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Spring planting.

28 March 2014 22:05:57

Hi I haven't been on this site for quite a while. We did some work in the garden last week. We paid a visit to the garden centre and I got some violas, pansies and primroses. I re did all my hanging baskets with new compost and planted the flowers. I also had bought some bulbs in Lidl and I dont even know the name of what they are now but I  planted them in the flower beds and some in pots so it will be interesting to see what will be protruding through the soil shortly!! Ill put up some photos when theres something to show.







Jacinta D Jacinta D 28 March 2014 22:11:57

Welcome back, Anna. Can't wait to see photos of all that colour you have just planted.

Moya Moya 28 March 2014 22:38:46

Wow, it all sounds wonderful. There must be lots of colour already.

andyf7 andyf7 29 March 2014 01:39:35

theirs always something to show, welcome back.

Jackie Jackie 29 March 2014 07:11:24

Welcome back from me too. Just looked at your garden and you have it lovely. Look forward to more photos. 

Clara Clara 29 March 2014 08:29:02

Some photos please ...to see all your hard work,  when they flower...

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 01 April 2014 21:05:48

welcome back!

Christmas greetings.

20 December 2011 22:30:42

Hi I would just like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy new year.


Jacinta D Jacinta D 21 December 2011 06:23:48

A very Happy Christmas to you too, Annak.

fran m fran m 21 December 2011 07:34:13

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Rachel Rachel 21 December 2011 11:00:37

The same to you :)

Clean up time.

15 November 2011 20:34:49
Had'nt done much in the garden recently so when I got a burst of energy yeterday I thought I better make the most of it and get some gardening done. I had to weed the flowebeds as there were a lot of weeds growing there I emptied out some flowerpots and filled them with new compost, I had bought a bag of daffodil bulbs last week so planted some in the flowerbeds and also in some of the flowerpots. Some plants are still doing well maybe its due to the mild weather we're having.
mcdonald mcdonald 15 November 2011 21:00:10

you were lucky to get so much work done, the rain is on the way

Myrtle Myrtle 15 November 2011 22:05:41

Getting a chance to be in the garden these mild days is a real bonus.

Dick Dick 15 November 2011 22:43:36

We have been spoiled recently with the good weather. 

Scrubber Scrubber 15 November 2011 22:45:48

It was a great time to get a burst of energy! As has been said above theres wet weather on the way so its as well you got so much done. Hope that ivy has stayed on the other side of the fence! Ivy can be lovely but uninvited ivy is a different thing! Those daffs will repay you in the spring for all the hard work!

Invasion of ivy.

09 October 2011 19:53:50
My neighbour has ivy growing and it had been slowly winding its way into my garden, covering a large area of the fence between our gardens, so about two weeks ago I cut it all away and cleared the fence and the wall. I know its going to come calling again but Ill be ready and waiting with my scissors when it poks through again. My flower beds look a little bit neglected and overgrown so will have to tackle them tomorrow ifIget time and the weather permits me. I bought some lovely heather so Im going to plant them in the beds for some colour during the winter.
TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 09 October 2011 20:00:38

Ivy can be a real menace when it gets a hold! I used to have that situation with a neighbour and the big "head" of ivy took a lot of pruning to keep it under control. It was also a haven for snails - UGH!

fran m fran m 09 October 2011 20:05:33

Just keep at it to keep it in place.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 October 2011 20:13:10

Pity you can't kill it off altogether. You could sneak out in the dead of night and pour some lethal concoction over it!!!!  :)

andyf7 andyf7 09 October 2011 20:41:50

i agree with that way of controlling it, you will keep at bay that way as it will creep sideways if its prevented from following the upright path, a true survivor that ivy.

Annak Annak 09 October 2011 21:40:46

That thought crossed my mind Jacinta but they also have a dog that barks at the slighest sound so will have to attack it with my scissors at first sight!!


Time at last.

24 August 2011 21:13:58
Finally got round to upload some photos, some flowers have died especially the ones in the hanging baskets. I would like to plant some more for Autumn/Winter so if anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate your comments.
Jacinta D Jacinta D 24 August 2011 21:28:35

Winter pansies and violas seem to be the most reliable. But not everyone likes them.

Annak Annak 24 August 2011 21:40:59

Thanks for your reply Jacinta, I had violas in the hanging baskets but they didn't last through the summer, maybe I was expecting too much from them but I thought they lasted longer last year, Ill try the Winter pansies and hope for the best. Thanks again.

fran m fran m 24 August 2011 21:49:53

Great to see the photos at last. Take care.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 25 August 2011 21:04:43

Photos look great, hard to know what to plant for winter baskets.


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