Latest posts by MrsGarden

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:27
Dove, I got Pam after your recommendation, can't wait til it looks like yours.

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:50
My decision of the day - do I leave clematis alpina Pamela Jackman in its pot for first year when im sure its in the right place, or just plant it? Took all of 5 seconds to go fetch the spade!


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:47
Hi wintersong. Lots done today. OH found paint so arch no.1 now matches the decking, an awful dark brown but as its attached to the deck it needed go be done. After deciding I would start clematis off in a tub, ended up just needing to get it in an 18" deep hole next to new arch! Rained while painting and planting but no harm done, just a bit rusty! Long soak then as I told OH I couldn't possibly cook as well, he came up with an original idea - off to the pub, yeh hey!!! Will work on him to get going with arches 2&3 tomorrow! Bliss.


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:57

I like the gadget Blackest, what' sit called, brand etc?

Right, I'll just have to wait and see what my version of 'sweet pea' turns into! And I was so looking forward to them, never mind they must be somewhere! Worryingly though I think I've also nurtured a pot of weeds through winter in the belief that I had done so well looking after echinacea cuttings.

Grass cut on lowest setting, hydrangea p. has got some green tufts - so have cut back so growth can concentrate on them! Watering done in the sunshine. Can't find the paint/stain for the arch though. Dead tree has some growth again so still needs chopping to make safe, going with OH suggestion to let it grow again and plant some buddleia (can never spell that) in case it doesn't grow and then have some height, cuttings taken. can also put a clematis to grow up it and into comifers.


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:58

oh eck !!! 


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:04

OK, what do I do with these sweet peas now? I don't follow the sweet pea thread as I should so will have missed any advice on there.


Human irrigation system

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:53

Hi Mike, hope youre not feeling down today, remember you have lots of friends here holding your hand and wishing you well. Take care.

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:52

Mike, your posts are fine, don't worry. I've not seen anything negative about you or your posts but the forum is like life in many ways. At times someone will have a bad day and look for things to grumble about, the next day it's all forgotten. Yes, your posts are long but I'd like to bet that's YOU in life as well! We all have to be who we are and this is often reflected in our posts. I love reading the way you relate gardening to your life and memories. You have such a skilled way of teaching us new ideas. Keep posting in this manner please garden buddy.

Rambling roses and conifers

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:42

As you say the conifers are 6' tall I expect you keep them pruned to this size, if so would this affect the choice of rose you get? 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:37

Love all the pics everyone.

BL, you've given me another idea for wisteria, I have to admit to being a bit scared of it but may try it along the deck fence so it doesnt get too high - will it grow in a tub or is that a silly question?

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