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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 09:25

Yes, any way you can give up punkdoc, do it!

I am off in the garden shortly and then I need to visit the pet store today which is opposite B&Q with it's garden section. How will I ever manage to stay away?

Maybe I should remind myself of all the homeless plants I still have at home?

Oh and I mustn't forget to pot up my chocolate cosmos and Liatris since they are shooting in their bags


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 08:11

Have a great shift BM and yes...Beau is beautiful

Sorry about your knee Hostafan it sounds terrible but its still not too late to catch up in the garden, you have until the end of May to move stuff (in my part of the world anyhow)

I don't know anything about snowdrops Dove except I would hazard they are tough as old boots considering how they are divided.

Morning all...

There was a frost today but not as bad as yesterday and the sun is shining. Need to get that third box ball in today and my Pittosporum and the row of Lavender I have and that just leaves me 15 plants to go  unless I buy more  which could happy if I go anywhere near a GC  and then my work is never done  BUT...I would have the most amazing garden


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:54

Dunno about the blood fish and bone DD. I was there today inspecting the fungus sprays. Didn't fancy their cheapo range so went for middle of the range in the end. As for their bird food,  I currently support an entire neighbourhood of the flighty kind on their fatballs and the dried insect things, sans complaints. Even the dog woofs up the pieces that fall.


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:21

What a brilliant idea Dove! Perhaps I can borrow Panda's rollerskates to make it half the journey

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:15

Have a great time Fidget! Well done Lizzie27 that sounds like a hard job and me thinks Caral's dog needs a treat for digging the hole


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 16:06

The legs joke made me laugh Yvie, I know exactly what you mean. I normally walk a new plant around my garden and it tells me where its best and sometimes I immediately know and don't have to ask and I always always leave it in its pot a few weeks to be sure...but there are just a few plants in my garden (mainly shrubs) that I've failed every year so far. Wherever I place them just seems so...uninspiring



Posted: 18/02/2015 at 15:52

I'm starting to show my age too punkdoc although Verdun is the forum's young whipper-snapper


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 13:04

What a gorgeous bench Yvie! I'm happily jealous

bekkie, make your complaint short and sharp, don't apologise and repeat it three times in your head or write it down in front of you so you don't give in. Remember, it's not always about how much you spend, its them telling lies about its size or quality and they WILL if we let them. Ask to speak to a supervisor if you get no luck from the sales staff.

BL, I'm sorry to hear about the deer rampage, I do hope it doesn't continue to spoil your beautiful yellow book garden

Verdun, I've never had a crown fitted either and if I get to be retired before I need one I will think myself very proud of me gnashers (I wish the smilies were more appropriate)

Runnybeak, thanks for the consolations over the bird. He was extremely upset but life goes on.

Back from the gym and trotted around the garden. Very pleased with everything I swapped around or planted new yesterday, it's all looking very tidy except the *passage area which needs new trellis and the raised bed planted, and the veg plot which needs major landscaping to incorporate my greenhouse perhaps mid spring and composting area rebuilt.

Still got a ton of PPPs to sort, so I might just go and snap a few pics of the garden while its warmish and sunny, so I can design more and compare last year to this year. I don't normally start photos until April but well, the garden is so much more established now that I think it would be fun to compare.

P.S I bought a rucksack. A proper hiking one with padded shoulder straps, high-vis cover, and 100 secret pockets Sturdy enough to get plants home from the GC



Posted: 18/02/2015 at 07:34

Morning forkers zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:38

What a stunning rose that is BL 

Glorious day here allowed for six hours of intensive gardening. Got a total of four climbers and six hefty shrubs moved or in the ground anew. Working entirely in the middle garden where renovations last year made new borders or areas in Borders that I was very pleased with, just a few corrections today

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