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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 09/06/2012 at 17:58

@Geoff, oh my...that is a stunner!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 16:12

Grey skies in Kent, not so much wind, not so much showers, no so much gardening. If it survives the wind, its got my vote.

Floppy poppies

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 16:06

Everyone thinks gardening is about what you grow, but its not. It's how you manage to  stop things over growing!  Correct pruning, feeding, soil conditions and support will assist a gardener in this epic task.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 21:56

Isn't it just crazy weather?

I haven't done any gardening for the last two days except to bring my tender plants in at night. Other years would have had them in the ground by now but frankly I don't trust the nighttime temps at all! Luckily my garden doesn't suffer from water-logging but the wind damage is shocking. Aquilegias are ripped to shreds, flowering Parsley is flattened, pots upturned, Roses are shedding petals as fast as they open and my Oriental Poppy clump is a mess! On the good side, my self sown seedlings and the wild flowers that I let grow are having a great time. and I haven't had to cart the watering can to the end of the garden several times an evening although I really enjoy this job when the evening is gorgeous!

I hope Lilylouise's garden is not suffering with all this terrible weather! I don't think its long before her big show? Good luck with that.

@Tazman, make sure your file size is web appropriate, which can be done through Window's Office, Picture manager or photo-bucket. If you use the former as I do, open your file using this software and go to the edit function, there is a pre-select Web, Large which is ideal. 

Look forward to seeing your hard work. And best of luck to everyone else battening down their hatches. 

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:30

@TazmanALun, nice to meet you

Have nothing to report from my garden since the weather is so bad I'm not even going out there. I'll pick up the pieces once it's more clement  if that ever happens. Weatherman reports a European monsoon heading our way. Oh joy.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:27

Extremely windy in Kent, oh yeah and wet too.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:02

@figrat, have a wonderful day at Sissinghurst

sotongeoff wrote (see)

Warmest March

Wettest April

Wintery May...

Okay folks, in the spirit of adjectives that start with W, June is..?


Drooping Lupins

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 10:09

stupid edit not working! Tries again...

Drooping Lupins

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 10:08

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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 21:17

@Inkadog, let us know your conclusions, however long that may take

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