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Posted: Today at 17:12

Hi all. Lovely day in the garden, the hours just flew by, a lot of weeding done, but even more looking about, seeing new plants appear by the hour! Given how wet winter was, there dont seem to have been too many casualties.

Hope everyone had a good day. Off to sit in the bath with the new RHS mag..

Fuchsias! to prune or not to prune?

Posted: Today at 12:13

It is perfectly acceptable not to prune fuschias if they have retained their top growth. Force of habit means I have done mine even though many of them kept their leavs throughout winter.

Dare i or not???

Posted: Today at 09:18

There is invasive and then INVASIVE. Many invasive plants are very easy to control by simply pulling up the unwanted plants. Some however are much more difficult. I am not sure where the Cypres spurge fits.


Posted: Today at 09:15

Will need a picture before we are able to give advice.


Posted: Today at 08:36

Happy birthday for Monday OL.

KEF., I have been looking at new GHs., there are some beauties out there. My looking is just wishful thinking, unfortunately.

Weather here is beautiful, so into the garden for me.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: Yesterday at 21:56

Just catching up with Gardens in time the BBC 4 series. It was on Biddulph Grange, interesting, had a very nice stumpery.

Weather looks ok for tomorrow, so pricking out, potting on and planting out, and then maybe some seed sowing, followed by a lot more weeding.

Time for a whisky, I am feeling a bit achey.


Posted: Yesterday at 18:17

Sleepover sounds fun.

It is amazing at this time of year how rapidly the garden changes. I have been away on and off for about 4 days and everything is different.

Honesty and Doronicum flowering, look lovely together, late daffs are out [ Cheerfullness? ] and the tulips are in full sway, Princess Irene and Ballerina looking particularly good. Seems strange to think we were flooded in February.

Must go and cook tea.


Posted: Yesterday at 13:47

Well I have caught up with your posts, and, you have been vey busy while i have been away. Glad you are spending lots of time in your gardens, or spending hard earned cash at GCs.

A few days away and this place tries to revert to a jungle, so a lot of weeding for me this afternoon, especially as I am off again soon, taking the OH to Venice [ big bday. and wedding anniversary ]

Glad your Meconopsis is growing KEF.

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: Yesterday at 09:33

Took early retirement 2 years ago. So ex- doctor [ consultant in Intensive Care Medicine ]

Dont miss it, suffered major stress related depression. Love retirement, but miss the salary.


Posted: Yesterday at 09:25

Morning all. Have been away visiting family over Easter, it is true what they say you can choose your friends!!

Need to catch up on what you have all been doing.

See you later.

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