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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:15

Have a great time Fidget! Well done Lizzie27 that sounds like a hard job and me thinks Caral's dog needs a treat for digging the hole


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 16:06

The legs joke made me laugh Yvie, I know exactly what you mean. I normally walk a new plant around my garden and it tells me where its best and sometimes I immediately know and don't have to ask and I always always leave it in its pot a few weeks to be sure...but there are just a few plants in my garden (mainly shrubs) that I've failed every year so far. Wherever I place them just seems so...uninspiring



Posted: 18/02/2015 at 15:52

I'm starting to show my age too punkdoc although Verdun is the forum's young whipper-snapper


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 13:04

What a gorgeous bench Yvie! I'm happily jealous

bekkie, make your complaint short and sharp, don't apologise and repeat it three times in your head or write it down in front of you so you don't give in. Remember, it's not always about how much you spend, its them telling lies about its size or quality and they WILL if we let them. Ask to speak to a supervisor if you get no luck from the sales staff.

BL, I'm sorry to hear about the deer rampage, I do hope it doesn't continue to spoil your beautiful yellow book garden

Verdun, I've never had a crown fitted either and if I get to be retired before I need one I will think myself very proud of me gnashers (I wish the smilies were more appropriate)

Runnybeak, thanks for the consolations over the bird. He was extremely upset but life goes on.

Back from the gym and trotted around the garden. Very pleased with everything I swapped around or planted new yesterday, it's all looking very tidy except the *passage area which needs new trellis and the raised bed planted, and the veg plot which needs major landscaping to incorporate my greenhouse perhaps mid spring and composting area rebuilt.

Still got a ton of PPPs to sort, so I might just go and snap a few pics of the garden while its warmish and sunny, so I can design more and compare last year to this year. I don't normally start photos until April but well, the garden is so much more established now that I think it would be fun to compare.

P.S I bought a rucksack. A proper hiking one with padded shoulder straps, high-vis cover, and 100 secret pockets Sturdy enough to get plants home from the GC



Posted: 18/02/2015 at 07:34

Morning forkers zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:38

What a stunning rose that is BL 

Glorious day here allowed for six hours of intensive gardening. Got a total of four climbers and six hefty shrubs moved or in the ground anew. Working entirely in the middle garden where renovations last year made new borders or areas in Borders that I was very pleased with, just a few corrections today


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:27

Up to episode 11 of Glorious gardens from Above with Christine Walkden on YouTube 


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 14:17

Well done Yvie. You must show me how you manage to just 'pop' a plant in, I've been heaving all day.

I know the feeling punkdoc! It's the bane of my gardening life that I start off intending to do one thing and end up doing something completely different!

That's most days I have managed  a grand, one-off special! Let me count it all up briefly:

  • 1 pyracantha (moved)
  • 2 Group 1 Clematis planted 
  • 1 Geranium,
  • 1 Acer,
  • 1 Spirea,
  • 1 trachelospermum jasminoides up the arch.
  • area cleared of invasive Crocosmia
  • 2 of my 3 hefty box balls in the ground (got to measure third for precise formation)
  • 2 climbing roses pruned
  • Berberis moved front
  • Nandina moved back
  • and a jolly sore back at the end of that!

I count lucky 13! Can anyone beat that?

Verdun, I'm sure your good deed is very appreciated. Have another larger

bekkie, I didn't realise you had this condition? If you do then I think you are doing an amazing job since my husband couldn't even get up off the sofa for a year, let alone do the gym!

He lost his job after 1 year of working from home and whilst he is now re-employed working from home for a different company, I don't think he will ever be driving again. I am trying to find the time/courage to learn so that when he's ready to get out again, (hasn't left the house in 4yrs) then I can at least take the reigns so to speak.

Pm me if you want any chats about living with these conditions sometimes, just a chat helps xx




Posted: 17/02/2015 at 11:46

Four...five, six and seven.

That's 1 pyracantha (moved since last week) 2 Group 1 Clematis planted 1 Geranium, 1 Acer, 1 Spirea, and my trachelospermum jasminoides up the arch.

In for coffee reading all your exciting sowing, potting, planting that's going on and the exciting new plants arriving in the post.

Spring! Spring! Spring! Oh how I love thee so


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:30

One, two, three plants in the ground so far

Just time to read the thread while warming up with a cuppa.

Ground is wet and darn cold but my soil is sandy so its easily workable.

Right! Off I go again...think I've worm Flynn out already

(someone remind me why I'm not waiting until warmish spring to do my planting? When the days are sunny and the ground is warm?)I've never started so early before now, but then I do usually get a mad rush on come April...

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