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Posted: 20/09/2014 at 11:59

Hello all

Star gaze lily have a nice Bday have lots of cake

Bekkie puppy is visiting from next door if I remember right they must be away for a bit

OL - GW mag have you got your bulb voucher and sweet peas, I am going to try an autumn sowing never done that before to see if I can get a head start with flower - I bet I am not famous not been in there yet -  so want my mag got to get to the gc to spent the £5 off voucher I have before end of next week

I did not know what TWIGs was maybe it show be FGTA that's forkers garden travels about,  enjoy your garden visiting and lots of pics please

Yviestevie think it is treasures you are finding in your garden all those plants

Enjoy trip Chicky

BL enjoy your BBQ if out of indoors

bit grey here


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 22:27

Thanks Lesley for remembering  the water butt was stolen still waiting to see if we can have another one for the station     soooooooo pissy people

Managed to plant up my muscari bulbs in a small terracotta pot, plant out my scabious plant, dig a bit of the veg patch and plant out the cauliflower and kale plants

Woody and Fairygirl like the idea of the small house think it would be a bird house being made out of small pallets - now where do I get them from 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:13

GWRS your shed looks good - more grafting for you with another half a plot, I see you have some compost bins and water container, watering can and will that be another shed for you.

Will you plan different things for that half a plot? 

You can add more pics now, well done for adding picture   

I guess that is what some people do rush the plot which takes a lot of energy to do then after a bit give up on it shame when you wait a while to get a plot  

Ginagibbs - apple trees are good, I have some I planted in the garden looking good


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:58

Hello all

I put signs up in a few bit of the garden - woodland garden, nursery bed, bee and butterfly garden

It was one of those things at the station of not having much colour at this time of year now we do 

Hard to keep thing watered in summer and lost a few plants cause of the heat,  that is why we added the painted sleepers at the back of the garden to give colour when not much in colour in the garden 

Verdun you were up early painting - good to tick things of the list

Woody like the sound of your sign, will you make one?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:40

GWRS the tree symbol is for up loading pictures from your computer pic files

Not nice the rats ate your corn, I stopped them getting in to my raised bed with bit of Perspex up at one side as they were digging a hole in the side and making the compost come out

Fruitcake lots to plant out there


Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:23

Beaus Mum  I spotted a bit in a local paper about a station tidy up and plant at Woolston station so contacted them by email, bits of planting was to be done and I was allowed to do it

most of it was spent litter picking - me not so interested but helping out - thinking I wanted to do garden planting, mum was helping too and she said to the man about the garden bit as I was on other platform so called over gardening started much more like it

They were doing planting at another station in a few days said I could help if wanted,  I went to see what that was like but bit further away

I was wondering if they were doing anything at Sholing station he said a litter pick in the next week - ok not so sure if I was wanting to go - mum and me went only us and him litter pick and asked about the garden area showed him a great space for a garden pre made raised bed he put into action asking the South West Trains and all go we were allowed it, lots of health and safety first before gardening - lots of digging done by others as well as us and lots of bulbs given to us to plant - free range to design how we wanted - exciting

Great having an extra bit of garden good to have extra room when needed for spare plants and growing different things and cause it is nice gardening

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:19

Zoomer have you found any more treasures on you plot under the soil

Salino are you still waiting even though there are lots of plots available

how are the rest of you lot of allotmenteer's going 


Posted: 18/09/2014 at 19:29

Well thanks for comments on photos

Managed to plant up one container with plants from nursery near woody's way kind of a burgundy colour - as scary thunder went away and the rain

Chicky  hope those lot that go past and though Sholing station do appreciate the garden, it does take a while to get plants and bottled water butt water down the slope to the garden to plant plants and water

No trains up there this weekend replacement bus service so maybe more gardening to be done if weather ok

And I am going to try my 1 peach for the year off my tree in the garden it was on the floor ready to eat does smell good

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 18:45

Beaus Mum - not sure but found some thing like pic 4  in Dobies catalogue Multifida blue wonder a lavender plant but different

Love the shed Yviestevie 


Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:25

Right here you go all my pics

Station garden pink phlox this end newly planted and other plants brought all planted all over the place


The garden talk at Hillier gc on Bulbs


Andy McIndoe setting up for the bulb talk - flogged his books at the end on shrubs and signed them to others

So here is the planter he did

Pot 1  planted up with angle wish tulips cream colour, sugar rush dwarf wallflower and violas creamy yellow


Pot 2  this is the one planted with lots of tulips bulbs - Shirley white and pink bits, Clearwater white and queen of night dark colour, on top planted with purple sage bedding plant and the curry plant -  plants get put into garden when re doing the pot after all the tulips have finished

like the purple pot

Pot 3 narcissi Winston Churchill, lots of small iris bulbs, species little beauty tulip around edge and violas trailing ones

Talk ran over time a bit he said better finish he could plant up another 50 pots or so

Here is some of the plants and bulbs I brought

Enjoy pic hope it give you some ideas for planting up pots

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