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Latest posts by Wintersong

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 


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 08:10

Don't worry about previous owners DD, it's your baby now 

Your plans, your hard work and your way 


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 08:07

Morning bekkie, thanks for asking after my baby 

He's on vet food only  and we are starting to test him on a list of foods to discover what is upsetting him. 

So far chicken is looking good, that's a start as he loves his little treat every day, it will take time to go through the entire list so it's a long haul  main thing is he's happy now 


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:58

Morning Dove and chicky and welcome back Clari I didn't realise you'd been on holiday 

Well deserved me thinks 


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:45

Lots of stuff to do in the garden today with no distractions 


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 21:51

My garden was a lot more advanced last year too DD, OH reliably informs me that we had a much warmer start to spring  I don't remember but my photo journal backs up the story 

Anyways, great job done, that border looks set to leap.

Welcome back Mrs G and ighten, 

Beau's Mum, what a lovely job you've made on your beautiful garden, you should be proud 

Re what to grow up the pergola?  No idea yet, probably clematis and something else but nothing poisonous as Flynn tends to obey me 90% of the time and then runs away with something he's found and chews it up before obeying me again 


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:40

We did a lot of preparation work beforehand, digging the holes, measuring and getting the levels.

In truth, the most demanding part was getting four strong people in the same place on the same day, its heavy to lift and we needed all those pairs of hands etc.

The instructions said to attach the curved struts before erecting but OH says they marred our ability to get the posts absolutely straight in the holes although its hardly leaning and I'm perfectly happy which is all that matters.

More than I could have hoped for

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