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Apple blossom

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 16:29

Checking my cordons today I found that one of them has blossom, andfuture flower buds and a bunch has flowered

Is this going to damage my tree in the frosts, we have yet to have one.

I am quite concerned



Posted: 04/11/2013 at 16:24

Good day all

Lot of frosty folk about today but non here, although I don't think it was far off . GH temp was 3* and its usually about 2* warmer than outside.

Have had alovely day. All washing more or less dry.

Raked more of the******acorns!

Cleared a raised bed ready for next year, pulled the cosmos, and made an arched walkway.  Not much cash so 2 cheap arches and some very stout canes.

Already have a rose -'Iceberg' climbing for it

Posted the photo and it disappeared will try again

 Eventually will lead to something interesting not a pile of old pallets!!


















Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:37

A TENS machine is a wonderful device that gives stimulation and pain relief to the bits that tablets don't reach. Used to have one on my shouder and neck before special meds. and an op,

Relaxing, works off a battery and has little pads that give vibrations - which all sounds very but isn't. Used with a wheatgerm pad - bliss




Posted: 03/11/2013 at 17:45

Oh Mrs G how sad. I would be devaststed.

Acorns - grrrrrrrrrrr - no that's wromg GRRRRRRRRRR

A constsnt battle  with them and one of my veg raised beds has so many you can't see the soil. A job for tomorrow, after my brown bin had been emptied (full of acorns)

Still the wind has been blowing but not as bad as yesterday, but sooo cold, haven't felt warm all day

On a plus my NDN came round and has drilled and plugged holes, and put in vine eyes in a plain wall so I can finally train my 2  roses across it - Veilchenbrau and Lady Hillingdon. 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 17:37

Roses, lots of them, different varietes

Cosmos, coreopsis, dahlia, verbena bonariensis, trafescantia, Salvia (annual), sedum white and red, violas, heuchera, fuchsia 'delta sarah', calendula, nasturtium

Never fails to amaze me how much is still in flower 

New borders

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:13

I knew you would say Taxus standishi 

Prunus already have and too big for siruation

Taxus coppershine sounds interesting but if I know taxus will be over my budget, and any way am looking for a 'finger'

At Picton Gardens they had 'Helmond pillar' tied with wire as well

Leaving my garden

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:06

Is it a long term let?

Leaving my garden

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 20:12

When I moved here I was only able to fetch a few choice plants with me.

Great -I can say with hindsight

It's meant i have been introduced to new plants and new gardening techniques to cope with the different land and climate

My few plants I have brought have settled OK but it has meant that I have not been in the situation where need to plant things that may not go in the hew style

trying to say new garden, new opportunities

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:56

Ah Thanks Punc doc. I am looking for a tall slim plant of interest without flowers - one where I have just said and echoed in a large pot as well.

I was going to use Juniper 'Sky Rocket ' but have pears so not a good combination

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:32

I've just ripped out a lavetera Barnsley'. about 2 weeks ago

Although it wasn't that mature was surprised at how much light it let into the rest of the area, so was a clematis, as it has 2 flowers on it now

Have used the area to plant a cephalaria (a giant one) Will be much better than the shrub and am also going to plant a Berberis 'Helmond Pillar' It will give interest without shade

So as most of the garden  - work in progress

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