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Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:30

Took Flynn for his second walk of the day at 8am, perusing my garden for signs of life then the online shopping turned up (nothing missing for once) and I finished putting it away at 9.15! I think I broke the laws of physics getting it all in so now I'm chilling a bit, washing on, bathroom cleaned, washing on, beds made...puppy play date looming and OH has decided to paint the stairs we'll see how that ends up

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 07:35

I forgot my heelibore

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 06:53

Crocus and more Crocus And A Sprinkling Of Saxifrage but I have all my tulips showing through the pots now, and more alliums by the day coming through the soil. Buds on the Eremurus are stretching, Spirea goldflame is unfurling it's vivid spring foliage and the roses ofc. Clematis buds are woolly fat, I can see the flowerheads on my Euphorbias and the rosemary is laden. 


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 06:44

Morning snuggers

Grotty wet here, OH missed the downpour by a whisker when he took Flynn out

What to do today? Have a whole morning free and puppy play date this afternoon.

Not sure gardening will be involved and going shopping at GC tomorrow with a car!

Go me!

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 20:33


Garden Videos 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 20:29

Nice video and garden Thanks For sharing


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:17

Oh how I layer thee, let me count the ways...

T-shirt, long sleeve top, jumper, cardi, hoodie and scarf and a blanket over my knees and Flynn is giving me the tinkle-time stare


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 11:46

Clari, I prefer the second drawing for its simplicity although I'm not sure which side is the view from the house, so probably no help there

re snow, you poor lot! Where in this world do you live, Greenland? I forget sometimes how us southerns are so totally spoilt. An old geordie friend of mine used to call us softy-southerns

It's blue skies, fluffy white clouds and full sun here, although the wind cuts through me, although not sure if I will venture outside today. Had one of those chats with my personal trainer at the gym along the lines of sweating buckets isn't enough, you've got to push yourself harder So, I'm feeling a little pooped right now



Bindweed Roots

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 11:19

If you've got roots, you'll get leaves. They will start growing in 2-4wks depending on where you live in the country.

I've had and still have issues with bindweed. You can dig out root that is shallow and if your soil will release it easily. I have sandy soil and enough experience to get most root out. Obviously, with less root, there's less nuisance weed about but please please don't do this if you are not experienced. One tiny piece makes a whole new vigorous plant

I'm still tackling bindweed in my front garden and I know from experience last year that two sprays at intervals during the growing season is NOT enough. Some say that spraying while the plant is in flower Is best but it must be done consistently for an entire year, this weed doesn't give up the fight.

One tip is if you have to spray near other plants or nextdoor neighbours: I use a bucket or large plant pot with the bottom cut off, pulling the bindweed into it, and spraying inside the bucket. then I leave the bucket in situ and return when all top growth is dead.

Good luck!


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:04

Morning all 

Refreshed and raring to go today, well maybe more coffee first.

Spring has definitely sprung in my house, I saw my first housefly this morning. He's a bit sleepy but already annoying  I 'very trapped him behind the net curtains for now until I find my glass vase that I normally use to catch unwanted guests. It works a treat if you have a steady hand I think because it's glass so they don't notice the looming shadow so much

Lots to do this week in the garden, I hope everyone gets their satisfaction of jobs done 

Mild here, should be sunny all day. We had the torrential rain visit us last night and Flynn wouldn't stop barking at the noise it made 

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