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Latest posts by Wintersong

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 18:38

Someone over did the blood fish and bone

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 18:10

I don't think so or the blackbirds would be harassing your chooks.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 17:44

Goregous pictures Inkadog, thank you so much for sharing

I always cut my flower spikes to ground on my Euphorbia characias wulfenii, (don't know about others) but they last so long, I'm generally not in a hurry to reomve them

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:41

I've just come in from a morning's digging. The full sun border is on its second dig over to eradicate raspberry runners from the soil completely, turning to the depth of my fork and going deeper whenever I discover a runner. Had a small bit of bind weed along the back fence as well and two runners going into the lawn that I am unable to dig out. Hubby tells me he will mow them into oblivion, I just hope they don't turn round and come back into my border

All the woody parts of the dead Pampas grass are bagged up ready for removal whilst its mountain of dry leaves and rotted matter at its centre is piled up in a heap on top of the crator hole that I will leave to quietly compost over the coming months or move to my compost bins to speed things up depending upon time, space and energies.

I'm knackered now

moving established plants

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:46

It's not too late to move herbaceous perennials especially with all the rain we've been having. Just dig them up with as much root-ball as possible and you may need to reduce the foliage to lessen the stress to the plant.

Why grow organic?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:43

Aaaargh! My eyes hurt.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 09:26

I've woken up to a very wet and dismal day  Starting to really tire of this weather now.

I work solidly all through autumn and winter sometimes eighteen hours a day (I am a person of extremes) so, come spring, I am in need of rest and relaxation and gardening is my ability to recover from all that exhausting work, but at this rate, I might as well keep working!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 09:21

I grew my cowslips from seed a few years back but they never established in their original spot which was swamped with Aquilegias. Since upgrading them to their own patch, they are multiplying at a rapid rate  They get morning sun with afternoon shade.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 23:13



Posted: 05/05/2012 at 22:58

Ops sorry Alina...I keep posting at the same time as you with my impatience to help

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