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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 07:09

Awww DD,  how lovely that you have BL so close 


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 06:04

Morning chicky and all 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:07

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:52

Yeah take care Gardeners Boy, well done for being brave BL and have a piece of fruitcake Fruitcake, you deserve it!

RIP Terry Pratchett

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:43

Brave indeed


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:39

Glad to see improvement Matty, slowly slowly catch a monkey as my OH says

Thanks for the heads up on Clematis girls, I'm so inspired by the Viticellas

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 16:14

Oooh that's interesting, thanks Verdun and Hosta.

Where to start with my work in the garden today. Glorious weather and full steam ahead...

PLanted 2 Clematis, 2 climbers, 2 shrubs, 1 sub-shrub, 1 conifer, pruned 1 evergreen shrub and the old growth of 2 herbaceous, tidies patio area, barked all available gaps and between plants. Bagged up composting material making four bags in total.

More tidying...I must say it's looking lovely


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 16:06

Good advice Lyn!

I'm finished in the garden today with baked potatoes in the oven for my dinner

Well, it's been glorious here (sorry for those with windy/chilly/foggy weather) and I've had so much energy for the garden. Isn't it funny how some days are like that whilst others are tiring?

Anyhow, OH has light hours tomorrow for overworking all week so he's said he'll help me put the bird boxes up and the digging of two more post holes for the pergola when/if it arrives next week. I say if because we ordered from the same company as the new arch last year, its good quality stuff but there was a delay on the arch that they failed to inform us about, so I'm not really expecting the pergola to be on time.

re Clematis shopping, I'm looking at Bill Mackenzie? Mary rose? Will Goodwin? And maybe a Viticella if anyone has any experience of these? Growth rate and realy colour maybe? I would really like one called Rebecca but in full sun I'm worried she will fade too pink when I want real red.

How cruel is this?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 13:46

Do-u-u-u-u-u-u Nut-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 13:01

Fantastic GG, I can see you have be prudent in weighing it down

Dove? Dove...Dove! Get back to your shuffling girl

BL, as LesleyK says, inspirational

Tea break for me while I sum up todays work...more barking since brunch, removed a Wisteria that self seeded in my garden 4-5yrs ago? I potted it on each year and planted it out last year but then read that they can take 20yrs to flower from seed and also have very overwhelming rootstock so, I figured I'm better off buying one if I want.

Still, at least I know I can grow some things from seed!

so, with that area cleared, and Acanthus seedlings removed, I barked the gaps to be filled as and when. I'm very careful about shrubs having enough space to develop (Verdun)

Also planted out two small Phlox taken from cuttings or divided pieces last year, can't remember.

Now...for that pesky Pine Mugo mughus...

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