WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2017

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  1. 2nd_bassoon

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    Brackenwood Garden Centre (Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre) is a lovely one to wander round - it's quite higgledy-piggledy so can be a bit of a treasure hunt, but great if you've got the time/aren't looking for something specific. It's just off the M5 at Bristol, maybe a 15 minute diversion from the M4 once you've crossed the bridge.
     
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      Brilliant, brilliant. Sounds like my type of place, lots of wildlife friendly plants :yes: thank you very much!
       
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        Moved astrantia Jumble Hole, still in flower, to where I wanted it; good to do that now as I can see what it will look like next summer. It is prob the longest flowering astrantia with the tallest (white with palest green gem spots) flowers. It perfectly sets off salvia guanajuato I think. Kniphofia Orange Vanilla there too....nice blend of colour and form :)
        Wanted to whizz around with the mower but grass is still wet.
        At last hostas are fading away.....just a couple of varieties still looking (almost) pristine....so, sadly, I cut the leaves off and said goodbye:sad:
         
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          :rain: :rain: all day yesterday until 5pm so nothing done in garden. Ordered tonne of top soil and 25 winter aconite bulbs online. Bought compost and bark chips from hardware store.

          I noticed on Saturday that my sad and sorry looking free Fuchsia ( rescued from under a pile of rubble and weeds in someone's garden a couple of months back ) is actually attracting Bees now:yahoo: . Saw two Bees drinking from it. It's done well since I've been nursing it, grown and produced lots of flowers I don't know which Fuchsia it is. It's quite small, but may grow larger next year.

          Hoping to get a few more bulbs in later on today.
           
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            It took two of us (me not doing a lot :old: :heehee:) an hour and a half to get this Fuchsia stump out (the last of the big ones hit by Gall Mite - hopefully).

            In use were 1 post hole spade, 1 3ft 6" axe and 1 6ft pipe crowbar with two bricks for leverage :phew:

            It was, eventually, taken out in four pieces. These are some of them

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            • Verdun

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              First day of moving into a new home....my niece. :)
              Carpets and flooring laid throughout and I will be the man to watch him!! :noidea:
              Tv installation too when front room carpet laid
              Tomorrow for wholesale moving in of everything else.:)
               
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              • Kandy

                Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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                0AE11483-77E9-496A-A33F-F201F7DB9802.jpeg 9D569232-EAF3-4CFA-A19A-EBFCF294ABB0.jpeg C73E56F0-1BE6-481D-9698-6CEE67DAC423.jpeg We did some more work yesterday afternoon in the back gardening cutting down our Serrula cherry tree so while Mr Kandy did the hard part and then cut up the branches I bagged them up and after a quick bit of refreshment we took the bags and logs over to the allotment to join the other trees bushes we have removed.

                The collared doves are not happy though as they have now lost their perch but once we get the trunk and roots out we are hoping to put another tree in the hole but it won’t be one that grows too tall or sends out runners everywhere:biggrin:
                 
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                  Mr Kandy did well there Kandy :). What do you intend to plant instead ? :) Make sure you plant something completely different too :)

                  Fun n games! No gardening today but "overseeing" carpet and flooring guys in my niece's new build home. Half of the vinyl did not arrive, the fitters were late, and over supplied on the carpet !!! Would you believe it?....the Company tried to charge us more initially and had their excuses and reasons..."you have expensive best quality vinyl and more than we had costed for" they said :love30:Cut a long story short, a visit to the store, some common sense and an apology resulted in a generous cash compensation plus free grippers and bars and a promise to supply and fit tomorrow morning. Also a credit for any future purchases. Why do we as the customer have to work so hard to get what we paid for? Anyway, it has all cost the Company and we are a little richer :snorky:....pays to argue your case folks and argue hard:yay: ( sssssh! I love it really:snorky:)
                   
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                  • Kandy

                    Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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                    CD4EEED6-FA65-4307-AB45-870B3B1027F9.jpeg F17F7BD9-6965-4B75-9D00-09698545B1BE.jpeg 57CBCC14-FA44-45F4-B580-C71B86D83260.jpeg 16D25AAD-5651-47D3-B86C-D4ACD166D77D.jpeg @Verdun We are thinking of putting in an Amelanchier (Snowy Mespilus) as we already have one in the front garden and love the fact we get berries that turn black from a red colour,the white flowers in the spring then the leaves turn a lovely red/orange colour so that is what we might go for but at the moment he is busy trying to cut through the root system:biggrin:

                    While Mr Kandy was working on the roots I was busy cutting back some of our border plants that are dieing back now they have finished flowering to tidy up the borders ready for some much needed mulch:biggrin:
                     
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                    • Kandy

                      Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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                      @BeeHappy my Sciatica problems have been going on for a few years now and are usually bearable but it looks like the bony spur that has grown on the bottom of one of my crumbling discs and is pressing on the sciatic nerve.I could. Have had it operated on when it was first found by MRI scan but the orthopaedic surgeon put me off having it done when he said I could end up paralysed if the op went wrong but now I am wishing I had had it done:sad::gaah:
                       
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                        Sorry to hear that @Kandy .. could you ask your GP if it could be reconsidered?
                         
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                          @Kandy Awwww bless you 1bee-bee-theme.jpg ...We need a {{{{HUGZZZ}}}} button .....can admin install one for times like these :imphrt:
                           
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                            Gardening at the house of "M" today was a simple task: reflecting! :heehee:
                             
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                            • Kandy

                              Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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                              @“M” I might have to go and see my Doctor because I am in agony with it and my calf muscle in the left leg keeps going into spasm and is painful plus I can’t sit on our settee or lie down in bed properly because of it:sad: Everything was fine I just woke up Thursday of Friday,(I can’t remember which day) with it starting up.I am taking Paracetamol but as yet it isn’t doing any good:sad:
                               
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                                Maybe try Co codamol? When I had sciatica I was prescribed it, but, you can get a lower dose over the counter at any chemist. But, do get to the GP @Kandy - you shouldn't have to suffer :grphg:
                                 
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