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Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:56

Afternoon gang,

Been busy in the garden all day, cutting back, tidying up, planting stuff, barking and up rooting an old Choisya Tenata. It was a big old thing but had looked sick for a while and I was waiting to see if it would flush with new growth in spring but instead the root came away from the soil so room for something new

Off to pet store and GC but mood is not great. OH came to see me in the garden and sounded so disappointed as we discussed beds and borders that its kind of ruined the day


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 07:31

Morning all,

Still in bed watching the cricket

Feels like a shopping day today or pottering, no hard graft since I still hurt from yesterday's lugging.

Going to get up to 11 degrees today they reckon  S. P. R. I. N. G!!


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 20:11

Did my first slug hunt tonight. 20 less, felt like pi**ing in the wind

slugs on the run

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:31

I made the solution as stated by Dove but whenever I sprayed using a fine mister, the liquid just seemed to run off the leaves. Previous years I've used pellets and grit but I have a pooch now, so hunting is my new leisure.

In past years I've always guillotined them  but this year I'm going to collect in bags and throw in the bin 


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:21

I remember my annual squabble with a huge Pampus grass I owned, every year my arms got torn to shreds and every year I forgot to wear sleeves

Another thing that happens every year is my planting merry-go-round. I plant something and am happy for a week then the doubt sets in, will it grow too big,  get enough sun, clash with flowering blah blah.

So today I moved two shrubs I planted last week

OH nags me about this as it rightly annoys him but it's such a difficult decision to make and I'm a wee bit crap at the designing. I do hope next year will be more poodling in the garden and less back breaking lugging (and hiding the evidence from OH) 

"oh no darling, that's always been there..."

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:17

Moved another shrub 18" to the left

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:18


Today I pollarded my Eucalyptus, filled a raised bed with soil, pruned and tied in a climbing rose, moved a shrub, barked an area and discovered more alliums where I thought they had died out


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:12

Afternoon Poldark and crew...

Corrrrr Runnybeak?? Am I too late to join the Verdun fan club?

Been outside all day, sun was shining this morning but it did turn overcast with low cloud although it wasn't cold at all. Dry enough to get a good amount done, still no new planting holes decided except the moving of one shrub which I moved last week...shush, don't tell the OH. I'm happy now

Ache a bit and just stuffed my face with sausage slices and brie crackers, corrrr blimey that was nice and I earned it.

Found more alliums that I didn't expect so woot

How to beat Botrytis?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:55

Thanks guys...I will get right on it

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 08:06

I sympathise BL, had to tug a large Dr Ruppel from the ground last week, enormous thing it was but luckily no roses to dodge

Planning to do lots today, will see later if any of my plans materalized

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