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Post by Guest on Sun 15 Mar 2009 - 21:16

I am going to take a 'leaf' out of Lorraine's book...or garden.

Here are my garden pics taken today...look away if easily shocked... affraid

First, a wee story of a grey plastic bin sack if i may... Razz

It all started with a funeral...yes a funeral..in Wales. I was just leaving milford haven in one of my brothers car...when on the side of the road we spotted another of my brothers in his orange boiler suit..he works for the local council (doing the roundabouts and town gardens/borders etc) We stopped the car and had a final chat before leaving to come home...my orange clad brother was merrily 'lifting' the spent daffodil bulbs, ready to get the area ready for more plants..he chucked a load of bulbs into a grey sack..for me to replant in my garden..with a plea...'don't just pop them in your shed and forget them..like you did last time' (they went rotten) so, i promised not to leave them in the shed....i didn't...i left them on the patio..just as you see here.





Well..obviously i did mean to plant them..but ahh well. So..today i went into the garden to scour the area to take pics of..saw the bag and peeked inside expecting to see a pitiful sight of rotten stuff......imagine my delight..when i discovered and photographed this!!!!



aren't they lovely?

first question...should i just cut and use the flowers...or as hubby suggests..buy a huge planter and just plant them all in it..without cutting off the flowers..? Cool

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Post by Guest on Sun 15 Mar 2009 - 21:30

More pics?



is this above rosemary?



Neglect?


and this below?



Look..i can grow weeds really well.


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Post by Guest on Sun 15 Mar 2009 - 21:31

more to come.... Twisted Evil

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 15 Mar 2009 - 22:11

Nice weeds, lol.

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Post by Guest on Mon 16 Mar 2009 - 7:30

I am hoing to cheer myself up today with a little gardening.. all the things in pots are going take priority.

I did buy two 'Red Rose' packs at 1 each from Wilkinsons..they are still in the kitchen..but i did soak them yesterday...I am hoping to go to the garden centre tomorrow to get recommende 'stuff' for roses..i am disappointed that my roses don't have a 'proper' name..i daren't just call them 'canny' roses...just in case i kill them off.

oh yes...is it ok to compost those prickly looking thistle things in one of my pics?

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Post by kimb on Mon 16 Mar 2009 - 8:59

i never compost weeds of any sort

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Post by Maria on Mon 16 Mar 2009 - 9:56

the top pic is not rosemary - it is either santolina/curry plant or lavender and I suspect the former. Run your fingers up the stalk and sniff. does it smell of curry?

I never compost weeds either.

re the bulbs, you cannot do anything with them now(they have to be planted in autumn) they also need the energy from the flowers and leaves to drain back into the bulb to provide next years flowers. If you try to plant them now they will wilt immediately and if you cut the flowers off and plant them ,well they will not provide any flowers next year, it will be two years time.

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Post by karinlouise on Mon 16 Mar 2009 - 10:53

I was going to say Lavendar too. ONe of my favourites and always have some in the garden. As maria said, the stroke of the plant will tell on both counts.

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Post by supergran on Mon 16 Mar 2009 - 15:14

It looks a bit like the lavender in my garden but a lot more healthy

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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Mar 2009 - 8:14

it just wasn't green enough for Rosemary.....it is a curry plant..i love the smell..now i have to google what dishes/recipes to use it in...

Ooops Maria....my mother in law suggested that we pot them all up...so we did....and i cut lots of the flowers to use inside...as they were drooping and i didn't want to waste them. some of them are still in bud on the plants...and they smell so good. It was like my brother sedning me a bunch of flowers to enjoy..so i don't mind if they don't flower next year..as long as i dont kill them off.

We trimmed my bush...so to speak...the Choisya..look very smart now..and the smell was heavenly...i had to fight with mother in law to keep soome of the cuttings...she said, you will never grow them..you will neglect them and they will die...well i wont neglect these..i want to have more plant..but from what i have already grown. i have put some in a vase with the daffs and the other bit, mother in law just poked in the ground..so we will see...i will see if any roots form in the vase bits and use rooting powder too.

I have dug up two bits of lemon balm...and potted them to give to my eldest son..as he wants to grow a herb garden..

I am being taken to a garden centre today by my eldest 2 kids..we wan to have a look and i might get something for Mothers Day to take home and grow.

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Post by kimb on Tue 17 Mar 2009 - 8:43

i read that as mother in law was poked in the ground ,,,i was getting ideas .................

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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Mar 2009 - 10:56

Kim, you norty girl.... Very Happy

off to a garden centre in a few minutes....wonder what i will get..i need 'stuff' to put on the roses..special 'Stuff' can't remember what fertiliser? i will just look..and i need rooting powder.

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Post by karinlouise on Tue 17 Mar 2009 - 11:35

sounds like you getting on with stuff too. I don't have space for herbs etc., though when lily's wendy house goes I may have a bit more area.

