London (change)
Today 13°C / 5°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 6°C


Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 08:10

Nice to put faces to the lovely crowd on here Clarington

Grow your own bird food.

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 05:50

lol, I think some seed might be harmful...such as Digitalis or Lupins? I know birds taste differently to us (yummy slugs) but I would assume poisonous plants go across the board?

I could be wrong...


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 05:47

No wind damage in my garden this morning, I do hope you can say the same (everyone) and those foxes need to behave themselves Lyn.

Yes there is a famous bridge in Paris with the lovers' locks...and a pile of keys at the bottom of the Seine

Well, here's to a good morning everyone


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 15:05

Know the feeling punkdoc although I woke up to pouring rain this morning with no breaks in it, so gardening was out of the question.

Instead, I deliberated over cycling to the gym or walking. Obviously walking takes longer but I have an umbrella so opted for that in the end.

Felt like a mule after shopping in town, walking home with several bags of items and three books I bought with Christmas tokens: The Creative Shrub Garden by Andy McIndoe, What Plant Where Encyclopedia by the RHS and Garden Notebook by Beth Chatto. Very excited to get stuck into these

Oh and the sun came out after I got home


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 06:11

Awww, congratulations to newly invented Grandads

and Good morning

Spring bulbs -too late ?

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:19

I planted some Allium Gladiator straight into the border yesterday using my trusty bulb trowel which sank easily through my sandy soil. The packet says plant through Sept-Dec so what's a few days late err?


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:14

Morning all. I've been up since 5.50am but that's good for Flynn who normally can't hold it past 5.30

Hard frost coming in, good job I've got woolly slippers, my second cup of coffee and GW on You Tube to amuse me until gym class.

Oh dear, I just opened a packet of biscuits for breakfast...two gym classes today then

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:08

I know what you mean Chicky


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:03

Oh how lovely!

I saw two Vs of bird flying over my patch a couple of months back, guessing they were geese and yes, they were hollering the whole way 

Parsnip problems!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 15:51

@RB Cleve West won Chelsea couple years back with flowering parsnips in his borders, it was highly referenced

PS hope I spelt the chap's name right

Discussions started by Wintersong

How to beat Botrytis?

Replies: 3    Views: 177
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 12:55

Whats wrong with my hosta?

It's half the size of last year 
Replies: 5    Views: 407
Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 15:46

Before and After

Replies: 31    Views: 1668
Last Post: 01/06/2013 at 12:23

June in Your Garden!

Replies: 246    Views: 15547
Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 13:27


Replies: 36    Views: 2291
Last Post: 31/05/2012 at 21:22

Chelsea Chop

Replies: 5    Views: 1845
Last Post: 20/05/2012 at 19:01

What's it like in your garden?

Replies: 6    Views: 759
Last Post: 05/05/2012 at 23:16

Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
Replies: 11    Views: 849
Last Post: 25/04/2012 at 20:35

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... 
Replies: 2    Views: 548
Last Post: 23/04/2012 at 18:24

Why Miss Bateman?

Replies: 18    Views: 3018
Last Post: 17/05/2012 at 19:08

Phormium newbie

Replies: 2    Views: 1351
Last Post: 15/04/2012 at 09:45
11 threads returned