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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 07:33

Morning all,

It's raining but that's because I planted yesterday 

The garden needs it so I get a restful morning before I have to clear room for deliveries and dig post holes 


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:47


Clari, I am also of the amply thigh variety and never had any complaints

PDoc, what a marvellous 20yrs+ service you did for your community, but I do wonder what junk a retired doc has to throw in the skip, Arnie the life-size skeleton, one well worn white coat and a very cold stethoscope...? Those things are always cold

Frit, your garden looks neat and tidy and full of fun for the grand children

Well, I am sufficiently sated after chicken risotto and a glass of Pimms, (pint glass that is)

I was very tired today, thanks for your kind words bekkie, yes, I guess I have been very exuberant recently, but there's just so much to do!!

I believe today's work is the last of the BIG *planting mistakes* needing to be rectified (in the back garden anyhow).

I addressed the eyesore in a large border I can view from the kitchen window, with a very scruffy jasminum beesianum and a clematis Jackmanii that I planted next to a climbing rose 18yrs ago, none having any support for the last few years . The arch has long gone and the rose never got moved as it's twin took 4yrs to recover so I got scared and left the clump of climbers to scramble wildly.

Anyhow, I wanted the eyesore gone and once I had removed a very established clump of jasmine and all its layered babies ,  I just bit the bullet and took out the rest. 

It's a shame about a rose of that age but it really didn't have a beneficial place in my garden and I now have a free spot for something else. I'd really like topiary.

I still have a large gap in the shady border that I was supposed to plant up but I just don't know what to plant

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:19

Hard graft in the garden again but at least its all coming together now...

attacked a scruffy climber and moved it to more suitable site, attacked a climbing rose that had nothing to climb up and removed it for good, weeded the area and planted new shrub.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 09:05

Morning gang 

Tired this morning so stayed in bed 

It's chilly here but I can see so many things waking up now in the garden. Might venture out later, have square terracotta pots to plant up and clematis to get in the ground.

This week's to-do list includes building a second planter for my homeless hostas, shifting the remaining earth into it,  landscaping bottom area ready for new compost bins, and waiting for deliveries to arrive Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Have middle son coming on Thursday to help build the pergola 

Oh, nearly forgot that post holes still need to be dug but first...need to shop for perennials 


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 05:19

Enjoy your Sundays off, see you all later


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:06

We had a pair of mating doves in the garden recent years who kept trying their luck but nest building was the worst I've ever seen with giant holes in it and precariously perched,  the eggs kept falling out 


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:00

Welcome Wonky Legs, I know all about builders' rubble and sunken patios and blank canvases so you have my sympathises and congratulations, oh, and I occasionally know the odd bit about planty  stuff, sometimes

Luckily there are many others who know far more so stick with them 

Look forward to conversing


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:59


Chillin after work shift, OH has the ruggers on all evening but I never mind the sport and he never minds gardening programmes

I can relax with a glass of something and look at my  garden photos for the thousandth time but it makes me happy 

Can't wait to see your borders this year Yvie after the amount of hard work and expenditure. 

Hope bekkie is well 


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:07

Naughty Yvie  Glad you are enjoying the garden though, should look incredible this year for you.

I'm feeling poorly today don't even have the energy for plant porn  but that's okay, I'm goodly ahead in the garden so it can wait until next week. Pergola arrives on Wednesday and more garden supplies on Tuesday...sheeesh, so much money to make it perfect. I hope by next year I can slow down a bit and potter along nicely instead


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:03

Glad you're safe Verdun, I wouldn't want all your fans to wonder where you are on the next episode of Poldark

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