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Laurel and Hardy


Had a great weekend, was hard but well worth it.
Decided to have a wonder around a couple of Garden Centres and after careful consideration made a purchase of 6 Laurel.
When i got home i had to dig the holes and plant them whilst hubby supervised and watered them in…we love spending time together and have a good laugh…surpose we could be seen as a double act.

In the front paved area i decided to plant it up with herbs, lavender and a couple of cystius…i wondered around the Garden Centres and could not decide on anything else, but thanks to the suggestions i was given a few weeks ago.
The weather made a turn yesterday so everything has had a good water.

Will be now concentrating on the veg over the next few weeks, i keep holding planting/sewing off as do not want to kill anything as the weather is still very unpredictable. Any hints and tips would be greatful as to what i really should have in by now.

Photos will follow just a little too dull and wet at the minute

Hope you all had a great weekend.
What are you all planning over the next couple of weeks?

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I have a Laurel Hedge, it looks really nice when pruned into shape. `The
only niggling thing about it is the pruning, you do have to prune with
secateurs, which is a long ardous job....This has to be pruned this way
so leaves are not left jagged,and do not turn brown.
`How wonderful to have a Hubby who loves Gardening! And actually joins
you in gardening, my hubby thinks that Gardening is too much like
hard work, and shy`s away from it...I have to nag him into doing the heavy work
for me.......Lucky you mrs Melon....: >))

30 Mar, 2010


I have a laural hedge at bottom of my garden.

30 Mar, 2010


have given up waiting to sow,,pot on etc... just decided to go for it have everything in cold greenhouse with 2 layers of fleece or in the house and hoping for the best. i`m just to impatient to wait any longer !

30 Mar, 2010


Well, Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston, Cumbria (but it was still Lancashire in his day) and you need to be pretty Hardy to garden up there. I am also from Ulverston but sad to say my one and only laurel isn't doing very well at all - not sure what that tells me.

30 Mar, 2010


My hubby can not do much, has really bad back problems but he supports me by watering and decision making...I have to do all the heavy work.
Thanks for the advise about pruning.

I think we made a good decision to go for laural hoping it will cover the area quicker than conifers and will be a little more interesting.

I have started some stuff too in the greenhouse and covered with bubble wrap or fleece, just undecided when to start planting out as running out of staging space LOL.

Hope your Laural recovers...mine have had some watering it has been really stormy the last couple of days

Whoops... think i may have disturbed the virgin media cable as i have had no end of problems since i planted the laural...they're coming out on Thursday i hope they do not charge me if i have distrubed something.
mrs m x

30 Mar, 2010


My pleasure Mrs m....Hope your Hubby`s back feels better once
Summer comes....x

31 Mar, 2010

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