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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:58

Mind you, it is nice to see veg growing in the garden.  Veg can look so good too esp with a nice thick mulch.  Torn because I could really plan something there 

Exercise For the Over 60s.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:55

I'll have a word ...dont worry fidget 

Exercise For the Over 60s.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:37

No fidget.........not sure what my plans are right now so a dog is not on my list.  Mind you, still miss the old fella?  

She should have said 23 fidget to be spot on no doubt 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:32


How much time do you think you spend at the allotment? 

I would like to grow veg elsewhere now to free up a new garden design.  

Cost effective? Practical?  Advantages?  Disadvantages? 

Exercise For the Over 60s.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:26

Ha ha, you got me DR....I was impressed with 100lb bags held with straight arms.  I would have tried that .....

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:22

My veg patch is part of my garden but an allotment is on my list GWRS.  Enjoy it?  

Planted out Clematis Sieboldii Florida at last, 2 heleniums I divided earlier, large salvia Ulignosa, divided and planted cannas ...they are well into growth now, a few primroses, lilies and tulips mainly in a new border at the top of the garden.  A large miscanthus Morning Light planted too. All taking shape ....hopefully 

Exercise For the Over 60s.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 17:59

Press many as you can.  50 is good. Squats.  Hitting the heavy old punch not anyone you dislike although someone's name on it has always helped to motivate me.     A bicycle........a static bike is ok but a cycle ride is better.  A brisk walk......combined with some excellent.  A dog helps here.  A swim either at the leisure centre or down the beach.  A game of tennis, even table tennis, once a week or so.  Pull ups.....a garage beam for me but you can buy devices to fit your door frame.  Even stretching.....try to touch an object 20 or 30 cm behind your legs;  a step up from touching your toes.

eating well, fresh air aplenty and avoiding too many my case 

does for me 

New border

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 17:44


To add to Ladybird's suggestions

Artemisia Powys Castle.....tactile silver evergreen.

euryops pectinatus....another grey evergreen forever

bowles flowers on evergreen blue foliage

Salvia carradona and varieties of veronica

dwarf hebes......a wonderful range of foliage colours from red to cream

dwarf pittosporum like Tom Thumb ....compact purple black evergreen

phormium like Bronze Baby, Dazzler, Cream Delight...

abelias like Confettii...delightful cream grey foliage and white late summer flowers or Kaleidoscope

spireas like Magic Carpet and foliage is red turning yellow in summer

You have to have penstemons Audrey......superb evergreen perennials for your conditions.  White,pink, red, purple or blue flowers.  A must have!

Euphorbias like Tasman Tiger and Ascot Rainbow.....lovely variegated foliage and yellow spring flowers. Rubra  has evergreen purple foliage

a couple of grasses like festucas and stipa tennuissima add movement and form to a sunny garden.

a tall perennial like Verbena Bonariensis will be an easy eye catching perennial all summer long

enjoy choosing and planting Audrey 

Last edited: 15 March 2017 17:47:36

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 16:04

Looks great and sounds wonderful crpswheelies 


Posted: 15/03/2017 at 15:38

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