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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 05:39

Blowing a gale here with horizontal rain...morning all


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 16:33

Get digging KEF! You'll regret a missed opportunity



Posted: 14/01/2015 at 13:48

Oh seed packets I wanted or anything bare root but they did have Clematis Nun's Gift, Brunette and Margaret Hunt

whoop whoop


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:17

Blue sky here too now and I'm off to a GC on the other side of town to see if I can find seeds/bare roots of interest


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 06:41

Don't talk about dreams -yesterday's was weird since I escaped raiding Vikings with the assistance of Monty Don

Obviously, rescuing stricken ladies is his other job


P.S good luck with Ma's teeth Dove


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 05:36

Morning all

Still raining here...can't wait for Spring


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 17:08

OMG david spikes, what an incredible landscape you are fortunate enough to experience! I'm blown away...and talking of being blown away...

I am endeavouring to tackle blackspot this year in my garden by 1) thick mulch. (the hostas got my bestest compost last year) 2) some spraying in spring before flowers ofc and 3) clearing away the diseased leaves. I did this in autumn as much as I could reach and I'm doing it again pre spring. I hope its at least some help...I mean I actually have to pick up every single leaf


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 14:29

Been out in the garden between showers. It's actually incredibly mild for January...

Flynn helped me clear away all the dead and rotting Crocosmia leaves, playing tug with me and running around madly with his catch, suffice to say the Crocosmia have yet to be bagged (all my compost has to be bagged because I'm dismantling the old compost bins and landscaping the area before putting new ones in.)

There were little Crocosmia shoots underneath the garden debris and hopefully lots of slugs and snails for the birds who feast on them.

We are warm and dry again, its a lost cause today with frequent showers


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 09:08

Awww that sucks Pauline (another joke Dove?)


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 08:45

Morning all. Trains, teenagers, teeth and to-do lists featuring this morning I see...

Feeling forced inside today. I'm no fair weather gardener but its the type of rain that gets you wet very easily. I have a weatherproof jacket and a woolly scarf so maybe I'll get round to some winter clearing and pruning after another cuppa


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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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