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Hedging!

19 October 2009 12:32:37
Hedging!

Hedging!

Lidl have Hegding today.

Blackthorn, Whitethorn, Red Leaf Rose, Carolina Rose & Burnet Rose.

Great Value!

Rachel Rachel 19 October 2009 17:43:12

Jen, word of warning. I wasn't impressed with the tiny beech hedging I bought two years ago. And I've had to replace every single bush since then.

sparrow sparrow 20 October 2009 00:00:55

What would we do without Lidl.

Thanks Gismo.

17 October 2009 22:41:09
Thanks Gismo.

Thanks Gismo.

A couple of months ago Gismo gave us the heads up on Bakker and how she won one of their 25E vouchers via their website.

I always enter this competition too........ BUT ........... never win.

Last night when I got home there was a letter from Bakker on the table, I didn't bother to open it as i thought it was only confirmation of an order I had placed.

I Opened it this a.m and  to my total surpirse I won a Voucher too.

Thanks Gismo :0)

Cloncaw Cloncaw 17 October 2009 23:15:39

What a great surprise, what will you plan to use it on.

Gismo1981 Gismo1981 18 October 2009 01:16:51

ah thats great news, I am delighted for you, I bought the Rose Mallow and some bulbs from mine :O)

Do let us know what you decide to buy !!! 

Jen.K Jen.K 18 October 2009 21:53:35

Hi Guys,

I'm thinking the Fragrant Hedge collection: Lilac, Mock Orange, Wild Rose, Honeysuckle and a Buddleja.. I have a Huge Shed wall to hide hopefully this will do the trick..

Gismo, I saw the Rose Mallow, looks fab, Let me know how you get on with it    :0)

12-10-09

12 October 2009 21:36:26
12-10-09

12-10-09

 

 Recently I have done nothing in the garden, finding it very hard to get motivated these days ... AND THERE IS SO MUCH TO BE DONE!!

 Today however I have a great excuse............myself and my sister (Anne-Marie) celebrate our 29th birthday :0). (Were getting old!)

Tomorrow I am planning a trip to Johnstown, I want to change the pots at the front of the house, the frost last week finished them off. I want to have a look at some trees for the back garden, it's very open and could do with some shelter.

Hopefully will get to upload some pic's tomorrow. Now.......... there is a bottle of wine with my name on it callin'..

 

 

 

spider spider 12 October 2009 21:44:45

happy birthday Jen. I find a bottle of wine helps make jobs look smaller and easier to tackle. I have two friends who I call upon when I am stuck in the garden, Arthur Guinness and Ron Bacardi.  

Big Noel Big Noel 12 October 2009 21:53:38

Happy Birthday to you and your sister. O to be 29 again. Enjoy your wine. Cheers.

Lìga Lìga 12 October 2009 22:02:30

Happy birday to you bouth!!!!And 29 is not old,,live just beging:))

Myrtle Myrtle 12 October 2009 22:26:32

Happy Birthday to you both! Its great being a twin! I have a twin sister too!

Gismo1981 Gismo1981 12 October 2009 23:45:37

Happy birthday for tomorrow. Enjoy Johnstown and do tell us all about any bargains you find :O)

Mairin Mairin 13 October 2009 00:34:05

Happy birthday to you both.  Old at 29!!!  Stop rubbing it in.

Clara Clara 13 October 2009 00:44:59

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU BOTH

Clara Clara 13 October 2009 00:45:42

Happy birthday to you both and enjoy your day in Johnstown will be waiting for photos of your lot

Jen.K Jen.K 18 October 2009 21:58:49

Thanks guys for the B-day wishes.

 Myrtle, it is great being a twin. She is my best friend, now more so than when we were younger.

Geranium

24 September 2009 18:47:24
Geranium

Geranium

I sowed some geranium seeds earlier in the summer.. only one has made it..

It is about to flower but it looks very dodgy..

The leaves have dark green spots that appear raised in the centre, the very edges of each leaf has a black coating on it and the few leaves that are left, are nearly see through.

Would anyone have any ideas what might be wrong..

I thought it might have been over watered by a certain someone, but apparently not!!

Thanks guys.

sparrow sparrow 24 September 2009 20:19:59

No idea whats wrong with your geranium but I hope it survives.

Perfect day off

16 September 2009 22:17:41
Perfect day off

Perfect day off

Spent all day today in the garden, which was lovely have not been able to do that in ages.

Planted two Buddleja's either side of the gate, they have been hanging about waiting to be planted for ages.. I had planned on doing it yesaterday but the evening just got away on me..

Moved some roses from the circle in the front lawn, to the new rose bed (thank you trevor!!) at the side of the house. Can't wait to see it next year, when they are all in flower.

Tomorrow evening I hope to move some grasses and clear out most of the annuals in the front border, I've been putting this off for the past two weeks i just haven't had the heart..

Gismo1981 Gismo1981 16 September 2009 22:19:26

I am green with envy, would love a day to potter around the garden and tidy up, have a few bits that need finishing. Hope the weather keeps up for you, happy gardening :O)

sparrow sparrow 17 September 2009 20:10:16

You have been busy on your day off. Its lovely to be out this fine weather. Happy gardening.

sparrow sparrow 17 September 2009 20:11:17

What a lovely way to spend your day off. Happy gardening.

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