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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:37

 Has no one else been gardening?

I've just pottered today, nowt much to do. Garden is in an all-green phase at the mo but earth still showing in places, waiting for seedlings and so forth.

Moved some stuff around today into the gaps created by my binned acid plants. Also moved two panicums (again) as they were overwhelmed where they were.

Made a wish list of plants and bulbs for next year and started planning some manoeuvres. Never happy me

Last edited: 22 May 2016 18:42:32

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 20:50

Started planting my seed grown annuals out today, some in pots and some in the ground, also thinned out and potted on some spares in case of gaps.

Planted out a delivery I'd been expecting for over a week. I cut them all back as they looked sweaty and like they'd been grown too warm. Attempted cuttings with the snipped off bits.

Realised in exasperation that the eve prim seedlings I'd transferred into a new bed last year had grown into campanula persicifolia😣 They've been eve prims for so long I never really looked at them even though there is another C persic half a metre away. Also realised because of this I have 6 camps in one small area and 5 are in an exactly straight line. How imaginative-just the look I was going for😩

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:02

Ooh, Libertia, I've never dared buy one - wonder if I can grow them...Looking very sunny and pleasant in your neck of the woods Fairygirl, everything glowing and healthy

Raining a bit here, glad though as it'll settle some new & moved fellows.

Some pics before I got rained off:

Got this free from Parkers a few years ago but not really my cup of tea. Will lose it after flowering.

On the last of the daffs now, must be cracking on for summer

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:53

Oooh, that's looking good Sophie

Mine's got three buds on and has just started to stand up.

Strange fungi in the veg patch

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:24


Looks interesting, does anyone know?

Plant id please

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 20:37

Really?... oh mine are only small, tallest less than 18"...I'll move it back tomorrow night, I don't think it'll mind.

Although it's got me thinking I need something tall and white for the sunny spot I moved it to🤔

Plant id please

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 20:30

Both, but was talking about V. officinalis... Oh dear, perhaps I'd better move it back

Plant id please

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:43

Glad I read this thread, for some reason I got it in my head that valerian were a shade plant and last year purposely grew some for the raggedy part of the shade border

Have moved one, will see how the others do with just their heads in the sun

Thanks Nut

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:19

Gardened in fits and starts today and got a fair bit done.

Thinned out and deadheaded the shade border to give a bit of light to things coming through, planted a few things from an earlier delivery and planned where to put a couple of things due in.

Decided to mound up all the rock, stone and slab debris I have dug up recently under the arbour seat. (Also finally chucked the glass shard pile). Maybe some bugs can make use of it. Trailed an ivy and clem frond over it because it is a pile of rubble after all. 

Watered the street ducks again, they've started to eat my left over hen food instead of mithering about for bread, good stuff, got half a sack still

Used up w/butt #2 today all in a good cause though, my fab new and moved plants😑😑

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 08:05

Love that mix David, very pretty...wish we could still enlarge pics on here

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