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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 14:31

Been shopping at GC. Four more Clematis @ four quid a pop, 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 22:01

Out early this morning to finish building new compost bin that turns, then filled it with the contents of my one and a half beehive bins that are going in the skip when it comes.

Once the skip is full, I can landscape the space for a green house, but not until it warms up. I got frostbite in my fingers moving compost so abandoned other jobs which included moving cold frames to new location 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 22:18

Welcome back David  Spring wouldn't be the same without a wander through your beautiful garden 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 19:47

Glorious sunny day again, really spring-like, warm enough to take my gardening coat off and...wash the car 

I did plan to plant but got sidetracked 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 15:31

Gorgeous day, blue skies and warm sun. No wind So I successfully pollarded my Eucalyptus gunnii and then split an ostrich fern for underneath.

Hope it goes well there, ground gets very dry in warmer months and couldn't think what else might tolerate a back corner 

Disease/disorder on Japanese Acer

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 19:36

I had to remove the an Acer palmatum recently because black stems alerted me to problems. It had already lost one significant branching the previous year due to unidentified dieback. This time I knew something significant was going on and pruned a section of dead stem to confirm virmiculum wilt. The stems show discoloured circles or black patches 

ofc it's still only a guess as research suggests it could be a pseudo form but with a fully grown acer and many plant choices in my garden that are susceptible, it had to go 

good luck with yours 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 12:48

No problem Yvie

Been putting together my new turning compost bin, hubby bought it and I'm already impressed with its sturdy design, the proper thing with cast iron frame and a very large bin 

had to build it in the hallway though as Jake dumped a load of slurry on my garden justwhen I was going to build it on the patio 

it's in two halves waiting for a drier day, does it count as gardening? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 16:04

PS good luck BL et al

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 16:02

In fear of stereotypes, I read that the french don't quite get the way the English use perfectly good crop space for flowers 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 20:26

 It begins true red but fades with a magenta stripe ,although at a distance will still appear red. Don't plant in sun baked area 

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