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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:02
  • Tied in last climbing rose to arch; I am a bit late pruning it a little around the edges, but its had food so should recover amply over next few weeks.
  • Finished filling raised bed with soil, planted a climber at back and mulched.

Thinking about what else can go in the bed, its 1/3 full sun, 2/3 part shade and very sheltered


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:46

punkdoc!!!! I missed you 

I'm a glass half empty kind of girl and can sympathise with feeling like nothing matters. Then again, I do make this chap at work laugh. he says "I love the way you see things in life" so I can't be all that bad? Chin up old bean. Enjoy your garden.

DD, A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

Verdun, give me my sun back It's overcast today and much colder although running a temperature has its advantages I'm still under the weather but I popped a pill and got outside for a while. It's a tonic that I just can't do without.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:53

I know the feeling about being too tired to type Beaus mum,

I did 8hrs in the garden Tuesday and felt really under the weather yesterday. Spent whole day in bed catching up on GoT. 

Today will be light duties, got my clematis delivered but as usual my plans have gone awry and what I wanted to plant where, needs some revision. 

It's such an awkward business but I  guess it gives me something to do 

More shopping later and more lists to make since OH is demanding I finalise the second Wicks order so hope I don't miss anything. 


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 06:39


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:33

Sowed some seeds is all


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 16:20

I have no lawn...end of


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 06:48

Morning all

Get well soon Lesleyk, I sometimes get eye infections and nasty spots come up round my ear or cheek where I scratch myself in the garden with dirty hands

Seems the child in me is ever present and talking of presents, Clematis arrive today so excited !

How much is too much?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 20:33

I have mulched mostly chipped bark two inches thick in the past and had to re- do borders every year where the mulch naturally dries thin. This year I'm doing it really thick at four inches. Established plants and bulbs find the light without worry 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:35

I have two Paul's Scarlets BL that were a matching pair until the arch fell down and I moved one. It's taken four years to recover and is going for it big time this year. I still remember your beautiful rose foliage from last year and set that as my standard this year, so I'm working hard to significantly reduce my blackspot 

Cutting back a Hebe

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:18

I've managed to save Hebes by potting up the self layered branches that often occur. Wait a year and the sections mostly manage to even up

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