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The Potting Bench Diaries – 25th May 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: The great pot shuffling of spring has begun! Now that the tulips have gone, I've had to rethink the stash of pots as you step out the back door and onto the patio. The cosmos, as mentioned last week, is sitting at the back along with a peony and few… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 25th May 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 18th May 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: The concept of feeling on top of things is such a rarity in gardening isn't it - but at the time of writing this, I feel on top of it all....for now! I've been through everything in the zippy, cleared out anything that might have *cough cough* died in my… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 18th May 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 11th May 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Things have taken a real leap ahead towards summer as I bring down some of the pots from the back of the garden to the patio as they come into real growth. As the tulips fade away this gives chance for the Senetti to come forward, the wildflowers to come… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 11th May 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 4th May 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: It feels like this week has been a bit of a faffy one, with the main priority being about plans for the coming weeks. Yet more of the tulips continue to go past their best and it's now high time to decide whether to keep them or buy fresh next… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 4th May 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 27th April 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Its official...time of death 9am on 27th April....the daffodils have gone for another year. But there's no mourning because they've been amazing this year and I'm already thinking ahead to which ones to try again next time and those that might make a new appearance. I don't know about you… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 27th April 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 20th April 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: The daffs are really on the turn now and I've been deadheading them as I potter around so that they don't go to seed. Deadheading makes sure all the energy goes back into the bulb to make for better and stronger flowers again next year. If you've not done any… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 20th April 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 13th April 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: After the move around last week everything is pretty much in place for the rest of the season, unless there are any late additions...which I think there might just be. Most of the pots of daffs are still looking good but some of them are on the turn so I've… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 13th April 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 6th April 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: I'm starting to get a bit ahead of myself I think and move some things around to prepare for future plans. The Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' came out last week, as it had got too long and woody and the gaping hole its left in the rockery has been filled with… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 6th April 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 30th March 2022

What I'm Doing: What haven't we done this ....! It's been such glorious weather in the UK this week and I think it's safe to say that all of us over here have been busy, busy, busy all week. Nipping out in the morning before work and then that extra hour at night has been… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 30th March 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 23rd March 2022

What I'm Doing: This week we had a big delivery arrive from The Rose Press Garden which has kept us quite busy! The package included a Pink Astilbe, a couple of White Hostas, a Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours' and a few different packets of seeds we'd ordered too. This is our first time growing peonies… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 23rd March 2022