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Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:08

Morning all, sun just coming through, having burnt through the dense fog.

I think I shall be lazy today [ OH would say whats new ], sit outside and plan.

Hope the poorly ones are getting better, KEF, keep taking the medicine.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:20

Obelixx and hostafan, sincere apologies, I have just checked the info. from David Austin and they do indeed say to plant the graft under the soil. I must have been confused on account of all the sun we have had today.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:01

Evening all, turned out nice in the end and I got quite a lot done. I am surprised that my soil seems in fairly good shape despite the flooding.

As well as the goldcrest, I saw my first buttterfly of the year, a small tortoiseshell, very nice.

Right better go and cook tea, as the boss is on her way home.

Hope everyone had a good day, mine is a glass of red KEF.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 16:13

Hostafan, I was intrigued by what you said about rose planting depth. We had a thread about this recently and it is clear there are many different opinions on this subject. I recently bought a bare root rose from David Austin and they stated that the graft should be 1 inch above the soil.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 13:45

Well, the sun is now out and it is warm. I have been adopting my favourite postion in the garden, namely horizontal and have been weeding.

Saw a goldcrest this morning which was a real plus.

See you all later.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 13:41

I think it is interesting that noone has mentioned Chris Beardshaw. He is hugely Knowledgeable, has designed a number of gold medal winning show gardens and is an excellent presenter. I am told by certain folk that he is also easy on the eye, whatever that means.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 13:20

Like nut. says I think you might have celandines, as I find aconites very easy to remove if they seed in the wrong places. Bookertoo, I struggled for years to get aconites to grow but eventually they succeeded in some parts of the garden.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 09:02

Morning all, cold and foggy here, where is the sun. Shall be sowing more seeds today, after trip to buy more compost, BUT no plants, honest!

KEF, alcohol for bad backs and hope other sick ones feel better soon.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 08:50

Feeling very mellow this morning, going out to get supplies, so think it might be Prefab Sprouts Steve McQueen.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:52

I have had a Mandarin duck on the pond this afternoon, envious or what?

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