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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 21:28

Night night Lesley 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 21:02

How utterly frustrating Clari 

Good job Hosta 

Want one Stargaze lily 

Sleep tight Pauline7 

Wow!  Wonky Womble 

Nice one Verdun 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:22

Any rain in Kent tonight will be due to my planting today 

Got an especially ugly patch of border dealt with today, you know the type of area where the plants are well past their best but since they're not quite dead, you leave the expense for another day. Looks lovely now although the salvias in my own garden are no where near as far along, I still think it will work in future years.

Caught the sun again today, despite my application of suncream, trouble with that stuff is it only lasts 20-30 mins at high noon but I tend to let two hours slide by before reapplying. Luckily I never burn, just don't want to risk the C word   

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:02

Thanks both of you 

The best friends to have are always the gardening kind 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 16:58

Glorious day in Kent,  so I got busy re-arranging pots in middle garden until a pleasing effect was achieved then went for the jugular in a patch under tree in main border. Ripped out donkeys old Pinks, improved the awful soil and planted 3 of my 6 Salvia Caradonna to make it look natural. Of course these nursery grown specimens are further ahead than my own versions but look great with the alliums whilst next year they will be a great follow on for late summer colour. 

Can anyone tell me what to do with my shop bought Cosmos?  They are 10 inches high and flowering. Do I pinch out or just deadhead?


How to rid a pesky plant

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 16:40

It looks like Comfrey 

Not a plant I have but plenty do, I've heard it's impossible to get rid of  learn to harvest it, put the leaves in a bucket of water and let them rot. It turns into plant food 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 11:35

Dove  enjoy the ride 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

P. S BL  sorry about the leak but at least it wasn't worse? 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:01

Awwww Pauline  don't give someone the power to spoil your day, or the rest of your life 

Thanks for the good luck chaps, been doing homework for couple of weeks now, OH bought the car so I don't lose the incentive  been there, done that before with a chunk of lessons 

I'm just a little embarrassed to admit that it's not really a sensible car 



Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:18

Morning all, take good care of mum Lesley, and then come home to your garden

Enjoy your hols Yvie, and Liri?  I think the mention of holidays. Also Pandas are still active somewhere in Ireland?

I'm full of uncertainties this morning, need more coffee

My very first car is being delivered at the weekend   

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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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