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TV man in garden!


By drc726


Raining this morning so went off to the garden centre for some bulbs.Crocus, tulips, allium. mascari, St Brigid anemones etc and my favorite King Alfred daffs and then I bought Dr DG Hessayon ‘The Flower Expert’ I love this series of books. I use to buy gardening books but found after a while they were out of date as fashions change and new plants are not in them. I now have 4 in the series they are 17 in all.
I do not usually buy magazines but I have enjoyed gardeners world magazine this summer full of interesting bits.
This afternoon I made one of the flower borders in the back garden wider as the shrubs are getting much bigger.
Then the TV man came with a new portable for the dinning room It was a good job I was his last call as he has a new garden and has dug a pond first so he walked all round mine and took loads of photos on his phone. If I had had a body hidden in the garden I swear he would have found it!

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You've inspired me to go get some bulbs for next season now! See how you are spending my money for me!!!

Glad you managed to hide the corpse so well...! ;0)

21 Aug, 2009


Must be a week for bulb buyiing,I went shopping with daughter for school uniforms and shoes for grandchildren and both of us ended up with bags of excuse we needed a cuppa and garden centre was on way home......

21 Aug, 2009


I love buying and planting bulbs. Isn't it exciting :o)

23 Aug, 2009


How long did it take you to get rid of the tv man? LOL!
I've still to get bulbs in, not sure where to start!!

23 Aug, 2009


He wasnt long I was his last call and he wanted to get home and show his wife pics of my pond its lovely to meet younger people who appreciate your efforts garden wise.
Loads of time for bulbs yet sept/oct is best for spring bulbs

24 Aug, 2009


Yeah, but WHAT? I cant make up my mind what to put in!!! :~))

24 Aug, 2009


this spring what did you wish you had planted last year? Pic an mix!

24 Aug, 2009


This spring I just wished I had a garden!!!!!
It was a rectangle of grass & one of (YEEEUUUCCCHHH!)
pink gravel!
I love narcissi, bluebells & tulips, but I'm not sure what else is good for spring colour!

24 Aug, 2009


If you get neutralising bulbs you dont have to dig them up each year.
This is what I have bought recently. Someone else would choose quite differently look through the bulb catalogues that come free with the newspapers

Snow drops - but may not flower next year.
Crocus - mixed bag.
Muscari - Dark eyes. (rockery)
Dwarf Iris - mixed bag. (rockery)
Narcissi (daffs) - large bag of King alfred.
Tulips - Robin hood - short
Tulip mixed bag
St Brigid anemone mixed double flowered
Eremus Foxtail lily
Allium purple sensation - tall
Allium Neapolitainum - short

24 Aug, 2009


Sounds Good, Drc!
I KNOW I want black tulips as well, & I'll need to look & see what the little white double narcissi are called! DONT want big yellow ones, I dont really like them except in great big swathes, & not enough room for that!

24 Aug, 2009

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