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Posted: 13/05/2015 at 23:13

Hard evening on the sofa, drinking G@T , after another busy day in the garden.

Just get the feeling that things are slowly taking shape, but having said that, I still have a greenhouse full and many window sills, all waiting to go out some where.

Managed to spend most of the day moving existing plants to " better " locations, trying to paint a better picture. Very pretentious I know.

My ducks do not seem to be nesting here this year, for which I am grateful, as in other years, I have spent my time trying to rescue the chicks when they get into the stream and can't get back into pond. The ducks still visit most days, which is nice.

Tomorrow I can feel a bout of total laziness creeping in, possibly nursing a hangover, if I continue on the gin.

Night all and good luck to any exam sitters tomorrow, possibly not the time to mention, that I loved exams.


azaleas for a beginner

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 22:52

Hi WW. It would be better if you could plant them in the ground, for better moisture availability.

Check your pH, it may be ok.

If not mix ericaceous compost with leaf mold and feed with sequesters iron and seaweed extract.

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:20

I find those bags you can seal, normally used for sandwiches, very good.


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 08:29

I still think some of the Chelsea gardens are beautiful, with many good ideas, even though most of them are just an installation.

I am certainly looking forward to going again this year.

coffee & tea

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 07:56

Tea comes from a Camelia and is grown successfully in Cornwall. Growing from seed will take you many years.

I don't think coffee will grow here.


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 07:53

Morning all.

Slight frost overnight, but sun out now and warming up.

Lots of planting out of seedlings today, with the lawns to mow later, should keep me off the streets.

Winter, pink and yellow can work, just look how many plants have both together on the same flower.

I quite enjoyed the Chelsea challenge, if only to see how I would not design a garden.

Frost damage

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:53

Fatsias are not 100% hardy. I often get frost damage on my mine and it always seems to recover, with no special help from me. 


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:53

A mans work is never done, gardening most of day, despite the weather.

Now got dinner to cook, some new seasons lamb cutlets.

Finally need to run the hoover round.

OK, one of those is a lie!


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:18

Dove, was it the rainbow that was horizontal, or your OH?

Liatris Spicata

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:09

Not wanting to be picky Nut, but I think Liatris come as bulbs / tubers.

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