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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:40

Got my eye on your combos Verdun.. they are fantastic and I has a Eucalyptus Gunnii in the same bed that my Golden Spirit is going


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:32

Hi everyone

Thanks for the WUM explanation and take it easy Panda.

I've just come back in from the front garden, pruning an extremely large and unruly buddleia with a root the size of some trees. Anyways, took a long while and filled my council compost bin to max plus one large bag of the finer stuff for my own composters.

Since I already had my cherry tree removed due to it's proximity to the house, I've gained an incredible amount of space in the front garden although the weeds are still present, especially bindweed despite my persistent spraying last year.

So, I've hatched a plan to dig out some sedum and geraniums hanging about and spend the growing year getting rid of the weeds before planting up new shrubs in the autumn. I think by then, I will have worked the soil enough and have some idea of what I want to plant whilst paying absolutely not attention what so ever to Verdun's excellent shrubby planting combos that I will then steal for my own.

 did I say that out loud?


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 09:33

I'm intending to tidy the front garden today which not only keeps up with the jones' but acts as a perfect excuse to skip gym today

I'm jealous of Verdun who owns a shrub I would very much like this year. I have the purple one already but Grace has amazing autumn colour although I'm inclined towards Golden Spirit for its bright green spring foliage. Can't decide


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 09:29

I saw the WUM this morning first thing and immediately knew what was intended but I am slightly mystified as to what WUM means. If it's easier to stay low key in discussing this, you can always send me a pm

Stay safe everyone especially if you are a panda


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:14

That sounds like a great excuse for not doing the gym today

Hope you are okay Panda, *sends bunch of canes with a get well soon card attached*


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 06:57

Actually it is a hard frost here,  

OH took Flynn out this morning and told me it was frosty and when I peered out the back it didn't seem that bad, but upon inspection out the front window shows a heavy one. 

Stay safe on the roads y'all


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 06:48

Not too bad here in Kent, or at least my patch. Frosty but not hard.

Tender plants shivering under fleece in the cold frames...aaah well, spring has to be on its way when Australia lets us have our sunshine back

Morning all


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:43

no idea about that bekkie hughes sorry and sorry to hear about your disruption Yvie

Amazing planting combo going on there Verdun, are you for hire? and when I say hire, I mean free?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:36

Wow, stunning view there Buttercupdays,

I've been researching today, main shady bed in middle garden needs major improvements


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:44

Hi everyone...

Thank you so much for your suggestions. I will take them into consideration with the whole scheme.

OH has already told me I can buy a larger specimen for the back of the border which is great and since I had to go to the pet store to buy little Flynn a rainproof coat (so he doesn't get too wet in the garden with me come rain or shine) I popped over the road to my DIY centre with attached garden section and purchased three box balls

I bought smaller ones last year to start off the process of growing them into balls for structure but I really need some maturity to this border so the inevitable happened. But OH said it was okay so you lot will forgive my cheating right?

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