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2014

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:30

Sounds fantastic Marion.  wish you lived more locally. ,would love to see your garden and exchange garden thoughts 

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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:23

That's multi tasking Punkdoc 

KEF, I sowed radishes yesterday and I'm eating them today. 

Still very warm and humid ....slugs out in force tonight ....

Hey!  I washed my niece's car and she said she would give me something nice.  In my room she left a bag of peanuts.  

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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:19

Dictamnus?  I feel I'm in an Up Pompei script. 

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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:17

I have the impression of a high quality garden there Dove....or at least well on the way 

Finished weeding and hoeing veg patch. Humid and warm.  Be eating first carrots soon....late this year though

Lots of blackcurramts.  No gooseberries  'tis gardening for you!  

alternative to roses

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 13:06

How about a choisya Clare?  Very, very fragrant right now.  A nice evergreen mound approaching your summerhouse .  Perhaps a group,of fragrant shrubs to give scent all year round there....daphne, winter honeysuckle, witch hazel, a scented phlox (some are very scented),sarcoccoca, philadelphus....nice dwarf ones now, heliotrope ESP the perennial Chatsworth, lavendars, regal lilies, etc. plus some tactile aromatics like lemon verbena, pineapple sage and the scented pelargoniums ?  Add a couple of winter stocks and you have a reason to visit your summerhouse in the colder months 

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:53

Main thing is to enjoy your space.  To please YOU.  

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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:50

Hiya Clarington, what do you want to do?  You know, life is so short it's silly to waste it doing stuff you really dont like.   Wish I learnt that lesson years back. 

Punkdoc, well not quite so sunny now.  Bright,,sunny spells though. Finally decided to clear the weeds from peas, carrots, onions etc.  All my talk of being neat in the garden but, in my haste, I pulled up a pea.  Didnt have many to start with either so thats a pain.  And it was "podding". 

Bit of a chill ....prob when slug hunting late couple of nights ago in the rain.

Hey! Passed a fav nursery on way back this morn and resisted the urge to stop.  How's that for will power?  

 

Lupin

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:33

After flowering. I dig some of them up and divide when thick flower stems have been removed and pull plants apart.  I replant or pot up.

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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:47

Morning Dove.  Maybe those lupins were grown "hard".  Ours in the garden are usually soft...prob delicious too......grown.  As I said earlier, my older plants have done better than the newer ones. 

(used to grow plants using sulphate of ammonia or dried blood to get lots of quick fresh growth.  Soon realised they were esp attractive to slugs and snails.  Best to grow       without  being forced)

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:40

Can't keep any donuts back Fairy.....they, er, er, er, don't  keep very well.  Go off very quickly and need ro be consumed....by me....ASAP 

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