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GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2021

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. joolz68

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    Thanks @Sheal,ive still need to catch up with your move & gardens xx this back garden is a lot smaller than my last one so hopefully wont take me long,ive basically chucked my cannas,callas,gingers etc in one patch for now :) fetched your blue clematis with me :wub2:xx
     
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    • Sheal

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        Simple.. To get Cleome to germinate!!:wallbanging:
        3 and 4 years ago I did without a problem, but since then... :nonofinger:

        I keep saying I won't bother anymore...but I don't take defeat well!
        I will suceed....I will!!

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          Not to much this year garden quite full but got a part of a border I want to replant with a new rose gabriel oak ( not bought yet ) with some astrantia superstar and a new to me salvia serenade . I got other plants to juggle around mainly the acoutium stainless steel some agastaches and plant out my Echinacea pallida . Going to see how well the front lawn does this year otherwise its gone
           
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          • ARMANDII

            ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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            My aspiration for the garden this year is to find room to plant all the Hardy Perennials, waiting in pots, in the borders in Springupload_2021-1-4_20-54-43.png

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            It'll keep me busy at least:dunno::heehee:
             

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              Are you going to pot the echinacea on armandii ? I've had problems with slugs eating young plants the more mature plants fend them off .
               
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                I already have, Perki, as I find that the larger more mature plants tend to stand a better chance of flourishing in my light, fast draining, sandy soil.
                To be honest, Slugs and Snails are not, thankfully, not a major problem and I find any specific attacks are easily cured by an evening patrol to catch the offenders munching:heehee:
                 
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                    Thats a lot of pots:yikes:!! @ARMANDII ...i know im going to end up like that by spring :heehee:
                    i managed to fetch ur summer snow geranium with me to new home :) x
                     
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                      I'm going to have the very slippery decking taken up and slabs put instead of it.
                      Last week I went up a ladder to check the shed roof after storm Bella, and as I was coming down it slipped from under me and I fell to the ground ! ... landed on my back on top of some pots full of bulbs and smashed them to bits, and a picket fence - that decking has to be changed !
                      I was laughing so much I couldn't get up :heehee: and apart from two bruises on my back I'm fine :yay:
                       
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                      • ARMANDII

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                        We must be of the mental frame of mind, Michael, as that is exactly what I do when I either end on my rear or manage to break something:dunno::heehee:
                         
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                          I think you're right @ARMANDII , and I was more concerned about the bulbs than I was about myself :heehee:
                           
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                            Yes, better to laugh than cry........even if "somewhere" is hurting. Probably we're sticking two fingers up at the Gods:dunno::heehee:
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                              I love this thread every year :SUNsmile:

                              I think my aspiration last year basically boiled down to "move house", which we managed despite Covid's best efforts :rolleyespink: We've got a fairly blank slate to work with now, so for this year the main aim is to try and get the overall framework of the garden in place - put in the shed and the greenhouse, build the vegetable beds, mark out the flower beds even if we don't fill them. I'd like a pond, and on a more practical note we need a proper path running from top to bottom (hopefully with water and electric running with it). So there's quite a lot to be getting on with!
                               
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                                Oh, where to start?! Trim some overhanging oak tree branches (subject to TPO) from two neighbours, build a shed, re-roof the greenhouse, relieve the last compacted bits of soil, top up soil levels, establish an adequate lawn, build a frame for the kids to clamber over, create a courtyard area and garden with water feature, establish a herb garden, establish a veg area, create some flowering borders... This was a thread for '21-'25 right?
                                 
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