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Latest posts by Wintersong

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:26

Super veg plot Deanno 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:23

Lovely tip Birdy13! Thankyou

Cloud pruning anyone?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:19

What a gorgeous tree! don't prune it...move the water butt

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 22:26


Evening sun.

Dusk chorus.

dozed off.

end of a long day!

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 22:24

I use a plant label and jar to scoop them into, then apply pressure until suitably squashed.

Gardening errors.....

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:36

Maidenhair ferns are more tollerate of sunlight. There is always an exception to the rule and I forgot this one in my easy gardening bullet points.

Glad you are growing Saxifrage and alpines, I especially love alpine phlox and have several very sprawling plants from one plant in just a couple of years! But I didn't include them because most alpines don't like being soggy in the winter, so you must have great natural drainage in your soil


Oh I just remembered, you can't go wrong in dry shade with any Dryopteris fern..I love that the clue is in the name

Bumblebee nest in my compost bin

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:30

Foxes have a thing for bumblebee nests. My bumblebee nest was attacked twice by foxes two years ago. Curious thing because bumbles don't store more than a bout a dessert spoon of honey.

Got a border, have brought some plants, what now!? help

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:03

Loving the choices you made. Good luck

Gardening errors.....

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:00

Easy plants that won't let beginners down (if they can help it)

  • Geraniums of any kind but not Pelegoniums.
  • Ferns, so long as you don't bake them in the sun
  • Bulbs, ready-made flowers looking for a hole.
  • most herbs don't mind being baked dry in the sun
  • Some herbs like moisture, mostly those that have soft, large and/or fleshy leaves. Never let mint get out of the pot!
  • Trees of any kind will really try hard for you,just check their mature size for your garden and remember that the leaves you can see on top is the size of the roots underground
  • Wild flower meadow planting is a win win. Just cut it all down at the very end of summer.
  • Sedems are mostly quick off the spring starting blocks, grow rapidly up or outwards and will even root from damaged pieces.
  • All plants want to grow and look their best. Failure happens to us all for one reason or another. Don't be sad, learn what not to do next time

Bees in ground?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:44

Don't worry! They are not interested in humans, only their gardens

I had a bumble bee nest two years ago in the ground right next to my sunbathing spot and was undisturbed, despite a constant humming back and forth.

I felt honored to provide a home for these incredibly necessary creatures. Without bees, the world's fresh food would grind to a halt!

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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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