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Posted: 07/07/2015 at 21:32

I hate the grunting too but In their defence...

I make noises at the gym

and it's not my fault

and I really really can't stop what comes out my mouth when I'm trying to lift 60ks 

I've had people rush to help me or ask if I'm in pain which I am of course, that's kind of the point, but technically it's the expulsion of air past the vocal cords whilst under... oh bugger it, there's no excuse 

I've tried to stop myself but it's not easy 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 21:12

Un-named variety Verdun, brought as dry root from Woolworths many years ago and been divided too many times since

The leaves aren't razor though and it doesn't mind my light soil so probably something close to Knip Caulescens ?

Thanks Topbird 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 19:28

 Found this combo of pokers plus berberis plus potentilla and then some cool penstemons, hopefully next year I can merge the gaps 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 18:38

Verdun, what can I say about the health of your plants and the planting combos?

I am sooooooo jealous 

I also prefer your Australian camera as the quality of colours seems better but I'll take your garden anyway it comes, just keep sharing those inspired combos 

Runny, exquisite! 


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:08

Morning all 

Why do I always wake up feeling like a rhino parked on top of me all night? 

I suppose 6hrs of gardening yesterday didn't help, but now my ivy is gone from the base of my tree, (gone in relative terms,) I dug a deep hole and cut out the root ball although some deep roots remain. I have gained about 16 inches all round and can start to improve the soil and think about what I might plant instead 

What ever that is, it's definitely a trip to the GC at some point although maybe after the expense of learning to drive 

Hi Everyone!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:54


I had a blank slate too 20+ yrs ago

It's very exciting but also very daunting and can be jolly expensive!  

Deciding what you don't want or like is a great place to start

Hard landscaping should be first and unless you have an enormous area, finished before you put in large plants that need moving several years later because you really need the path to go a different way 

Always do your research and try not to impulse buy. ..We all do it  well most of us

Take before and after shots, us lot love to see the graft 

Good luck 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 21:51

Went out to plant some things and ended up dead heading/tying in climbing roses and ripping ivy off a tree trunk and digging the root out the ground. It's about ten yrs old so wasn't easy.

Collected about 100 slugs and snails before landscaping tree base and finally planting my perennials. That lot took me roughly 6hrs 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 18:25



Posted: 06/07/2015 at 16:19

Afternoon all,

It's been distracting here with work, but I did manage a full day's gardening 

Filled some holes with perennials, dead heading and tying in climbing roses, not to mention driving lessons

It's going well, hope all absentees are well: ie, beckie and punkdoc spring to mind

So, haven't had much chance to read back so many pages, I saw Woodgreen pics from GG, BL 's car in trouble and talk of grandchildren

Sorry if I missed your news, chicky, don't work too hard and welcome to new folks 


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 14:30

Light showers here, just enough to cool it down a bit 

Deadheading in the garden to prolong perennials, also took some euphorbia cuttings, don't know if it's the right time but I accidentally chopped them off so...

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