Wintersong


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 22:13

Thanks Verdun as well, glad I've got a lot of expert gardeners on this forum for my newbie questions  

Very pleased they all made it through just didn't want to stumble at the last block 

Monty's Dog

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 20:29

Why do these beautiful and loved creatures attract so much discussion? 

Whether I think they should be there or not, it totals mere seconds in the grand scheme of things ... the real issue is half an hour a week of televised gardening, (not including special series) that is constantly interrupted by sport in the height of the season!  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:55

Thanks Hosta, sound advice 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:05

No gardening for me today as it's grey and I'm out early this evening 

I have a question for Hosta/Verdun, no offense to other upstanding canna growers of course, but how's best to start these off again?

I've potted up and left in cold frame with night time fleece but do they really need a kick of heat to get going in time or is it more slow start =later flowers?

growing latrius spicata

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:53

I grew the white one a few years back but for me it just didn't hold it'splace in the garden like the pink one does, it was also leggy for me so I threw it out. 

Let's have pics of yours,  soil aspect etc may well improve its appeal and I'll gladly listen to the advice of a fairy 

growing latrius spicata

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:44


 This is an established clump of Liatris, working on two more, can take three years to look their best

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 15:57

Stunning day of wall to wall sunshine, washed the car and drove to GC with the roof down for compost,  potted up summer bulbs 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:14

Reigned doom and despair upon nibbling slugs and snails out in the rain 

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 19:41

I have a turning drum. It's very robust, durable and mouse free . It even has wheels so you could move it to suit yourneeds,  empty probably since its incredibly heavy at full.

turn it once a day or twice if you like to make sure, and let it do its magic , I'll definitely be getting more to optimise 

old bins were rotten anyways so they got cleared out

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:30

Planted 1 shrub, 4 clematis and many more perennials. Mulched a bit, shifted stuff around in borders and scratched my head half deciding where the rest of the plants should go, made gaps in my horde of vegetation sitting in pots on the patio and was able to sweep it for the first time in 6mths 

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