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Gardening - what's going on in your garden

Thought I'd revive the gardening discussion. Lots of us are finding more time to spend in our gardens so we should have lots to chat about and show everyone!

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  • numptynoranumptynora Posts: 772

    Not a lot going on in my garden except for lots of eight legged Things (I hate them with a passion). A few weeks ago I decided it would be nice to have a couple of climbing roses to go across the back fence, so I ordered some, they are already in pots but as far as planting them.......they will have to live in their pots until such time I can find someone to dig a hole to put them in ( obviously I didn't think it through, porridge brain again)I did order a water feature at the same time, I'm really pleased with it. The cats have an out door fountain now as well as an indoor one!

    Numps x
    Pets come into our lives, and then leave paw-prints on our hearts.
  • stellabeanstellabean Posts: 182

    We have 3 pet ducks who have their own area of garden with a very nice pond for their soul use, but they prefer to escape their fence and play in my water feature muddying the water, damaging plants and eating all the insects that have colonised it. Every time they get out it is fun to watch OH trying to find how they got through the fence and sealing up any holes.things are bursting into life and so re the weeds!

  • Sharon_KSharon_K Posts: 145 admin

    Hi @Mike1

    I love your new nabours, are the pyskies? We have a lot of fairy doors in the town where I live, the children love to wander around and find them.

    Best Wishes

    Sharon

  • Mike1Mike1 Posts: 329 ✭✭✭

    Hi Sharon, I don't know what species they are as I have not had a chat with them yet as I don't want to frighten them off! I made Gnome doors and put them outside a few of the neighbours on xmas eve when it was dark, some of their reactions were epic.


  • wazz42wazz42 Posts: 79

    That's fantastic Mike, I love it

    Here's my picture of a bit of the garden that I'm pleased with,

    Got the violas from Aldi, they are nice and cheerful, and make the patio very tempting. I'm lucky that I'm facing the window when I'm typing away and can see the patio

    Has anyone else got dopey wasps? OH hates them with a passion but they are getting indoors and just sitting, or I find them on the patio waiting for me to step on them - or the cats to think it's desert time!

    I planted some seeds yeaterday, flowers and a couple of veg

    xx

  • wazz42wazz42 Posts: 79

    We are on our second day of rain here, not that I'm complaining, it's the only way the whole garden gets a water! It's giving me time to spend on other things, I've booked a Facetime with our son and family for this afternoon!

    xx

  • HortHort Posts: 2

    Been spending more time in the garden, rain this morning but passed now. Planted out some salad seedlings this morning. Was pleased to see the rain the garden was very dry, Gardening is a one of my passions and spend as much time as I am able in the garden.

  • Sharon_KSharon_K Posts: 145 admin

    Hi @Hort

    welcome to the forums it is lovely to have you here and wondeful that you are enjoying your garden so much. We have a great new blog with tips on gardening with arthritis that you might enjoy

    Let us know how you get on and share some pictures

    Best Wishes

    Sharon

  • HortHort Posts: 2

    Thank you, will certainly post pictures when I work out how to do it, I am an ex horticultural lecturer , and passionate gardener. I am semi retired spending two days looking after a large garden and when not in lockdown freelance horticultural tutor for a private gardening school. I like vegetable growing having a small veg plot, my passion is propagation and the stories behind plants, which we grow in our gardens . Looking forward to participating in the garden forum

  • wazz42wazz42 Posts: 79

    All that sounds brilliant @Hort I will enjoy hearing about the stories, especially about our common plants

    The sun is shining now but the breeze is cold.

    I'm very much an amateur gardener, but I enjoy it greatly - my Mum was my mentor, she has enjoyed gardening for as long as I can remember. She had lots of conifers which were a bit of a passion until the flood in N Wales in Feb 1990 when many of them died.

    I love growing fruit really, I have blueberries, raspberries and strawberries as well as a few trees, but I'm trying some veg this year

    xx

  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 24,973

    My Dad was my mentor wazz! He loved gardening. We moved house so many time sin our childhoods and the first thing he did was always to dig a veggie patch :)

    I have a large back garden, but most of it is greenbelt so just green....which actually is rather lovely🙂

    I love all Mike's fairy houses and your owl and foxy too!

    I have had a delivery of plants which need potting up so today - please may I have some 🌞?

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 2,795
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  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 24,973

    We neeeeeeed RAIN!!!!!

    It's been too long.

    Kath I love your garden, but can see it wasn't exact;y 'low maintenance' very much for nature and wildlife even a DIY pond there I see.

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • CrookeseyCrookesey Posts: 20

    Ours is at the best it’s been for years, luckily I had lots of grasses, ivy and miniature conifers in pots and baskets. Both gardens are down to grass, wood chippings, pebbles and golden gravel other, than for mature bushes everything is in pots and baskets which I have supplemented with circa £25.00 worth of bedding plants bought from Aldi on my weekly shopping jaunts.

    I have no problems using my motor mower, the pots and baskets are easy peasy, if bending becomes a problem I use a plastic chair and work seated. Ladders and hand held power tools are now out of bounds, however our son, who is a professional gardener at a stately home, obliges a couple of times a year.

    I’m no Percy Thrower, but am very happy with my efforts.

  • Airwave!Airwave! Posts: 2,291

    Ducks are good for devouring slugs, they love them.

  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,620
    We have decided to put a pond in..I dug one many years ago all on my own...thank goodness I didnt have to dig this one..its coming along nicely..just wish I could get down to plant the rockery..any tips on that..would be appreciated.. I am loving Mike's garden ..xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • RonnieRonnie Posts: 5
    We've put wild flower seeds in a piece of our garden.....it's only a small area but it will add some colour and attract the bees and butterflies. Got to get a bird house and bath next. 😁
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 24,973

    Everyone is doing so well!

    Hearing about other people's gardens makes me want to get outside even more. Mind you there's a really nasty wind out there again today 😕

    Barbara - aubretia; wild Thyme; sedum; sempervivum.....maybe? I also like fried egg plants!

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • CrookeseyCrookesey Posts: 20

    I needed three plants to replace three that had lost their will to live, so as we are now allowed in garden centres, off I plodded. What a mistaka to maka, huge queues to get in and when you eventually make it you are confronted by a plethora of folk wearing masks and gloves and using human avoidance tactics that put anything that I’ve come across during the crisis to shame.

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