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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 05:47

No wind damage in my garden this morning, I do hope you can say the same (everyone) and those foxes need to behave themselves Lyn.

Yes there is a famous bridge in Paris with the lovers' locks...and a pile of keys at the bottom of the Seine

Well, here's to a good morning everyone


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 15:05

Know the feeling punkdoc although I woke up to pouring rain this morning with no breaks in it, so gardening was out of the question.

Instead, I deliberated over cycling to the gym or walking. Obviously walking takes longer but I have an umbrella so opted for that in the end.

Felt like a mule after shopping in town, walking home with several bags of items and three books I bought with Christmas tokens: The Creative Shrub Garden by Andy McIndoe, What Plant Where Encyclopedia by the RHS and Garden Notebook by Beth Chatto. Very excited to get stuck into these

Oh and the sun came out after I got home


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 06:11

Awww, congratulations to newly invented Grandads

and Good morning

Spring bulbs -too late ?

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:19

I planted some Allium Gladiator straight into the border yesterday using my trusty bulb trowel which sank easily through my sandy soil. The packet says plant through Sept-Dec so what's a few days late err?


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:14

Morning all. I've been up since 5.50am but that's good for Flynn who normally can't hold it past 5.30

Hard frost coming in, good job I've got woolly slippers, my second cup of coffee and GW on You Tube to amuse me until gym class.

Oh dear, I just opened a packet of biscuits for breakfast...two gym classes today then

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:08

I know what you mean Chicky


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:03

Oh how lovely!

I saw two Vs of bird flying over my patch a couple of months back, guessing they were geese and yes, they were hollering the whole way 

Parsnip problems!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 15:51

@RB Cleve West won Chelsea couple years back with flowering parsnips in his borders, it was highly referenced

PS hope I spelt the chap's name right

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 12:41

Funny you should mention this as I've added thoughts and feelings this year to my notebooks. Just whatever is on my mind...

I don't do anything for veg except write the date of sowing on the labels but for many years I've been actively charting my garden progress as the design aspect is my greatest passion.

I've kept notebooks for sketches, diagrams and planting schemes lovingly coloured in and also a large folder of photographs over the years that averages out to about twice a month. I photograph everything including the gaps and ugly bits as I then use that data in the winter months to remember size and behaviour of some plants when re-designing my beds. Its also good for before and after pics where you can appreciate all that blood sweat and tears.



Posted: 06/01/2015 at 07:34

Oh sorry, was still half asleep

Morning all

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