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Pottie Pam

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You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 10:40

Well done Sarah,

I hope this summer is just as good for you.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 11:44

Love to come, Dove but too far away. sounds lovely.


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:02

Good afternoon all,

Lovely pussycat and a lucky one too. 

Amazing achievement Matty. You should feel proud of yourself.

It's been a lovely day here and I had a couple of hours or so in the garden today. I even worked up a sweat or I should say a lady-like glow. My dad used to say if you see a farmer in shirt sleeves in January it's a sign that there is bad weather to come. I didn't see any farmers but they would have been happy to be in shirt sleeves today.

I moved a willow from the veg garden down to the bottom of the field. It was a cutting last year and had grown over six feet. I also pulled up some more brambles. They've spred from a hedge and are rooting into the lawn. They are faily easy to pull up now with the wet ground but I'll have to keep on top of it.

There's lots of snowdrops open now. There was only one on NYD. Two daffodils are in flower. They were in a mixed bag so must be a very early variety. Some of the others are only just showing.

I relly enjoyed being out today . The arteries have been declogged and vit D topped up a little.


Posted: 04/01/2014 at 07:25

Good morning,

I hope everyone is keeping safe and warm. I'm getting a bit fed up with this weather now and like everyone else itching to get on.

My 25 rosa rugosa plants arrived yesterday and I heeled them in the veg garden. At least I can plant them at my leisure now. I ordered them on Ebay, the first time I've bought plants from there, and really impressed with them. I'm making a wildlife hedge.

Hope Spike is okay Verdun. I think the smell of the anaesetic (spelling it doesn't look right) can upset them. One of my brother's dogs had a small op and the other dog attacted him when he came home and they'd never previously had a cross word.

Talkback: Winter flowers and bumblebees

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 06:56

Liked your blog too, Higgy.

I saw a bee two days ago on the winter flowering honeysuckle. The bees loved it last year too  and I often saw them on sunny days in the winter. Bullfinches were attracted to it too last year and stripped every flower off but it was good to see them too.


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:23

Thanks for your replies all.

I don't think I'll  need a 'bern' to keep the water round my plants.  

Probably wasted my money buying the fungus. Going where no roses have been before. I should have asked on here first.


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:09

Happy New Year again,

Only John and I were awake this morning when I looked in earlier.

Will do the flower count later. (It won't take long)

I've foolishly ordered 25 hedging roses,rosa rugosa. They are due to arrive Saturday. Perhaps if I send my private helicopter Verdun will give me a hand.

Step 10 in the planting instructions says, 'finish filling the planting hole with soil and any soil left over use to make a temporary berm above the perimiter of the roots'. What's a berm? Google didn't come up with an answer. I can only assume its a circular ridge of soil.

I've also ordered mycorrhizal fungus to use in the planting. It was recommended to use this but has anyone used it and found it made a difference?


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 04:39

Happy New Year everyone and happy gardening in 2014.

The rain and wind woke me up. Beautilful day yesterday but back to gales today.

Glad your op went well, John and hope you'll soon be home. A friend had a similar operation and within weeks was able to walk miles ocross Dartmoor pain free.


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 13:51

Merry Christmas everyone,

Looking forward to another year of good advice and most of all a good laugh.


Happy Endings

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 10:58

So good to hear good news, Dove. Hope she's okay but will buck up when she gets back to her puppies.









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