Latest posts by Wintersong

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 16:56

Glorious spring-like day, moved a very old deciduous shrub growing perfectly happily in middle garden until I changed my colour theme 

Had to buy a large plastic tub because it's new carefully coordinated position is not yet ready 

Topiarized a Euonymus fortunei that has gained much elegance from this enjoyable past time 

Stirred the compost bin  looks A-mazing 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:37

Suggestive was not my word, just to clarify 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:03

That's me out 

Enjoy your gardens in 2016 

Thanks for sharing your pics and your day to day 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 19:59


I cannot have an opinion? 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 19:37
jo47 wrote (see)

......... this is a public forum where I don't expect to be faced with public nudity.


Sorry for your upset jo, it was wrong of Edd to post the nudity but it is a public forum, off topic and each person will have their own personal idea about what is acceptable. 

Personally, I find the chat about the Turner guy more distasteful because it's broadcasting intimate thoughts, being subjective, whereas chatting generally about the bedroom or seeing nudity to me, is more objective. 

Stay with us jo, just block out the odd bad bit and enjoy the rest that's warm and friendly 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 08:02

 Morning all 

Happy New Year to all, I sincerely hope it's a good one, across the world 

Nursing a sore head this morning and been up half the night with Flynn sitting on my head because of the fireworks, but it was still better than previously. The sore head is just lack of sleep, not due to Flynn's weight 

Oh well I'm sure coffee will do me good. 

All three of my boys are off to the cinema today to watch Star wars, I'll go next week, would like more time to talk OH into going, one of my resolutions is to get out more and that includes OH, he's not been out anywhere other than the doctors/dentist in nearly 5 years. But I can drive him places now 

Off to read back yesterday 


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 07:38

Take it easy Pauline 7, don't want to spoil the good feeling 

Afraid fish pie wins Lesley, can't eat the pie bit of steak pie and I used to make a mean fish pie with nutmeg mash topping. Don't know why it was called pie though 


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 04:49

Morning all, afters Pat 

Up with stinky cold, need coffee 

Rudbeckia and Echinacea - sandy soil

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 19:50

I struggle to grow these perennials on my sandy loam, no matter how I improve the soil and mulch.

It seems that these additions don't combat the underlying problem or should I say underground problem of retaining water.

I've learnt to avoid what I can't have  


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 09:25

Morning all 

Laid up with this snotty cold. Determined not to have it as bad as OH, but since I ain't got work until the weekend, why not stay in bed watching two years worth of GW? 

Have begun my yearly ritual of making plans to  improve my borders in the new year. I have a large library of photos taken throughout the year to clarify gaps, colour clashes or in my case, mostly boring areas, where plants don't seem to set each other off. And some shrubs definitely need to get their finger out and grow a bit  that would make a huge difference in the newer parts of the garden. 

This planning and Monty will probably keep me busy until February when I'll be ready to begin the real work, in my part of the world anyhow 

Glad everyone is safe and stays that way until Frank has slung his hook, not literally 


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