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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 11:51

I think cjwp meant ablutions, aym? A typo I think...

Just started hammering it down, we've had plenty of rain here (NE) recently, butt 5 in my chain is currently filling.

Received some bulbs on Fri so have started planting them out, mostly daffs to go around the edge of the grass area. Still got loads to arrive though, ordered them later than usual.

Went out to plant some more bulbs this morning but soil was too difficult so I need a rethink. Moved some perennials as I need to make a path through the bog border - -it's too difficult to control the stuff at the back. Also moved clematis Rebecca as it has never done well where it had been.

Are these iris reticulata bulbs?

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 12:35


I dug up a patch of various iris a few weeks back and stored them so I could replant but now I've separated the types I'm not sure if any are reticulata. Can anyone help?

I've put a new bag with them to compare. They are completely dry but even de-skinned are a darker colour I'm wondering if the retic's died and these are something else...

The other bulbs I dug up from the same area are below but I think these are a taller later flowering Iris of some sort.


Thank you

Pears, picking

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 14:36

I ate an unripe one also, quite nice and crisp to be fair

Pears, picking

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 13:22

My tree got through all the gales without losing a twig - almost like trees are designed to

Not many pears left on the tree now, most are in the house.

Experimented with the recipe above (thanks Dove) hope they'll be okay...don't think I left enough ullage as the lids popped off in the oven

They smell amaaaaazzzing

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:00

More of the above from me - been anti-couching like Bob and saving £ like Verdun

Unweeded the edges of two beds I'm tinkering with and created space for some plants I want and meddled with the shade border which has looked a bit poo this year. Added some eve prim young plants, still need to move in an aster and vernonia later in the year.

Ordered more bulbs, next year's seeds and some roses in various sales, offers and promotions - very satisfying 

Collected some tagetes seeds as need around 1 million for next year. Nowt much else to do at the mo - ground is too hard...might make a sandwich

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:19

Wow, RB, just seen your post - what a shame about the toms Looks like you had hundreds of them...

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:13

Had fun today, stayed at home and played in the garden instead of going to work

Moved a few bits and bobs, started off small with a chive which got me in the mood for attacking the day lily clumps.

Started weeding around the bog border as it's gone a bit nuts. Collected my windfall pears, but should probably bring them in before any harm befalls them

Last edited: 27 September 2016 17:15:43

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:24

From a plug last year? it Lemon Queen?

I have angustifolius but can't really see it where it is as it's surrounded by big plants


Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:16

I moved one from a west to east facing position this year. I had it in a big pot but someone had neglected to water it () and then the thrips or capsid bugs got it and it looked awful.

Massively picked up since and got some new growth. I watered it a fair bit when I moved it as its not a small plant.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:39

Great pics as always Perki

Tried to enlarge the helianthus - it looks like it is covered in bees? iPad wouldn't let me, keeps reloading the page.

Very impressive eupatorium and love the mix on the last pic too

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