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Blog number 2: Anticipation


By lountad


It’s been a few days since I discovered the site and haven’t been off it much since lol, it’s like Facebook for gardener’s!! But seriously have been made to feel so welcome and have already got some great ideas and inspiration for my many upcoming projects, but more of that later.
Hasn’t been a very productive last few days (too much time spent on the laptop i think!) but in my head i haven’t stopped thinking about all the things i need to get done, and all the new things i’m itching to get planted up. Tomorrow is another day so they say, and i caught the tail end of the weather report earlier and it mentioned a fine day tomorrow so who knows – a day in the garden might be on the cards. If its warm enough i’ll bundle the boys up and they can come out with me while i potter about (and pot up) and no doubt i won’t manage to get half the things done that i intend to!
First is a bit of a clear-up, then a look to see what can be planted and what can be sown. I need a re-think of the front garden and the area by the front door, which was newly fitted a week ago so its time it had some attention to show it off! We have a massive pot out there (pics to follow later) which has moved twice with us but when it came to moving here we realised we couldn’t actually get it through to the back garden so its the main feature of the front garden. Its filled with a pyramid shaped box in the centre (quite small being new last year), and some Heuchera Palace Purple and Bergenia. After all the frost the heucheras aren’t looking too happy so i definitely need to look at them and see whats happening. I also need to look at my poor new Robinia tree which was purchased and picked up from the nursery when i was a day overdue having the baby! Trouble is i stored it in the back garden til we could get round to planting it in the front but then liked it so much out the back i had to buy another for the front. But i hadn’t realised just what a battering it would take from the wind out the front so i noticed its bark is looking worse for wear and i’m not even sure if it will see in this year. If anyone’s got any advice then it would be greatly appreciated, should i treat the areas with Arbrex or another suitable alternative or just wait and see what happens? Either way its in totally the wrong position so maybe i should bite the bullet and move it while its still dormant??
Well i think thats enough for now before i go boss-eyed looking at this keyboard, will get out and take some pics tomorrow (if nothing else lol).
Happy gardening!
Louise x

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Hi - you are right - Robinias just hate windy places and it will certainly suffer there, if not succumb completely. Could it be moved, do you think?

Good luck with it all. I am also hoping for a fine day! I think we all are...

23 Jan, 2009


Can't advice you there. I have seen lots of Robinia pseudo acacia's here right as verge planting or on pavements in the open, but I guess we are talking about a different tree species. Sounds like you have your hands full with two boys and a new babe. I admire you for spending any time at all in the garden, that's called determination. Hope everything will go as planned. Good luck with it all.

24 Jan, 2009


Can't help with your questions Lountad. However, I enjoyed reading your blog and I wish you luck with all your plans.

24 Jan, 2009


I hope you can find somewhere suitable for your robinia. Have a good day in the garden.

24 Jan, 2009


Thanks all, think i'll have to give in and move the Robinia rather than lose it completely but seeing as i'm sitting here typing this i'm not getting much done lol! Bye all!

24 Jan, 2009


Hope your Robinia will be ok, hope you enjoy tomorrow in your garden.

24 Jan, 2009


Enjoy your garden,if you are anything like me you will probably move things around quite a bit before you are satisfied thats par for the course.looking forward to seeing your progress,good luck ...........

24 Jan, 2009

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