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Thanks folks no I live overlooking a lake it is beautifis but a little windy but sure we can't have it all. I'm going to try to take cuttings from hydrangeas the soft shoot tips thanks chicky, just after the coffee nutcutlet so it's into the rain I go.
it is very rural were I live but the bunnies hardly ever seen as there are lots of foxes my mate keeps chickens, he let them out into his garden the other day and out of the bushes a fox came running out grabbed bone and scarpered off withit. My mate and his dog saw it all they both were dumb founded as normally the dog would chase the fox but it all happened so fast so maybe the bunnies are afraid to come out of their burrows!
Paul we had a weasel who lived in the bank of the pond so we were always finding dead bodies! Unfortunately he would have needed his entire family plus cousins to keep on top of the rabbits! We were next to farmers fields but we didn't have a dog. Last year there was a fox family across the driveway in a wild bit we had so it helped a bit but they can be a nightmare.
You'll probably need a bit of windbreak planting too - the hydrangeas will help. We would have put hedging etc in had we stayed. As you say- the views are why you're there
Morning all (just about! It's almost noon)
very overcast here, don't think it will be long before it rains. Will probably just have time to clean out the chucks before it starts.
Ali, happy hols, hope you have a good time
See you later peeps
Have just picked all the dandelion flowers. Found the killer stuff but Granddaughter here now so it will have to wait until later.
Paul, I am feeling terribly inferior. What a view. So many of you have huge gardens, if you can call them that. More like estates. Happy with my little patch really.
Going to have a go wizzkid Blackest. How do you get to know all this stuff. I can just about turn the laptop on.
Oh, lovely, CBBC on. Do hope there are no episodes of Tracy Breaker today.
Chicky said "Busy Lizzie - photos of your irises would be lovely!" so
But it's just a patch. There is another patch elsewhere, not out yet.
My plants look like they're still stuck in winter compared with yours BL! We're several weeks behind you anyway I'd guess and this year's worse than usual.
Paulk that is some garden and view.
Lizzie another wonderful pic.
Blackest, thank you- where do I get the blue baloon from??? I wish I knew half as much about it as you do.
I've posted here as I know most people look here. If you are a tomato grower I'm not a novice but need advice, please will you look at my post from today on PROB SOLVING B& Q compost, I'm getting more than a tad worried as I have 40 plus toms different varieties, for neighbours, family etc. Now sitting in cold greenhouse, on staging, well ventilated and NOT scorched.
http://goo.gl/maps/1PlPG should be a red edit button and when you press that the blue balloon should appear on the the top left of the map.
Got my runner beans planted now. However it is a bit cool and what they really need now is heat. No point in delaying ...it may not be any warmer next week. It's funny, it's not just warmth but it's in the DNA of some tender ornamental plants to grow vigorously right now even though the cool conditions should hold them back
Im still not brave enought to put the runner beans out, its very exposed at the allotment so i think i will wait a while. Have had the roof fixed so whilst we has the skip had amajor clear out. Why do keep on to so much clutter?
I never seem to be able to grow french beans from seed, 2 years now and ive failed miserably best i go to the garden centre AGAIN.
Lizzie - I said photos of uh our irises would be lovely - and I was right . Never tire of seeing pictures of your garden! Irises are one of my favourites - especially the purple and blue ones. Thanks for indulging me
Came back in from greenhouse at 4.30 for dinner started the day off hanging the washing out at 7am wife in bed then done some weeding. Rain came on at 11.00 so into greenhouse and singled out a 170 Livingstone daisies potted up a senetti plant into a nice pot for wife to show at this Saturday's local agricultural show which she also bakes for and has won the overall cup a few times being a farmers daughter. Now going back out to plant some geraniums and gladioli's that need put into garden then in to chill out and do a bit of reading gardening books my i say before back to work tomorrow.
Thanks fairygirl, I'm sure we've a few weasels too nut haven't seen any my wee girl wants a rabbit not sure about it now lol. Might opt for some chickens instead!
thanks Bev and Lizxie that's beautiful there, and is that sunshine I see, that's as close as I'm getting to sun I think.
Andy which show is your local onet? Been to all the Agric. shows round Scotland in my 'former' life! What kind of baking is her forte-you kept that quiet on here-you know what we're all like for our cake!!
And you're still working too hard ...
Paul-if you're getting chickens and there's foxes about - I believe the only method that really works is electric fence.
Went to Homebase today when rain came on. Got a pot for daughter's phormium 'Blackadder'- (yes she loves the programme!) and a few bits and pieces. Was tempted by the half price Hellebores (Verdun!) but managed to resist. Nothing else done outdoors after my fenceposts this morning.
Brightened up a little but still rainy and dull. Done all the b****y housework that needed doing.
Bit late, back , warmed (well lit fire) Bought things on my list and was very firm with myself and did not purchase extras
An obelisk - £14
And a red dicentra, a delicate dicentra, a couple ofgrasses - stipa gigantea and calamagrostis, Clematis flammula.
Verdun saw Acer Flamingo -wow - in love, It was part of a delphinium display and not for sale but now on wish list
Also a pair of backdoor shoes and some odds and ends. Did see a brunnera, but then couldn' find stand., also the clematis really wanted was a tad pricey
Posting pics on garden gallery thread
Back indoors now - drizzling - potted on about 40 heritage tomato plants - now I really have run out of windowsills - most of them will have to be in the little mini greenhouses during the day and we'll bring them indoors in the evening and we can put them in the studio overnight once OH finishes working in there
The rain has got all the weeds growing like mad - if it stops raining for 10 minutes tomorrow I'll have to get out there with the hoe, so I've got my feet up while supper's cooking, in order to save my energy for tomorrow
Oh, look at the time! That post should be on the Evening thread
40 tomato plants. That's a lot of tomatoes Dove.
It's a lot for this garden Nut - these were 10 year old seeds given me by a generous Italophile - we had 98% germination - I've potted them all on and will give some to a colleague in exchange for some lovely fresh eggs from her hens
One of the varieties is Anna Russian which I'm told has a habit rather like a trailing squash and will grow from my little veg patch right across my back lawn
Sounds exciting. Time to get rid of the lawn maybe