Weekend 22 March

ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,348

Good morning everyone.

I realise that much of Britain is under snow or exeperiencing heavy rain today and hope you and your gardens come through OK.    Perversely, here it is sunny again but freezing and the ground is  like iron.

No outdoor gardening for me then today but I shall ask OH to help me tidy up my work area tomorrow so it's ready for action when spring does arrive with intent.   On Sunday we're taking Possum and a friend to Antwerp to see a Hip Hop Battle competition so no gardening then either.

So, today is more seedling turning for me.   What about you? 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw


  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Looking at purchasing a few huskies and a sled image Total whiteout here.

    Planned on installing another water feature and digging out some of the rockery .

    Not a chance. image

  • I really want to get some Lily bulbsplanted but think I may have to wait 'till after the weekend!!

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    I think obelixx has sent their weather to us image , snowing here though only light (so far) , east wind so think I shall avoid the greenhouse as dog will follow , want to come in (small greenhouse+big dog =disaster) image

    I shall ponder over seed packets , talk to my seedlings just poking through and get on with dreaded housework and paperwork...and help OH working in between.

    Much rather be gardening in some sun though !! image
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,232

    Mild and sunny here. 19° forecast for this afternoon. No gardening this weekend as going to daughter near Poitiers. May have to help in her garden as she ordered loads of roses with the birthday cheque I sent her.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,540
    Marking exam scripts, might as well given the weathe!
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,348

    J-G - how big a pond?

    Lillies in pots should be OK BPK.   I always lose any planted in the ground anyway.

    Bunny - I have a big Labrador and a smaller Wheaten style terrier of unknown parentage.  Both very "helpful" in the garden.   He like sto sprawl on the beds and watch and he likes to dig out moles and other rodents.  Both play ticky with gay abandon all over the lawn and beds.

    Busy, whereabouts near Poitier?  We holidayed near Ruffec last year and loved it so are going back to explore some more.  If Belgian winters carry on like this we'll probably head that way permanently once OH retires and Possum finishes uni.   Long, cold, wet winters are bad for my soul and my incipient arthritis.

    PP - very virtuous but you'll be conscience free when the good weather does come and you escape outside.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,232

    Obelixx, it's south of Poitiers, but that's my daughter. I'm in Dordogne. If any gardeners who correspond here are passing by drop in for a cuppa!

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    **checks calender for dordogne trio**image think we'll all be heading south at this rate , already a plan in the house for the future image

    Haha obelixx yes Olive the black lab likes to be involved , stealing gloves, plant pots, trowels , brings toys to drop in the compost or onto plants , helps dig holes , lays on my plants , chews them and spots them out . I had hebes at the front in sunny bark area...turns out to be the perfect sunbathing spot image (when we have sun that is ) image
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Trio. ? Trip image
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455

    Just checked weather forecast ... grim! looks like another indoor weekend , think i need a greenhouse type thing attached to kitchen then i dont need to go far image

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