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Latest posts by Wintersong

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:44

What did the slugs and snails do in my garden tonight?

The path was littered with them walking home after work, so I dashed straight out the back in the dark to dab a few pellets in the nooks and crannies of my hostas, Kniphofia, Eremurus, Gypsophila and Sisyrinchium and under my Ivy mounds. There was even a huge snail just about to tuck into one of my hosta Patriots until I stamped on him, ha!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 12:18

Raining here, but good for the garden and brings the Blackbirds out to play

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 12:17

Rain is like a refresh on the Internet. My garden is looking splendid today.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 23:51

Thumbs up @ fred#60 and welcome to the forums

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 23:44

Another lovely day in Kent although I had to work the latter half.

Still chilly when the sun goes down but mostly the flowerbeds are responding, just got to hope the veg stuff has a decent chance to get going.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 23:33

Lovely to hear my indecisiveness is the norm for us gardening folks!

Lovely fable Birdy13 and one I shall remember!

Although, I had a moment today...only a moment...but it was worth it.

I had rushed out this morning ready to rip another wrongly placed plant out of its hole from yesterday when suddenly a thought struck me and my problem aspect was solved and why didn't I think of that before? It was the most obvious choice ofc...and then I seemed to get carried away and wow, all of a sudden I had three plants in the ground with complete satisfaction!

So, I'll be content with painting small murals that get ruined by the rain whilst the structure and bigger plants get on with thie jobs of providing height and winter interest and everyone will be happy


As for some white campion seeds from Gardengirl...thank you so much! How very kind of you. I am delighted at the prospect and shall leave my address in your pms.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:47

Gorgeous garden Busy-Lizzie although I wouldn't want to have all that mowing to do

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:43

I know what you mean artjak...the male Blackbird song is quite lovely.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:40

Since most of my catch up jobs were done yesterday, I had the luxury of weeding a bed  and planting the same plant 17 times until it finally found it's place to live 

Okay, not quite 17 times, but I remember moving it at least thrice!

I have a terrible time placing plants. I love gardening so much, I enjoy many creative endeavours and am pretty artist to boot but ask me to make my mind up about where a plant should live and...

decisions, decisions...really. I'm pathetic. I purposefully leave them in pots and move them around the borders until I'm really really sure and then what happens? As soon as they are in the ground, I get a new idea or a doubt or a reason why it won't work and I can't just let it be. It's a wonder that the poor things don't give up on me but I figure that well, they've already been shifted once...will they really notice again?

Heaven would be the perfect garden with no wrong choices

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:23

Thanks guys, I'm happy enough with the changes I've made this year although I would like more maturity in the bottom half.

Maturity brings height and structure and without those design elements, everything just seems piddly and flat but things take years to grow ofc. Take the big blue hosta as an example. Doing better each year but only half way to maturity I've read currently at 4yrs old. I nearly split it this year to make more until I read that doing that to the big blue ones sets them back a good few years in vigour.

The green acer above is nearly twenty years old and I'm very happy with it this year as it's canopy seems to be really full. The smaller red acer is currently sitting in it's pot because I wanted to make a feature of it for a few years but its already starting to overtake the pot in only it's third year. I bought it as a twig...because acers are normally so expensive, but I do love them so much. 

It will have to move though, as I don't think its really at home in my courtyard garden, but I think I have the perfect spot for it once the landscaping is finished in that area.

I'm looking forward to seeing many more garden photos from you guys now the sun is mostly shining, I just love to see what you are all up to.

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