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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:25

did someone mention cake?

Why have my box plants turned orange?????

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:11

Water until established but also, they are hungry plants. Turning orange is normally a sign they need feeding. Don't be tight with a good sprinkling of BM or BFB at this time of year and after their haircut


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:05

Morning all,

Was a beautiful and sunny end to a busy day yesterday, so I managed to dig some more post hole out and OH and myself measured them up to get them level.

Middle son was supposed to come today but the forecast is poor so we've postponed pergola erection until next week, there's no hurry to get it right.

Might get out later for some planting or mulching but got visitors today as well so...

Enjoy your days everyone


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 06:44

Morning Dove and others to come 

My condolences on your loss Dove and Lyn's on the other thread that I have followed but found it impossible to comment ,not sure why I have this problem but what I should say sounds awkward whilst I have no words for what I want to say. The only person I've lost was my brother in law whose death devastated two families, 20+yrs later and we still feel his loss 

Had a quiet day yesterday taking in deliveries and OH admitted this morning that we forgot post mix for the posts 

Puppy play date later and I'll get my dad to take me to Wicks 



Posted: 24/03/2015 at 07:33

Morning all,

It's raining but that's because I planted yesterday 

The garden needs it so I get a restful morning before I have to clear room for deliveries and dig post holes 


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:47


Clari, I am also of the amply thigh variety and never had any complaints

PDoc, what a marvellous 20yrs+ service you did for your community, but I do wonder what junk a retired doc has to throw in the skip, Arnie the life-size skeleton, one well worn white coat and a very cold stethoscope...? Those things are always cold

Frit, your garden looks neat and tidy and full of fun for the grand children

Well, I am sufficiently sated after chicken risotto and a glass of Pimms, (pint glass that is)

I was very tired today, thanks for your kind words bekkie, yes, I guess I have been very exuberant recently, but there's just so much to do!!

I believe today's work is the last of the BIG *planting mistakes* needing to be rectified (in the back garden anyhow).

I addressed the eyesore in a large border I can view from the kitchen window, with a very scruffy jasminum beesianum and a clematis Jackmanii that I planted next to a climbing rose 18yrs ago, none having any support for the last few years . The arch has long gone and the rose never got moved as it's twin took 4yrs to recover so I got scared and left the clump of climbers to scramble wildly.

Anyhow, I wanted the eyesore gone and once I had removed a very established clump of jasmine and all its layered babies ,  I just bit the bullet and took out the rest. 

It's a shame about a rose of that age but it really didn't have a beneficial place in my garden and I now have a free spot for something else. I'd really like topiary.

I still have a large gap in the shady border that I was supposed to plant up but I just don't know what to plant

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:19

Hard graft in the garden again but at least its all coming together now...

attacked a scruffy climber and moved it to more suitable site, attacked a climbing rose that had nothing to climb up and removed it for good, weeded the area and planted new shrub.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 09:05

Morning gang 

Tired this morning so stayed in bed 

It's chilly here but I can see so many things waking up now in the garden. Might venture out later, have square terracotta pots to plant up and clematis to get in the ground.

This week's to-do list includes building a second planter for my homeless hostas, shifting the remaining earth into it,  landscaping bottom area ready for new compost bins, and waiting for deliveries to arrive Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Have middle son coming on Thursday to help build the pergola 

Oh, nearly forgot that post holes still need to be dug but first...need to shop for perennials 


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 05:19

Enjoy your Sundays off, see you all later


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:06

We had a pair of mating doves in the garden recent years who kept trying their luck but nest building was the worst I've ever seen with giant holes in it and precariously perched,  the eggs kept falling out 

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