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Latest posts by Wintersong

It's my birthday

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 19:15

Happy b day!

Garden Videos 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 19:14

I keep a photo diary of my garden, roughly 3 turns of the garden for the busy months and once in slow months. This will be my fifth year to do it, using the photos of the good, the bad and the ugly bits to plan changes in the winter months 

I have a fair amount of progress photos and before and after shots. I never get tired of this journey 


Posted: 04/03/2015 at 19:07

Whoop whoop 

what are you excited about?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:48

The prospect of green leaves and days of gorgeous clement weather, not too hot, not too chilly 


Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:44

PPS whoops forgot to mention GC trip in car, which I actually did yesterday after puppy playdate since my dad couldn't make today. So I only needed two terracotta pots which are extremely heavy. I did manage to get discount on one since it has a small chip. Verdon,  what do you say to 20% off £16? Did I do okay? 


Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:39

PS thanks for kind words re bike. I feel better now


Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:38

Evening all

Hoping lots of you had a nice productive day in your gardens or GCs 

Such a beautiful spring day here today truly. OH noticed quite the nippy wind but then he wasn't the one shovelling dirt from two raised beds but a deal was a deal, need the space to drop off a delivery of pallets arriving tomorrow, since OH was very sweet and ordered garden supplies, later the whole area will be landscaped for greenhouse

So I do ache a fair bit even after my bath, Flynn is busy madly chewing him toy which he always has to do on my legs!

Bought a lovely leg of lamb today for mid week roast tomorrow, it's quite a whopper if anyone is in the area we normally eat around 3 and I always do a mountain of roast potatoes because cold roasties are soooooooooooo good

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:25

Hi everyone 

Today I managed to dismantle and clear two raised beds and removed all the soil to flat ground again  part of my landscaping endeavours


Posted: 04/03/2015 at 11:24

Hello everyone!

Thanks for getting us back online Daniel

I couldn't say morning this morning as many others I went off to the gym as usual on my bicycle and I always use the cycle lanes where possible. Now I know this might be a contentious issue but there is a small patch, perhaps 300 yards without cycle lane and I use the path because the cars park either side of the road and I don't pay tax/insurance and don't much fancy arguing with a car half way along. I don't think its unreasonable of me...I mean I can't count the amount of people that walk obliviously in the cycle lanes clearly painted RED, but I just accommodate.

So, some grumpy old man ruined my day when his dog attacked my bike and he had a go at me, shouting his head of really badly I was very upset about it tbh. I wasn't doing anything dangerous whereas his poor dog was untrained and nearly got under my wheel

So, I took my anger out at the gym and now I'm home having a coffee before the garden calls. So much to do still, aiming to clear bottom area to make room for deliveries over next few weeks. Hopefully the garden will restore my humours.

Congratulations to Dove parents for their amazing commitment to each other

I've only got 41yrs to catch up

BL, your horse is  a beautiful lass.

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 20:46

You did predict it

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