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Posted: 06/01/2015 at 07:34

Oh sorry, was still half asleep

Morning all


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 07:33

yes mam!


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:51

Welcome back BitterKnitter.

I get my grit from a DIY centre but it comes in builder's bags and although they are not huge, the bags are quite heavy


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:58

 I remember the market well BL. It was the hub of the town when I was a teenager and something of a mystery tour for youngsters who were often led around the cows for sale with wonder

The market's outside of town now and the shopping area was extended three sides. Saint Mary's remains lovely on the horizon, Bank St is still Bank St and Middle Row hasn't fallen down yet, so yes, not so humble-tumble as you say but I always feel like Ashford is surrounded by so many beautiful villages with Canterbury/Dover/Deal being such glamorous tourist hotspots that we are a little ordinary upon the landscape


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:41

btw...I'm busy watching

200 gardeners' world on Youtube with more in the list.


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:19

 it's my good side


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 12:34

Afraid I can't keep up with this Tenterden lot...I've lived in humble-tumble Ashford since I were a teen, but was brought up in Germany before that and I met my hubby in Ashford 28yrs ago so can't complain

Just got back from the GC  with 4 packs of Allium Gladiator reduced in price £2 each, 5 boxes of dry root Echinacea White Swan (three plants in each box) plus 1 box of Echinops ritro with 3 plants, on offer: buy 3 for £6.

And a large size Box ball reduced to £7.50 Bargain!

Ermm, is that everything? Oh yeah and one happy puppy since his food came with a new ball (weirdly enough) which he's busy rolling around with as we speak.

Well, now lunch is out of the way, I'm off to soak those root-balls for a few hours before potting them all up for somewhere sheltered...the cold frame would be okay right?




Posted: 05/01/2015 at 08:32

Hi everyone

@Chicky, a ten mile yomp in January is impressive

@SGL, we had the fog last night and the view of the warm and cosy houses from the bottom of my garden while walking Flynn reminded me of a movie scene

@ Sunflower Lady, I'm landscaping my veg plot this year and hoping to install my first greenhouse so I'll be glad to keep up with your progress. It's all very exciting!


Not so exciting on this sodden January morning here in Kent, but still can find room in my day for a peek at my compost bins and some clearing. Also, the puppy needs food and the pet store just happens to be opposite a GC so...I will keep you informed


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 11:01

Yeah Chicky, that Box disease is very annoying, I hope its not too painful on your plot. I have six Box balls in total and crossing my fingers I don't get the same business here. 

It's mild here too, already been out clearing away a pile of branches from summer pruning that I never got round to at the time. I didn't want to encourage bees to nest there this year since I'm planning to build a raised bed on that spot but I don't mind them choosing anywhere under my deliberate log piles. My little Flynn was happy to help remove and chew any Flynn sized sticks, he's also been practicing his skills in the *come when called department* and got 100% score. Such a good little boy, he absolutely loves rummaging around in my borders I just wish he wasn't so camouflaged on occasions!

I'll be going out in a bit again to patch up a Flynn sized hole underneath the fence we share with neighbours. Our ground is higher than theirs and dips a bit in one panel which he hasn't yet discovered but I must do it since next door own two very large dogs and may not welcome an intruder.

The only other place to Flynn proof is behind the shed which he could fit very nicely and although he's quite safe and able to get out, I'd rather not give him hiding places if I can help it

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 07:26

@Gardengirl, Beautiful Penstemon!

I had a purple/white one flowering up until about two weeks back when it just couldn't get past the first major dip in temperatures...aah well, its done terrifically well considering I hacked the single plant apart two years back and now have a large clump of five that flowered their socks off this year past.

Would love to add a red one this year as they seem to like my soil

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