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Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:47

???? YAY, 

Morning all ,lovely week of weather predicted, eldest son is visiting and middle son coming over tomorrow to finally put my new pergola up. Then I can get on with some planting in that area although what I had planned long term may change since OH decided to treat himself to a man cave. I'm really happy for him to use the area as he doesn't often treat himself, ooooh about once every commet

It's turning out to be a great day, dad just phoned and I am getting a lift to big GC this afternoon for plant shopping  

Flynn also gets to see his brother 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:22

Thinking about's not that I don't like them per se, I just don't want them in my garden 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:18

Forsythia and Kerria 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 19:42

I'm hoping those merry-go-round days are over Yvie 

My intention was to move one and I even said no to a planting opportunity that arose because it would have meant moving a recently moved rosemary but Verdun's words haunt me these days, make sure you give shrubs enough room

It's your fault Verdun

Saying that,I'm mighty pleased with the last changes, everything else is now about planting gaps with potted plants  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:24

So I started this morning deciding how much space my baby Yucca will end up needing, then to more industrious projects...

  • moved three shrubs and one fern
  • built hosta bed and levelled it in position
  • moved and replanted penstemon x5
  • planted out two more clumps of Liatris to make a three
  • added clumps of chives
  • gritted to defend against slugs and snails
  • mulched
  • watered many many pots
  •  opps sorry, great day in the garden but now I'm pooped


Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:07

Matty, hugs to you and your lovely lovely OH who spoils you for ALL the right reasons.

I took a break from the forum so I'm not privy to the details of your illness but I understand it to be something that has a serious impact on the quality of your daily life and whilst I'm not all that good at expressing sincerity (because how can you ever hope to cure someone's grief?), I know that its necessary to find pleasure in the day when we are feeling unwell.  You go girl, you enjoy your garden because it heals the soul and you will be all the stronger for it

Pdoc, I checked your plant combos and I think they are superb. I wish I could dream up the same kind of combinations but sadly I don't which is why I spent all day changing things   My only excuse is that two thirds of my garden is new so the changes are due to its development.

It's been a wonderful day here, the best this week and the only day this week that I've spent the whole day in the garden.

Bathed and a little tipsy  I'm nearly done with my merry-go-round plant swapping, I can't wait for the season to progress and all my new ideas and new plants to come to life  Every day life appears, in leaf and breaking bud, in the emergence of flower and insects buzzing...

Oh happy times    


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 21:21

SGL, I sometimes have this problem on my rather naff browser  (my son tells me no-one uses explorer anymore )  so how to fix it?

Basically I just shut down all my pages and restart my browser and as if by magic the options have returned 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 18:17

Mostly just pricked out seedlings and watered pots


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 13:47


back from the pet store and GC. Had to buy some more bird food which was incredibly heavy to carry round with me, but they are surprisingly hungrier now than winter 

Took a turn around the GC just to check if they had anything I could  use and I think they are using a new label on their plants these days, the incredibly sticky kind of label because 3 wallflower Bowle's Mauve stuck to my trousers without me knowing, as did two Clematis, one on each arm apparently, whilst a Coprosma got stuck to my back and when I got home, OH told me about the Yucca I was using as a hat

oh well, I'm not walking them all the way back so I guess I've have to dig a few holes in my garden


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 09:09

Morning all,

Had a chill day yesterday and was so exhausted I only just got up 

That's late for me 

Feels like this week has sped past but I did find out that my bakery takings were up over the Easter holidays by a massive 40%, no wonder with visitors on the back end of that I've been sleeping

Don't know what today will bring, have reason to celebrate since OH won some new contracts, and I haven't done my easter plant shopping yet, what time of year do iris pop up in GCs? I never see any because they are so popular I think they go in a whiz 

Even so, am still so tired so might just prick out my seedlings 

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