OH gets a staff discount and the Notcutts staff get the same at his place
Retailing wall, turf removal and dig a bed over. Oh, and a second arch coming into the garden with a small fence to keep OH new furface in the garden lol
Wintersong - I keep a garden diary (have always kept it a deep, dark secret, due to the unmerciless abuse I get from my family for it - but there you go - secret's out!). We are also at least a month behind this year.
GW said that spring would come with a rush - but have just seen the week ahead forecast, and still doesn't look promising. At this rate my magnolias will be flowering in June !!
When do they normally flower Chicky?
I don't keep a diary as such but am quite organised with my garden photos on the computer and like to see how things are different from 12 months ago. The plants generally seem a few weeks behind but why are the brambles doing so well?
I know what you mean, chicky! My 'Lizzie' early plum has had flower buds on for nearly 2 months and I don't think she can hold it in much longer, poor thing!
Caz, brambles always do well. So do stinging nettles
Its been done a little at a time I have to admit. My ME wont allow me to go hammer and tongs anymore but I get there
Caz...brambles are creeping in to my garden too Damn things come from the woodland and spend all my time cutting and pulling them back. I need a weedkiller that will get rid of them. Any ideas?
Sam - they are normally out in April (8th last year - according to the diary - as you can see, it gives the impression that I am a teeny bit obsessive!). This year, like Penine Petal, there is no sign of flowers yet. Don't know quite how long the flowers can survive in a dormant state.
But you can be sure that when they do finally come out, the first thing I will do is reach for the dreaded diary to note down the date