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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 06:41

Get well soon to BL's grandson!

Morning forkers 

Light frost but looks like it will be a good day, getting light much earlier now

Composting in the tropics

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:08

Compost should be the same the world over, it's a biological process and has nothing to do with outdoor temps or plant types, just get your mix right, keep it moist and turn it regularly 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 13:02

Moved a huge Clematis to better spot; tied in some climbing roses; under-planted a climbing rose with Euonymus Emerald Gaiety and planted a shaped Box in a terracotta pot. Rain stopped play


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:58

Back in doors since rain stopped play

I did manage to dig and rake over where OH's feet had been in my border so it looks fluffy soil again and I planted a Euonymus under a climbing rose to fill a dead corner and used the big terracotta pot it was in to plant a Box roundy-pyramid that I got in the sale few weeks back for £4. Should have been £30

As you and I know folks, some things that look half dead are only pretending, its already shooting away new growth, unlike the dove from earlier

It was a beautiful thing although I'm not sure entirely if it isn't just a rink necked wood pigeon? It was pure white with a thin black or dark ring around its neck. In perfect condition when I found it, just very successfully dead

Early bath time!


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:52

Sorry Dove



Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:42

 oh! I lost a post before my P.S post.

Well... I'm not writing my life's story again.

Short version: no gym. in garden. Flynn found a dead dove. I moved a huge Clematis. OH stood on it to repair fence panel  the end.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:39

P.S I forgot to mention my compost...

I checked on it and its looking amazing for the first time ever and I think its because I always followed the rule of 50/50 until I watched some gardener on Youtube who swears by 70/30 carbon/nitrogen so I added more carbon to mine and its incredible stuff. Still rustic but really much better looking than ever has been.

P.P.S those with moulting dogs can add hair to the compost pile


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 07:17

I sympathise with the moulting lab  DD. Mine used to drive me crazy and was one reason I switched carpet for flooring years ago although I'm not posh enough for under floor heating . One plus is to save all the fluff you get after grooming him and leave it for the birds to use in their nests.

Poor Yvie with irregular sleeping  but at least you got plants while you were up

Clari sounds like she had fun and nice to hear from BL. Bekkie  that cherry tree sounds a nuisance and I should know, I had to pay a man to chop ours down since it was only a baby at roof height but just too big for situation. I now know better not to buy generic labelled trees from SMs!

Gym for definite today. Not sure for rest of day,  depends if I'm tired



Raspberry mystery....

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:51

I had a bad experience with raspberries a few years ago, didn't realise they were so invasive 


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:44

What a lovely clock Dove, I never tire of bird song in the garden although I barely recognise anything beyond blackbird so it would be confused o'clock all day

How lovely to have a visiting robin on your gardening coat tails punkdoc. I remember a very tame one a few years back but not so much recently 

Well done Yvie for taking care of the plants you have instead of buying more

Obviously some of us have enjoyed our gardens today, sorry for those still suffering sniffles or snow and frost. It's really mild this evening for Flynn's walk and I've been admiring all my hard work this week. No more rubbish lying around like eyesores, but beautiful weed free soil in beds and borders. I'm still undecided about so many PPPs but all in good time.

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