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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 20:10

move 2 roses from back to front garden, planted a rose bought in container last autumn and planted philadelphus that's lived in a pot for 18 months, dug proper holes, added rootgrow and mulched with manure, feeling v proud!

Clay soil and boggy lawn

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 20:07

my lawn still looks depressingly horrendous, wqater just sitting in parts of it. i've been out every few weeks and raked moss up, stuck fork in 6 ins deep all oer, i am now going to try the test drainage hole, resow april and if no improvement am honestly going to look at fake grass (which i've always turned my nose up at)

clematis pruning

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:53

ooh that's interesting bob, unsure whati'll do, going to repot one with a miniature rose that's in another pot, that'll give it a bit more interest low doen

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:23

a1154 I'd love some of those poppies, i'll look what i have going and put up later

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:20

Verdun that was so funny! got a little one off sick and that really made her laugh!thankyou

clematis pruning

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:19

I chopped all clematis yesterday as had someone to watch littlies and was mild, shopped all at lowest bus thogh one or two have a lot of bare growth under that should I chop further?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:42

oh yes the other thing I've done is glare at our 'lawn' ( mudpatch) i've stuck drainage holes in every few weeks as I feel I just can't leave it, my 2 year old wants to play on it and I care more about him playing out and digging with his sister's trowel than keeping him off the lawn.. it looks horrendous, must post a pi.. plan to reseed with seed for shady area ( East facing) if it hasn't grown nice and green with no  bare patches by end of May... I really have just had a quick browse at... forginve me... I'm going to swear... artificial grass!!!!

clematis pruning

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:38

thanks Dave you are as usual v helpful

clematis pruning

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:25

I bought 7 clematis 18 months or so ago, 3 have flowered so I think I know what they are, the others the ink has washed off! I think they're all group 2 except 1, I', reading that group 2 you start at top, go down to live buds and prune above those, group 3 you prune 6 ins from base, one that only flowered in sept/oct has quite a few new buds but they're quite high, underneath is a straggly mess, I think it's group 3 but am unsure, if I hard prune later this month chopping off new buds will it recover?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:08

started looking through my seeds before I order any more, seperated seeds I'd collected from their cases ( lupins, delphiniums,astrantia) am desperate to start sowing! Any advice on sowing these much appreciated. Keep looking out and glaring at the fig tree ( sorry Dove) Am plotting it's demise though it will have to stay a liitle while linger, so asap am getting pruning saw to it to hack at it hard so we can have more light and my rambler rose that's been in a year and a half has some chance of getting bigger that a foot high

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