Latest posts by Wintersong

Flower or Weed?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:27

Geums, foxgloves and Astilbe 

All good 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:00

The Iris in the last pic are wonderful V. Sponge 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 18:34

Thanks Panda and Verdun 

I just wanted an idea of what you guys would do, I'll take Verdun's advice and maybe feed and wait another week or two 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 18:06

No one has an answer to my question?  Was it a silly question?  Should I know the answer or is it a bit like asking how long's a piece of string? 

Oh well,  I will plant out tomorrow and hope for the best 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:47

Morning guys 

Question : are my Rudbeckia,  Cosmos and Cerinthe all right to plant out this weekend?  They've been potted on and roots are showing but they still look a tad baby compared to my perennials 

I've not gone in for annuals much before but OH wanted them to fill gaps this year 

Their size is about 8 inches high and pinched out 

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:30

DD,  I wrote a long post last night but it got lost with a miss click 

Never mind, most folks on here have same encouragement and great wisdom. 

It really will be okay, if anything, most folk don't like fake, and gardens that are too tidy and perfect look contrived. 

Just believe in yourself and the amazing job you have done in the short amount of time with the minimal funds and precious time! You could have thrown money at it or hired a gardener to do all the work but earning respect is only worth it when it is with integrity 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:11

Congratulations on finding your opposite halves 


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:25

I'll do your weeding Clari, I've not had too much myself with most of the garden under landscape matting or 4 inches of bark chippings 

Although i might not be much good at it. I have neglected to tackle a sapling growing under my Ceanothus bush in the front garden. Last time I looked I was meant to deal with it as it's right beside the house wall but I forgot and two years later it's huge. It's a great shame since it looks like an oak but it's got SBK written all over it now 


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:18

Resistant is futile 

No I'm not Borg, I went looking for Salvia lycioidies but came away with a third canna because 2 left a space 

And some weedkiller and plant food, so all the essentials

Clever Panda, poor Yvie, lucky Dove  


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 11:30

Spin class done, legs of jelly, early lunch and then an proper excuse to visit the DIY GC 

Can I resist temptation? 

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