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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 15:33

Afternoon all,  Hope you're OK Matty,  have a cuppa and something really naughty, then sit in the sun a bit.  I bet you feel better.  You're probably trying to do too much and if it's stuff that hasn't got done this year that's bothering you, don't worry, it will all get done eventually and if it doesn't it's not the end of the world.

My garden centre uses the same labelling system as yours Wintersong.  Things are always sticking to me when I pay them a visit.

Did a bit more in the garden and then decided that enough was enough, picked out a few gardening books and headed for the sunlounger.  Georgous day.  First time this year I've actually sat in the garden and relaxed.

A few more jobs lined up for tomorrow, some of the grass is growing through where I moved the turf from so will have to dig it out.  Also need to replenish the top couple of inches of soil in a few pots that have shrubs in them, and give them a bit of a feed. If new plants arrive tomorrow then they will keep me out of mischief. 

Off for a mooch around before having a shower and visiting mum.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:12

Just noticed my lillies are peeking through the soil so thanks for the timely reminder.

Room 101

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:11

Not a fan myself, but I do think politics and religeon should be no go areas, don't want to start world war 3.  Though arguments about Long Meadow and Monty have almost started it on occasion.


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 11:56

Dove, that's exactly how I feel some nights, I lie in bed and plan what I am going to do the next day and how I'm going organise new beds.  How boring am I

Got really excited this morning when the door went as I thought it was a plant delivery, but it was the scooter we ordered for grandaughters birthday. Have had about 4 emails saying deliveries will be in the next 4 days so I will be housebound waiting for them to arrive, I will just have to make myself content in the garden

It will be odd for us going to cornwall in May, we normally go in the middle of winter and have no trouble parking.  Mind you we wont be driving as we will be going down in in secondborn's car.

Have been busy in the garden this morning, have planted both Clematis and attacked the Jap Anem again (I will win this battle if it kills me).  Had to go to garden centre to get some Compost and 3 foxgloves fell in my trolley.  I had grown some but the slugs attacked and I've lost some of them so these will replace them.

I will post photos of the upside down toilet as soon as it's planted up. 

Off for a cuppa and then back to work.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 23:11

Evening folks,  Shattered after a day in the garden.  Looking forward to another good day tomorrow.  Need to attack the Jap Anemone again, a few new shoots appearing .  Main problem is its near a geum and the leaves are quite similar.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 22:57

Thanks Chicky.  I just find it hard to visualise how things are going to look.  Mind you things do seem to be really forgiving when I move them.  Good job really.

Garden Design Software

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 22:55

Hi Heather and Graeme, welcome to the forum.  Not good news I'm afraid.  This question has been asked a number of times and so far no one has come up with a good product. 

Overwintered Dahlias

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 22:48

Thanks for asking this question, I was just wondering about it myself.  I started to water my Dahlias about a week ago, just a litlle not soaking them.  Hopefully with this lovely warm weather I might see some shoots soon.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 18:21

Thanks Matt on the shopping list for the autumn.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 18:04

Love the white Daffs Matt, what are they?

Discussions started by Yviestevie

ID Please

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or should I keep them indoors 
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Will they grow in shade 
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or is it a weed 
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Does it make a good fence shrub 
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What's on your wishlist?

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Room 101

What would you like to throw in and lock the door 
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Need to replace what I think is box

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