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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:18

Early start for me this morning, good weather so I could get on with: 

  • trimming the mesh I fixed on the pergola roof yesterday
  • unravelling one of two Virginia creepers from existing wire
  • training half over the pergola and half along the fence
  • hanging four panels of new trellis for the Virginia creeper plus my Jasmine
  • Meshing two of four pergola posts and planting two of four clematis


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:05

Bless you bekkie, you are a sweet natured girl  so many good deeds and always lovely warm words for us on here

Yvie, I know how you feel about marathon sessions, I've just retired from the garden and been at it since 8-ish. So much to do, we always have so much work at this time of year but we also love it. I would have continued but I was starting to feel ill.

I'll list my jobs done on the other forum but suffice to say, it clouded over and there was a brief sort of shower with fat rain drops and enough said

re visits to GCs, I take my time when perusing plants, I want to be sure I've looked and thought about it and made the right choices but also...I just love looking at plants. Nothing else does it quite the same way for me

Microwave just dinged and I've got an early dinner as reward for all my work today


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:08

Just in for brunch, I've been at it since 8-ish

Gorgeous sunny day, good temps, light breeze

Have trimmed off all the mesh that was stapled to the pergola roof yesterday and remeshing fence panels for existing climbers now. Luckily, leaf buds are only just breaking on my Virginia creeper so I've kept losses to a minimum but it has to be done, old stuff was meh; new stuff is woot.

Still haven't planted a clematis yet  but I have at least half an idea of some PPPs. Lots left to do including relaying step, straightening border edges, improving soil (its a clay corner) and PLANTING...will I get any done today???


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:55

Stay strong KEF, I've only spent so much because I had half a garden to fill, next year will be propagation and gaps only 

We have to use a summer quilt when it warms up, the house is ridiculously warm and OH runs way hotter than me. We have a bedroom fan on in midwinter 


I'm used to it now although I need an extra blanket even if OH throws his quilt off at  night 


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 06:33

Morning Dove and bekkie 

And those following 

And anyone I've missed 

I'd like to thank my agent and jesus christ. ...oops wrong speech 

Need coffee 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:48

Incredible day in Kent, I'm a lizard so worked through the midday sun 

No real gardening though, more jobbing around getting stuff finished under the pergola 

Tomorrow is another full day in the garden, more jobbing but also the fun planting too 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 18:56

YAY, its that time of year again

Thanks for sharing Frit, Lyn, Joybell, Lizzie, Chicky, PDoc and Verdun


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 18:00

Oh and Avalanche and nun's gift and wisely cream but those are cream 


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:59

There he is 

Dove, sticky labels are massively embarrassing, especially on your hair, face or bum  

LesleyK  (I think) my white clematis is miss Bateman, so far 


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 16:23

Stonking hot here today, it didn't even have to warm up first as I wore a t-shirt and bodywarmer to town at 9 am (because i'm the type of girl who feels the chill on a summer's day) and quickly removed top layer

Needed to get something for climbers to climb up and across the pergola, but first I had to get my eyebrows threaded, it had been too long and I was so  I've been hiding behind my fringe for a week 

Home by lunch when I set to work fixing rolls of sturdy green mesh across the top of the pergola, (even in this heat ). Tomorrow I will do the posts and planting, OH wants a clematis up each post and the maybe a rose for dappled shade. He's not good in full sun but I'm a lizard and just soak it up 

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