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Posted: 19/03/2015 at 21:20

I saw a recommendation to spray with weed killer but only after you have beaten the stems to make the plants flop sideways.  I've never had this weed so this is not a personal experience, but can sympathise 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 21:13

I never would have dreamed it Verdun 

As for my errors, plants went on my merry-go-round again today with my  4yr old acer doing a few turns now. Let's hope I've cracked it this time 

As for eclipses, I remember the light being very weird, like a spooky cold glow. Really surreal 


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:53

Glad you are sick -free Clari 

Been reading tonight until I switched on the box and discovered a Time Team programme on Discovery History about garden restoration at Prior Park in Bath. That's a turn up for the books!



Posted: 19/03/2015 at 16:00


Forgot to show off my little soldiers, all these flowering shoots in neat rows


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 15:55

Plants are on the merry-go-round again...

Acer got planted after spending the previous year in a pot while I decided where it should go. Then I wanted another plant to go in its place, so I swapped them. Then I changed my mind on the swapped plant that got moved to new site and now the Acer is back where I planted it. Oops


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 15:49

I do it also

I've been doing it since 2010 although the garden was begun in earnest the year before and begun from a blank canvas in about 1996

I find the depths of winter a real struggle. Having Flynn this year taught me not to pack up the end of the year quite so early, there is still life in my southernly garden throughout Decemeber and thus theoretically, I only have to deal with the tail end of winter, about 6-8wks here, (February seeming shorter because it ends at 28th most years) A lot of time is spent flicking through my photo albums to cheer me up. (and make plans)

March is the light at the end of the tunnel for me.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:53

Wow Yvie, what a lot of work you have done, deserving to reap the rewards of all those hours you will enjoy spending in that bit of paradise 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:02
  • Tied in last climbing rose to arch; I am a bit late pruning it a little around the edges, but its had food so should recover amply over next few weeks.
  • Finished filling raised bed with soil, planted a climber at back and mulched.

Thinking about what else can go in the bed, its 1/3 full sun, 2/3 part shade and very sheltered


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:46

punkdoc!!!! I missed you 

I'm a glass half empty kind of girl and can sympathise with feeling like nothing matters. Then again, I do make this chap at work laugh. he says "I love the way you see things in life" so I can't be all that bad? Chin up old bean. Enjoy your garden.

DD, A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

Verdun, give me my sun back It's overcast today and much colder although running a temperature has its advantages I'm still under the weather but I popped a pill and got outside for a while. It's a tonic that I just can't do without.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:53

I know the feeling about being too tired to type Beaus mum,

I did 8hrs in the garden Tuesday and felt really under the weather yesterday. Spent whole day in bed catching up on GoT. 

Today will be light duties, got my clematis delivered but as usual my plans have gone awry and what I wanted to plant where, needs some revision. 

It's such an awkward business but I  guess it gives me something to do 

More shopping later and more lists to make since OH is demanding I finalise the second Wicks order so hope I don't miss anything. 

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