Latest posts by Wintersong

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 15:21

Noice touch there scroggin 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:34

I believe even untreated wood chippings are not the best idea,  something to do with robbing the soil of nitrogen. Not sure though,  so maybe someone elsecan offer accurate advice 

no gardening for me yet, it's been tipping it down all morning.  No signs of slug damage aftersuch a wet night which is great,  what's not so great is theflipping price of topsoil. Needed to buy 5 bags at 4quid each plus one bag of multi, plus my own gardencompost to give my beautiful hosta it's own raised planter. Glad now that I didn't fork out for a huge pot as well as the soil 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 23:40

Fidget, they'll be loving the primulas most likely 

it said on spring watch one year that these creatures lay their eggs whilst flying past an unsuspecting ground bee's nest,  depositing it from a great height for their size, amazing but true! 

I think the larvae is parasitic 

Some pics of a bee chilling on a twig :)

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:41

Nice ! Looks happy there

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:38

Something I don't feel like doing Hollie,  such as bastard digging parts of my border. It's a long story of since I want to get rid of two large Acanthus which have invasive roots.  This I know. ..but I have light soil and no patience so I'm digging it out and improving soil at the end. Prolly take me the whole summer but ready for autumn planting will be nice 

Fun stuff today included up-cycling my old beehive compost bins and making a planter for my Mammoth hosta, which I removed from its old pot just in time.  Boy was that a job and a half. Finishing tomorrow as it got late, have left hosta overnight in large trug with compost 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 12:58

It's gorgeous out there today,  trying to find courage to tackle the ugly jobs I still have to do...

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 17:40

Planted out rest of Lupins and euphorbia fillers 

found some vine weevil grubs in sedum  so popped off to GC for treatments and more slug grit as it's working really well 

Had a sneeky peek for Verbascums and Echinacea but none yet...thus didn't buy a single plant as I no longer have any room!


Posted: 07/04/2016 at 17:33

My plants eat better than I do  

I only use branded after reading some horror stories 

Charlie Dimmock

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 08:53

Such a lovely lass inside and out 

Can you have too many different plants?

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:38

Well I tried to use a quote but the new system isn't working for me. ..anyhoooo...

I was just wondering about the term *too many* as a lot of folks have taken that to mean each plant is unrelated to it's neighbours

We're all restricted to a point dependant on the conditions of soil/environment /season...yeah you get it

personally,  I don't restrict species but I do limit pallet in areas of the garden to control a mood or aesthetic I suppose, 

but I don't agree with someone said drifts make bare patches out of season,  I think they are texture and form, a foil for something brassy next door 


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