Latest posts by Wintersong

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

Garden Gallery 2014

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.

Garden Gallery 2014

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


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:22
Clarington wrote (see)

 My trouble is that even making small batches the cakes never last that long! At least these are individually wrapped so I can't use the excuse "they'll do dry!"


I bake large amounts and freeze in individual pieces. Everything from quiche to chocolate cake! The freezer is my best friend

Thanks for the toms advice Dove and others. Will do the same


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:04

Yeah, I have to work this weekend (stupid o'clock shifts since I'm a baker)

Bit chilly here this morning so the tomatoes are alright in the open coldframe? Or should I just leave them cosy in doors? Trying to harden them off but I'm a patient lass so if anyone could advise me would be great.

Have a great day everyone


PS I dont have a greenhouse

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