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Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:27

Up to episode 11 of Glorious gardens from Above with Christine Walkden on YouTube 


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 14:17

Well done Yvie. You must show me how you manage to just 'pop' a plant in, I've been heaving all day.

I know the feeling punkdoc! It's the bane of my gardening life that I start off intending to do one thing and end up doing something completely different!

That's most days I have managed  a grand, one-off special! Let me count it all up briefly:

  • 1 pyracantha (moved)
  • 2 Group 1 Clematis planted 
  • 1 Geranium,
  • 1 Acer,
  • 1 Spirea,
  • 1 trachelospermum jasminoides up the arch.
  • area cleared of invasive Crocosmia
  • 2 of my 3 hefty box balls in the ground (got to measure third for precise formation)
  • 2 climbing roses pruned
  • Berberis moved front
  • Nandina moved back
  • and a jolly sore back at the end of that!

I count lucky 13! Can anyone beat that?

Verdun, I'm sure your good deed is very appreciated. Have another larger

bekkie, I didn't realise you had this condition? If you do then I think you are doing an amazing job since my husband couldn't even get up off the sofa for a year, let alone do the gym!

He lost his job after 1 year of working from home and whilst he is now re-employed working from home for a different company, I don't think he will ever be driving again. I am trying to find the time/courage to learn so that when he's ready to get out again, (hasn't left the house in 4yrs) then I can at least take the reigns so to speak.

Pm me if you want any chats about living with these conditions sometimes, just a chat helps xx




Posted: 17/02/2015 at 11:46

Four...five, six and seven.

That's 1 pyracantha (moved since last week) 2 Group 1 Clematis planted 1 Geranium, 1 Acer, 1 Spirea, and my trachelospermum jasminoides up the arch.

In for coffee reading all your exciting sowing, potting, planting that's going on and the exciting new plants arriving in the post.

Spring! Spring! Spring! Oh how I love thee so


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:30

One, two, three plants in the ground so far

Just time to read the thread while warming up with a cuppa.

Ground is wet and darn cold but my soil is sandy so its easily workable.

Right! Off I go again...think I've worm Flynn out already

(someone remind me why I'm not waiting until warmish spring to do my planting? When the days are sunny and the ground is warm?)I've never started so early before now, but then I do usually get a mad rush on come April...

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:12

Happy B Day!


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:04

Getting my willies on now

Can I actually put things in the ground today instead of dithering about so much?

Have a nice day at the Ps Dove, oh and I forgot to mention yesterday, I understood what you were talking about with your daughter's MS. My husband is in recovery from what they now call CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) same symptoms as MS and caught the same way. He had a virus that he just couldn't shift. So I'm totally on the same page as you with that one

And Lesley..lots of plant buying please I think it was you who mentioned a GC visit due today?


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:17

BM, it was doing the same thing to me last weekish. I was spam-posting until DD pointed out that I might be using the refresh page option while inside the thread. So now I go back to latest posts and enter the thread that way


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:16

Verdun, I hope the spreading ashes process is good for you dear.


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:14

morning Forkers

Clear sky here this morning but no frost. woop woop.

Now what can I say about mine and others' days today?

Oh yes, hope anyone off to work has a good one

Dogs...ah yes, BM, my dog thinks he's clever playing that game too. He goes straight for an area he's not supposed to be and just looks at me with his food face

Bekkie you're a bunch of giggles and Bill stay cosy indoors for now!


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 16:03

Overcast day but dry and not too wintery. Tidied up a lot today, so many areas looking tatty or littered by previous gardening.

So many tulip and alliums showing through now, Hellebores out and Saxifrage and Hebe pinguifolia flowering a bit

Pruned lower parts of Laurel to clean up the stems, (in a few weeks I will be pruning the top so it looks like a tree) and finished chopping back my Group 3s.

Still need to decide on so many PPPs (possible planting positions)

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