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Posted: 02/04/2015 at 07:53

My fault for the rain, I was planting yesterday 

No pergola up yet since middle son's work is getting in the way but eldest is due visit mid April so I reckon two sons are better than none 

Flynn needs a walk so laters 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:32

Hurray chicky 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:24

Hosta  now I'm really happy

Can't believe I can see the light at the end of the tunnel finally. Started earlier this year than usual but had so much to do and now I'm looking at a couple of leisurely gaps left. My problems now are colour clashes and need for changes in form, my weakness is flowering spires 

Then it's sit back and watch what happens through the seasons but that's the joy of gardening 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:24

Wow Pdoc I've seen the chef on telly and been mystified 

And Chelsea too, what a lovely B day present! 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:43

Bless her Liri 

Bekkie,  re the rubbish greenhouse, Topbirds suggestion is a great one regardless of what other action you take because whilst I always go for the most expensive option,  OH bought me the cheapest shredder based on the 5 star review. 25 ppl said it did what it was supposed to and I had to agree.

It means a lot  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 16:14

Hosta, I bought Black Prince as one of my five clematis from Taylors, this will be its first year so I'll let you know at the end of this summer


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:31

tail of woe?

and my pet hate is bad grammar


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:16

My dad rang this morning with a tail of woe about his big ol apple tree falling down and crashing into the dining room...and I believed him

He told me I was his fifth victim of the day and its still early. That's my dad for ya

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:13
  • PLanted up front edge of border with Juniperus Blue Star x3 next to a bulk of Potentilla nepalensis
  • found perfect spot for established clump of Liatris alba
  • Added one more division to new clump of Kniphofia
  • re-arranged new clump of sisyrinchium striatum
  • mulched
  • Planted Clematis Vit. Black prince
  • One post hole still waiting to be dug (that's much less fun)



Posted: 01/04/2015 at 11:18

Okay, everything is going to plan so far...finished front edge of large border in middle garden, going back out to touch up shade border in the bottom garden and re arrange a small planting I did the other day that looks well...pants really.

But! But...its getting there oh yes and I found the perfect spot for my troublesome Liatris alba clump. For three years its travelled round the garden not looking its best and finally, I've got just the spot for it. Isn't it weird how that happens, a plant can look fine or it can look amazing just depending where its put

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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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