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Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:06

Evening all. Busy day for me today, had three sons to help me build my new arch with OH at the helm and it was all done in under an hour.

In fact, I was a little surprised just how easy it all slotted into place, although saying that, we had to dig through builder's rubble last week when pre-digging the post holes, hacking and peeling back about twenty layers of rubber material that was part of a flattened roll. We also excavated a house brick, had to chop through several large roots and some coiled wire, all burried beneath the topsoil.

Tomorrow, OH will finish off the details on the arch and I can set to thinking about the next areas: we still have the bottom garden to landscape and a side path that joins middle and bottom plus the veg plot needs redesigning but at least the middle and top gardens are now of a sensible order to enjoy.

So many plants are budding now its quite ridiculous this year and I'm starting to worry what will be left to flower by July! I may have to go shopping for late flowering plants since everything I own is hogging the sunlight in its race to bloom. Happy bees

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Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:51

Chicky, what a little piece of heaven you have! The wisteria is to die for

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:19

I made four resonable sized new rosemary plants from an old one by making a mound of soil (I used ordinary compost) at its base, covering the lower inches of stem. After a year, I dug down and cut the newly rooted branches away from the parent plant into their own pots.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:58

Amazing transformation Chicky, what a super new area to plant up!

Really busy weekend for me and none of it in the garden. Tomorrow my big and burly sons arrive to help me put my new arch up after which I will make them one of my famous dinners...well famous in my family anyways

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Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:52

Lovely pics and new beds and projects and baby blackbirds!

Busy Lizzie, I have a Paul Sacrlet and Dr Rupple that are both about to burst, but you are ahead of me by about a week


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 16:34

Best of luck with those stairs ighten!

Home from my stupid o'clock bakery shift and did more hours than intended since the delivery driver was late today

Oh well, at least the sun was shining when I took a wonder around my patch and wow, things are gowing away now! Everything seems bigger and my Clematis Dr Rupple is just starting to pop. Although its trained on a lovely trellis, it is currently horizontal because my arch fell down and we havent got round to the bottom end of my garden yet, so it will just have to show off laying across my step for now.

Something else vertically showing off is my Ceanothus that grows up the front house wall. It faces south on builders rubble so the thing is touching the roof now and will need to be hacked back this stops passersby and even raises toots from car horns...I'm sure it trying to get seen on google map!

In my veg plot, my strawberries have lost the plot and gone just a fail on my lettuce so far this year...must have been a bad seed batch because I currently have five puny plugs from two sowings

Anyone want a strawberry that thinks its a banana?

Are these lobelia planted too close?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:34

Planting less than the recommended distance will produce a compact and full effect and not too much trouble for anuals but lets be sensible  

You have enough plants for several planters


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:18

Yep. I freeze cake, scones, bread, pastries, pizzas, quiche, pies, in pieces or small sized. Everything is already cooked and cooled down and gets defrosted in the microwave or warmed up in the oven as appropriate.

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Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:28


Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:24

Right up my street Dave Moore

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