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Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:54

Pernod,ouzo, not for me thanks, I'll stick to vino collapse with superIDhero runny! 

Bike ride not too long today, but goodness it's complicted learning to ride a bike properly as an adult  all those gears n brakes n stuff . Anyway OH 

 says I did well 

Plenty of time left for gardening. Retied the apple trees together, I'm trying to get them to meet and form an arch ( ok give it another year n I'll realise it's a stupid idea!). weeded n moved stuff about.

This year my plan is less in the borders and progress onto pots, hmmm should have sown some seeds then! I don't have many tubs n things as always expensive and the plants entice me more...but there are loads of cheap plastic ones in JTF, have already got a few for £1 each and going back for more, so need some ideas.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:43

yvie, what have you planted / going to plant in the pots? Looking for inspiration as I'd better not put anything else in the swamped garden! 

2 Plant IDs please

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 17:51
Yep borage thanks Runny. Like it but think it'll have to one out

2 Plant IDs please

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 17:40


First one should be aquickie...did I plant it or sow it last year or is it a weed? (5 of them).




Second I know I planted but no idea what it is...



Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 17:35

Finally dug the aquilegias out of the allium bed, wasn't as risky as I thought and I think all the alliums have survived.

Then decided the monarda was spreading far too much in the red bed, so moved to a new bed with a new red hot poker. Found a struggling rudbekia so added that as well. 

Rescued a swamped hemerocalliis, couldn't find a spot for it so it'll have to live in a pot for now.

Most of my garden is swamped at the moment so here comes a new learning curve! 


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:37

Aching after a morning run (getting good at this fitness lark, well doing it anyway).

Hasnt stopped me in the garden though,  wearily tidied away the spring bulb planters and dragged some others into place (can't go on like this, must have another plan than moving pots every season). Tidied the GH which had become a shed instead! Moved patio furniture.  Sat and enjoyed garden from new bifold doors, whilst nursing a suspected pulled muscle in calf and wondering why that cat thinks it lives here 

OH tells me we are off for another bike ride tomorrow. Yikes! Help!



Posted: 12/05/2015 at 08:10

still dead as a door nail lily 


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 07:42


Stepson also is starting his exams this week so good luck to the chicklets. 

Kef, just another coffe and your get up will drag you out there spade in hand

Verdun, thought it was cold in Cornwall all the time!?

Gorgeous pics BL, don't cross your fingers too hard for sunday 1. you won't need luck with that garden of yours and 2. it'll make it hard doing the final touches.

Becky, OHs are rarely right but yes don't overdo it.

Busy 'bitty' day, here and ther, this and that, I've had to write a job list and put it in the right order so everything gets done. Hope your list goes well too DD. 


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 21:14

Sounds like you had a whale of a time top bird.

Just caught the tail end of Garden Challenge on TV Bbc2 I think, will be watching it in full once I get OH out to work tomorrow! 


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:54

Off to GC tomorrow to ask for advice! I think I know what they'll say but any excuse! The Acer drumondii I bought last year has some none variegated leaves coming through, one is even half variegated and half full green! Hope I don't encounter any stickiness while I'm there

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