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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 19:06

wish I had your resolve Darl2 - I get seduced by plants and then have to find somewhere to put them - have masses of primroses 'cos when they're happy they selfseed, and they are just coming out now.

managed half an hour this morning before fingers were too cold, but enough to remove more dead montbretia foliage and a lot of moss and discover more snowdrops underneath - must remind myself to lift the remaining bulbs and only replant the big ones - wonder if the others would grow in my French garden?

another half hour this afternoon - but took a hot water bottle to revive my frozen tootsies.

Mystery bulbs need identifying!

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 19:00

mine too - as you say the agapanthus ressemble a soggy heap of collapsed old leaves which are far narrower than hemerocallis which are sprouting nicely as in the pic.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:48

I like the skipping bit obelixx - my GP has just prescribed brisk walking, dancing and skipping....I told her I do two of those regularly but wonder if "skipoping the birts that aren't interesting" would also count?

Mystery bulbs need identifying!

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:13

yes I'd split them now and heap some compost on top top protect the roots and young growth, and remember they are a magnet for snails so you may need to keep a lookout next spring - wonder what colour they will be?

Overwintering daffodil bulbs

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:09

the beauty of growing in pots is that you know where they are, can feed as the foliage dies down and then have clumps ready to put wherever you want them to go.....and if you forget them again they'll come up again next year!

First flower this year

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:59

and my pushkinnias are just opening too

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:50

Most of the herbs - thyme particularly as I know to my cost having planted it around the base of my rotary clothes line - perhaps bees at ground level where I'm going to walk without looking were not my brightest idea.  Dahlias grown from seed - easy and great bee atractors.

Ideas for a modular 'Vertical Garden' ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:42

OOh EDD - what a collectiion!  A couple of years back vertical gardens were all the rage and the plant companies were selling planting bags, a bit like vertical growbags made of that green plasticcy hessian stuff, to hang on your fence.  I had three and they worked a treat though like all "hanging baskets" took a lot of watering.  I have seen breeze blocks stacked with things like aubretia planted into the holes, and I have sempervivums planted into the holes in bricks.

I think those storage bins would be great, especially if you could pick them up from a recycling place - but what about drainage? and you'd need plants suitable for dry places....

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:36

trouble is, if just one shop will offer it at a silly cheap price all the others have to follow.  If there were a "national minimum price" fixed fairly for the farmers we would all pay it without thinking about it. The farmers would get a price that reflected the work that goes into production and the shops would stop discounting it.   Everything these days seems to be based on profits for the shareholders and very little consideration given the wellbeing of mankind.and the planet...sorry, I'll get off my soapbox now...

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:27

Obviously a great excuse to have a good long soak in a hot bath Berkley  - with the odd seed catalogue if it stops you feeling guilty!

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