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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:17

Oops, premature post

At least I didn't lose it, typing on the tablet is painful enough once 

Was going to add that the forecast storms haven't hit Kent yet or at least not my patch

P. S  bekkie,  I don't envy your task but Ash is good for the garden 


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:12

Hosta, if your TV machine is Tevo then you have to tell it not to delete them in the folder,OH does that for me so let me know if you need details 

Runnybeak, I'm not sure what you mean by showy but I love plants with foliage, form and seasonal interest and this plant gives you beautiful colour in the leaves, with berries in winter. It's common name is heavenly bamboo 

LesleyK, I 'I'll take that kiss and give you a big hug. Good luck with it all

Dove, it all sounds very special and whilst I have no experience of losing a parent, I know how much I love my dad  

Weather for us was fine here toda



Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:21

Gorgeous day here in Kent, mostly sunny, bit breezy and dry! Perfect weather for my hard labour:

  • dug up and potted recently planted Lavender and Box balls as I realised they will need to swap sides due to shade from pergola (going up soon) I will replant once all danger of big feet has passed
  •  Moved Rosemary shrub to better situation
  • planted 1 Clematis and 7 Kniphofia babies from recent division
  • mulched
  • divided clumps of sisyrinchium to spread through my Eremurus hopefully as the perfect companion plant
  • untangled and identified 3 of my 6 Clematis cuttings from autumn sans labels

Now its bath time, I'm pooped!


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:48

Gratz Hosta, enjoy the extra cash you now have every month

Been in the garden all morning...rearranging my unbalanced border and in the process worked a very uninspiring corner that I never really knew what to do with. I have to say, impromptu but I'm really liking it

Brie crackers and salad for lunch then back out, no rest for the wicked


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:49

Morning all

Sunshine here and good job too as I  have so much to get done outside not least the last post hole to dig. Haven't been to the gym for what seems like ages but I did warn my personal trainer that she wouldn't see me in spring 

Got one shrub left to move to make room for my second nandina that I want to see from the kitchen window all year have some smaller perennials to get in the ground  but I know the spaces and still have a raised bed to build, stones to lay and a pergola to erect

move a rose

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:54

Try to dig up as much soil clinging to it as possible, it won't be huge but every little bit helps 


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:45

Save me a slice Matty if only I could eat it for real

I wear Timberland boots Hosta, same style as DMs and I'm not a lesbian either.  I like them for comfort and because I can wade through right deep puddles and my feet stay totally dry. OH makes sure I polish them to keep the leather in good nick

You won't be disappointed in your Nandina Runnybeak, mine is fully hardy and I'm yet to discover a single fault with this shrub

It's incredibly windy here, the dog gets a bit woofy with noises he hears although at least it's a small sound, like he's clearing his throat rather than big yaps, he saves those for the burglar suspects 

Roast dinner was flipping lovely, film now to crash to

bad day

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:28

Sorry to hear that graham, lesson learned 

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:08

OH and I watched all nine series of The West Wing not long back and were absolutely hooked 

Pride and Prejudice will never be bettered 

Loved Mad Men at its conception, not so sure now


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:54

You must have needed that Chicky, you work such long hrs

Yvie, we're turning into bookends if you know what I mean

Well done Frit, you are becoming a valuable asset at your new job!

PDoc, you better share when they arrive, I simply must know

Back from GC myself with another Nandina Domestica (planting spot already decided) they are just such a worthwhile shrub with super foliage in spring, subtle flowers in summer and gorgeous berries through winter!

Also bought Clematis Markham's Pink (was on my short list when I had to choose 5 from Taylors Clematis)

and three Euphorbia Purpurea for ground cover.

Very happy bunny

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