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MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 23:12

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 22:47

I'd like to turn the tables and suppose that my neighbours were moaning about me...

"Well who does she think she is? All posh with her garden, trying to out do us all.

 She spends all her time in that garden and must give the plants better care than her family. They grow uncomfortably large for my liking and overhang a lot whilst the sound of all that mowing drives me bonkers. Whats wrong with a bit of concrete for heaven's sakes? 

There's wild animals everywhere, not to mention she's always asking to borrow the ladder or the saw or something to do with her gardening. She makes it seem like its really important but I just don't get what all the fuss is about.

And I bet her husband doesn't get a look in, poor sod, mind you, he's not missing much. She looks a right mess most of the time out there in her wellies come rain or shine. I've even seen her eating the stuff she grows straight off the plant like some caveman would do!

Really, I don't know what she sees in those plants, it's not like they  do much, just don't talk to her about them or she will bore you senseless!"

my pictures

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 22:17

Fabulous garden! Thanks for sharing

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:54
Moist soil eludes me,thus bog plants are a big fat no-no.

My dream garden would definitely have a natural spring and Asian influence.

Exciting times

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 08:41

3yrs later? Well done for being so patient!

February in Your Garden

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 21:48
Rambling Rose wrote (see)
 No doubt will start with secateurs and end up with a saw! Does anyone else have that problem? 


Spring is definitely arriving here in the South East. Even if we get cold weather back, the days are noticeable longer, the birds are perking up and buds are popping.

My soil is sandy, so I can dig with ease any time of year but need to feed and mulch like its going out of fashion.

Jobs today included dividing a large fern, moving the last bare root rose in the wrong place and oh yes...I found my missing Tulips in another bed. I had totally forgotten where I planted them, luckily, its pretty established and not one I usually end up treading all over in ignorance. Lets hope they look okay.

Tomorrow's jobs include taking delivery of some replacement fencing, the last of the heavy pruning...with a saw and I still need to design two beds that were a bit of a rush job last year because I have all these potted plants that need proper homes and end up saying, "oh that'll do there". Making more work in the following seasons when I decide I hate it.

So, this year's philosophy is to not stress over gaps in the borders but feel excited about eventually finding the perfect plant, how ever long it takes.



Really need some help, badly!!!!

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 10:07

Even if you get your stuff returned and it turns out to be a huge mistake, it's still an very stressful start to what should be an exciting and glorious have my sympathies but take could always be worse.

Aquiring the land is a blessing  -there's a 10yr waiting list in my area- and plants will grow without luxury, and yes you do require some essentials but other than that, I wouldn't pour money into your plot but rather your time and attention. 

Security is the number one issue for allotments across the country, for those invited or otherwise. 

February in Your Garden

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:35

Hi everyone, I've just bought a new pair of wellies and begun clearing the debris from the borders, trying not to get ahead of Spring in my eagerness, or tread on tulips and perennials whilst I prune back and dig out all the plants in the wrong place last year.   I took a peek at my compost too and it's looking good but wet  so more protection needed next year.

Also got some bargain plants in the half-price B&Q sale  which were extremely heavy carrying home.  Teach me to be greedy.

Joys of Spring

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 16:42

I've had the Spring feeling for about a week now. I live in South East UK where the snow melts, the winds blow and the sun shines -don't shoot me but there's no denying that the mood has lifted.

Of  course its still soggy, cold and freezing at night, no doubt the rain will come in sheets and there will never be enough time to get the garden done...but yes...walking through the park in the afternoon sun made yesterday glorious!

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 17:20

Gorgeous garden Lavender Lady. I also started with a blank canvas 17yrs back but lacked any plan, much to my dismay.

My garden is also 100ft long, so it's taken a wee while to get to the bottom. Every year sees improvements and if I can mimic the lustre and panache of your plants and designing, I'd consider myself blessed. Well done!

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