Anyone still around this forum? Guess life got in the way :/ haven't been able to garden as much as I would like
Anyone still around?
There hasn't been much activity lately either in this forum or in the garden. The darn weather just won't warm up enough to plant things.
crazy weather for sure! 1 nice day I was able to clean out a bed and a half and then the next day it was back to winter :(
HI! I've been chatting less and using what time I have to garden with one arm. I finally got the rotator cuff surgery on my dominant shoulder. The doc says I'll be in full action again in July. Mostly I am developing conifer and shrub beds, blueberries in pots and the occasional succulent bowl. DH has helped or everything would be a thicket by now. With less apparent interest, I haven't been posting in DG. It is finally looking like spring here, and the rain makes planting look promising.
Lovely spring around here, but I've had to get up at 5:30 to try to find out where a woodchuck lives. He/she ate most of the leaves off of all my newly purchased delphiniums (newly purchased because all but two died over the winter - tough location by a wall... too wet during thaw, I think.) Interestingly, he/she ate the 6 newly purchased lettuces I added to my patch and didn't touch the older ones.
I first joined here in 2005 but havenít been here in years. Spent a lot of years on those OTHER forums but took a break there as well for various reasons. Went back recently and found that they have changed a lot, seems like the garden forums especially are not nearly as active as they used to be at one time. So I thought Iíd come back here and see whatís going on.
Recently moved and left behind perennial and shrub borders that Iíd worked on for 15 years. Starting over in a new place, not quite from scratch. 2 POs ago there was a gardener here and a few things survived the intervening non-gardener who took out much of the garden. Will try to share my progress as I go along and Iím sure Iíll have lots of questions. Iíd say I have 25 years experience but sometimes itís more like I have one yearís experience 25 times, lol.
†††††Welcome back Saypoint from a near neighbor. I had a similar pain at leaving favorite plantings when I moved 18 years ago. Made too many trips with the car full of dug up divisions in pots and ended up overplanting. I should have just started from scratch. Your great comment about 25 years experience also sounds too familiar!
Hey Don. We moved in January after a very quick sale and purchase, a whole 3 blocks away from our old house. No opportunity to dig anything, and Iím trying to keep it simple to cut down on the massive maintenance I had at the old place. Our new yard is 1/3 the size of the old one, which is OK with me.
††††††Not too late to start a few plants in containers. Pinetree just sent me a suggested list of
veggies for late season gardening. I didn't need it, but here's the link if you are interested:
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After finally trapping two woodchucks and bombing two holes they disappeared. Garden recovered, but broccoli was never fructious. Best tomato year ever, and for the first time that I can remember we conquered the few squash bugs that appeared. Hand picking and Spinosad. Too hot and humid to cook the harvest this week.