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Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:01

morning everyone.. another glorious day here on the isle of wight.. weekedn very hot and dry and today hot already by 8am..

so today i am out doing some potting up.. my summer bedding plants have been very slow to get going.. but now with te warmth of the last week they picking up.

hope everyone has a good day.. whatever they are doing.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:59

@deano.. love the beds.. and what are those big oringinal grow bags full off..i am thinking potatos..

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:56

the main path you can see is about to start on its re generation.. and either side will be borders which will join upto the round ones you can see.. i will add pictures as we go..

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:54

by end of next year the lawn will be gone adn be gravel pathways.. i will have only 2 small circular lawns left.. the otherisde in the shaded part will be all barked..

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:53

super pictures.. love looking at them.. here is some of my garden..

 and here is that iris i spoke of that i have been waiting 2 years for it to flower...


help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:47

will try that picture again so u can enlarge it better.

 hope this is better

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:32

here is part of the ivy covered fence of next door.. behind it is the poor ash trees and an apple tree that is swapped by it..



 it is driving me mad.. and it is onyl my bay hedge that is holding their fend up and our yew tree further up holding up their fircone tree.. have asked them several times to sort it out but nothing.

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:20

having read this i will take heed.. i have it coming form both neighbours.. one side a wild jungle and the fence is coming down covered in ivy.. which is great for butterflies bu not good for us and we have propped it up many times.. now my hedge is onlything holding it up.

and the other side just stuck down membrane and bark..but not very well.. and it comes throu over myside.. along with brambles and groudn elder.. i spend more time sorting that out than on my own garden itself..

kleebatt.. taht is good idea.. will remember to do that to the roots when i dig them up..


MOB rants

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:14

mmp.. yeah i know and we have to wash ours out before binning them.. not good. have cut mu hands 7 times on tins that needed cleaning out first..

MOB rants

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:13

oh and to add to that.. all material and batteries and ink cartridges and shoes anythign like that can not go in our black bag.. we have to trudge to recycling centre to dispose of ourselves..

thou  most of our materials go to the air ambulance box in shop car park.. as do old shoes etc.. as much as possible on those we can.. closer than the recycle centre.

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