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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 20:54

Looks like everyone been getting their bulbs planted but for me  I got so many to plant still, I must do some tomorrow.

It hasn't forecast rain tomorrow for a change, had a good covering of snow Friday morning - thunder / lighting two nights on the trot, then heavy rain back to snow / hailstone  no wonder I haven't planted majority of my bulbs yet.   

Had 60 dwarf daffodil bulb delivered yesterday ( offer on here last week ) some cupani sweet peas and two free packs of seed and delivered for a grand total of £6.65 

Thought I would say hello

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 14:38

Hi Peter welcome to the forum 

Lawn disease?

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 20:52

It looks pinky / red which makes me think red thread

When is best time to move two large choisya

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 11:06

I would move them now, unless the ground is frozen. 

Frost got my dahlias

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 18:47

I been digging mine up this evening after last night frost, I soldiered on in the dark for the last few. Unfortunately digging up in the dark risks damaging the tubers . They are now in Gh upside down drying off. 

I store mine in a box covering the tuber up to its neck with old compost, I leave in the cold gh for winter. 

Glad I've got them out of the ground snow forecast tonight. It went below -3C last night but hasn't knocked everything back. still got cosmos - asters - rudbeckias - petunias other summer bedding still flowering away, it didnt even get all the dahlias. it not the first hard frost either.

Too late?

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 12:15

I haven't even started planting mine yet. I get it done soon.

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 23:25

I have more herbaceous perennials / bulbs than structural evergreens. I just dont have the space to fit lots of winter interest plants, I ve got the odd plant here and there but not a lot. I personally rather have more exotic plants than have evergreens taking up space.

I have leaned a bit more this year on structural perennials but I am unsure yet how much I like having dead plants used as structural interest . I am also considering some bux balls/cones mixed in, which would leave more formal garden when the H perennials die back.

If I had the space I would love to have a large witch hazel.

Last edited: 06 November 2016 23:29:58

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 18:15

Moving some unwanted plant out of a bed yesterday and planted a few plants before the frosts forecast this week, looks like I'll be busy lifting the dahlias / canna and emptying pots for winter plants this week. 

Just manged to mow the lawn when I got back from work, goes dark fast now clocks have gone back  dunno why the clocks go backwards  .

I do that FidgetB can bare pull out a plant until it finished.

Got loads of bulbs to plant as well. Got some giant alliums , they are the size of a tennis ball  I can just image chopping them in half next year when I messing around 

Last edited: 31 October 2016 18:15:35


Posted: 26/10/2016 at 23:21

Looking good Pete 

Bit worried how close the pond is to the GH door though, might have a accident one day.

Are you putting anything on the patio?

Hayter 56 Petrol.

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 11:54

My dad says you could be a number of different things, broke one of the two belts / loose belt - damaged pulley - stripped gear in the gear box - cable needs adjusting. 

He also said, hold the drive in and pull it backwards, if it stops the belts are gripping but will need adjusting. 

I think I got it all before my mind started to wonder. 

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