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Shadoweaver


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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:40

Morning peeps! Already been out this morning and waged war on the Hairy Bittercress that just loves my garden so much! A week of warmer weather and it's already starting to flourish! Well... it was until 10 mins ago No sign of bindweed yet.....getting worried........it's planning something!!!! Either that or the last 5 years of waging war have virtually kicked it into touch!

Just off to buy some second hand scaffolding planks to finish off edging a lawn. Only £3.75 for a standard plank. Give 'em a quick sand down, apply woodstain and a really neat edging solution for the lawn/beds!

Also joping to sink a mass of Summer bulbs and find a home for (another) weigela, protestanthera cuneata and a sarcococca!

Have loads of seeds to sow.....foxglove 'dusky maid' and Grandiflora, Cosmos Purity, Ragged Robin, Scabious, Bergamotand some more Rudbeckia!! Need to resow some more Nocotiana and Felicia as I lost over 60% of the emergent seedlings to 'damping off'...... a think I was a bit too liberal with the watering and left them in the heated propagator too long Still.....we never learn by not making mistakes do we?)

Might get the lawnmower out for the first time, fire it up and give the grass a once over. Ready for the annual battle of trying to get the petrol engine to start and only ending up with an achy arm and a recaclitrant lawn mower for about half an hour! Hoping it might be different this year as purchased a nice Hayter mower towards the end of last year!! We shall see

Everyone sounds really busy! Hope one and all have a great day and that you make the most of the sunshine Please ensure you round off the day in the only perfect way possible.....by relaxing in a comfy chair outside and admiring your endeavors with a nicely chilled glass of white (Sauvignon Blanc for me)!! I know I will be.....!

All the best

Adam

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 18:59
It was nice and sunny here at 1700. 'Great! thought I. So, when I finished work at 1740 I put my gardening clobber on and went outside.......and at precisely 1750 it began leathering it down.......just as I'd got my border spade and rake out!!! Copious amount of hail and some lightening to boot! I'm now back inside

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 23:44
Like the poem! Reminds me if this wonderful one by Eugene Field

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15720

Cheery bye one and all!
Adam

Vistors had a party yesterday

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 23:17
I only started feeding the birds about August last year and until the last two days been pretty common visitors: bullfinch, chaffinches, sparrows, blackbirds, robins and a variety of tits. I'm pretty sure we've got a pair of Blackcaps visiting now which - though I'm not a bird watcher - has me quite excited. The female visited yesterday (noticed the red on the top of the head) and the male put in appearance today! Definitely an increase in activity the week! There's quite a community at the feeders (peanuts, seed, fat balls & robin feed) and there seems to be some sort of visiting regime

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:15

Hi All

As Spring hasn't descended on our garden as yet and leaves are still lingering in their buds I thought I'd share this pic from the end of January this year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/21809.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Looks better with the snow at the moment

Rgds

Adam

Perennial project the forum way

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 20:17
Superb garden Salino!!! Thanks for sharing the pics...... and your personal memories! I'm loving the huge Euphorbia!! I can see that this will be on my 'Want' list I have several places where this would be quite striking as I'm a sucker for foliage and texture!

Rgds
Adam

Bee spotting

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:58
I haven't noticed any Bees in the garden, yet. Mind you the whole garden is still quite immature and, excepting some crocuses and snowdrops, there is nothing else at present for them to take an interest in. Need to add some Hellebores to extend their season of interest methinks..... all the Hellebore threads and pics have whetted my appetite!

Hopefully when the warm weather kicks in there will be plenty of Spring and Summer interest to encourage bees and butterfies as I've planted a fruiting and a flowering cherry, two pear trees and two apple trees plus lots of bee friendly plants waiting to be planted out!

Reds
Adam

Jet Stream finally moving up

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 23:19
It's ranged been between 6.5C and 10C over the past 4-5 days so not too bad where we are in the East Midlands. When that icy wind drops you can really feel the warmth of the Sun! You just know that as soon as the temperature goes up everything's going to take off with a vengeance. Can't wait!!!!

I've even brought out the table and chairs.... just in case!! Now there's optimism!

Rgds
Adam

Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 23:10
Thanks Sam! I thought it was sleeping and wouldn't notice
Will definitely take cuttings - if it doesn't aspire to being an ex- shrub and give up the ghost! Lesson learnt!!!

Rgds
Adam

Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:56
Thanks for all your help folks. Very much appreciated

Verdun - there was a pretty good rootball but there were some roots poking out. I can't say that I didn't cause damage to the root system as I know there was a big b*gger anchoring it down and I couldn't dig it all out intact!!!!!

I'll give it more time as suggested, lay off the water and give it a prune when the weather picks up a bit more. I 'm encouraged that all is not lost

Have a great evening one and all.

Rgds
Adam

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