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Here’s just a few photos (yes I’ve been shopping again) I gave into my temptation and picked up two new acers as a treat to myself for my birthday tomorrow (my19th) and here’s some photos of all of the new plants planted up :)

The large green acer planted by the pond will be fine as there is a thick brick wall built to level the pond in the slope so there is no worry of root damage..

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Have a happy birthday Dan. What a good idea to buy birthday presents for yourself - and it would have been hard to resist those Acers!

3 Apr, 2016

 

Oh Dan you are a goodun and no mistake, I like the fact you have treated yourself to more plants, my acers are kept in pots because I kept losing them in the garden, I have to get a new green one like yours as I lost my little one, it was very small when I bought it but my other two are both thriving, my fish decided to put in an appearance today so I guess the water is warming up at last....
Happy Birthday for tomorrow, I hope you have a great day and get all that you wish for.....

3 Apr, 2016

 

Thankyou! And my parents wanted to buy them as a treat but they've gotten me a new laptop for uni because it's the most expensive thing left to get, so I thought I'd treat myself with the Acers!! They just fitted in the car with everything else and a car full of peope!!

Lincs My green one was £12.50 and the smallest they had. And the red one was £10 everything else came to £10 too! Not bad at all! Glad your fish are active again too! My two new fish have taken a severe disliking to the frogs, they keep chasing them off!!

3 Apr, 2016

 

Very nice, which uni are you going to and what are you studying, my grandaughter started at Birmingham last Sept, she is doing really well and settled down straight away, in the halls of residence at the moment but moving into rented accomodation in July...
Its good that the fish are chasing the frogs away, did you know a frog can suffocate a fish, usually only likely to happen when the frogs are feeling fruity and not enough females to go around, apparently they wrap themseves around the fish gills and obviously the poor fish can't breathe...

4 Apr, 2016

 

Yes I did know about the frog and fish suffocation!! It happened to one of my fish! Hence why I don't like frogs!!

I'll be studying at Bishop Grosseteste in Lincoln for Early childhood studies (teaching)

4 Apr, 2016

 

Oh yes I know, my daughter got her degree at Lincoln,wish you well with your studies and hope you enjoy it there...

4 Apr, 2016

 

Thankyou!!

4 Apr, 2016

 

Happy birthday Dan.
Good luck at university . What are you going to study ?

Love your garden presents.
Best wishes
Marjorie

4 Apr, 2016

 

Thankyou Marjorie! And early childhood studies and education to be a teacher in a primary school!!

4 Apr, 2016

 

Happy birthday for tomorrow Dan, good luck with uni, Derek.

4 Apr, 2016

 

Happy birthday, Dan.

4 Apr, 2016

 

Thankyou!!

5 Apr, 2016

 

Great plants, Dan! Happy belated birthday 🎂🎉😃! Good luck with your course.

5 Apr, 2016

 

Thankyou! our aim is to get the garden to a state of 'done' before I've gone so that my parents have less work to do :)

6 Apr, 2016

 

Good luck with that 1 Dan, I think you'll probably find that a garden is always a ''work in progress'' sorry, Derek.

6 Apr, 2016

 

Haha exactly Derek!! I'm just trying to 'fill the borders' do that it looks less bare at times!! :)

6 Apr, 2016

 

Belated birthday wishes. I hope you had a nice day. Your new plants are great ! :)

6 Apr, 2016

 

Thankyou!! And I'm loving the new plants! They've settled in well. We've just found out our village is entered into 'Britain in bloom' and we've decided to change up the front garden and pack it full of plants in places :) as the whole village is being judged on front gardens and also the back gardens of anyone who wishes to open them up too :)

6 Apr, 2016

 

How exciting :) Good luck ... !

6 Apr, 2016

 

Thankyou!! :) we were already planning on redoing ond part ( we have a sign in our garden for our cul disac) with a large bush beneath it that we've been wanting to remove, so we're taking out the whole border an replacing it with new :)

6 Apr, 2016

 

A complete makeover ... that's good :)

6 Apr, 2016

 

Yes! Exactly! The front garden is mainly strips of grass edged with bedding plants and we're hoping to change it into more perennial plants. We're thinking of agapanthus etc along the house house walls and things like that :)

7 Apr, 2016

 

Sounds nice. I like agapanthus - lovely colour, and you can get white ones too.

7 Apr, 2016

 

Yes! I absolutely love agapanthus! I've got about three white ones and ten or 12 blue ones dotted about :)

8 Apr, 2016

 

It all sounds rather exciting, Dan. A new project is always good, and very enthusing, I find. I hope all goes well. Your parents must be delighted to have your input. When I revamped my garden, my son who was still at home then helped with the big tasks, and it was an enormous help and encouragement.

8 Apr, 2016

 

I love gardening haha!

8 Apr, 2016

 

Great! You may find it hard to practise at various stages of your life, but I am sure you will always return to it when you can. As a retired person, I can spend as much time as I like (well, almost!) in the garden and I promise you it is a wonderful pastime/ hobby/ obsession. Enjoy!

8 Apr, 2016

 

It absolutely is! I've signed up to a gardening club at uni for September, and at the moment I'm fortunate enough to work from home so I can garden whenever I fancy haha!

9 Apr, 2016

 

That's the way to do it! 😉

9 Apr, 2016

 

I wouldn't cope three years away from gardening anytime I like!!

9 Apr, 2016

 

I know what you mean, but sometimes stuff just happens, so be prepared!

9 Apr, 2016

 

Exactly! I'll have my home visits to come and sort the pond but I'll not be around too much! Fortunately I've seen the timetable for my uni classes and it's only two days a week so I can pop back if needed :)

10 Apr, 2016

 

I hope that there are some really good facilities and a first-class library so you get your money's worth, Dan! Although, as I'm sure you know, university courses are not all about classes which is why we used to refer to "reading" for a degree.

Oh dear - now I sound like a teacher... which I was 😉 !

10 Apr, 2016

 

Yes! I'm going to be a teacher too! I've two classes a week and the rest is study time

10 Apr, 2016

 

Well, I wish you all luck and hope you enjoy the course and then have a good and fulfilling career. I loved teaching.

10 Apr, 2016

 

Dan and Hywel - have you seen Suttons catalogue this year? They have a beautiful Agapanthus which is blue and white - gorgeous. I've never grown Agapanthus but this tempts me.

10 Apr, 2016

 

Yes I have!! I'm very tempted!! Just trying to find a space for one (or more) !!

11 Apr, 2016

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