Latest posts by Wintersong

Shrub border done :-)

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 07:54

Looks great well done 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 23:23

Topiarized a shrub in the front garden and cleared up after 

checked for slugs tonight but it's been dry so they are staying away 

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:06
keenbutgreen wrote (see)

I'm watching to find out how he'll train Nell to stop romping through the borders... my Goldie puppy spends far too much time getting his feet muddy and trampling on plants!


Not sure if this is big dog syndrome but my black lab used to do the same thing, straight route through the borders. 

Now, Flynn (avatar) chooses the paths wisely, although I have to leave his special spots free, can't plant at gap in fence or his crazy chase-me route when he runs under the phormium and round the border in a high speed circle 

Cotinus Coggygria Royal Purple - how fast does it grow?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 23:08

I've planted mine to receive the setting sun through its leaves.  A neighbour of mine prunes it to look like a tree with its flowering top but not massive 

it's what inspired me to get mine,  I'm hoping to see better things this summer,  3rd year in the ground, what's it they say?...first year sleep,  second year  creep...about right,  it's titchy  let's see some leap 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 22:03

Last two dayshave been rain and am struggling with motivation on the sunny occasions. 

Have done slug patrols every night and I'm sick to the back teeth of finding a gazillion of the crafty blighters abseiling leaves,  rock climbing fences and pretending to be twigs or dirt or grit when I shine my torch. Or sliding off my scissors. I go as far as chopping leaves in half to end their reign of munching.

Bleeders are even eating my Sambucus to death, must have got 200 tonight alone 

oh well, it will get better right?

Planting out hostas

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 18:08

I believe hostas will appear with smaller leaves if they get chopped but don't panic, they are very forgiving 

also useful for a novice to know is the leaf colour changes because your hostas made this year's leaves depending on sun or shade last year so taking out of shade into bright sun may damage them but not kill,  just didn't want you to assume you did something wrong 

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 18:02



Posted: 14/04/2016 at 17:59

This is a great idea 

iris are hardy enough in the right conditions,  mine are tall bearded and hate winter wet, nearly lost some thisort year but still small enough to move and looking better already 


Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:39

What iris is it B3?

sunlight could help, if it's the type to need a good baking on the bulb, if it's not that type, feel free to ignore me 

not forever. ..just this thread 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:48

Nice! Love these 

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