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Latest posts by Wintersong

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 21:14

Gorgeous vistas and lush borders, incredible effort BL, best of luck for your open day 

Wish I could be there 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 21:05

Fingers crossed for you Fairygirl 

Verdun, what are you like 

Yvie, you've earned garden time! Get well soon Mabel 

Hosta, it's so difficult to take it easy but the knee needs TLC 

Working weekend for me, Sundays are usually better than Saturdays although I won't bother to explain why, suffice to say, not looking forward to waking up. 

Night night all, see you on the other side 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:29

Evening all, 

Managed a bit of planting this afternoon so some more jobs done. I've told myself not to go changing things, I hope I can keep to it

Head full of homework and  cricket has been rained off so. ..more homework for me

Off I go then. .. 

Before & After

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:21

Well done, it's a real improvement! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:08

Sunny and warm for first half of day. 

Managed to stop a few slugs and snails in their tracks, cheeky beggars!

Planted Choisya White Dazzler at pergola step, rescued two Echinacea from dappled shade, improved soil, planted three cushion Phlox, and two more Convolvulus cneorum for rhythm.

Made a start on landscaping very bottom part of my garden, it will be the main work area  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:56

I'm always rescuing plants that wouldn't need it if I got it right first time 

Drop dead gorgeous Pdoc, the garden I mean 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:07

Warm and sunny here now. Been in the garden pottering, rescued 2 Echinacea growing reasonable well considering, but they need better positioning. Finally got my choisya  in the ground but feeling tired now so not much else will get done today 

Work tomorrow 

My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:18

I live next to a public footpath which is a constant source of noise and vandalism. Everyone wants it closed including the police but it's public right of way so there's two chances of that. 

Real advice from someone who knows the perils of the public using your garden as a dumping ground and litter bin, use the strongest fencing you can afford or you will be repeating the process several times over. Persistence wins in the end, I have less trouble these days than I used to 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:02


The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:59

Real life gardens have to be horticulturally spot on or they fail, that is what every gardener knows and one good thing about the judging at overly-lavish Chelsea.

The designers at Chelsea need to push their plant knowledge in order to do something new with design, so twenty years in the field probably prepares them well whereas, we can see from the competition that a keen interest in a subject doth not maketh a horticulturalist. 

I'm afraid to say that no corner of our world is free from the make-over phenomenon that begun in the garden and now creates instant designers. I wish the winner luck but it takes away the Years of graft that earns you your stripes

Discussions started by Wintersong

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It's half the size of last year 
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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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Phormium newbie

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