I worked on the raised area around the pear tree stump again. It's really hard work up there but I dealt with a scraggy Buddleia, huge brambles weaving their way through everything, dead pieces of roses tied to the fence, and masses of Vinca which has spread over the whole area. I tried to save a few plants I came across - not with much success, I'm afraid.
Then my husband came with his pickaxe and chainsaw and had a go at removing the pear tree stump. This is proving very difficult, indeed probably impossible. He thinks I'll have to plant round it. The area looks like a bomb site at the moment, and I have another area of Vinca to cope with, too.
I shall have to plan the planting carefully as it's almost starting from scratch up there. Some of the area hasn't been cultivated for years, so it'll need a lot of work even before I start planting.
I put a spade into the ground for the first time since my back problem started. I dug up some rhubarb for a friend. It badly needs splitting anyway and Steve, the soil around it looked like dark peat with no stones at all.
I bougth some Red baron Shallots and red sun onion sets (I like red) ;D
I just stuck some yellow sun bulbs into 5" pots to keep them small for pickling. Always used Aristocrat / Hative di niort previously but as I am not exhibiting anymore I cut back on the extra expense. they are in the cold g'house for the moment but will be bunged outside when I need the room.
vrgardens: Generally getting the back garden ready for winter. Lots to cut away and tidy up.
Oct 26, 2016 11:13:19 GMT
Geumlover: Autumn is the time to build the compost heap, or at least that's what the old books say.
Oct 29, 2016 19:56:34 GMT
robh: hi ian how are things your end yes if you have sonia id like when are you digging your tubers up this year
Nov 14, 2016 15:47:08 GMT
roofgardener: Good Luck to all Garden Friends as Storm Doris descends on us. Batten down the hatches, and keep safe everybody.
Feb 23, 2017 8:12:38 GMT
grindle: hope you don't get any flying greenhouses up there roofie
Feb 23, 2017 8:31:26 GMT
Rosie: I was thinking that too Grindle. We have snow...
Feb 23, 2017 10:28:34 GMT
supersid: could any one tell me what i am doing wrong with my hibiscus lisa bonita the leaves were nice shiney green now they are going white
Jun 2, 2017 15:11:37 GMT
Louise: Is anybody out there
Aug 5, 2018 6:34:42 GMT
gail: Oh well my books calling me for half the night
Sept 6, 2018 17:58:08 GMT
thecrackedpotgardener: this is the voice of the thecrackedpotgardener your are not alone i am watching you all mwhahahahahahahahaha
Sept 28, 2018 17:25:34 GMT
joysie21: Do anyone buy the gardeners world magazine as I want to enter competitions I have the gardeners answer magazine which is free with lloyds club account
Nov 5, 2018 9:19:29 GMT
libralady: Hello Bess, I have resurrected your post about using elderflowers. I will try the fizz but could you please send your recipes for the cordial and syrup. Thanks and regards.
Nov 21, 2018 18:03:23 GMT
joysie21: i get the garden answer mag every month with free flower seeds which i dont need do anyone want them fo swaps
May 30, 2019 20:20:20 GMT
gail: Hello everyone...Wendy, Joan, Corinne. Please let me know if you can see me now.
Aug 10, 2019 9:01:47 GMT
heikki: Hello Wendy and all group,I hope you find now
Aug 13, 2019 19:18:08 GMT
libralady: Put the last of the Cosmos in a vase this morning, then pulled the rain-battered plants out. They have been beautiful all summer.
Oct 2, 2019 12:14:37 GMT