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Posted: 21/03/2014 at 17:15

Talk about 4 seasons in 1 day [ Crowded House song if on the other thread], just had a snow flurry. Have spent more time running inside to get away from the elements today, than I have actually doing anything.

As usual I have been putting off some of the big jobs, brambles are taking over the orchard [ waste ground really, although it does have some ancient apple trees in it ]. I also need to strim it before it starts to grow again. It has been too wet this winter.

Never finished cutting the hedges after my accident and, I cant do them now as birds are starting to nest in them.

I am a lazy so and so.

Tracey, the greenhouse will go up soon - positive thinking.

Very restrained fg., I try to avoid the GC., because even though I buy plants online, if I visit I find it almost impossible to come away without some impulse purchases.

See you later.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:58

Sorry, should have labled them, 6. is indeed blue ensign, 4. is Omphalodes and the pink blossom is a cherry, although I have long since forgotten which one. I would love a Cercis but, I dont know where I would put it. I am sure one day I will find a space.

Heated Propagators

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:51

I think it is also worth mentioning their use to help cuttings root, for which purpose I find them invaluable.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:51

Some pictures in the garden today.



Posted: 20/03/2014 at 18:31

Hows the head fidget? I am sure you know this, but if you start feeling sick, or if your conscious level starts to change, then you need urgent medical attention. I know its very unlikely, but just incase, and although it goes against the grain for me to say this, no alcohol tonight.

smallish daphne other shrubs

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:55

Do you mean fastigiate nut? They are lovely and make a real statement, but again quite pricey.

I am not sure where ivy came in. Agree with nut on that, although I have it clothing a high wall that separates us from the road; it is a real haven for wildlife, we have several birds that nest in it, and the insects love the late flowers, with the birds eating the berries in the winter.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:46

Miserable day here. Got out for a walk in the woods though, and there are definite signs of spring, the bird song was deafening, even in the rain, its a sound that really raises the spirits.

Anyway, tea to cook, OH has requested spag. bol., even though she knows I dont really like it. A bottle of red should improve things.

See you later.

smallish daphne other shrubs

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:32

How about looking at some of the Hebes?They are evergreen, come in a variety of leaf colour and, some of them have nice flowers.

Daphnes are lovely, but slow growing and very expensive. 

Grasses provide structure, some are evergreen, I would always fit some into a border. 

The list is endless, but they might give you a start.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:43

Morning all, wind picking up, rain due soon. Heron on pond this morning which was nice.

KEF hope your mum is better.

Have a good day everyone.

gardening and mental health

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:37

There is something about gardening, where even small amounts of effort, bring noticeable improvements. So when your mind is in a place, where you feel a failure in your life, a spell in the garden seems to provide evidence to the contrary.

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