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Latest posts by Wintersong

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 20:13

Absolute joy, Joybell 

Wish I had the same 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 19:16

No 7 out of ten Lesley 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 18:57

Shouldn't really advertise but used a new product today from a numerological brand sold by our well known UK superstore chemist. Without my Boots on! I've just added Intensively Moisturising Body Serum after my bath and I've never been more impressed!  Wow, my skin feels amazing 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:59

Don't cut the grass Fairy!  Or at least the tricky item to spell 

I wouldn't want to put you to any trouble  plus postage would be the cost of one 

I'll go mail order as big as I can if they are slow to establish 

It's just started to pour and next doors kids are playing in it  then again, I garden in the normal stuff but wear a waterproof 

Transforming my garden wilderness

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:55

I started with a blank canvas twenty years ago 

You're doing great,  caring is better than money because keeping on top of the weeds and pruning will reward you ten fold on planting day 

Try to achieve all the hard landscaping first or it could be more work and money!  Save everything you can for substance, you wouldn't blow the shopping money on caviar '

I did that to my cost 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:08

Thanks Verdun,  Lord Bargain! 

By the way, any planting combos come to mind with my shiny new Salvia Guaranitica? 

Oranges are looking very pleasing but I have yet to see this plant grow,  no matter what the label says, I have to see it in situe and really want to get away from keep moving things wrongly placed. 

One question for anyone, why have I been looking two years for hakonechloa at GCs to no avail ?


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:11

It's been trying to rain all morning in Kent 

Visit to B&Q for paints and plants. I was returning three plants I bought last week that just weren't working for me but I hit a brick wall. ..oh no, we don't return plants 

I felt like I had leprosy. The looks I got and after the amount of money I've spent at this store this year alone,  let alone last year!

Alright,  they're not an official GC but still, quick enough to take my money 

Suffice to say I wasn't going to take no for an answer. ..and made a swap for 3 salvia guaranitica Black and Blue which suits me better. 

I also indulged in a red banana which I'm over the moon with but as soon as I am driving,  B&Q will cease to get my custom anymore 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 06:54

Morning all 

Up early today so i can get a good sleep tonight, because of my long shifts at the weekend 

It's damp this morning but as Verdun says, the ground is so dry, I can't say Kent has had a single week, weekend or even day of real proper rain. Half a day at most, once this summer 

My soil is builder's rubble, light sand and bone dry and I am always amazed how plants still manage to live in it 

I tend to plant new things in deepish holes with piles of compost added to improve things,  obviously I choose appropriate plants, most of the time, I have three astilbes that struggle through my gallons of watering to keep them going. I didn't know their requirements when i bought them, will probably take them to my parents (in my car) because they have a naturally moist area in their garden that I don't have 

Today is garden designing. Trying to refine my choices and get that blend of planting just right. 

More coffee first 


Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:04

My one blackcurrant bush has gone crazy this year, I think I picked half a ton the other day and still half a ton to go. 

I'm not a jam maker though so... The freezer drawer is squashed full 

Back from driving lessons with a concentration headache so I'm chilling in front of the bedroom smart TV 


Posted: 23/07/2015 at 13:34

Back from my GC trip with some bargain half price iris, the same as what I have so next year's display will be wow  I don't want lots of different plants,  just large spreads of the ones I love most 

And those Verbascum Clementine that were nagging me.  I have places for all the plants so it's lemonade time in the sun 

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