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Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:10

Well I'm suitably rested after coming in from a long day in the garden and having to rush to the local shop for OH's emergency banana rations and then back to make salad for dinner. At least he had a cuppa waiting for me 

So, now I'm chilling with the tablet and browsing Taylors Clematis, OH offered the choose 5 and save  £5 offer 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:55

Added Eremurus to a bed and finished filling the new hostas bed and planting 3 Patriot clumps in it. Gritted the top, moved clumps of Geraniums together at back of shady bed.

Planted rose Hot Chocolate, 2 ferns and 2 Clematis. Conditioned soil in areas before barking underneath shrubs and the gaps between perennials before they put on growth. I've used 5 of 18 bags so far.

Fed roses and some shrubs, added root guards to all Clematis possible (four) tidied up my Kniphofia clump and potted up some Ophiopogon to make 7 1Lt plants from a single plant bought last year, but where should they go?

Rescued a Lady fern, she looks a bit sick or just being demure.


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 11:17

Lunch! And I need it, I'm starving!

Good luck getting through the GC relatively unscathed Yvie and more things in common, your changing your mind on plant positions a week later. Glad I'm not the only one who does that

Verdun, we nicked your sunshine, its bootiful here and I'm getting things done

Just finished my hosta bed, filled and gravelled and boy did they need it! The oldest hosta was looking really sorry for itself when I lifted, barely any bulk but lots of buds so will treat them well this year, condition the soil they came out of and plant a fern

BL, my garden is something like 33m long, that's 100ft in old money? Divided into four areas, 1 mature, 2 semi mature and 1 still in the landscaping phase


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 07:10

Flynn never fails to wake us at 4.50am no matter what time it's his last walk but we are early risers anyhow 

And I'm raring to get stuff done. Got to build another raised hosta bed, fill it with soil, 15 bags of bark to put down and a one ton bag of stone for the paths. We only needed half at most but I guess at least we won't be short 

I still can't believe I didn't buy any new plants yesterday, might walk to the big GC today 


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 05:58



Posted: 10/03/2015 at 21:35

Eremurus or foxtail lilies are slow to mature. Plant roots horizontal not too deep on a bed of grit for sharp drainage. Full sun and keep the slugs and snails from eating flowering shoots, sorry to tell you after so much trouble with other perennials but they can attack emerging shows and hide in the foliage.


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 20:59

No idea what I will be growing up the pergola just yet, think OH was feeling a tad guilty when he ordered it because it wasn't that far up my priority list. Not that I'm not grateful, but I was still debating getting one this year at all because of that problem of needing seating and climbers to go with it and I want other things done first. Ho hum

So now I sound ungrateful which I'm not, just pragmatic  

So, new to do list includes need to re-dig two existing holes OH did last year and dig the opposite pair before it arrives next week, then there's the stress of building it without stepping on my fresh spring borders  

There will be tears before bedtime, hopefully tears of joy 



Posted: 10/03/2015 at 17:34



Posted: 10/03/2015 at 17:12

Pergola ordered

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 16:09

Seedlings have germinated

Positioned some plants, tidied perennials, turned one shrub around and planted out group of 5 Potentilla and 6 Saxifrage, trimmed dead foliage, barked areas, uprooted dead shrub, planted 1 fern and 3 clumps of Crocosmia in shady corner, more barking and pruned back two big shrubs.

Went to GC but didn't buy anything

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