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Got a headache for this, but worth it!


Decided to put some plants in my empty garden.

A Hebe, midsummer beauty
Caryopteris, heavenly blue
Escallonia, rosy red
5 Allums
And I have a pot with Peony seeds in them, which I don’t expect to germinate for 2 years or so. This is one of the methods I read about on the internet.

I also have a sickly looking Choisya ternata, which I think has got too much exposure to winds. I’m trying to decide what to do with it. I know it needs lots of shelter, so may temporarily place it between the 2 christmas roses for now.

Please excuse the fact that the soil is not level. I was too tired to do that, as I unexpectedly had to dig out lots of bindweed roots, which I’d thought I’d got rid of.

After a sleep and painkillers, have now got rid of headache. But am pleased the bed doesn’t look so empty………!

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well i think you've done very well Craftnutter (i love your name!!) it'll look lovely when they are more established, glad your headache is better.

4 Apr, 2009


Glad you are keeping on top of the can be so tenacious.Sorry about your headache,but take heart from the good work achieved today !

4 Apr, 2009


Gardening never goes exactly to plan ~
There'll always be some weeds or whatever which will reveal themselves and delay you ~ turning a two hour task into a day long job !
I hope your headache has gone for good.
Your garden is shaping up nicely. :o)

4 Apr, 2009


Great job, Craftnutter. Bindweed is one of the things I do revert to Glyphosate for - I think it's impossible to get rid of it completely by digging and my back prefers it.

4 Apr, 2009


Thanks Sewingkilla, rather pleased with it myself, lol!!

Thanks Bonkersbon, I do feel good about myself, even tho' my headache has come back with a vengenance, grrrrr!!

Yep, you're right Terratoonie, a 5 minute job is never just that, is it???

Thanks Wagger, I may have to look into Glyhosate. Is it safe for wildlife?

4 Apr, 2009


It's filling out nicely ian't it. ? It looks wider in the second photo. Have you got rid of some grass /

5 Apr, 2009


The is looking good, Craftnutter, and it will go on just getting better and better in the next few months. If you are like me you will have to inspect it every day to check on progress. Just keep an eye on that bindweed, it's a devil. No matter how much the root is removed it fights back. Like Wagger, I shall be resorting to Glyphosate this year; the last two summers were heaven for bindweed. I shall apply it to the leaves and then put a cut-off plastic bottle over the plant to stop any animals, wild or domestic, getting to it.

5 Apr, 2009


coming along nicely, nice job and as for weeds, its a Hoe, hoe, hoe from me :-) have a nice relaxing Sunday

5 Apr, 2009


Glyphosate is inactivated on contact with the soil so completely safe. If you use a bottle as Xela says stuff all the plant inside and spray down the neck of the bottle - keeps it off anything else nearby.

5 Apr, 2009


Hywel! I wish!! Naw, just trick of the camera angle!

Thanks Xela and Wagger! I will have to save my soft drink bottles (not hard with 2 teenagers!), phew, soooo nice to know I can resort to the hard stuff without harming wildlife. I normally don't use anything for anything!

Heeheehee, Norfolk shed, thanks too!

5 Apr, 2009


Well done looks great.

7 Apr, 2009


Good job well done, sorry about the bad head though, drink plenty of water it does it for me.

9 Apr, 2009


Thanks Gilli and Dd2!

Dd2, thanks for the tip, but I've had constant headaches for 6 years now. It's due to inflammation in my neck, so they're not the ordinary headaches, thanks anyway! :-)

10 Apr, 2009


Sorry to hear that CN must be horrible for you.

12 Apr, 2009

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