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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 15:40

I'm digging up some of the patio to plant more clematis


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 15:36

Just ordered two more Clematis, yes I know I said I didn't have any more room but I'm going to dig p some of the patio and put a load of soil down.  I have ordered Montana Sunrise and Macropetala Snowbird. I'm going to plant them to the left hand site of the shed against the fence, I want to train the Montana over the shed so that it softens the monstrosity that is next doors extension.  They are both Type 1 so I can pretty much leave them to their own devices and just prune the Montana when it gets too unruly.  With a bit of luck I should get 4 months of flowers out of them.


What can I do under this hedge?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 14:05

A couple of photos of the conifers at the bottom of the garden, I grow quite a few things in front of them as you can see.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:56

Been a busy bee this morning.  Planted violas and daffs.  Emptied a load of pots ready to plant up again (not one single nasty critter but loads of juicy worms) v. suprised.

Dug up a large scrawny heather and planted a hardy Gardenia that had been languishing in a pot for ages.

Checked the greenhouse and watered a few plants. 

Pruned the Coryopteris.

Still plenty to do so might be out there again later.


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:42

Afternoon folks, spent the morning in the garden doing bits and pieces.  My friend phoned to say she didn't feel like the trip to Ironbridge.  Praise be I thought, I don't want to go either, much rather be in the garden.

Was really dull earlier but brightening up a bit now.  Time for a cuppa and a slice of toast then I might pop out again and do a bit more.


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 10:22

Morning all, Dark and dull here, but no rain forecast today so hopefully I'll get in the garden.  Feeling a bit yuk today, ate fish and chips for tea last night as a treat.  Only eat them about twice a year and each time I feel lousy the day after, you would think I would learn.


Happy Easter - know your bunnies

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 10:15

Dove if I had my way you would be head honcho at the League of Nations.  You always seem to find the exact words to say to difuse any situation. 

Hubby always wanted a dog when he was little but his mum wouldn't have one in the house.  One day his dad said he had got him a rabbit as a pet and he could keep it outside.  Not the sharpest tool in the box his dad had actally got him a hare.  It was huge and eventually escaped and jumped the fence.  He worked his way up the whole street of gardens stripping all the vegetation as he went, thing was he never ate a thing in his dad's garden.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:06

Gardening today!! you must be joking, It's cold, grey and chucking it down here.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:02

We had fields behind our house when I was growing up.  Dad used to say put me in a banana box and throw me over the fence.  As he got older he told us that if we spent more than the absolute minimum on his funereal he would come back and haunt us. 

My friend's mum was buried and she feels really guilty if she hasn't time to go and tend the grave, she goes every holiday, anniversary, birthday etc. 

I on the other hand think about Dad most days and don't feel the need to visit a special place to do it.  I think that's why I don't want any sort of commemorative plaque etc.  I also have a morbid fear of being buried alive so that's why no grave.

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