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Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:18

No snow here. No rain here. No gales here. No sun here.

Flynn demanded to run off some steam otherwise I wouldn't have done any gardening today as I'm a bit pooped. So, while he hared around the place, I safely disposed of a random pile of unwanted glass and debris, oh and my little patio trellis fell down when I leant on it, so had to clear it all away and try and root prune an overgrown Accanthus Mollis next to the patio.

Now when I say root prune, I do of course mean, digging a deep trench patio side, sifting all the soil for bits of root and aiming to destroy anything that spurts new leaves in the coming months.

So I now have a large pile of dirt overflowing on my patio, 1 bag of leaves for my compost and 1 bag of roots for council bin. At least I can improve the soil in the future and see if my experiment warrants expanding the trench all the way round the plant to keep it in check. I do regularly pull out seedlings anyone who has this plant will understand it's incredible tenure in our gardens but well, I did say it was experimental. and I had to do something in the garden, so eager to plant but the forecast is sleet, maybe worse.


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 07:12

Morning bekkie and Fritillary. No need to apologise dear or explain yourself. There was no offence taken, just lots of warm regards.

It's a wonderfully supportive and kind forum with many members meeting in real life, such as Chicky and Dove yesterday, how lovely for you both.

Well done to the team that won their match and made punkdoc a happy man (can you tell I don't watch the game?)

and crossing fingers for Clari's hedgehog, although if he does wander back he's in very good hands

Wet and windy this morning, or what I can see from under my duvet. I have muffins



Posted: 28/01/2015 at 18:21

P.S punkdoc, you have my permission to buy yourself a new greenhouse

There we go... everyone is happy


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 18:20

@LesleyK, he got his chance about half hr after I posted. He's such a good little fella too because I was busy with dinner for OH and just let him out the back and off he trots, does his sniffing and his business and trots back a happy chap so I gave him a treat (the back is fully fenced and hole-proofed)

Just had a walk around the garden with Flynn tonight and its stopped raining, its still windy though not as bad, and the sky is clear so I've fleeced all my newly purchased plants (can't trust what protection they've had before) and those that have a delicate constitution such as my Echeverias and Lavenders.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:32


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:14

Bekkie, Flynn is the sunshine in my day

Enjoy the sun sand and surf LP! I'm not envious at all



Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:31

As hostafan1 that sounds like a tragic loss

Raining very heavily here, hence no clothes shopping with teenagers (hurray) 

Watching the dog chasing his tail is far more amusing anyway. He asked to go out earlier with his stare of death, so I suited and booted him and opened up the back door for tinkle time and he took one look and that was the end of that idea.

But he can't hold it in forever right?

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 10:20

Happy B day Dove!!!!!

Gosh, isn't there a lot of you born in January, I wonder if the best gardeners are born in January?


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 07:08

P.S @ BL. Love love love Nandinas!

Not sure on the hardiness of yours in my garden but then you are further south

I have the domestica and want to treble it. It's such a great plant imo, foliage through the seasons and wonderful spurs of Christmas berries after subtle summer flowers.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 06:54

Oh dear, half of you have wanderlust from last night's conflag! Steady on now chaps...calm yourselves and breeeeath

Fidget, what marvellous creatures have crossed your path

Edd, aspiration needs inspirationso be happy

Fritillary, I haven't been on holiday since my honeymoon 27yrs ago (apart from one business trip with my boss!). OH won't/can't fly and I have no-one else to go I spend every day (weather permitting) in my garden which becomes my holiday paradise through the seasons. Thus, I feel luckier than many who catch a two week snapshot before back to the salt mines.

We shouldn't judge our lives by others or we will live their life and not ours. Take heart in your dreams and ambitions. Make plans and if those plans don't come to fruition...well my OH only fail if you stop trying.

Morning all...gym and taking youngest son clothes shopping today which will be a tremendously wonderful experience for us both ah rest for the wicked.

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