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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 15:45

Been away all week, and indoors so glad to get into the garden today

While I was away a box of perennials and a bare root Rose were delivered which gave me something to do. Snowed overnight but the ground was only a bit crispy on the surface so got them all planted but one.

Dug up the dahlias still in the ground, got one left in a pot. That freed up space for some moving around and also to plant out some bargain basement requisitions from a few weeks back.

In an unexpected flurry of activity I pulled all the miscellaneous wood and pallet pieces out my pot shed and disposed of them down the side of the house along with some breeze blocks piled up on my lawn mud.

Fed the birds again and have done for the day - want to save some stuff for tomoz

Plant ID help please

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 14:25

AnitaBuk, Angel's Blush is a pink and white lychnis but not sure if it's the one above

One of my new additions but it didn't flower this year...

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:06
Lyn wrote (see)

Seeds just arrived from Victoria, thank you, I can poison the whole family with that lot


Gahhh! Don't do that!!! I've had them on my worktop for some while and also licked the seed envelope but appear to be doing just fine

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 16:45

That was quick

I posted yours this AM Lyn

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:50

Hi Lyn, no worries, I'll post today

I still have some aconitum napellus if you like that also? Flowers early, June, July.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 15:37

It's been one of those happy plants that just takes off, been really pleased with it, bought a small plant about a year ago. Mine's planted with a Clematis so gets watered quite a bit.

Need another one to cover a patch of fence so I've set some seeds off.

When I was looking at how to sow them, several websites say it is hard to collect good seed, but I'm not sure how to tell I've seen the bees on it til quite recently...

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 14:42

Ok, I'll pop some in the post

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 14:28

Would anybody like to try some aconitum hemsleyanum, blue type?

I've never tried to grow it from seed but I've been collecting bits and it looks fine...

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 17:48

Leaps and bounds today (and yesterday combined) and off work still for another 5 days

Done some tedious jobs, refilling small pots with primulas in that had partly emptied, potted on wallflowers and sweet williams, all bulbs planted out but 50 and they are all for one pot, left some tulips sat on the soil overnight and a slug had got right to the centre of one Planted it anyway (flicked the slug out), dug up more dahlias, tidied a bit of my shed, blah, etc..

More excitingly, I found an offer code I'd forgotten about and ordered 2 hollies and a fancy taxus. Then got an offer through on evergreen clems so ordered two of them, one to climb in my big cotoneaster another for the fence behind my wooden bench. Got one more shopping basket still sat on my tablet, still deliberating

Ooh, also found a new home for my mighty blueberry, getting collected tomoz

Drat those chains.....

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 17:31

For me, a short conveyor belt of planting has lurched into action today - spurred on by a new purchase Just need to clear an area of clover roots...

The Big Chain is blocked, not by a plant but by my hen's sand pit, a heavy and awkward piece of furniture and I can't think where to move it. Can leave that for a while as plant 2 is still flowering... That involves about 8 plants and 4 on my wish list...

Everything I'm moving is for a reason, can't see out the arbor, trips me over on the path, can't reach it to water, needed for continuity, would look fab next to...etc

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