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Posted: 28/02/2015 at 12:03

Afternoon all.

rare trip to gym this morning. Very embarrassing, new piece of equipment, a rolling staircase, and you guessed it I fell down them!!

Never mind only pride hurt, and a rather attractive girl came to ask whether I was all right.

Preparation starts now for the Cup Final, COYS.

Enjoy your days.


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 18:21

Well, the washing machine man turned up eventually, and could not fix it. What a wasted day, can't go into garden, when expecting people, as the house is hard to find, and there is no mobile reception in the garden.

Still waiting for car to arrive at the garage, so I can test drive it.

Get better soon to all the afflicted.


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 15:20

They are not hardy, so too early for unheated greenhouse, certainly at night, as DM says.


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.

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