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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 07:59

Same weather here yesterday chicky 

Only a brief  shower but it got very overcast  



Posted: 17/04/2015 at 06:48


Requesting that there not be any politics here please or if the majority is happy to continue debates then I'll just leave the room and you will know the reason and not think me an ignorant so-and-so 

Light duties today, have hair appointment this afternoon 

Destructive foxes

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 06:35

I regularly get foxes visiting my garden with holes dug and buried food which I scout for and remove every morning to keep my dog from consuming it

They haven't fully dug plants up but I have had to plant bulbs more than once and damage to fully grown plants such as ferns missing half the fronds they should have due to being clawed off, presumably while they look for a good place to bury stuff

I use blood fish and bone mixed into deep holes without much damage but I understand the risk when I do use it, these creatures are obeying their natural instincts, you won't keep them out, I've seen foxes jump my six foot fences no problem and believe me, there is no other way to get into my garden. 

One tip might be to supply an area of soft soil away from precious plants for their burying habits, my old raised veg bed was ideal for them

Good luck 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:11

Ditto Dove 

Why are row and plant distances different?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 16:47

You will thin some things out

Also, some things such as spinach are to be harvested younger while light and air must touch plants to keep them healthy


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:18

Early start for me this morning, good weather so I could get on with: 

  • trimming the mesh I fixed on the pergola roof yesterday
  • unravelling one of two Virginia creepers from existing wire
  • training half over the pergola and half along the fence
  • hanging four panels of new trellis for the Virginia creeper plus my Jasmine
  • Meshing two of four pergola posts and planting two of four clematis


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:05

Bless you bekkie, you are a sweet natured girl  so many good deeds and always lovely warm words for us on here

Yvie, I know how you feel about marathon sessions, I've just retired from the garden and been at it since 8-ish. So much to do, we always have so much work at this time of year but we also love it. I would have continued but I was starting to feel ill.

I'll list my jobs done on the other forum but suffice to say, it clouded over and there was a brief sort of shower with fat rain drops and enough said

re visits to GCs, I take my time when perusing plants, I want to be sure I've looked and thought about it and made the right choices but also...I just love looking at plants. Nothing else does it quite the same way for me

Microwave just dinged and I've got an early dinner as reward for all my work today


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:08

Just in for brunch, I've been at it since 8-ish

Gorgeous sunny day, good temps, light breeze

Have trimmed off all the mesh that was stapled to the pergola roof yesterday and remeshing fence panels for existing climbers now. Luckily, leaf buds are only just breaking on my Virginia creeper so I've kept losses to a minimum but it has to be done, old stuff was meh; new stuff is woot.

Still haven't planted a clematis yet  but I have at least half an idea of some PPPs. Lots left to do including relaying step, straightening border edges, improving soil (its a clay corner) and PLANTING...will I get any done today???


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:55

Stay strong KEF, I've only spent so much because I had half a garden to fill, next year will be propagation and gaps only 

We have to use a summer quilt when it warms up, the house is ridiculously warm and OH runs way hotter than me. We have a bedroom fan on in midwinter 


I'm used to it now although I need an extra blanket even if OH throws his quilt off at  night 


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 06:33

Morning Dove and bekkie 

And those following 

And anyone I've missed 

I'd like to thank my agent and jesus christ. ...oops wrong speech 

Need coffee 

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