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Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:36

Nothing in leaf yet SGL re hostas, I had some in pots in a coldframe that are just breaking prolly due to the coldframe protection but also because they are shallow planted in a pot

What's in the ground is still sleeping


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:18

Super day here even without full sunshine.

Been in the garden all morning, lining and filling my second hosta bed.

Realised that I didn't need to plant all three chunks of my divided Blue Angel since it gets as big as the bed itself, so I have two spare plants waiting to find their homes

Also have loads of soil leftover even after filling one large raised bed and two smaller ones so that means more raised beds, more feature areas and more height in the garden, always a good thing

Garden is looking more amazing everyday, I'm sure my geraniums are growing an inch a day whilst Clematis everywhere have buds or making leaps and spurts of growth

The birds are investigating our bird boxes, I think they are only practicing building nests but its a great start since they've not long been up!

I've read back mostly, missed Verdun's joke and KEF's story about 4 great danes but saw DD's garden photos. Really fantastic job and also BL, on this thread or maybe the other, your hard work is showing now and gardens are looking incredible


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

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