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Posted: 26/02/2015 at 13:59

Don't worry Dove the offer finished.  Edd posted the link so unfortunately Lucy missed the boat.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 13:43

Well we did have a bit of a break in the weather so I went out and potted up my dahlia's that arrived from Sarah Raven this morning and put them in the greenhouse.

The greenhouse looked like it needed a bit of a tidy up so I cleared it of any dead leaves etc and found out that my salvia (deep blue patens) is not dead after all.  Lots of little green shoots around the base of the plant. 

That led me to potting on the choccamochas just in case they weren't dead.  Also potted up 20 or so little starter plants into 9cm pots.

I was going to plant some seeds but it started to rain.  Never mind I've brought in the electric propagator so I give it a good clean.

All in all a fairly productive morning considered the state of me.  Now for a nice cuppa and perhaps a bit of tele, or maybe Ill just take a look on t'internet ...........

YAY Spring has Finally reached my garden!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:23

I now have Daffs fully open, lots of snowdrops, one aconite (bless).  The tulips, aliums, bluebells and hyacinths are showing through.  Yesterday was lovely and it was the first time this year that it felt like spring.  Not so much today.

my japanese garden

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:12

Denise, it must have taken a lot of work to get the garden looking so good.  I'm more of a cottage garden type of girl but I can appreciate a lovely garden when I see one. A work colleague created a stream in his garden and I always fancied one myself.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 09:02

Hi Folks,  Thanks for all the good wishes.  Went back to bed at around 3 and woke up at 8.00.  Have to be careful what pain killers I take due to IBS.  Ibruprofen is a big No No unfortunately. 

If I decide to move stone pots and bags of compost just remind me of how I feel this morning.

I certainly wont be gardening this morning it's lashing down at the moment although the weather forecast said it would brighten up later so I may be able to sow some seeds.

Must go and visit mum as well, haven't seen her for a few days and she will be getting grumpy.  Was supposed to go last night but didn't feel up to the walk even though it's only a few door away.

Verdun, if the house next door to you ever goes up for sale will you let me know please.

Bekkie, I reckon your OH should be able to push that tree over for you. 

I wonder what OL, Fairy and Frank are up to, haven't heard from them in ages.



Posted: 26/02/2015 at 02:39

Not sure whether I should say good morning or good evening.  Have been to bed but couldn't sleep, aching too much from moving compost and pots.  Unfortunately that led to me browsing plant porn, which in turn led me to buy just a few little starter plants for my pots. 

Now the pain killers have kicked in I might try and get a few hours sleep.

See you all in the morning, or should I say later today.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 18:06

Moved a couple of foxgloves and planted two new clematis.  Also lugged a lot of pots and compost about, hence the aching back and shoulders.


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:52

Hi everyone,  Well I went to the garden centre and came out plants!  I bought some canes for my sweet peas and a bag of seed compost.   Came home and  didn't do very much.

My clematis arrived from Taylors as usual they were in really good condition, lots of buds and a good size.  At this point it all went pearshaped.

I wanted to put the clematis into the trellised planters I painted earlier in the year but thought they wouldn't like being in with the foxgloves I had already planted in there and I didn't have any suitable pots. 

This prompted a second trip to the garden centre with hubby.  Still no plants but.  I bought 4 new large pots, 6 bags of John Innes and 2 bags of potting compost.  So although I didn't buy any plants the bank balance is looking a bit on the sick side.

I am now absolutely kn*****ed from moving pots, planting clematis, replanting foxgloves and lugging bags of compost about.

All that and I still haven't planted any seeds, which was the job for the day.


Ammi majus

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 10:44

Sarah Raven uses them a lot for flower arranging.  I bet she has tips on her website re how to keep them looking good after cutting.


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 10:13

Morning all, Lovely and sunny here.  Had a great nights sleep and a long lie in, much needed after the night before.

When hubby sleep he somehow manages to remove the bottom sheet and the matress protector, that's after he has stolen all the duvet and wrapped it round himself like a bug in a cocoon.

Aparently shopping trolley handles, keyboards and escalator handrails are the worst for spreading germs, closely followed I imagine by small children.  Hope you feel better soon Clari.

Glad George is feeling a bit more chipper Bekkie, even if he is a bit stinky.

Popping to the danger zone to buy some seed compost, must remember to keep flicking the rubber band on my wrist I really can't afford to buy more plants.

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