then clay it, to make the base for the pattern makers. You could take a silicone pattern, and reproduce in concrete. I see a queue forming....



Posted: 20/01/2015 at 23:11

Snowing large flakes here ,and it's settling.

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