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Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:53

The area is an approx triangle 2 sides 10ftish. In far corner of garden furthest away from house so really need big and bold so can be seen from house and makes a statement as they will have to compete with a beautiful oak tree 

OH found my mug - on a bench but not the one I had been sitting on 


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:00


Spent time in garden nd lost one of my favourite mugs - put it down somewhere but cannot find it - one of those nice big Catherine Kitson ones as well

OH has planted a lovely white chanomeles I bought the other day, looks even better now the tapes have been taken off

 Slowly getting my white shrubbery done, do need some perennials for underplanting though, semi shaded, little on dry side, need to be tall but not japanese anemone if I can help it.

Also done yet more pricking out and GH shuffling. Put up some shelves today for it but had them years and are corroded, not sure if they will last until autumn 

Now have an excuse to visit a GC as well - OH broke my garden spade - need new one which will have to be assessed for weight and height so obviously can't buy on-line

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:13

So sorry to hear that news Lyn.

My thoughts have been very much with you the last few days and I hope you may all find some peace now.

Hugs and best wishes

Bjay x

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 11:37

Look lovely Tootles.

Why end of August Charlie - another wedding or celebration?

My Zinnias are beginning to germinate amazed as only sowed them on Friday and big news is that I have 5 germinated Larkspur

My Cosmos are leggy, they grow that way every year but always grow into lovely plants.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:46

Point taken 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 18:00

Pricked out the cornflowers and physallis, 

Chatted to a neighbour who is also attemping a cut flower patch this year and we are going to swap plants - goodoh!!


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 17:54

Phew I thought it was me as well!!

Been fairly garden busy - Have builder in so it involved OH having to move some plants. One was an orange Erysinum, rather than potting it up I took a dozen cuttings in the hope that one will take. Also had to move a little holly tree now in a pot and distribute various containers in other places, one place being the space between the skip and the car not exactly ideal!

I did some 'real' gardening - raked lightly some spent compost as soil improver on one of raised beds- no discomfort  and was very carefull

Going to watch GW, and Kew this evening as I haven't seen them before, wine with  meal then hope to stay awake for Montalbano

Will now attempt to catch up on other threads I'm following, now I know it wasn't my fault


J Parkers

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 17:10

I have bought perennials form Unwins - the large plugs usually sold in 3's and had no problems. 

Have had issues with Suttons in the past though

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:39

I have 2 ft wide plastic netting with canes threaded in each side. I can lay them where i need and move them off as the plants mature. Does work quite well. It's that rigid plastic net about 2 inch square holes and 4 ft + canes threaded through each side so they are like panels

Beds are 8ft x 4 ft and I lay 4 across from wood edge to wood edge. Sometimes I use an extra piece to have an overlap


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:00

I managed it, see Eclipse thread, thanks for help.

Will do some more on another thread (cut flowers) before I forget what to do 

Sorry still some lurgies going around, hope you all feel well soon

Love ducks, wanted to keep them but 'NO' from OH, pleased I don't now.

Hope work problems solve themselves soonest

OH mowed lawns for first time today, must be spring, 11 days earlier than last year.


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