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Latest posts by Wintersong

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:30

I even like it when I take the lid off my compost bin and see the next stage along from previously  am I sad? 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:22

WilDB, love your potted palm, chicky, geums *in love sigh*, ighten, very sophisticated matching pot with those tulips  David, the iris just-never-fail and your bolder path is awesome 

Everything is ready to pop nearly...I'm waiting patiently


In the meantime I enjoy and appreciate every chance I get

 Oh and I'm also training the under gardener to do my bidding



Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:32

It's probably easier to say what I don't like about gardening such as using chemicals when I am forced to, suffering the loss of something for a year or forever to pests and diseases, damage done by the weather is frustrating 

Everything else is as enjoyable as it is necessary to my well being. Just couldn't imagine not being outside, whatever time of year  


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 14:57


Sunny day but breezy. Not done much gardening except watering pots and what went on my merry-go-round earlier in the year. Not feeling well again, woke up with a temperature that tablets aren't dealing with so I'm relaxing in bed with Now TV at my command. 

Hope all are having a good day 


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:46

First thing French-time BL 

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 08:47

Happy B day Yvie 

Why has my alium stalks turned white?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 08:45

Alliums don't need dividing, just thinning if they self seed too much.

The leaves wither and dieback about the same time as the flowers show, their work is done for another year, they can look tatty.

Otherwise check for slug and snail damage. Allium stalks  can be stripped white, obviously the leaves will get butchered as well and some of the flowerheads. 


Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 06:21

Make sure the hosta is in shade unless it's reliably wet 


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 06:15

Have a good day at the saltmines Hosta and all

I got woken up early by a dog who is just so happy to be alive. Wet tongue in the face job. 

Fed the birds twice already this morning, the starlings that usually come have trippled their numbers with chicks, first time I've seen them altogether, it's madness out there like a scene from the birds movie, and the noise is sure to wake the neighbours 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 21:28

Night night Lesley 

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