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11 February 2016 18:15:18
was over there for a few days and took note of some of the trees and plantings which are always beautiful, here are some ideas i picked up
05 February 2016 19:26:23
well gardening here has got under way. put in pergola and bought two roses, albertine and dublin bay climber to to up there...............also got chicken wire and next fine day that goes up have a new magnolia with buds on it and thats gone in too. next must attack the glasshouse as the vines are all over the place. got good hardware in england to tie them up. have daffodils out and hermacallis so things are brightening up.............some hope......
21 January 2016 15:35:39
hurrah, first two daffodils out..........such hope
as growing against the neighbours fence would cause trouble, i am going to go with the pergola, i see them over in woodies cork and then could plant a rambling rose which one? anyone.............i already have celebration, which is lovely but somehow i am never very successful with roses. i really would like to rake the gravel today to get rid of weeds before they start but the day is not good.
my new white hydrangea lacecap has flowered all winter in the glasshouse. the bed of parsley is still good but the mint (which i grow in a tyre) is becomming dilapitated.i will probably cut it down later on but am still hanging on to whats left of it.
my hellebores are becomming to flower. would love to have more of a canopy in the garden......any ideas on small trees with a spreading canopy?
i have decided not to plant any seeds this year, will buy in the plants if i want them i.e; lettuce. i have two grapes in the glasshouse, one black and the other green they are great, and dont require much care at all and then when the fruit comes out, its lovely to pick a bunch. i always have a glut and wonder how to use it up?
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18 January 2016 16:40:42
today I am considering what to take out or what to put it.
i have a new medium sized weeping birch which should go to 15 or 20 ft.
also have two new hydrangeas, one is a white lacecap and the other is pink with oak leaves.
a timber panel fence is between me and my neighbour and I cannot gtow anything much near it. I was thinking of either putting an iron just inside the fence on which i could grow some climbers roses and also give me some privacy OR ELSE put in some trellis. the first proposition seems the easiest for my age group and maintenance...........any advice anyone?
this garden faces east and is difficult to cosy up. when i go to the seaside i always try and bring home some seaweek ............it nourises up everything. i also have a compost heap going and rarely have to buy any stuff.