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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Mar 2009 - 21:23

I did manage to buy a 1.99 lavender plant (Lavender Papallion) spelling is correct as appears on label..the others were 4.99

I also got a 'Tickled Pink Dianthus' for 4.99..big and in bud...

Gypsophilia (Repens white) 2.25 and a Morrocan mint 1.29

and the rose fertiliser...i did forget the rooting powder.... Crying or Very sad

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 17 Mar 2009 - 21:38

Have you got places planned for them all, Goaty?

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Post by Guest on Wed 18 Mar 2009 - 20:25

um????? well ???? i have rescued some log roll (not bog roll like i thought she was offering me) from mother in law so i can extend the border along the fence. And i have all new tools....so if it stays sunny and warm like today..i will be very busy in the morning..and mother in law says she might 'pop' round to see how i am doing..she will be bringing her gardening gloves i hope... Twisted Evil

I hope teabag will come and see my garden too and ...sit in the garden with a cuppa...

her garden looks lovely and her froggies are croaking and doing oo la la things...they make a lovely noise..and very loud.

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Post by karinlouise on Wed 18 Mar 2009 - 20:28

sounds like you getting there though hun. would love to pop for a cuppa with you Mr Green

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Post by Guest on Fri 20 Mar 2009 - 11:00

anytime Karin..but bring Lily too if you can..geri would love her to bits.

WEll i spent all day in the garden..and i wasn't sunbathing..i was working..reall...really hard...i took photos too...I did get a coouple of teabag, while she wasn't looking.

SHE...suggested that I put the lavender plant at the end of the log roll..but outside of it..where i hadn't dug...
sounds like a good idea hey???

well it was till i nealry broke my wrist trying to dig a hole to pop it in...i literally hit something really hard..the vibrations up to tool i was using we awful...it turned out to be a huge root from next doors apple tree....so we had to use a crowbar, a sledge hammer and a tin cutter( i thought it was a funny secateur)....we couldn't find an axe or a decent strong lopper. Then i nearly fell over while pulling on it, when it finally gave up its hold...we were in stitches.

All plants are planted..yippee...now need to work on lawn...you know the grassy area which shouldn't be full of thistles and nettles and dandelions. Teabag used my strong knife to dig one huge thistle up. she doesn't like gardening....but altering she does Twisted Evil

She also altered the outside wall of of my downstairs loo..ask her about it????

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Post by Lorraine on Fri 20 Mar 2009 - 11:19

Sounds like it's coming along nicely, Goaty. Very Happy

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Post by Scatty on Fri 20 Mar 2009 - 14:51

Another one working hard so as to have a lovely patch to sit in this summer, sounds good what you have done Suzy.

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Post by Guest on Sat 21 Mar 2009 - 7:29

I have left the camera downstairs...again...so I can't put the pics on yet...blahh!

I must check on them today before it gets too hot! the sun is beautiful today.

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Post by Guest on Sat 21 Mar 2009 - 12:15

It's going to be lovely when it's finished. You and Teabag together make me laugh at your antics.
Teabag what did you do to the wall? It's all fun Smile

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Post by Guest on Sat 21 Mar 2009 - 13:43

I would love to have been a fly on the wall - or a tree. I bet it was
hilarious to watch you Twisted Evil

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sat 21 Mar 2009 - 22:13

I'm guesing sage on the penultimate one, and dandelion for the last. LOL @ the daffs, my Mum once gave me a pot of tulips and the got put on a shelf in the conservatory, they grew upside down and out of the container. I think they were left in a placcy bag as a birthday surprise and DH forgot to give them to me, we only found them spring cleaning, shows how late we were. Loving all these garden pics.

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Post by Guest on Sun 22 Mar 2009 - 8:25

i strimmed the edges...after a fashion..yesterday and raked up some stones theat 'missed the bucket' when i was chucking them into it. then i made a good start on mowing the grass...can't really call it a lawn..unless you like thistles, dandelions and nettles..i had a patch of the nettles growing nicely..

Oh..and i watered the garden..the sweetpeeas are growing as we speak...when will they flower if they are about 6 inches high at the moment? (not dwarf ones).

I wonder what my kids will buy me for Mother's Day...i did choose some Rhubarb and Ginger Preserve while we at the Garden Centre the other day...oldest son bought it..with his girlfriend's urging..she was buying something for her mum..

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Post by Guest on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 9:32

Planter minus weeds.


these came off the neglected daffs in bag




tidied choiysia


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Post by Guest on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 9:39

This shows my hard work over one day...I dug over the ground to make a longer border to accomodate my roses and sweetpeas.



Then teabag decided to visit and help me plant the lavender???? but there was more to it that 'we will just did a hole!!!' we found and dug and chopped this...




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Post by Lorraine on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 11:12

Looking good, Goaty.
I do like that planter. Mr Green

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Post by Guest on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 11:22

Does Nona know you took her piccie ??? She will now.

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Post by Di Masters on Fri 27 Mar 2009 - 13:41

Looks as if you are winning the battle Suzy, especially if you keep letting Nona out there with a crowbar in her hand lol.

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