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Thanks for the warm welcome


Hi everyone,

Many thanks for the very warm welcome given by you all.

I have been out today in the little sunshine, weeding and tidying up one of the borders, it is quite a big garden, it started out as a field and gradually over the last 20+ years I have dug out the grass and put in borders, developed them over the time, enlarging them and building my own panels and using anything that I could beg or buy cheaply to build and give the garden some height, it is quite a flat area. I have a fish pond, without electricity to it and it works wonderfully well, (most of the time) it is not too good in summer as the sun sends it cloudy, but most of the time it works well.

The last project I made was a raised border for vegetables, but sadly the rabbits managed to find a way up to it and ate everything I tried to grow last year. They will not win next year, I am going to put some wire around the edges to shield the crops, either that or take up the husbands 12 bore.
Hope to get out again when the sun shines again, very cold at the moment here, so puts me off digging and tidying things when it is cold.

Love looking at all the photographs they are all very inspirational, and keeps my mind on what is coming in the spring time, which is only just around the corner, get Christmas over and we shall all want to be out and about once more enjoying the garden. I do enjoy the garden in winter, but must admit that I am a warm weather (warmer weather) gardener.

Roll on Spring time.

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Welcome from me too Oliveoil. :o)
~ Gilli

21 Nov, 2008


And from me! Yes, it's cold here as well. The wind makes my eyes water. I took Henry (labrador) out this morning and 'cried' all the way!

This afternoon we actually got rid of 4 sacks of assorted plant pots to the local Horticultural College - who were delighted to have them! Then I went in the garden for all of 15 minutes, to cut back a huge ornamental fennel and to dig up my non-flowering Acidantheras - that was IT! More tears pouring from my eyes, so in I came.

I do wrap up and do a bit in winter, but I am such a cold mortal that like you, I prefer to garden in the warmer weather.

21 Nov, 2008


Wire works fine for keeping out the rabbits, I use it also. It will also keep out chipmunks and moles if you use the small 1/2 inch kind and bury it into the soil about 8 inches.

21 Nov, 2008


You'll find GOY a very friendly site. I hope you'll show more photos of your garden.
I don't like the cold either but I don't like it hot. It gives me sick headaches. lol

22 Nov, 2008


Welcome to GOY you will find everybody very friendly and helpfull here , my last garden was started from scratch in a field I know how hard that can be !

24 Nov, 2008

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