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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 06:34

Lovely day in the garden yesterday but was too tired to post after eight hours of work

  • tried my hand at stump removal although I had to be happy with side-shoot removal
  • Planted Verbascums x3
  • Planted two homeless ferns
  • rescued a poor Hellebore division that's had a string of bad luck (bits knocked off, slug dmg etc)
  • Potted up two baby shrubs to grow on
  • Arranged shady corner with steps to hosta bed that also happen to be the route run for my excitable pooch, so he shouldn't hurt himself or my plants when he's having a nutty
  • After all that landscaping, I planted up and mulched with Lonicera, ferns and knobbly Box balls


Today I do N.O.T.H.I.N.G


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 05:55

Morning all

Achy bones = rest day today, before my weekend shifts


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 16:43

Just got in from the garden, beautiful sunny day and I've been hard at work since 8 ish?

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? Well, I'll list my work properly on the other forum, suffice to say every border is now landscaped, planted and mulched  and my back is broken

I do like to finish my To Do list by the beginning of May which OH reminded me of this morning...where does it go??? I'm super happy but I've been a bad girl posting this while I run my bath without reading back first...that's like those conversations friends supposedly have with you except they don't ask questions or listen, they're only interested in what's been happening to them.

I'll read back when I'm lying in my glorious bath and the bubbles are touching my tablet 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 05:49


No frost here, just very wet with a nip in the air. We have the heating on for the first time since January  Just for an hour this morning

Hope you didn't get a bad frost up north


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 21:10

I'm a dog person  but I love animals

OH prefers cats although Flynn  (the avatar) has stolen his heart just as I hoped 

Clematis problem

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:07

Clematis can go underground for a whole year after suffering some tragedy 

I had an early flowering Koreana that died off as soon as I put it in the ground last year and this spring it has come back with vengeance 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:31

Not easy at all!

It was hard work but as you say, well worth it visually


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:12

Got out earlier today and pruned my monster Phormium to give other plants more light and air

Planted a shrub I had been ummming and arrrring about for too long then went plant shopping and bought some white cushions, pink cushions, little white pillows, 3 apricots and my favourite purchase of the day, Lonicera japonica Aureoreticulata


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:04

I'm more than happy with just the foliage to be honest Verdun, it's delightful


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:56

Matty, take good care of yourself, it's always about that first and foremost

Wonky, I think you have done everything you can in the absence of a vet!

My sweet little Burmese Tabitha, Missy, is buried in the garden! After losing one eye, half and ear and coming home with a giant hole in her little chest: something just bit the skin right off. She ran out of lives when I found her in the gutter opposite my house after being knocked over....suffice to say, even the smallest fluffiest cats can be pretty tough unless they fight with a car 

Back from my lunch date and plant shopping!!!!! I did go looking to extend upon what I already have, you know to make those wide drifts and sweeps of uniform shape and colour...but it's always the same, they never have the exact cultivar  but a similar one  or seven?

I did get two more Convolvulus because despite having three before now, I moved one and it died and the other rotted in its pot suddenly, I think they often come single stemmed and the wind caught it maybe. Anyways, those are for my purple and white garden that was desperately lacking a cushion plant in white. ( I have some many flowering spires and hardly any cushions )

I also got three Alpine Phlox for the front of the border, white with a blue eye, that should even up all the surreptitious pink happening in my purple and white garden

For the top garden, I got 3 hardy Geranium Claridge Druce to perk up a dull spot and the middle garden got 3 Verbascum Jackie so I can soften some of the hard colouring of orange and red with apricot.

But my favourite purchase was a Honeysuckle called Lonicera japonica Aureoreticulata with an amazing foliage laced with yellow. I', going to plant it with my yellow rose, in a ferny corner with some box balls and orangy Crocosmia.

Can't wait to see all these things through the coming seasons and I've decided I do need a greenhouse for all the propagating I will be doing to extend and sustain these new plantings in years to come

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