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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 07:11

Watching the sun rise here. Bright red sun today and blue sky with the odd little cloud.  Rabbits playing in the field and the birds are tweeting away. Just lovely.

Gu pots and pringle lids.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 07:56

Thanks Dinah - I do believe I have some half eaten sour cream and chive flavour Pringles lingering in the cupboard from Christmas!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 06:01

Ooooh, beautiful Lupins Busy. 

Dont worry Steve, the walled part is a small bit of the garden with a big wooden 5 bar gate to the left followed with open country side beyond and an open arch to the right. We often get hedgehogs - they can certainly move. We didn't realise how quick they can run!

Thanks for the planting tips Verdun. I'll have to look some of those up as my knowledge isn't nearly wide enough!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 21:05

Mixed colour lupins.

Thanks for the tips. Can't wait to get back digging at the weekend! 

Do you think I should out some curves in it, or will that conflict with the curve of the wall?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:10
Thanks so much for the feed back. I'll widen it then. I was thinking I'd plant less varieties and more in numbers as I've made the mistake in two other deep beds of putting in too many individual plants that don't mix well. I've plonked those obelisks there to think about height. Is there a dunce list of front and back plants? For example, I've got some lovely lupins on the go. Are they a front or rear of border plant and what goes well with them?
Thanks ever so much!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 08:50
Thanks Hosta. I'm absolutely rubbish at working out what to plant in front of things though and never seem to get the balance right. I'd like to use the wall as a fitting backdrop, will need some structure to break it up too.
Lots to plan. It was quite easy to do as the ground is so soft at the moment.

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 08:46
Thanks Fairy!

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 07:22
It's the finger nails I struggle with. Looking at mine now (as I wait for the delayed train for work) they are awful, and all around them they are messy. Tricky when you work in an office where no one else seems to enjoy gardening and there is lots of pointing at plans etc. so fingers regularly on display.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 06:04

Had a fab day in the garden yesterday. Dug out a new bed. Room for more plants!!

Narrow at 15 inches, so manageable, but 11m long.

I am going to get some edging. Has anyone tried any? I found a company called Everedge that does a steel version.

 I bet this photo comes out upside down - at the point of sending it is the right way up!

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 23:27

Loved the Small Spaces show. so nice to see normal people in normal gardens. Lots of great tips too. More please BBC!

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