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Latest posts by Wintersong

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...


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 10:26

Brunch break from garden work, its 12degrees here

Already planted two climbers (clematis) so I can decide on my gift of five new ones and a new shrub (pittosporum Abbotsbury gold) in full sun border of reds, yellows and burnt orange/borwn and moved existing shrub (Salvia officinalis) to redundant west facing corner to fill a gap under Cotinus Royal purple, next to Crocosmia (unnamed bright orange) 

How's my combos's doing Verdun?

Coffee going down well then back out to rescue Pine mugo mughus from under Phormium before its swallowed whole.

Son has no work experience today so he's offered his help in the garden...sweeeeet

Hosta enjoy your get together, sounds like fun

BL, how lovely that your OH plays the piano, is it jolly pub music or more classical?

My favourite is Mozart with his operas being particularly pleasing.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:08

Aww LesleyK, be proud of your hard work though 

Full sun here today, more blood, sweat and tears in the garden, might even put my bikini on

Punkdoc and bekkie have gone quiet, hope they are well


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:04

Green fingers make orange stars BL


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 06:17

Morning all.

I noticed BL, just didn't reply due to a few distractions, 5 to be exact

Still trying to decide on an empty stomach, let me get my porridge and coffee 

How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:57

I'm available for adoption and I'm a baker by trade


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:10

Well I'm suitably rested after coming in from a long day in the garden and having to rush to the local shop for OH's emergency banana rations and then back to make salad for dinner. At least he had a cuppa waiting for me 

So, now I'm chilling with the tablet and browsing Taylors Clematis, OH offered the choose 5 and save  £5 offer 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:55

Added Eremurus to a bed and finished filling the new hostas bed and planting 3 Patriot clumps in it. Gritted the top, moved clumps of Geraniums together at back of shady bed.

Planted rose Hot Chocolate, 2 ferns and 2 Clematis. Conditioned soil in areas before barking underneath shrubs and the gaps between perennials before they put on growth. I've used 5 of 18 bags so far.

Fed roses and some shrubs, added root guards to all Clematis possible (four) tidied up my Kniphofia clump and potted up some Ophiopogon to make 7 1Lt plants from a single plant bought last year, but where should they go?

Rescued a Lady fern, she looks a bit sick or just being demure.


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 11:17

Lunch! And I need it, I'm starving!

Good luck getting through the GC relatively unscathed Yvie and more things in common, your changing your mind on plant positions a week later. Glad I'm not the only one who does that

Verdun, we nicked your sunshine, its bootiful here and I'm getting things done

Just finished my hosta bed, filled and gravelled and boy did they need it! The oldest hosta was looking really sorry for itself when I lifted, barely any bulk but lots of buds so will treat them well this year, condition the soil they came out of and plant a fern

BL, my garden is something like 33m long, that's 100ft in old money? Divided into four areas, 1 mature, 2 semi mature and 1 still in the landscaping phase

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