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Latest posts by Wintersong

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 08:41

Stay safe on your adventures Marion!

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 08:17

I've got both types growing in my garden, E.pauciflora is close to the house and slower growing and more spreading than the E.Gunnii. I planted that one in the bottom garden and have been training it into a suitable shape for pollarding. I would just coppice but I bought it especially for height in that location...and fast growth. Boy can it grow, about six foot last year.

It's getting its first pollard in febuary


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 05:53

OOh yes fidget, the Japanese garden is my dream garden only it comes out of my head, gets tangled up in my heritage and lands in my own garden looking a little bit different

Also loved the grotto as well, I'd have one of those as well if I could


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 05:39

Blowing a gale here with horizontal rain...morning all


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 16:33

Get digging KEF! You'll regret a missed opportunity



Posted: 14/01/2015 at 13:48

Oh seed packets I wanted or anything bare root but they did have Clematis Nun's Gift, Brunette and Margaret Hunt

whoop whoop


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:17

Blue sky here too now and I'm off to a GC on the other side of town to see if I can find seeds/bare roots of interest


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 06:41

Don't talk about dreams -yesterday's was weird since I escaped raiding Vikings with the assistance of Monty Don

Obviously, rescuing stricken ladies is his other job


P.S good luck with Ma's teeth Dove


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 05:36

Morning all

Still raining here...can't wait for Spring


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 17:08

OMG david spikes, what an incredible landscape you are fortunate enough to experience! I'm blown away...and talking of being blown away...

I am endeavouring to tackle blackspot this year in my garden by 1) thick mulch. (the hostas got my bestest compost last year) 2) some spraying in spring before flowers ofc and 3) clearing away the diseased leaves. I did this in autumn as much as I could reach and I'm doing it again pre spring. I hope its at least some help...I mean I actually have to pick up every single leaf

Discussions started by Wintersong

How to beat Botrytis?

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Whats wrong with my hosta?

It's half the size of last year 
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Before and After

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June in Your Garden!

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Chelsea Chop

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What's it like in your garden?

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Last Post: 05/05/2012 at 23:16

Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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Talkback: Informal planting

Andy said "Basically, it’s like a collage of pictures stuck on a bit of paper, except I do it in Powerpoint on a computer." It's an incredi... 
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Why Miss Bateman?

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Phormium newbie

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