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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:39

we have lovely weather here with a chilly breeze.. we had rain other night.. 4 water cans worth.. garden still hard and dry.. my woodland garden has all wilted and dried up.. cant afford to keep hosing it as water meter goes round like the clappers.. really do need some rain down here..

hubby says thats why it is called "sunny Sandown".. which is great but some rain at night would be good.. didnt get a frost last night.. just as well didtn get tender plants in.


Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:33

it looks like a succulent to me.. but that is all i say aaout it..

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:31

@joslow.. yes you are right in a test it showed that the driver couldnt see a child in their rear view mirror or  rear window until they were stood 7 deep... very bad.. but i find those that drive them dont care about other kids but their own. no offence but i see them up at the school in mornings and they think they can park where ever they like and do what they like as they are "big monster kid killers" as my hubby calls them

as for concreting gardens.. we had to  half ours few years back  as private lane and not allowed to park on it.. so have to provide for 3 cars each house.

and if you want to concrete you front garden with anything but gravel you  have to get planning my neighbour found out to his cost early this year.. a B & B and he wanted to concrete the whole garden for parking guests.. he did it and then made to dig it allup and apply for planning.. he was only allowed to concrete half and the other had to be done in drain free material.. so as not to flood the lane... which is good a sit floods already when wehave rain.. so his drive would have made it worse.. and doing it in all that rain proved thier point.. and the dug out foundations flooded like a swimming pool


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:24

still no rain.. promised it last night and not a drop.. gettin desperate now.. used te hose again today.. after told rain this afternoon... and all we had was sun and wind.

Bubblewrapping the greenhouse

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:09

i also put them facing the glas as obelixx dtates.. it also allows condensation to run away away from plants.. but i only do half my greenhouse.. to save on buble wrap and easier to heat.

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 19:12

@figrat.. i am in process of getting rid of lawn on woodland garden side as it is mostly moss through the winter and bear in summer.. i want to cover it in bark so the hard grass roots that are left form a hard compacted base for the bark.. is that ok do ya think.

the other lawn will be replaced with gravel paths on teh sunny side of garden.. so will end with only 2 circles of lawn at the end of it all

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 19:03

hi all.. today was warm sunny and windy.. a slight chill.. still waiting on that rain,.. thought we would get osme last night to fill butts up.. but it missed us again.. lawn is near on all brown now.. and hosed hte garden again this evening as plants starting to suffer thirst.. i cant believe i am praying for some wet stuff.. tommorrow is meant to be cloudy but no rain.. until possible weekend if i am lucky.. it is geting silly again now.

My Mum in East Cowes, other side of island.. got loads rain last night.. it is not fair.

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 18:54

lovely pictures..just shows with a little imagination and hard work what you can achieve.

and welcome back wintersong.

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 13:59

i grow them every year.. this year i had pink fizz a lovely one and dicot.. likeyou one white with purple edges and a mixed whites and pinks and dark pink.. mine all grow to bout 4ft and get very bushy..

but i never keep them over winter they are really an anuual.. i collect the seeds from the last flwoer heads and sow them next year.. i have not had any cross pollinate as yet.


 Pink Fizz


 and didcot.

Aftercare of geums

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:18

@budlea63.. my mums swears by chicken pellets.. wheni asked her why her phlox look so much better than mine.. she said "chicken Pellets" they are really good. and i thin i must no invest in some.

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