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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:21

Yeah, I hope your holiday isn't spoilt Hostafan1

Plenty done here today I'm afraid. Pruning roses, lifting the canopy of a shrub, tidying up, digging and raking a bed ready for spring planting, moving some cowslips to a better location, improving soil and removing some old trellis I didn't want and generally enjoying the very mild weather

Sorry to all those battling the worst of it.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:05

Spring is here in Kent today sorry for all you who have snow but its been a productive day in the garden pruning and planting and preparing a bed for major replanting.

Flynn the under-gardener learnt not to bark at the rake or the watering can and also worked on his helpful digging. Much less mud landed on his little feet and thus bath time was a happy occasion. We're in for the afternoon now, have a lot of training to do myself with the new tablet OH bought me yesterday


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 06:30

Great to have you back Punkdoc. Sounds like a amazing holiday.

Stay safe NY! I normally temper what I hear on the news since its always so highly dramatized, but in this instances, it appears to be correct.

Had to take Flynn out this morning and at 1.30am. He got a dry throat, which woke us all up including my husband who finds it difficult to sleep at the best of times

No frost here, but sort of chilly


Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:28

Are us ladies wearing shoes on our boobies now? I missed that fashion.

Been out in the garden today, sensibly wearing boob shields and shoes!

Flynn the under gardener got stuck in helping me clear some ivy and dead plant material, digging up plants, making the planting holes bigger (just to be on the safe side) and barking at the watering can

Well, you can imagine he was looking a terrible mess by the end of that lot, especially as he found a buried fox bone which he tried unsuccessfully to dig up. That went straight in the bin and Flynn went straight in the bath...I have white bedding and intend to keep it so!

He's asleep on my lap now while I wait for my dinner to cook. Tuna steak tonight

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:20

Archispem, wow @ the flutterbye!

Get your rest now Mrs G!

Get well soon Hostafan1 and well done Lunaria and Bubba Ray for all your hard work.


Sunny and warmish when I got home today so I shifted some large Heuchera and split up a drift of cowslips to soften the effect a bit. Doesn't sound a lot but I was aching afterwards at least I can scratch that job off my To-Do list


Posted: 26/01/2015 at 13:57

BL is short for Bra Lady?


Posted: 26/01/2015 at 06:36

Morning all.

No frost here, OH still walking Flynn first thing although he bounds back up the stays and onto the bed with a celebratory leap post walk I also get a wash if I'm not careful, he's a very happy dog

Gym today plus meeting my brother for coffee again. Brain is aching from design ideas...oh dear, why can't I ever decide where a plant should go? Taking growing conditions into account, I always start with one idea and then three more spring to mind, each having its merit and I am left with weeks of indecision. Not a good thing when I'm a control freak

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 06:30

My deepest condolences for you at this time Verdun.

Pyracantha poor vigour

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:09

How close to the wall did you plant them and is the last one getting all the sun or rain, or just shy of the rain shadow created by the wall?

Just an idea



Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:04

Hi all! Completely exhausted from my double bakery day but nice to read all the chatter I missed.

One thing that struck me was Clari's idea for a plant. How about the money plant Clari? You are looking for more funding I hear, so you never know

I have the jade plant and all its babies working well for me but I think there is a couple of options

Catch up time for all those gardening programs I've missed over the weekend...well two plus the winter watches, but OH tells me that by the end of allotment challenge, it will nearly be spring!

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