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HELLO FORKERS!

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.

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HELLO FORKERS!

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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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