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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 10:26

Joe Swift?

I didn't watch it as OH checked it out and told me it was a cookery programme

did I miss gardening!!!!!????!!!!

Terrible Garden, Low Budget

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:41

Lovely aspect with retaining wall plus terracing down those stairs 

Good luck

Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:08

These plants are a bit hit and miss since they cannot be checked after packing. Theoretically they are snug as a bug but it depends on healthy roots and at least one bud from which to grow. 

I purposefully bought 15 Echinecea in January knowing there would be an element of fail. So far, mine have a survival rate of about 11, so I've lost a third so far and that's wrapping them in cotton wool 

Planting out will probably incur more loss but no gardener can force a bunch of roots to grow if there's no bud or eye on them

Good luck


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:05

Morning all 

Slept in this morning, OH says it's rainy out but supposed to clear to 14 degrees today. 

Hope punkdoc is well 


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:43

I meant in general 


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:24

I watch for the story  I'm old fashioned like that 


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:56

Had to swap one out-of-stock clematis for another but my shy 5 will be arriving on Wednesday  


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:10

...Poldark is sounding more and more like faildark  why is the production team not on the ball? I expect better from the BBC 

GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 16:31

Is he the famous gardener bloke?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:30

Tired after gym today but did move a stunted clematis to a new home and a small fern. Rescued a Hebe being swallowed alive by a Phormium.

Very frustrating time trying to dig a simple hole that dodges tonnes of buried builders rubble.

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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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