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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 12:36

Me Pdoc!

I got rid of all my lawn for that reason  (I know that's a bit impossible for you guys with larger gardens but I'd always choose gravel/stone if I could)

Nice to hear from you Bekkie, hope you're having fun

Just back from the GC because I needed a bag of ericaceous compost, trouble was they only had 50L bags so I now have stressed out shoulders from bundling my compost into my backpack and carrying it home

Some sticky labelled bedding plants also came home with me, including trailing Vernena and Biddens. Also some white pelargoniums and some white trailing stuff that I can't remember the name but it has an open simple flower with yellow centre and sort of Ivy foliage

Just in for a coffee and then improving drainage in my stone pot and changing the compost for my Forest Flame that has been suffering waterlogging all winter   

can I move my piers flame again.

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 08:44

Personally I don't like moving evergreens once they appear active but seeing that you have already moved it once, any further moving won't hurt it much more depending upon how careful you are. Most plants will do their utmost to stay alive but it will also very much depend upon environmental conditions, things such as soil type, how careful you can be, how big the plant is, current weather, how much time you have to look after it in the near future etc...

Perhaps leave it be as Dove suggests but carefully dig out the soil around it to half a spade depth and back fill with multi purpose compost that will encourage the plant to make feeding roots into good soil so that when you come to move it (autumn this year), the plant will be well prepared and you have an easier time lift it


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 07:45

I'm never the greatest for seedlings, this year I've pushed the boat out with cerinthe major, trailing Lobelia and some annual Rubekia which all managed to live long enough to be pricked out (amazing)

so, any pinching out on these? or not?  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 06:34

Lovely day in the garden yesterday but was too tired to post after eight hours of work

  • tried my hand at stump removal although I had to be happy with side-shoot removal
  • Planted Verbascums x3
  • Planted two homeless ferns
  • rescued a poor Hellebore division that's had a string of bad luck (bits knocked off, slug dmg etc)
  • Potted up two baby shrubs to grow on
  • Arranged shady corner with steps to hosta bed that also happen to be the route run for my excitable pooch, so he shouldn't hurt himself or my plants when he's having a nutty
  • After all that landscaping, I planted up and mulched with Lonicera, ferns and knobbly Box balls


Today I do N.O.T.H.I.N.G


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 05:55

Morning all

Achy bones = rest day today, before my weekend shifts


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 16:43

Just got in from the garden, beautiful sunny day and I've been hard at work since 8 ish?

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? Well, I'll list my work properly on the other forum, suffice to say every border is now landscaped, planted and mulched  and my back is broken

I do like to finish my To Do list by the beginning of May which OH reminded me of this morning...where does it go??? I'm super happy but I've been a bad girl posting this while I run my bath without reading back first...that's like those conversations friends supposedly have with you except they don't ask questions or listen, they're only interested in what's been happening to them.

I'll read back when I'm lying in my glorious bath and the bubbles are touching my tablet 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 05:49


No frost here, just very wet with a nip in the air. We have the heating on for the first time since January  Just for an hour this morning

Hope you didn't get a bad frost up north


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 21:10

I'm a dog person  but I love animals

OH prefers cats although Flynn  (the avatar) has stolen his heart just as I hoped 

Clematis problem

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:07

Clematis can go underground for a whole year after suffering some tragedy 

I had an early flowering Koreana that died off as soon as I put it in the ground last year and this spring it has come back with vengeance 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:31

Not easy at all!

It was hard work but as you say, well worth it visually


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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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