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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 16:14

Oooh that's interesting, thanks Verdun and Hosta.

Where to start with my work in the garden today. Glorious weather and full steam ahead...

PLanted 2 Clematis, 2 climbers, 2 shrubs, 1 sub-shrub, 1 conifer, pruned 1 evergreen shrub and the old growth of 2 herbaceous, tidies patio area, barked all available gaps and between plants. Bagged up composting material making four bags in total.

More tidying...I must say it's looking lovely


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 16:06

Good advice Lyn!

I'm finished in the garden today with baked potatoes in the oven for my dinner

Well, it's been glorious here (sorry for those with windy/chilly/foggy weather) and I've had so much energy for the garden. Isn't it funny how some days are like that whilst others are tiring?

Anyhow, OH has light hours tomorrow for overworking all week so he's said he'll help me put the bird boxes up and the digging of two more post holes for the pergola when/if it arrives next week. I say if because we ordered from the same company as the new arch last year, its good quality stuff but there was a delay on the arch that they failed to inform us about, so I'm not really expecting the pergola to be on time.

re Clematis shopping, I'm looking at Bill Mackenzie? Mary rose? Will Goodwin? And maybe a Viticella if anyone has any experience of these? Growth rate and realy colour maybe? I would really like one called Rebecca but in full sun I'm worried she will fade too pink when I want real red.

How cruel is this?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 13:46

Do-u-u-u-u-u-u Nut-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 13:01

Fantastic GG, I can see you have be prudent in weighing it down

Dove? Dove...Dove! Get back to your shuffling girl

BL, as LesleyK says, inspirational

Tea break for me while I sum up todays work...more barking since brunch, removed a Wisteria that self seeded in my garden 4-5yrs ago? I potted it on each year and planted it out last year but then read that they can take 20yrs to flower from seed and also have very overwhelming rootstock so, I figured I'm better off buying one if I want.

Still, at least I know I can grow some things from seed!

so, with that area cleared, and Acanthus seedlings removed, I barked the gaps to be filled as and when. I'm very careful about shrubs having enough space to develop (Verdun)

Also planted out two small Phlox taken from cuttings or divided pieces last year, can't remember.

Now...for that pesky Pine Mugo mughus...


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 10:26

Brunch break from garden work, its 12degrees here

Already planted two climbers (clematis) so I can decide on my gift of five new ones and a new shrub (pittosporum Abbotsbury gold) in full sun border of reds, yellows and burnt orange/borwn and moved existing shrub (Salvia officinalis) to redundant west facing corner to fill a gap under Cotinus Royal purple, next to Crocosmia (unnamed bright orange) 

How's my combos's doing Verdun?

Coffee going down well then back out to rescue Pine mugo mughus from under Phormium before its swallowed whole.

Son has no work experience today so he's offered his help in the garden...sweeeeet

Hosta enjoy your get together, sounds like fun

BL, how lovely that your OH plays the piano, is it jolly pub music or more classical?

My favourite is Mozart with his operas being particularly pleasing.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:08

Aww LesleyK, be proud of your hard work though 

Full sun here today, more blood, sweat and tears in the garden, might even put my bikini on

Punkdoc and bekkie have gone quiet, hope they are well


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:04

Green fingers make orange stars BL


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 06:17

Morning all.

I noticed BL, just didn't reply due to a few distractions, 5 to be exact

Still trying to decide on an empty stomach, let me get my porridge and coffee 

How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:57

I'm available for adoption and I'm a baker by trade


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:10

Well I'm suitably rested after coming in from a long day in the garden and having to rush to the local shop for OH's emergency banana rations and then back to make salad for dinner. At least he had a cuppa waiting for me 

So, now I'm chilling with the tablet and browsing Taylors Clematis, OH offered the choose 5 and save  £5 offer 

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