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So dispiriting

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:20


just reading your comments and you have my sympathy. Sometimes it feels in gardening that you take one step forward to take two step backwards

Last summer my flowing surfina and petunia baskets were decimated by small birds. No one else I know has had this happen to them. Nature can be wonderful and a pleasure to observe but sometime it can be very annoying 

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:09

Welcome to the fabulous world  of gardening, Wonky

You will  get lots of very good advice on here on every possible garden subject 

happy gardening 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:32

Well, quite a hectic day for me. First I called at my daughters who garden I created last year to carry out some lawm maintenance. De-weeded all the boarders and planted up some black grasses for her. Then it was over to my nephews house to drop of some compost in preparation of planting up their boarders tomorrow. All the plants will be from devided  stock from my own garden. Would be nice to get back in to my own garden and catch up with all things on hold 



Red Robin

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:47


Same as Verdun. Red Robin is a evergreen but it does loose a lot of its old foliage in winter and spring. This is then followed by new foliage that is red tinged leafs.. It might require you to dig it up and inspect the root ball for disease. Is it also in the right place as is will except part shade but will suffer in dense shade. But as a evergreen shrub it should not loose all its leave


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:33

Planted some summer bulbs(Trtelia) , de-weeded, planted a divided phlox ,pruned some perennial  fuchsia, painted some fence panels and had a brew at the end of all that 

Weed grass

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:17


Hard one to answer

Weed grass is what it is a weed. Obviously, depending on the area effected will then depend on the work to extract it . There will be no easy option but to remove it by hand over a period of time and re-seed where it is removed. 


Reducing a tree stump below ground

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 15:17



All  I can say is take it easy with that. They say grdeneng is a leisurely pastime.. Well I think you will agree with me you need a level of fitness to do most gardening if it's removing  a stump or moving bags of manure.. I think someone commented on her that if your in to gardening you don't really need gym membership 



Reducing a tree stump below ground

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 11:23


Thanks for that 

i realised yesterday that I am not as young as I think I am 

I ache in parts of my body that have not ached in years. I had planned to do a lot of gardening today . But me thinks a rest day is required and get revitalised for the week end 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 21:14

Lovely sunny day in Brum. Reduce a ttee stump (what a workout) and not really gardening in my book,. Got a great deal of satisfaction out of this because I was doing this work for my nephews who have moved in to a new house. They have suggested I produce them a garden that presently consist of a lawn that is 4m x 8m 

happy days

Reducing a tree stump below ground

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 17:48

Panic over

Went back to the garden and after 4 hours of hard work using a matlock, pruning saw , bolster chisel , lump hammer, fence piost bar and a lot of grit and determination the job got done. Reduced the stump below soil level. Good workout if you want it

Thank again for your inputs on this 


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