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the garden and the washing, together with a sainsbury peg bag

the jungle

the tree fern is waking up. i cut it back anticipating another cold winter

the two ornamental rhubarb are in plastic buckets to avoid slug damage and to keep moist

rodgersia beginning to show

the wildflower meadow

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All looking very good Maisiesdad - we all have washing lines, I'm sure. Our gardens have to be multifunctional!
I like the jungle - do the plants stay in those buckets all year?

25 Apr, 2014


love your jungle border Maisiesdad, my style of gardening :)

25 Apr, 2014


i had the two rhubarbs planted in the soil last year, but they looked awful after being decimated by slugs.

they were going to be composted, but hit upon the idea of planting them in my wheelbarrow and moist conditions.

as they took off i have decided to use plastic buckets and plant them. the buckets will keep them slug free and moist. when winter comes i may lift the buckets and put them in the greenhouse

another reason is that i was running out of ideas of that to plant in that area. big ferns were out as it is in full sun

25 Apr, 2014


I'm glad I'm not the only one with washing on view!
OH commented on my pond picture showing washing!
some lovely plants there Maisiesdad ;o)

25 Apr, 2014


it is either my pink top and black skirt or it belongs to mrs webber

26 Apr, 2014


Well on the way to being as good as last year I remember admiring your jungle Dave and your meadow looked a picture, why can't I see any dandelions, the beggars are rife here, lol.
There are times when we have some very cross words here as regards the washing, hubby has a habit of deciding its time to play with the camera and I hear
"Sue how long is that washing gotta be there ?"
Now our line is down the side of the garden accessed via the dogrun, so the answer is face the other way or wait until its not there but no its a case of........
"The light won't be right then"
or some other mindblowing excuse, grr!!!!!

26 Apr, 2014


I haven't hung washing out for years !
a) not much space
b) so let's ask OH and no1 son to fix a revolving , circular contraption
c) all concreted to stabilize ,(no hole available)
d)hang washing ........
e) remove washing from ground after said contraption falls !
f) no more hanging out .... ever !

26 Apr, 2014


I will admit the majority of mine is still going in the tumbledryer Driad, lovely soft towels and very rarely use an iron, its straight onto the hangers....

26 Apr, 2014


lincs i have dandylions and daiseys a plenty. i have a wild bit by the shed that is awash with them. trying to keep them under control without using a weedkiller as i have a nettle patch that i am trying to cultivate for the butterflies. want to get some wild garlic and use the leaves in cooking

26 Apr, 2014


we have had several rotary driers, but they have all come to a sticky end for one reason or another. this is the best method. used to have a prop for the line, but some light fingered neighbour must have helped themselves

26 Apr, 2014


Your garden is interesting. I love wild flowers and have some here too :)

27 Apr, 2014


Only thing with "wild patches" , Maisiesdad ,( and I have one), is that they don't stay put , they have a habit of wandering .
Do you want some honesty and comfrey ?

28 Apr, 2014

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