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April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:55

Super pics from Koalagirl!

I love to see photos so much, so excited for the coming months to see what everyone is most proud of!

Can someone tell me what this is please

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 20:46

Looks like Honeysuckle by the stems also. The main stems get very woody and quite thick with thinner very long red shoots coming off all over it. The thinner stuff will be vigorous, you could wait to see it flower? But I'd say it looks a lot like Honeysuckle

April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 20:35

 Sorry for Sue! I would be in tears although I'd bounce back by tomorrow. Good luck remedying the disaster!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 17:33

Yes, its a wonderfully designed and planted space!

I used to have before photos of when we first moved in 17yrs ago, when it was all lawn and nothing else! But for the life of me I can't find the old photos these days, I think I lost them after showing friends and visitors way too many times what it used to look like

I do still take before and after project pictures but nothing with as dramatic transformation as Lilylouise. Perhaps, in a few years time the hard work I'm doing in the less mature spaces will show up.

Here's a shot of the youngest border in 2010 and 2011. Just one years difference!

  Can't wait to see improvements this year since I did so much work last autumn/this spring.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 16:00

Light-bulb on in Kent, blues skies and windy but who cares about wind! It will dry my soil out faster.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 11:43

Just planted a feast of Lettuce and Rocket leaves for the SS between the onion sets, its windy, raining and a quagmire in my newly landscaped area since I have no paving down yet, but hey ho..chin up chaps.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 10:35

We had high winds and driving rain all day and night. It's still blustery, wet with thick grey skies and flipping depressing.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 10:32

Yeah I'm lucky in a lot of ways. My husband is handy with wood and the lawn and he hardly squashes things on purpose. Of course my borders are treasured to me and the fencing is really annoying but hubby's been out there this morning fixing it or at least making it better, bless him.

And I don't have environmental issues such as rabbits or flooding to contend with which of course is far worse than a wobbly fence! Even my Phar (black Lab) is no longer around to mark his territory right on top of my prize plants!  Oh that sounds wrong, it was just that he never really understood not to do it.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 22:55

I knocked a pot of lettuce seedlings out of their pot whilst helping hubby screw bits of wood into the wobbly fence to keep it upright. (I was removing my plants to save them being flattened. He also accidentally stood on 7 poppies growing in a clump as he struggled to keep the fence erect leaving them utterly flattered by his foot prints. 

I do wish I'd just planted a nice hedge ten years ago. The soil is so light and next door's ground level plunges by more than a foot so my fence posts have always been on the losing side of stable although its not my fault, the ground was fine when we put the thing up. I don't really know what to do about it, I don't have the money to replace the fencing myself and next door have kids, dogs and lots of parties. I shall have to ring the council and ask who's responsible seeing that they sent in the JCBs and flattened the entire area prior to the new tenants.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 20:25

Michelangelo said that you can see the sculpture inside the piece of stone and it is the sculptor's job to set it free. It's always like that with my clay work and I would imagine with wood too.

On a side note, I have been inspired (and frustrated) by Eddie's marvellous displays of garden art and am currently arranging something with wire and concrete mix, when the rain stops pouring that is

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