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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 07:56

Morning all.

Heavy frost, but looks sunny. Had to scrape ice off car to go to SM.

Washing machine packed in, so lots of waiting around for them to come and hopefully fix it.

Hopefully get some more gardening done.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:55

Afternoon all.

Cold, wet and windy [ and that's just me ]

Lots of window sill seeds starting to germinate, which is great, but no idea where I will find room for everything when I start pricking out.

when to cut back Fountain Grass?

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:47



Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:07

Afternoon all.

Spent the morning in the garden tidying up and working out where this years seedlings will be planted, when the time comes.

There was a definite air of Spring about, the birds were very noisy, particularly the Dunnocks. I also had a robin following me wherever I went, I love their cheekiness.

This afternoon was not so much fun, mainly spent on the phone, haggling over car price, the saga rumbles on.

Cooking a risotto for dinner.

Have a good evening everyone.


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 15:43

The biggest problem growing plants near to conifers is that the soil will be very dry and lacking in nutrients. Before any specific advice about plants can be given we would need to know, is the area sunny, or shady.

when to cut back Fountain Grass?

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 15:38

You need to cut it back to the base, trying not to cut off the new shoots.

Lychnis chalcedonica - vesuvius

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:11

Agree with Nut. The tall red one is chalcedonia [Maltese cross]

The bright orange with dark leaves is Vesuvius, lasts a couple of years for me, but very easy from seed.

Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:04

Thanks girls my non blog name is Nigel.


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 14:43

More seeds sown, relaxed me after dealing with salesmen. I have however covered kitchen with compost and vermiculite, it looks like I have been planning a new border in there.

Yvie, I originally came from Bromsgrove, so close to where you are now.

Off to read the new Crocus catalogue, some very pretty things in it.


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 12:25

Back from haggling with car salesmen, it really is an unpleasant experience. They make you feel you are robbing them, when we all know the truth is the other way round.

Think I might have sorted it though, buying an ex-demonstrator model, from a garage some distance away, as long as the mileage is fairly low.

Seed sowing now to relax a bit.

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