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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 06:15

Morning forkers 

Gym today and seeds I hope

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 18:55

I dismantled a raised bed, shifted a lot of concrete and rubble from another raised bed, dug it out, lined it with fabric to protect the wood and put the soil back in. Lots of worms doing their thing

spring things

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 18:20

Hi David, I'm very excited about spring arriving soon. More design work for me this year and yes that's my pooch under-gardener in the making if I can get him to stop barking at the rake

Thanks for the agave advice and keep posting, love to track your garden's progress and all those planty combos

You know spring is on its way when....

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 18:05



Posted: 24/02/2015 at 13:55

  Back in doors now. It's been a really lovely day, that hint of spring in the air: warm, sunny, noisy birds

So, I didn't manage everything on my list, just the middle section really.

Re-did the long raised bed in my passageway where we shall erect some nice trellis and create a very sheltered area between middle and bottom gardens. Before today, it was a dumping area with terrible soil and piles of stuff on top such as large branches, old trellis and empty garden bags.

All that's been cleared ready for the skip, plus I dug out all the buried lumps of concrete that we purposefully hid last year because my garden is just one massive pile of builder's rubbish from when they built the house and whenever I dig a new hole, more concrete comes out of it. Oh and bricks and rusty metal and wiring and a whole role of some thick rubber flooring stuff that we had to cut through by hand, layer by layer, to put the new arch in.

Anyhow, happy with it now, especially all the lovely fat  juicy worms I unearthed today and I thought that soil was poo

I'm  now so the fence work can wait until another day but that's okay, I got planting to plan



Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:08


It's sunny and warm here. Just back from trip to DIY centre where 3 Juniperus Blue Star fell into my trolly

but I needed to buy some fabric and a big staple gun to protect the wood in the raised bed. Can't back fill it until the fabric is on, so what am I doing in doors?

Cuppa first

my japanese garden

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:01

Love the tea house Well done to you


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:07

That's a beautiful combo Verdun

Out in the garden already (coffee break) It's clear and bright and not that chilly so I'm tackling several jobs today.

  • Aim to landscape the bottom rubbish area currently full of raised veg beds. (its where my greenhouse will eventually go)
  • clearing out a second raised bed we built last year but didn't plant up. It's been my collection area for concrete and rubble I periodically find in my garden. Going to be getting a skip for all of it in a week or two
  • also need to line the bed with protection stuff (probably a trip to the DIY store for some, I think I've run out)
  • then all my soil from the raised veg beds can go in it and its ready for planting. (have no idea what yet) its a sun trap
  • Also aiming to fit some more trellis to fences for climbing roses and lines of wire along north facing fence for training pyracantha

Well, if I manage all that, I'll be sore but chuffed

Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 06:56

Welcome Tracey, I love Nigel too


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 06:33

Morning forkers

Gosh it was very quiet last night on forum. We are either all worn out from the excitement of spring or too ill to lift a finger.

Get well soon BL  and other unwellions such as Dove, Hosta and recuperating Matty. Your gardens need you

Clear today the same as yesterday but there was a flippen cold wind yesterday

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