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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:06

Hey Oneofseven,  me and OH are hooked every year to the IPL 

As for gardening, it's only me who has that bug. Yesterday I finished potting up all my summer colour and bought two more Potentilla for rhythm in the middle garden. 

Today I finished clipping box, planted a stunning red clematis and discovered a free clematis baby deep at the bottom of a hole I was digging. Must have separated from the Dr.Ruppel that I took out earlier this year, what a beast it was. 

Free plant is now in a pot 


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:51

Well I ventured into the garden after a couple of hours homework, it started raining, the soft kind that doesn't wet the soil but only the path and idiot humans who are willing to get wet for the sake of a to-do list.

So, I've finished clipping my box balls, hopefully it's the correct method to remove from the top to promote growth from the sides. There are so many YouTube videos about clipping but scant info on how to turn a blob into a ball

After that I finally planted my gorgeous red clematis Rebecca. She's so divine I have to have her near a path lest she become average. Perish the thought!

Then I thought about getting my choisya into the ground so started carefully digging a hole between my potted iris and my row of alliums where my clematis Dr.Ruppel used to be and what do you suppose I found? 

I can't believe a clump of stems were buried so deep and trying to shoot! It took me ages to dig it out it was so deep and in the end I had to get a crowbar in the hole to lever the thick clump of stems out. It's potted up in intensive care now, and I'm indoors just because my garden coat was soaking by then 

Looks like rain all day here, tickling the dry soil 

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:32

I totally concur brendascott53 re sexuality of contestants but I'm not apologetic in the least.  My statement was a giggle with friends  who I knew wouldn't be offended in the least. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 08:10



Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:51

Morning all, 

My pretentious backside is staying right where it is today as some mad rhino driving a tractor parked on top of me last night 

Good luck to all those in need 

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:40

Omg Hosta, I said the same thing to my OH but not wishing to offend anyone, kept stoom here

The two older guys were even flirting with each other in a previous episode 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:21


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 05:51

Please do Ashdale, it's not a competition, it's about sharing and all plants or gardens big or small are appreciated 

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 05:44

I'm slightly amazed at just how naive some of these grown-up gardeners are, you can forgive the youngest but the others who made life changing decision with their careers and don't know that plants in a dessert don't grow in near rows or even how improbable a black and white planting scheme is, and the prize is the sympathy vote at Chelsea by this standard 


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 16:38

Hi Verdun, couldn't tell you the name of the hydrangea but it's okay, I did some research myself and you are right, reds are along the same vein as pinks but I'm a control freak  and apparently these plants can feature several colours on the same shrub, and colour saturation is problematic. I  might try a green one,  I will think about it. 

Spent all afternoon potting up my summer displays and letting them grow on a bit in coldframes.  The next door neighbour's children were playing with their ball and the rule is one time. If the ball comes again they know not to bother asking. I've had plants squashed by flying balls but today they managed to kick it into the kitchen!  I told the boy no more chances.  Wish I didn't have to be so mean but they don't learn otherwise and they have no respect for anything. 

Got to take my youngest to college open evening and sign him up for some A levels 


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