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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 12:34

It is a Rhodedendron of some sort.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:20

Very quiet day here. I have got to stop feeling guilty when I dont do anything, surely thats the point of retirement.

Have managed to put some canes with labels on around the borders. They are my way of planning what is going where, although I usually change my mind a few times.

Now need to pack for trip north.

Can someone please help me identify this thriving exotic plant :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:07

Yes, I am with fidget on this one.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 09:03

Morning all

Dull, but very mild here, just watching a marauding gang of long tailed tits on the nut feeder, must be a dozen, they are so funny.

Feeling very sore after last few days in the garden, so an easy day planned, probably some horizontal weeding.

Have a good day everyone, especially the workers.


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:12

PS. Verdun think carefully about your job. I recently gave up my voluntary job, as it was taking up more and more of my time and was becoming very stressful. I need to start looking for something else, but hopefully it will be a little more relaxing.


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:10

Evening all.

Another good day in the garden, at one point I actually took my fleece off and had to mop my sweaty brow.

Edged some of the lawn. I am not a particularly tidy gardener, but it is amazing the difference a crisp lawn edge makes to the look of a garden.

Am of to St. Andrews soon, for MILs 80th., so am going to miss valuable gardening time. There will however be much food and alcohol, maybe even too much!

Off to cook tea now, hope everyone had a good day. Spring is here, I think.


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 10:57

It is great isnt it Dove, when I took the covers off the propagator this morning there were little Rudbeckia and Gaura staring back at me.

No matter how long I have been gardening, until the moment I actually see the seedlings I think that they are not going to germinate. When they do I get some sort of endorphin rush, like I have just finished some exercising.

By the way, morning everyone, I am just in for coffee, having been pruning [ hacking ] some wayward shrubs.

Crocks for ....

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 09:59

I seem to remember that a trial was done a few years ago, by some "famous" TV gardener, which showed that there was no difference between the 2.

I fill the bottom of pots, if I want to reduce the amount of compost I use or, to increase the weight of pots that I think might blow over.

Like Nut, I suspect that it has always been done and therefore must be the right thing to do.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:38

Finally feel like I am getting somewhere with the garden, after all the rain this winter.

Have spent the last 2 days at it pretty much full time and a little bit of order is starting to emerge. Most of last years perennials are now cut down and I am slowly weeding the borders.

Seeds are starting to germinate on window sills all over the house and the greenhouse is bursting at the seams.

It feels like it is that manic springtime again.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:49

Kaiser Chiefs and Wheatus.

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