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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:25

Hi Bob, yes that was my first thought - but only the petals? wouldn't they eat the green bits as well?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 20:27

Dismayed to find some of my lovely clumps of snowdrops have had all the petals eaten overnight - anybody know what insect/bird might be responsible?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 20:51

Planted some primulas in a trough and finally got around to pruning some of my roses - wish I'd done them before Christmas but they were still blooming then.

And then, guess what found some asparagus growing - in January! I've got an old builders crate with the asparagus growing in a builders dump bag inside and I'd really fleeced it well and covered it over this winter, presumably it was too warm so the asparagus thinks it's April. Will wait a few days and then see if it's edible.

Bird feeding

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 18:24

Thanks Lyn, I'll save some and see what comes up.  I think we saw fields of these in France a few years back - it was lovely.

Bird feeding

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 14:56

Thanks Pansyface for the lovely photo - Am I right in thinking the blue flowers are flax? If not, what they are called. I'm trying to do a blue and white garden so might save some of the linseed seeds for me.

Bird feeding

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 20:19

Hello everyone, Could anyone tell me please if it's okay to put brown linseeds out for the birds - a friend has given me a bag as she doesn't eat it anymore.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 20:28

Went over to Lacock Abbey today as it was lovely and sunny - their snowdrops were just beginning to flower along with the beautiful yellow aconites - are they easy to grow? Does this count as gardening? Also called in at Whitehall GC at Lacock, absolutely heaving with people (they had an ice rink there) but couldn't find the metal obelisk I was after so saved a lot of money.

At home, I noticed that the small bedding begonias in a trough are still going great guns, I bought them back in May and they have flowered on and off ever since, is this a record?

Callicarpa profusion vs Viburnum Bodnantense

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 15:32

Wish my callicarpa had berries!  I think I had some tiny ones but they soon vanished. I believe to get more berries you need two or more bushes but I haven't the room. With no berries and no leaves, this bush is no good for winter colour although in the autumn it was quite pretty with pinkish leaves.

I think the V.bodnantense "Dawn" flowers on and off all winter?

Have you thought of the coloured stems of Cornus - Midwinter Fire perhaps. Quite fast growing, pretty leaves in the summer and red stems in the winter.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 15:27

I potted  up a late bought cheap pack of dwarf daffs from T&M. Had to put them in pots as no spare ground left anywhere!   I also moved a pot of gone over Nerines into the shed as well as a big begonia corm. Found a beautiful fat flower bud and new shoots on the Dr Ruppel clematis which obviously thinks its May or June, so goodness knows what will happen to it when and if it snows. The delphiniums are coming up as well.  Still got pelargoniums in flower, roses, winter jasmine, winter clematis, lobelia, osteospernums and even small begonias. Lovely sunny morning here in Bath, about 10-12 degrees.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 21:04

Gardening Granny,

I do think you are doing the sensible thing and it will at least mean you get to stay in your existing home and most of your garden.  It will be exciting to re-plan that to find room for all the plants you are moving - I just love re-arranging the garden and often dig up and move plants around.

Good luck with the moving.

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