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Post by cb on Tue 24 Mar 2009 - 21:49

What a great job Lorraine. Love the coal scuttle too.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 24 Mar 2009 - 21:52

kimb wrote:are you going to plant a climber up the zimmer !!! preferably one that chokes ....................................................
Peeing Laughing

Patty, I like the idea of a daisy in there. I was thinking of a climber of some sort, but can now visualise daisies. Or, maybe a tumbling type plant would suit too.

Thanks to Tony, Di. Mr Green

I reckon I'm gonna be lost when it's all finished, lol. I'll probably have to go back to crafting. lol! lol! lol!

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 24 Mar 2009 - 22:27

Million bells petunia would look pretty trailing down, they have lots of small flowers, or good old lobelia. Or a nice trailing geranium.

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Post by gingerjo on Tue 24 Mar 2009 - 23:11

I love that coal scuttle too, I love any odd plant pots. I have an old tin bath full of herbs. All looking fab now Lorraine.

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Post by supergran on Tue 24 Mar 2009 - 23:18

I'm sure there is a 'Cillit Bang' that can do that, they are forever shouting about the brand that it does all sorts of things lol!

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Post by Maria on Wed 25 Mar 2009 - 8:39

a Bacopa (now sometimes called Sutera) has pretty white flowers, trails well and need next to no care.

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Post by Guest on Wed 25 Mar 2009 - 8:51

You've done a fabulous job, Lorraine! In such a short space of time too.
Love the coal scuttle - it's far too nice to have not used it. Mr Green

Can't wait to see piccies of Mia playing out there in the summer!

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 25 Mar 2009 - 10:20

Bobs wrote:
Can't wait to see piccies of Mia playing out there in the summer!
I know, me too, Bobs. Very Happy

I had my solar lights batteries charged yesterday and sitting in a bucket for a test. They all came on last night, so this morning, I've popped them into place in the beds. Another small job done. Mr Green

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Post by Maria on Wed 25 Mar 2009 - 10:21

Cor, I bet its a real pick me up if you want to go out there for a fag at night or something, or just to sit with Bailey away from Betty or something. Its beautiful Lorraine.

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Post by Bead Queen - Carol on Wed 25 Mar 2009 - 13:53

Lou, your garden looks absolutely lovely now hun. You have worked so hard on it, well done! You have much more energy than me, let me tell you lol.

Its going to be lovely now in the summer, you can sit out and enjoy all your hard work.

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Post by gingerjo on Thu 26 Mar 2009 - 23:25

You wait till you can sit out there with your beads. I forget to feed people when I do that,lol.

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Post by Guest on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 9:25

That's one big makeover Lorraine. You must be so so pleased. As Bobs said,
it will be great to see some pics of Mia in the summer.

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Post by Lorraine on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 11:27

Mia is already looking everytime she comes. She stands at the door pointing and saying "clean..clean" Laughing Hard Out of the mouths of babes eh?

Well, the rest of my plants arrived today. I now have 10 lillies to pot up (5 Asiatic and 5 Oriental), 5 bare root roses including my orange hybrid tea, an Ena Harkness, a pink patio rose, a Violet Parfume and a yellow climber. There are also 5 perennial hollyhocks which I think I'll alternate with the glad's behind the roses as suggested by Patty (or maybe not...I really don't know why I bought HH's,) and a small barrell type pot with miniature dahlias in.

The roses are covered in a green wax at the tops!!!!! I've never had THAT before, but am assuming I don't have to remove it. They seem to be budding through it anyway.

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Post by Guest on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 17:53

Lorraine, i mentioned the green waxy stuff...it was on my roses 1 each from wilkinsons......must be to stop fungus or something as its only on the un-green plant growth and not on the bit which is growing and has leaves.

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Post by Guest on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 19:52

I think Mia knows about that waxy stuff - she's the rose grower of the family!

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Post by gingerjo on Sat 28 Mar 2009 - 23:46

I bought some lillies today from Poundland of all places. They look healthy too.

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Post by Guest on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 12:37

i dont like lillies, so i will give them a big miss...but Jo, have you seen all the pkts of veg seeds in there..brilliant choice in ours.

