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Update to excuse the mess.


By 2ndhand


Now I am at home all the time, I have been able to get the garden round. It’s been a real joy to bring it back round to how it first was 7 yrs ago, but even better. And I’m almost ready for the first coach party mid June for the NGS.

Here the moongate, where I moved the Akebia to, leads from the front garden to the rose garden. The roses took a bashing thru the winter. And just recently we had to re stake the Laburnum, Hubs ‘yellow tree’ as it was knocked sideways by the high winds and gales we’ve been experiencing.

This is part of the shrubbery. The Sambucus racemosa ‘Sutherland Gold’ shows up well with the Weigela and a Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’, which refuses to grow up, but spread along the border. Even with pruning etc.

Here a view from above the Pieris border, looking down to the rose garden. I wish I was able to grow a few climbers up the elec frame, but alas it has to stay clear.

The hard winter and early spring warmth have really done wonders for the borders, They have all filled out and are so lush with new growth. Except the border in the foreground, it has been widened over the winter, there are plants in but not mature yet. And you can see the type of stones and rocks that are in the soil.

This is the view of my pergola where I removed the Akebia from so that all the others climbers had a chance to grow. My little warriors with their top knots are waiting for some nylon dog bones for their noses. :-)

This is inside the top polyt. As you can see the ton sacks filled of mature cattle muck are awaiting for the crops to go in. Not having a current photo of the plantings. I can tell you the only sacks waiting now are the ones in the middle of the tunnel. These are where the sweetcorn are going today.

Here the toms are growing very well. There are fruit and flowers all over them.

This is my first brassica cage. It definately keeps the butterfly out. And the dog. but he’s sniffing out vermin.

The beds are mostly sown and coming along a treat. Well they were before the wind blew the gate open from the large hen run (nick named Colditz) at the top. The neat rows below are not quite so neat now. And the second lot of climbing peas I had to sow, due to one escaping hen, will have to be re sown as the last lot of escapees ate them as well.

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Wow that looks amazing!

31 May, 2011


wow amazing, alot of work has gone into that!!

31 May, 2011


MMMmm, things have slowed down at the min, what with dislocating and bruising fingers left hand, tendonitus in right wrists, Ma's cold she gave me, things have been left a bit. But the sun is going to shine and I should be able to get on and do.
But glad you like it.

1 Jun, 2011


I love it all. Hope you are feeling better now. You have a wonderful garden.

24 Jun, 2011


Thanks Scotsgran, I love it here. Sadly the finger and wrist are no better. Been told the only way to get them to improve is to rest them for 3 months............ That's not likely......... but as long as I'm busy doing what I like, I don't mind. :-)

25 Jun, 2011


3 months is not so very long. If you could try, it could save you an awful lot of hassle and pain in the future.

25 Jun, 2011


outside here that would be a life time. :-)

26 Jun, 2011


I guess so. Have you tried a support splint on it, to spread the load. My sisters doctor supplied her with a splint which looks like a leather glove. It covered her hand and wrist. It is easy to slip on and off because it fastens with velcro.

26 Jun, 2011


I have an appointment at the dr's next week so I'll see what he can give me. thanks for the advice.

27 Jun, 2011

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