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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 06:33

Morning forkers

Gosh it was very quiet last night on forum. We are either all worn out from the excitement of spring or too ill to lift a finger.

Get well soon BL  and other unwellions such as Dove, Hosta and recuperating Matty. Your gardens need you

Clear today the same as yesterday but there was a flippen cold wind yesterday

Designing planting schemes

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:35

Hi rosierradish

All good advice on here, what I would add is this:

You want a cottage garden and one thing in particular about cottage style is higgledy-piggledy. Cottage gardening is never about order and always about necessity, so every plant "should" earn its place.

Of course you can accomplish the look exactly how you want it, but don't stress too much plants try very hard to survive in the wrong places, or at least tell you that they are feeling sick.

Best times to re-arrange mistakes is spring or autumn and we all make them, even the most professional ideas can flop but I always look at the positives, if I change my mind and move something, well I'm making space for something else or at least adding goodness to the soil.

Always think of the soil not just in terms of planting (which is necessary) but in feeding it. The more love we put in, the more joy comes out of it

And if it feels like its taking too long, just try to remind yourself to enjoy the journey, if it ended too soon we'd have nothing to do now would we


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 15:13

Sounds amazing Caral

I put 20 Liatris into two seed trays to get the growing away and 5 chocolate Cosmos potted up into 1Lt pots


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 14:54

Hi everyone

Back from the gym after a tiny bit of shopping in town then had lunch whilst discussing with OH whether I need to buy a heated propagator or not. We both decided I could do without so I'll be giving this year's seeds the slow-pro treatment no guarantees though

After that, I decided to get my a*** in gear and pot up all my bags of bulbs and tubers which comprised 20 Liatris to add to my clump I have already plus the five Chocolate Cosmos (first time I've ever grown these). I had to bring the bag of soil indoors as the weather was quite turbulent outside and I don't have a greenhouse...yet. That option is agreed upon, it's just a question of when, need to landscape the bottom area first and I'm not in any hurry, besides, the one I want is rather expensive and I'd feel better if it was a combined birthday/Christmas pressie or something like that.

So, dining room table it is for now, all the pots washed and bags emptied although I'll do seeds tomorrow, I'm pooped now

Well done punkdoc for deals done on cars, Dove for spreading her luv, Yvie for wearing out the granddaughter, Clarington for managing to find a day off, (and posting super cute pics of Reggie) and everyone else for...for...for...for ...for contributing to this forum I love hearing about everyone's day


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 07:02

Morning all...

Gym for me today then some work stuff related to the computer and the house also needs its attention.

Doesn't look like its a fun shopping day for me today

Wet and windy last night, just wet now

Have a good day at work salt miners


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:42

Haha haha


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:20

I heard you the first time Verdun 


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 18:36

Welcome back Mrs 

And we'll done Chicky for work in the garden


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 18:17

Evening all

Well, my first and lengthy post pertaining to all your well beings was lost to the ether since I wrote it in the bath and the screen froze on the last smiley

So now, at the risk of sounding uncaring...

Get well soon BL  & Dove and make good use of the OH Bekkie, nice job on the new car uncle Verdun. Bad luck on the death of yours PD  show us your plants Yvie and nice job to all the litter pickers  you deserve chocolate as does fidget for all her industry this week.

Sorry for those with snow I don't really know what we had here since I've been shut in a little room for most of the last two days but I did see it snow on one of my breaks and it's been frosty in the mornings, but nothing lying.

Now I've had a thorough wash from Flynn and my bath, it's time for doing nothing



Hebe division

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 18:30

Some layer naturally as well

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