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Post by Guest on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 12:48

sp01goat wrote:i dont like lillies, so i will give them a big miss...but Jo, have you seen all the pkts of veg seeds in there..brilliant choice in ours.

I love lilies - especially the stargazer ones. But, I like most flowers.

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 17:07

Well, I managed to get a bit done today. I've had to plant the roses, wax and all. I couldn't get through to the company I'd bought them from to ask about it and my local garden centre have never heard the like before. They had to go in though, so it's done now.

I also got some pots planted up.

All the while, the bl**dy dragon sitting there bothering me about why I have so many pots and what am I doing with the rose? Every time I placed a pot, she moved her darned chair chasing the sun and blocking it from the plants. Hump Getting on my nerves she is. Now, I need to go water them all in, but she won't come inside so I can't get the hose out.

Yeah, I know. I'd love to, but I can't. Wink

Anyway, not much left to do now. A bit of pressure washing on a day when she'll keep out of the way, and I'm done. Mr Green

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Post by Di Masters on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 17:31

Looking at a couple of sites they say the wax is there for protection in transit and will vanish on its own.

Well done on resisting temptation lol.

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 17:34

Thanks, Di. I couldn't find any info on it. Where did you look?

The roses had quite a few shoots on them but they're all damaged so I'm a bit disappointed but hopefully, some more will come through.

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Post by Maria on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 17:40

Lorraine, sorry I didnt answer this (why didnt you nudge me). I was equally flumoxed when I came across this when i boguth roses here -if you buy them bare rooted from the rose growers they dont have it but it is to prevent damage apparently. I was very sceptical about it but mine were fine and Im sure your will be too, HOWEVER
do trim off any damaged shoots. I know it seems wicked when they are trying to burst forth but that is how disease enters, so please trim back to beyond the damage, and they will defintiely come again.

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Post by Di Masters on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 17:45

Just googled green wax on rose bush!

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Post by supergran on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 18:20

Lorraine wrote:All the while, the bl**dy dragon sitting there bothering me about why I have so many pots and what am I doing with the rose? Every time I placed a pot, she moved her darned chair chasing the sun and blocking it from the plants. Hump Getting on my nerves she is. Now, I need to go water them all in, but she won't come inside so I can't get the hose out.

Yeah, I know. I'd love to, but I can't. Wink Mr Green

Dare yuh dare yuh, I hope we are going to see the garden when it is in full bloom please.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 18:30

I don't belieeeve it! DH never touches anything in the garden, before I got round to a before photo, has pulled up a bin full of ground elder, Wow.
That garden of yours is going to look so lovely. I might get out in mine after Easter, watch out for rain that week.

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Post by Guest on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 18:43

All this gardening talk makes me wish I could do a bit, but I'll have to
leave it to Den. Twisted Evil

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Post by Guest on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 20:17

Steph..if you have to have a job...be the foreman/forewoman..you dictate and they do...Then you sit and watch, makea cuppa when you can ....and sit and enjoy x x

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Post by WeirdCat on Mon 30 Mar 2009 - 8:51

Am dead impressed with the before and after photos, now would just like to see a pic of a dragon choking on japanese bindweed and I'll be happy...seriously I wish you'd been able to hose the old bat down

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 1 Apr 2009 - 19:34

Well, I know I said I wasn't going to bore you with the shed, and mine is old and ugly but quite large, but, it is part of the garden and jobs that needed doing, so here's the shed. Mr Green

Now, I promise you that I couldn't get in the door. All my spades and stuff were literally propped up just inside the door. I can now get right to the end and there's a place for all my bits and bobs and I also have room for my garden chairs, barbque, and other stuff that I must keep. Very Happy





I had another skip delivered and this afternoon I filled it. Right over the brim. Unfortunately, I should have got the larger size again as I'm still left with this lot in my nice clean garden, plus a bit more out the front. So, I'll have to make a couple of trips to the tip afterall. Still, all but done now. Mr Green


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Post by Di Masters on Wed 1 Apr 2009 - 19:54

Nice bit of storage space you have there now.

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