Latest posts by Wintersong

Sandy soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:13

Runny beak,  your builders comment is a joke right because builders sand is toxic to plants 

Sandy soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:59

My soil is super sandy and I  manage to grow sisyrinchium, iris, hebes, conifers, sedum, echinops, potentilla, alpine phlox, thyme, rosemary, sage, alliums, lambs ears, knifophia, tulips, ceanothus and lots more


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:19

Thanks for the  advice Liri, and I'd have a good mind to complain about the sticky labels except that I  love all the plants that got stuck to you  


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:25

Oh dear...I've just noticed my penchant for flowering spires

must buy cushions, must buy cushions must buy cushions 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:21

Oh dear Pdoc, that's what you get for living the jet set life

Thanks bekkie, you always say the dearest things

LesleyK, hope you get what's on your list, you deserve the treat!

I've been back from my big GC visit for about an hour, just checking on PPPs in the garden, one or two already have their exact place and I'm very happy with my haul,

Penstemon Husker Red x3, Polemonium caeruleum x3, (Jacob's ladder to you and me) and I also got a bit of a thing for Iris at the moment, so I ended up getting, Chantilly, Blue Shimmer, Hariette Halloway and Black Swan, that's yellow, speckled purple, pale blue and dark purple respectively. I've been given iris before by gardeners but they never turned out to be nice colours so its really nice to choose my own

PLease give growing tips anyone whose got the penstemon or Jacob's ladder, I've never had these before and I remember BL mentioned the Penstemon one time because I liked it so much I googled it



Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:36

Nothing in leaf yet SGL re hostas, I had some in pots in a coldframe that are just breaking prolly due to the coldframe protection but also because they are shallow planted in a pot

What's in the ground is still sleeping


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:18

Super day here even without full sunshine.

Been in the garden all morning, lining and filling my second hosta bed.

Realised that I didn't need to plant all three chunks of my divided Blue Angel since it gets as big as the bed itself, so I have two spare plants waiting to find their homes

Also have loads of soil leftover even after filling one large raised bed and two smaller ones so that means more raised beds, more feature areas and more height in the garden, always a good thing

Garden is looking more amazing everyday, I'm sure my geraniums are growing an inch a day whilst Clematis everywhere have buds or making leaps and spurts of growth

The birds are investigating our bird boxes, I think they are only practicing building nests but its a great start since they've not long been up!

I've read back mostly, missed Verdun's joke and KEF's story about 4 great danes but saw DD's garden photos. Really fantastic job and also BL, on this thread or maybe the other, your hard work is showing now and gardens are looking incredible


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:47

???? YAY, 

Morning all ,lovely week of weather predicted, eldest son is visiting and middle son coming over tomorrow to finally put my new pergola up. Then I can get on with some planting in that area although what I had planned long term may change since OH decided to treat himself to a man cave. I'm really happy for him to use the area as he doesn't often treat himself, ooooh about once every commet

It's turning out to be a great day, dad just phoned and I am getting a lift to big GC this afternoon for plant shopping  

Flynn also gets to see his brother 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:22

Thinking about's not that I don't like them per se, I just don't want them in my garden 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:18

Forsythia and Kerria 

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