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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:02

Smashing BL and ooooh MrsG. Fab!


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:57


Fully rested after my landscaping yesterday I am just pottering today.

Some new plants to pot on, some repeted sowing and a lot of tidying up! Patio, shed and veg patch all need attention, I can hardly get to my veg beds but I can see stuff growing

Might also take a look at my compost and think about the Chelsea chop. I was excited to read Alan Titchmarch will be doing a Chelsea garden this year, but am disappointed its not one to be judged. I think he's scared of losing face?


What have I done?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 18:13

I've found a ton of slugs and snails on my Laurels before, it must be a special flavour


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 17:16

Well, its been a super sunny day here for the most part and I finally finished washing my dirty stones and laying the new stones down on top, so the paths look pretty again and I have to be a good girl and learn to hover in my muddy wellies from now on.

Off to soak in a bubble bath, you wouldn't believe how dirty I am


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 12:55
Clarington wrote (see)

I'm having a lunch time meeting at work in 15 minutes for which work have provided a huge feast of food of course I can eat precisely - non of it.



I'm Gluten intollerant Clar and have been for 12yrs now. It's a right royal pain finding food to eat when out but by now I'm just used to it! If its an all-dayer, I always take my own and OH spoils me with baked food such as cheesy scones and fluffy pizza bases.  I snack on things like boil eggs or left over roasted veg.

Gosh I remember the days when you had to combine several flours to bake cardboard food that broke your teeth to chew.



Posted: 28/04/2014 at 09:10

Morning...I'm not sure but I think it's someone's B day today?

Have a lovely one with many gardening gifts!

Lovely day, day off but plenty of work to be done so off I go...


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 09:08

Super pics everyone! Chicky those tulips are gorgeous. OL I love your raised bed and KEF's palm in a pot. I have one of those thats looking very unwell right now. all the leaves have brown spots which suggests disease (false smut) or a defiency of somekind but the only advice I can find is to remove infected leaves which would leave it naked


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:12

Yes Kef, I spotted one earlier on a Potentilla Miss Wilmott and it escaped my clutches although it must be starving because I currently have no lillies or Fritillaries in my garden

RHS quotes:"Although adult beetles have been found occasionally feeding on other plant species, only lilies and fritillaries are true hosts, on which eggs are laid and larvae develop."

Thus said lily beetle is an unloved lily beetle and serves it right

Weather improved this afternoon and allowed me a little walk around my garden with a cuppa and sore feet after my nine hr shift at work. Tomorrow I hope to get the last of my planting done and my new arch arrives in the morning although putting it up requires another day and another pair of hands.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:09

Super show of gardens! Love them all and such healthy and vigorous looking plants.

Gosh, spring is so good to us.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:04

Oh how lovely Edd!

Just caught up with the plant chat and Chicky's fencing and the naughty step drama and dates and cake and drooling...mmmm, cake.

Sunny enough for a walk about by late afternoon and discovered that my Iris are showing flower shoots for the first time this year.  Its only a simple yellow Iris but a overgrown clump rescued from my parents house since they had stopped flowering in the shade. Been planted two years now, so its good to see they have returned to form.

Still behind with my seed sowing and running out of room in the veg plot really fast! not because I've planted much out yet, but all spaces have been allocated.

Have yet to finish landscaping entirely, but like others have mentioned, its work in progress this time of year


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