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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.

Spring plants!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:57

Got distracted and we crossed obelisk

Spring plants!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:56






Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:46

It's been a really sunny day here in Worcester but it's really cold.  Now it's gone cloudy and looks like rain. Will be glad to get home this evening I'm really tired after last night.  I'm expecting two clematis to be delivered tomorrow from Taylors Macropetala and Macropetala Markhams Pink was going to put them in a couple of trellised planters but might change my mind and add them to the rose obelisks.  It would extend the season and they don't need pruning so should be alright with the climbing roses, they all grow to about the same height.

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better Matty, don't do too much.

You know spring is on its way when....

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:25

Saw it advertised in the mag, yipeeee

when to plant paeonia bowl of beauty

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:24

Mine were planted in the autumn.  They were sent to me by a peony specialist with instructions to plant them straight into the ground straight away, cant remember what depth but it was only shallow.  I planted three, Duchess de Nemoures, Sarah Bernhardt and White Cap I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that they are OK, none have shown yet but the one I've had for years is showing through and has been for about 3 weeks.


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 06:54

Nothing live Dove, I just watched Broadchurch that had been recorded.  It was either that or buy more plants on t'internet.

Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 06:51

He also has a tendancy to exagerate Glad you could join us Tracey.


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 06:38

Morning all,  Not much sleep last night, gave up at 4.00 and came downstairs to watch TV.  Suppose I'll be shattered today especially with Nanna duty, just hope little one is in a good mood.

Hope all you salt miners have a good day and that poorly peeps feel better.

Designing planting schemes

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:13

Hi Rose,  I've been gardening quite a while and I can honestly say that most of my plants have been moved at one time or another.  I'm suprised some of them haven'g grown legs.

What I would say is to get the layout right first ie patio area, paths etc. as these things can't easily be moved and are expensive mistakes to make, bear in mind where the sun is etc. 

The next step is to get any large trees or shrubs in the right place first time as these can be troublesome to move if you change your mind. 

Everything else is really a moveable feast.  There are some plants that aren't keen on being move but 90% are OK if you do it right and move at the right time.  So I would say don't panic. 

Most of us on here became gardener's by trial and error, we have all made mistakes, to be honest that's half the fun of gardening.  Sometimes we move things just because we want to try something different.

Enjoy you garden and experiment.

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