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Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:30

Very annoyed and depressed this afternoon due to some idiot not just crashing into our fencing but keeping the gas peddle down and ramming through a tight turn to leave my fence post almost fallen over

We already had the winter storms to content with that blew some newly installed fenceing down and the repair man trampled all over my plants to do the job correctly, but the plants were small and it was winter so nothing a bit of TLC couldn't fix.

 On this occasion, there is a climbing rose, a delicate Clematis and some shrubbery that will no doubt suffer whatever remedy is thought best. I the fence panel has a large gash in it also.

 I'm really upset because I heard the awful crashing sound but didn't think that a thoughtless driver would deliberately be destroying property without so much as a sorry.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:17

 My new arch! Still needs the corners attaching but OH and myself are just too darn tired today.

 Poor thing is horizontal due to some landscaping yet to be done in the bottom garden

Stump Removal

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:13

Builders across the lane from me took turns with a sledgehammer and then set fire to the roots and burnt it out of the ground. Fire wasnt very large but did the trick nicely.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:04

Good morning all.

Achy bones today so taking it easy sowing seeds and just pottering a bit later.

Not so many alliums this year in my garden, seems two large clumps are reduced to half, so must re-establish in autumn as they are a favourite of mine  I'd also love some of the green ones but  they are expensive, no?


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:06

Evening all. Busy day for me today, had three sons to help me build my new arch with OH at the helm and it was all done in under an hour.

In fact, I was a little surprised just how easy it all slotted into place, although saying that, we had to dig through builder's rubble last week when pre-digging the post holes, hacking and peeling back about twenty layers of rubber material that was part of a flattened roll. We also excavated a house brick, had to chop through several large roots and some coiled wire, all burried beneath the topsoil.

Tomorrow, OH will finish off the details on the arch and I can set to thinking about the next areas: we still have the bottom garden to landscape and a side path that joins middle and bottom plus the veg plot needs redesigning but at least the middle and top gardens are now of a sensible order to enjoy.

So many plants are budding now its quite ridiculous this year and I'm starting to worry what will be left to flower by July! I may have to go shopping for late flowering plants since everything I own is hogging the sunlight in its race to bloom. Happy bees

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:51

Chicky, what a little piece of heaven you have! The wisteria is to die for

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:19

I made four resonable sized new rosemary plants from an old one by making a mound of soil (I used ordinary compost) at its base, covering the lower inches of stem. After a year, I dug down and cut the newly rooted branches away from the parent plant into their own pots.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:58

Amazing transformation Chicky, what a super new area to plant up!

Really busy weekend for me and none of it in the garden. Tomorrow my big and burly sons arrive to help me put my new arch up after which I will make them one of my famous dinners...well famous in my family anyways

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:52

Lovely pics and new beds and projects and baby blackbirds!

Busy Lizzie, I have a Paul Sacrlet and Dr Rupple that are both about to burst, but you are ahead of me by about a week


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 16:34

Best of luck with those stairs ighten!

Home from my stupid o'clock bakery shift and did more hours than intended since the delivery driver was late today

Oh well, at least the sun was shining when I took a wonder around my patch and wow, things are gowing away now! Everything seems bigger and my Clematis Dr Rupple is just starting to pop. Although its trained on a lovely trellis, it is currently horizontal because my arch fell down and we havent got round to the bottom end of my garden yet, so it will just have to show off laying across my step for now.

Something else vertically showing off is my Ceanothus that grows up the front house wall. It faces south on builders rubble so the thing is touching the roof now and will need to be hacked back this stops passersby and even raises toots from car horns...I'm sure it trying to get seen on google map!

In my veg plot, my strawberries have lost the plot and gone just a fail on my lettuce so far this year...must have been a bad seed batch because I currently have five puny plugs from two sowings

Anyone want a strawberry that thinks its a banana?

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