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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 17:22

Chris, I can't wait to get planting! Have had small snowflakes all afternoon so no chance today

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 17:09

Not sure I want to post these now after Lead Farmer's lovely pics. But I said I would. This is part of the area I'm re-doing after neglecting for a few years then allowing chickens to free-range.

 Have now had some paved areas laid to walk on / sit on and will be planting around and about so there are lovely things to look at and chickens can scratch about underneath shrubs without making the place look like a desert. Thinking about thyme and ??? not sure what else to soften paved edges.


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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 13:22

Bjay, hello there. Cake-gate reminds of my sister who is a calligrapher and was designing all the invitations, place cards and anything else writey for her son's wedding.  Her style is quite formal, minimalist and classy, DiL to be was into pink bows and 'cute' things - it took a lot of doing to achieve a  satisfactory result because my sis. was not going have anything go out that she wouldn't want to admit to but obviously it's bridey's big day ....  Groom-to-be kept his head down

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 09:38

Morning everyone!

Up early (for me) but busy dealing with this and that and now two hours have gone by! Paving people will finish today - doing the pointing as we speak. Dogs were funny this morning, one walked down and around all the slabs, another walked round them and wouldn't tread on them!

Forecast yesterday seemed to be saying sunny intervals everywhere except here

Have fun, whatever you're up to

Another "Guess the plant" Thread

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:10

Neither looks like Choisya - I was chopping chunks off a rampant one yesterday and the leaves are not quite the same shape. Choisya also has quite a powerful smell when cut or leaves broken - not sure how to describe it, though.  Is the back one some sort of perennial? The leaves are rather low to the ground for a shrub.

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Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:06

Morning Bunnyzzzzzzzzz and welcome Shadoweaver.

Had to google Gedling to find out where three days of sunshine has happened!

Like you, Adam, I'm itching to get planting. I have several shrubs that appear to have survived the winter in pots that are going in as soon as I get my garden back

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Posted: 03/04/2013 at 09:51

Morning Liz. You're so right about the difference the sun makes! Onwards and upwards as Eric thingy on GQT says

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Posted: 03/04/2013 at 08:49

Morning one and all.

Sunny again, though it may not last the day this time. Workmen have just unloaded cement mixer, floomper thingy and other bits of kit. Looking forward to see some paved areas completed later

Interesting comments from Verdun yesterday about being nice to hellebores - I might try it myself.  

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Posted: 02/04/2013 at 19:18

Bjay, certainly toms and peppers, probably aubergines too. I tried butternut squash last year and got as far as small green ones but lack of warmth and sun did for them in the end. I filled 5 yesterday from one standard growbag.


Hello Jo, sounds as if you have achieved a lot today.

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Posted: 02/04/2013 at 18:13

Yes, of course. It's a self watering system with a reservoir tank and then two, four, or in my case six pots in little stands. Bit pricey to set up but once you've got them you've got them! An absolute boon for an erratic waterer like me


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