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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 22:26

Cut the back lawn first time this year.  What a difference it makes.

Looked on last years calendar and cut it on exactly the same date 2014.



Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 18:35

I am slowly digging mine out - not because I don't like the flowers but because as the season progresses the leaves tend to flop across the other flowers.  Maybe crocosmia is more upright?

Cerinthe Seeds

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 21:47

I received some seeds from another forum member and didn't soak them.  They are in my little plastic mini greenhouse and they have germinated and look really healthy.

Just look at this seed head

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 16:42

How exciting

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 20:03

What lucky pond owners you all are - mine is bare.  I have boy frogs but they haven't been 'acourtin' yet.  Daintiness - such an amazing picture.  Another pond owner in my village has offered me some of her frog spawn - I just hope it will be OK in another environment.  She is giving me some of her pond water too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 13:23

Despite the coughing and spluttering you have taken some wonderful pictures. Hope you are snuggled up inside now keeping warm as the wind is bitingly cold out there.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:06

Oh Tootles - it must make you sick reading about all our gardening activities while you were stuck in the workhouse.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 19:13

Fab day - emptied number 2 compost bin onto borders - they look great with the dark stuff - blackbirds and robins zoomed in to feast on the wiggly worms from the compost.  Hacked down and back a form of cotoneaster that was getting out of hand.  It now looks like a bad hair day but I guess it will soon fill out again.  Going to be wet and cold tomorrow so glad I managed to work in the garden today.

Nut - looks like you are having a fight with dead stuff.  What a lot of snowdrops too. 

Suggestions for a shady corner

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 21:20

And to give a bit of height by the fence how about a pittosporum tenuifolium which is evergreen.  I have one that faces north east and doing nicely.

Is this a 'smoke bush'?

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 14:10

It's one of my favourites because of the lovely colour to contrast with all the other greens in the garden.  It regenerates quickly each year Charlotte and I often snip bits off mine during the year to keep it in shape.

Discussions started by Forester2


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Potato Vine

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