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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 01:24

I've sown flower seeds, French marigolds, dahlias, nicotianas, and some asters ,not had those for a while, also repotted some lilies mainly to check for vine weevils, hate the things! Hoping to get some more done today.

Talkback: What to prune in spring

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 01:06

Yes I agree with the advice already given. I also give them a feed with a general fertiliser at the same time,just to them a boost.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 09:56

Morning All.

We had heavy rain overnight so all the water butts are full plus the garden has had a good watering.

Don't think any gardening will be done today unless things dry up.

Was going to get the caravan ready for forthcoming trip to Cambridge, that will also have to wait. I suppose I could catch up in some housework, have already clean bedroom windows inside.

Enjoy your evening out Liz.


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 12:45

This is a pic of our grape vine.




We planted it purely to give us shade over a seating area, but we usually get a fair amount of grapes. As we only make grape juice and don't attempt wine making, we just let them do their own thing, some years are better than others.If you want large grapes you have to reduce the number of bunches and thin out the remainder with grape scissors, quite a time consuming job. Ours are never sweet enough to eat so I don't think they are a dessert variety. Lots of information available on the web.



Posted: 14/08/2013 at 12:35

David - That's a lot of beans, what will you do with them all? We are getting enough to keep us going at the moment, but I expect we shall have far too many soon, still got some of last year's in the freezer.



Posted: 14/08/2013 at 08:46

Good monring All.

Lovely morning here in Lincolnshire, bright but with the feel of Autumn. Cobwebs on the hedge and walked through some to get to the greenhouse.

I agree Verdun, best summer we have had for ages, let's hope it lasts.

Episode 2 of the fish catching saga this morning. Last time we couldn't catch all the blighters so 2 large carp had to be left behing. Buyer coming today to collect them. We have got one already, now just the other one to catch.

Have a good day folks, whatever you're doing.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 09:30

I just love lilies, have got too many pots, but I can't resist.


 Patricia's Pride.


The speckled on on the left I call the french lily as I bought them in France when we were on holiday, but I've had them so long I can't remeber the names.




Posted: 13/08/2013 at 09:22

Good morning all.

Just been for a walk round the estate, a row of radish have appeared overnight, must have been the heavy shower we had yesterday that got them going.

Some deadheading to do today and maybe a trip to the GC to get some plants for a bit more autumn colour.

I like Vera - Val McDermid, have read alot of her books. so looking forward to the new series.

Things not looking too bad on the plot, garden that is..

Take care Andy.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:51

The first clematis I posted a little while ago the white one is Huldine, don't know what happened to the text.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:44



 Clematis Abundance, it really lives up to it's name.

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