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Not sure what to do with this space.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:15

I have quite a romantic looking garden.  I like close planting, cottage garden style plants with lots of perfume.  I have one spot in the garden that Im having problems with because of overhanging conifers.  I can't remove them because of privacy issues.  Most of them I have underplanted successfully but one area is crying out for a focal point to lift it.  I have seen a statue that I like, it's a large stone fairy that I think would looke quite nice but before I spend the money I wondered if anyone else had any good ideas for the spot.


 It's the space behind the blue delphinium .

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 13:54

It's not long till spring, but it's easy to get a bit down and summer is still a long way off.  I thought it might be nice if we all posted just one favourite picture of last summer to remind us what we are looking forward to.  Here's mine


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 13:50

Cornwalls a funny place BL it can be chucking it down 5 miles down the road and sunny where you are.  Lots of time spent there on holiday and it was very rare we couldn't find somewhere in a 30 mile radius where it wasn't raining.

A bit drizzly here in the West Mids but not cold.  Have managed to edge the front lawn, collect all the twigs and rubbish lying around and FBB the borders.  Looks much better now.  If I can mulch all the borders before the end of the month and sow some of my seeds I'll be on track.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 13:44

Right it's official, I'm shattered.  Popped to garden centre and bought some more Fish, Blood and Bone (picked up three little pots of little blue bulbs, name of which I have forgotten).  This has now been spread, the front garden lawn has been trimmed and the borders weeded plus all the debri from last years plants removed.  Not a cat in hells chance of me mulching the borders though, the spirit is willing but the flesh is definitely weak.

Secondborn and partner have gone to London this weekend to the Baby Show so we have the house to ourselves.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 10:39

You are so lucky Marion getting your green bin emptied all year.  We get ours emptied every other week but collections stop at the end of October and don't start again until April. 

My hydroponic greenhouse

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 10:02

I always thought like you Gardenviking, hydroponics only meant one thing to me. 


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:41

Morning all, Fidget you made me laugh, I did a similar thing years ago at an outdoor market.  We were watching a man selling crockery and he was throwing it around and doing all the Del boy patter, I linked my arm through Hubbys and said 'I wish you were that good with your hands'  It was then that I spotted hubby about 3 yards away laughing at me Luckily the man, and his wife, were very understanding.

DD I have seen therepists for depression on a couple of occasions the first one was very good and made me feel reassured and comfortable.  The second one started the session by giving me a personal biog which informed me about how he normally works with the crimminally insane and paedophiles, needless to say I didn't go back for a second session.

It looks a bit grey here too Busy but I want to mulch the borders and get my new cold frame erected also have a bit more blood fish and bone to scatter about and the front lawn to edge.  Sounds like Hubby will be having a busy day

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:21

Like your style Frankie, I'm planning to get Hubby to put together a cold frame that was delivered this morning and lug a load of bags of manure round the garden so that I can do some mulching.  That's if I can get him out of bed.  Lawns had their first trim yesterday.   No seeds sowed yet but I'm itching to get started on them.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:16

Great thread.  Sometimes I think we shy away from asking a question in case the answer is obvious to 'real gardeners'.  I always wondered what the difference was and never realised that gypsum was good for clay soils. 

Going to have a rainy day today?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:09

What a disappointment, thought he was going to juggle pianos

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Not sure what to do with this space.

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We all need a bit of cheering up

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