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Gardening Show Lincoln


Have been busy,busy,busy, but taking time off to mention that the first ever Lincolnshire Gardening Show will take place at Lincoln Showground next weekend. I am looking forward to it and hoping that this will be an annual event .

Perhaps there have already been mentions of this, but I have not had time to look at everything.

Have had a lot to do lately like visiting Oxford for my sister’s 80th Birthday celebrations, (wonderful), attending theatre club events, (great), Nordic walking (good calorie burner), preparing paperwork for visit to Inland Revenue (help!!) and doing lots of gardening in the lovely sunshine (wonderful and never too hot for me)

Had to dig out the remaining stump of the poor Ceanothus which perished in the snow as I finally accepted that it had left me. No available male brawn, so did it myself:it took me an hour of digging, hacking and sawing but felt very proud when I finished it without help.There is now a baby one in its place RIP.

New neighbours on one side have transformed the house in about two weeks and are very nice people. On the other side, there is at last progress and the two new fence panels have been erected and promises of garden clearance and finishing of their new extension roof soon, have been made.

I am very fond of the genus Clematis and am so pleased
with the one survivor of the two which I planted last year. It develops all the shades of mauve at the same time.

Some of you will remember that I found this website when looking for Heliotropes two Springs ago and that I still had to look hard for some affordable ones last Spring. This year I planted some seeds. They grew e…v…e…r s…o s…l…o…w…l…y and I was told by a professional that I had done well even to make them grow. Sadly, I realised that they will not mature and flower this season. Meanwhile, I found some very reasonably priced and healthy plants that I could have bought, without even looking for them.
Then, when I actually got down to tidying up the front garden, I was peeved to find that not only were there some small ones which were not only self-seeded from the year before, but that they were twice the size of my cultivated seedlings and will probably be able to flower this year!!! I think that I have gone off this plant for ever!
All for now folks.

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Sorry about the duplication of photos. Have always been someone who double checks everything!

29 Jun, 2011


Me again! Thought some people might like to know that the rose is such a delicate pinky/creamy colour that you can barely see it, but I think it is lovely and it survives rainy weather quite well. It is also beautifully scented , very prolific, and its name is Margaret Merrill.

29 Jun, 2011


The ceanothus stump you have taken out is only a bit smaller than the one I have that needs removing - not sure if I can do it myself though, even though you did.
Well done.

29 Jun, 2011


They are lovely photo`s and well worth a second look,lol, well done on digging out that stump, I have one in the front garden that I cannot shift so waiting for hubby to saw it down for me. If you hadn`t managed to grow those seeds the others wouldn`t have appeared, now you have some for this year and next, lol.
That is a pretty rose, it looks white in the pic, scent of roses in a garden on a lovely summers evening, can`t be beaten in my opinion...

29 Jun, 2011


Thank you for your comments Lincslass and Mariek. I am not sure that the seedlings will survive until next year Lincslass, as they are supposed to be annual, but it would be very interesting if they did.

Since I am not exactly young and have arthritis in my hands, I was a little surprised that I managed the stump Mariek, but I was very cross about something and had decided to try it to dissipate the anger. It worked too!

30 Jun, 2011

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