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Started by Anchorman on Feb 18, 2018 9:32:23 PM
Happy in my garden II

Talk here about anything pertaining to gardening, or whatever makes you happy in your garden.

Previous thread is here

Anchorman - 18 Feb 2018 21:33:25 (#1 of 3982)

First daffodils are out in my garden today

dreams99 - 18 Feb 2018 21:37:37 (#2 of 3982)

Lots of crocuses in my local park.

Anchorman - 18 Feb 2018 21:40:41 (#3 of 3982)

I've also finally finished my over winter clear up. It didn't get done last year as I spent most of the winter living at my mum's 150 miles away as she was in hospital.

It was a lot bigger job this year as all the shrubs that needed pruning had stems nearly twice as thick as they would have been if they'd have been done last year.

The Buddleja's were particularly thick and required a saw rather than secateurs on many stems.

Yersinia - 18 Feb 2018 23:07:30 (#4 of 3982)

I've lost my loppers.

TinyIde - 19 Feb 2018 11:44:47 (#5 of 3982)

Oh god - the Buddlea... forgot that.

That's going to fill the green bin on its own!

Tenesmus - 19 Feb 2018 13:36:10 (#6 of 3982)


You should post that on the cramp thread so you can receive suitable sympathy.

solomongursky - 19 Feb 2018 17:42:47 (#7 of 3982)

Monty's potting bench:

foghorn - 19 Feb 2018 17:44:47 (#8 of 3982)

That´s cheering.

Loogoo - 20 Feb 2018 09:47:32 (#9 of 3982)

Received 30 tons of topsoil last Thursday. Almost finished spreading it. Big job, but weather has been good, so not too bad. Looking forward to planting spuds in a few weeks.

WibbleAgain - 20 Feb 2018 09:51:37 (#10 of 3982)

I could do with a few tons of topsoil. But I'd need to dig everything out and then dig out the clay. I can dream.

Loogoo - 20 Feb 2018 10:20:21 (#11 of 3982)

I am lucky in that respect. My soil is sandy and the top soil delivered is a dark heavy soil from rice paddies. It looks to be a very nice mix- but won't really new for a few months- but hopeful.

Having a garage built as well. Almost finished. Will buy a tiller as soon as I have a place to put it.

TommyDGNR8 - 20 Feb 2018 10:23:58 (#12 of 3982)

Hello shiny new thread. What a lovely tilth you have.

FionaD - 20 Feb 2018 10:29:51 (#13 of 3982)

The sun is shining and I'm itching to get out there. Apparently I can prune my apple tree as long as it isn't below -5°, so perhaps I can do that at the end of the week.

HelenDamnation - 20 Feb 2018 11:41:53 (#14 of 3982)


TommyDGNR8 - 20 Feb 2018 12:04:29 (#15 of 3982)

Talky dirt-y to me, Helen.

Soil-ed underwear especially welcome.

HelenDamnation - 20 Feb 2018 12:14:23 (#16 of 3982)

That's enough of your mucky talk, Tommy. Man, you're awful.

TinyIde - 20 Feb 2018 12:42:29 (#17 of 3982)


WibbleAgain - 20 Feb 2018 12:47:40 (#18 of 3982)

It's quite a pleasant day out there today, intermittent sun and cloudiness, low humidity and a nice breeze. I finally finished pruning all the roses, and cut a few lavenders back, and that's all I can manage. I have absolutely no strength. Oh dear.

Yersinia - 20 Feb 2018 12:54:03 (#19 of 3982)

I have no strength, and don't have the excuse of advancing years. Just a series of nasty colds that have sapped my energy. MM is much the same, and we are just totally frustrated over our inability to keep going for more than about 20 minutes.

WibbleAgain - 20 Feb 2018 12:57:13 (#20 of 3982)

I hope to go out again after recharging myself with tea and opera in my favourite armchair, if the weather holds up.

I have new neighbours whose tastes in music is in direct contradiction with mine, and is uninhibited in playing it. So now I am less inhibited too. All good.

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