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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:48

Was supposed to crack on with landscaping the final area of the garden, instead I got on with attaching sturdy plastic mesh  (the expensive kind) to last bit of pergola and then under climbing rose where two clematis will grow either side. Then did round a post for third clematis, and used long lengths along the fence panels where I want it to grow.

Then I added some to other side where Clematis Montana is growing,  finally using the spare piece to cover another fence panel opposite for the fifth Clematis of the day. That one was a bit of a mare  since I had to squeeze between the fencing and a very mature ceanothus. Used a total of five rolls of mesh so far, one left for bottom part.

Tied in a sixth Clematis while I was there and finally rescued a fern being bashed by my pooch who patrols the footpath side of my garden with lightening speed. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:30

Me, me, me for the Boxford type, when they are ready 


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:29

Well done Wonky, gardening efforts are looking amazing.  So proud of you 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:25

Oh Wonky, the cats are awesome 

Thank you Runnybeak, chicky, Frit and David, I really feel I am achieving my dreams this year, some roses and shrubs are maturing, I've finally managed to tied the new garden to the old with the addition of the pergola and filled in a lot of gaps. I'm a very happy bunny 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:18

Fantastic stuff Wonky!  You can really see the effort you've made, there is real potential showing here, the climber over the shed is gorgeous with a fairytale type look to it but I'm mostly excited about the iris I can spy. How exciting! 


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:25

Off into the garden where the woes of our world are gratefully forgotten 

Have a lovely day one and all 


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 06:54

Morning all

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:03

Tied in some long vines that has got loose in recent winds 

Clipped some of my topiaries in shade

Potted on half the summer bedding to grow on a bit 

Done what can be done for my group 2 clematis, Josephine has wilt, some others look suspicious 


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:11

Breezy today but sunny all day

Been in the garden tying in some vines that got loose in the high winds then got the courage to check all my large flowered clematis for signs of wilt. I think Josephine is definitely going the way of wilt, she has definite black patches, trouble is that my storage area for all clematis was very close so some others are looking suspicious. But then I have some varieties with blackened leaves in bloom when wilt is supposed to occur at the moment of flowering, so although I think I'm hoping for a miracle, I'm also a little confused. 

Been tired all week,  OH tells me it's because I don't stop, I'm always doing something.  Trouble is I can't stop or reality bites and I feel desperately lost.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:38

Well done Shadow!  


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