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Posted: 19/03/2015 at 06:39


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:33

Sowed some seeds is all


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 16:20

I have no lawn...end of


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 06:48

Morning all

Get well soon Lesleyk, I sometimes get eye infections and nasty spots come up round my ear or cheek where I scratch myself in the garden with dirty hands

Seems the child in me is ever present and talking of presents, Clematis arrive today so excited !

How much is too much?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 20:33

I have mulched mostly chipped bark two inches thick in the past and had to re- do borders every year where the mulch naturally dries thin. This year I'm doing it really thick at four inches. Established plants and bulbs find the light without worry 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:35

I have two Paul's Scarlets BL that were a matching pair until the arch fell down and I moved one. It's taken four years to recover and is going for it big time this year. I still remember your beautiful rose foliage from last year and set that as my standard this year, so I'm working hard to significantly reduce my blackspot 

Cutting back a Hebe

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:18

I've managed to save Hebes by potting up the self layered branches that often occur. Wait a year and the sections mostly manage to even up

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:32
  • Cut back 5 penstemons,
  • weeded out two established clumps of crocosmia unfortunately growing through all the other perennials in the border.
  • replanted perennials and mulched with bark chippings.
  • separated a self layered clump of Jasmine from mother plant and planted in another border.
  • general weeding of border
  • feed all hostas chick poo and all alliums BFB
  • planted up sunny border with six clumps of Chives grown from seed two years ago and left in nursery bed (still have seven more clumps)
  • planted out two small shrubs to fill gaps
  • more mulching.

Think that was everything...oh yeah, I sacked the tea boy who only brought me one cup all day although he did visit thrice


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:19

I've just finished another shift in the garden 8am-4pm

I tell you, they don't pay us gardeners enough I'm ever so slightly achy

Got a whole lot done in the purple and white garden though, so I am very happy. Will list details on other thread if anyone is remotely interested...gorgeous sunny day all day here, everything is going crazy in my garden now, especially pleased with my climbing roses which I trained along my fences last autumn and this spring, the strictest I've ever been with them and they are rewarding me with flowering shoots the entire length like rows of little soldiers

Can't wait to see that happen this summer


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 10:26

Joe Swift?

I didn't watch it as OH checked it out and told me it was a cookery programme

did I miss gardening!!!!!????!!!!

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