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Posted: 10/03/2015 at 17:34



Posted: 10/03/2015 at 17:12

Pergola ordered

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 16:09

Seedlings have germinated

Positioned some plants, tidied perennials, turned one shrub around and planted out group of 5 Potentilla and 6 Saxifrage, trimmed dead foliage, barked areas, uprooted dead shrub, planted 1 fern and 3 clumps of Crocosmia in shady corner, more barking and pruned back two big shrubs.

Went to GC but didn't buy anything


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 15:42

Back from the GC and I didn't buy any plants

Thanks for the reassurance Yvie, we've made up now and he says he didn't mean to be so critical and I guess the proof will be in the pudding, I don't think he can visualize the growth some of these plants will put on.

Sqiggles is a cute word when a child say it

Enjoy the baby Matty and hope all is well with Dove's Pa.


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

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