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Posted: Yesterday at 12:38

Hi Folks,

Rubbish with houseplants Clari, except orchids which are really sturdy and pretty but dont know re pollen.

Come on BM you can do it, you're just going to have to break through 'the wall' and then you'll be on the home straight.

Sorry about mentioning that things come in 3's Panda,  hope I haven't driven you to your bed for too long.

Have been in the garden again since 9.30 this morning.  Just finished and flopped on the sofa to recover.  So much rubbish collected that Hubby will have to go to the tip on Tuesday to get rid of it.  Garden looking much better now.  Have planted my ornamental cherry and identified a couple of plants that I want to move to balance the evergreens a bit better.  Lots and lots of shoots peeping out and snowdrops in flower, so excited at the prospect of spring and warmer days.



Posted: 24/01/2015 at 22:33

Welcome Bazzabugs.  People on here are very friendly and happy to answer silly questions - well they do mine.

Hello. I'm new!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:11

Welcome Pammy hope you enjoy communicating with all the lunatics on this site.


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:08

Hi Folks Happy Birthday DD.  Lovely garden  BM, very jealous of the pond.Hope you are OK Panda.  Be careful, they say everything comes in threes.

Very busy day today, lovely and sunny and not too cold so I was in the garden from 10.00 until 3.00.  We have a large column of Ivy in the centre of the garden that is draped over the trunk of an old rowan tree.  It had got a bit out of hand so we cut all that back.  Planted Nerines in pots (still have some to plant in the garden).  Then I finished up clearing all the borders everything looking much better now, though I will have to go in again tomorrow and pick up the rest of the ivy. Oh also cut down a couple of medium sized conifers ready to put my new Ornamental Cherry in.

Came inside and painted the second planter so they are ready to plant up now.

Finally, finished off by shampooing the  large run in the centre of the lounge.  So I think I am have earned a bit of a rest now. 

Don't know if I'll be able to do anything in the garden tomorrow as I have a feeling I might be a bit stiff and sore after today.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:51

Planted Nerines in Pots

Painted new planter

Cut back loads of Ivy and cleared beds of old stems etc.

Cut down two medium sized conifers

Damp Shady Area

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:43

Hi DD you could always grow the Chocolate Vine in the garden and train it over an arch towards the house.  It would soften the approach to the door.

Are you brave enough?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:28

I would love to take down the Leylandii at the bottom of my garden but I would be really overlooked and I think it would take too long for something to grow to get my privacy back.  If I had the money I would take them out and replace them with a large ready grown hedge.

Damp Shady Area

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 13:03

Ive got a chocolate vine Akebaquinata growing on the shady damp site of my garden, it's evergreen and grows quickly and has chocolate smelling flowers on it.  Foxgloves would also do well there.  Mahonia would thrive.  Smaller plants such as Solomons Seal, Bleeding Heart and Toad Lillies should be ok. 


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:54

Afternoon everyone, sorry I missed the morning.  I wasn't being lazy though, just busy. 

Had to go into town and then came back and tackled some H*******k.  Just sitting having a cuppa watching the woodburner go out for the second time.

Very, very frosty here this morning but its melted now and its nice and sunny.

Finished painting first trellised planter.  Might tackle the second one this afternoon.  Keen to get them out of the conservatory but want them painted first. 

I have two foxgloves to put in them, they are very strong and sturdy so I expect they will be ok to go in now. 

Your purchases sound lovely Wintersong. absolutely love clematis and roses, such romantic flowers.

Congrats Clari, used to fundraise for education in the arts and green conservation, so know what you are up against, I'm sure you can do it.

Glad George is a bit better Bekkie, can I just add that I'm not pregnant either it was a historical story.  Glad that's cleared up.

Talkback: Valerian

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:37

Dug mine out last year as it was becoming too much of a bully, but I'm sure some will still make an appearance this year.

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