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in The potting shed
Hi shed done, looks very posh. He thinks its his well let him think that for a few weeks and then i'll gently take over
Hi flowersforbees and hollie, nice to meet you. Time for another cuppa see you later
Hi lily.......... must go and do something constructive before strictly comes on
Hi Evryone - very pleased to meet you all. Hollie glad you liked my wildflower
thread. Will be updating it soon as I have lots of wild primrose and cowslip
plugs to plant in my wf garden.
Just in for some lunch. Been busy and it's quite pleasant out there today. Will need to get more compost/soil for filling my beds . Lovely to be thinking of planting a bit now rather than constructing. Got lots of bulbs to go in pots too. Alliums, crocus and reticulata iris. I bought some white Dutch Iris which flower in summer. Anyone had them before?
Hollie I was planning a similar 'trap' for any cats which think my new beds are their personal toilet.. I have some fine netting - might stretch that across the top
Oh gosh, yes, thanks Hollie, it's Saturday again, Strictly Come Dancing
Lucky here, cowslips grow wild all over the place, they seem to like the limestone. I think French farmers here can't spread the weed killer about too much. Also, whenever they have fallow ground they sow wildflower mix all over it, really beautiful some years.
How wonderful, B-L, farmers sowing wildflower seed.
Here when fields are left fallow they are sprayed at intervals to make sure no life persists
Yes, what a lovely idea to sow wild flowers. What if "set-aside" came with the obligation to sow wild flowers...WOW
We seem to get more wildflowers left on the verges here than there ever were in the past - but never seen a field - that would be spectacular.
Many, many moons ago I promised a picture of the red squirrel I saw in Jersey last weekend - so here goes ....
I was so excited - never seen one before!
Looks a bit like MsB
Chicky that's a great pic.
Ah Chicky that's lovely. I'm lucky enough to live on the doorstep of a red squirrel reserve managed by the National Trust. Regularly get reds in the garden on the bird table and one runs around the garden burying things Haven't seen a grey squirrel in years and if one turns up here it has to be reported....
They do Brumbull, they are tiny compared to greys. Hope the reds make it your way
Hi, very wet here - rained most ofd the night but ust light drizzle this morning/earlt afternoon so got one of the tonne bags of topsoil decanted into the new raised beds before it started raining again - chucking it down now and not forecast to stop until Monday evening! I'll just have to get my coat and hat on tomorrow and shift the other tonne! The cosmos has collapsed under the weight of the wet foliage so will cut that all back tomorrow and have a few vases full of flowers. Here's a radar pic from metcheck of the band of rain I'm under:
I'll be sharing that rain with you any minute now Bob
I regularly see red squirrels, no greys in Dordogne.
About 3 years ago the French government actually supplied wild flower seeds to the farmers as part of the incentive to be more green. Don't know if they still do or if the farmers just do it themselves now. Wish I'd taken photos, they are all over now.
Got quite excited 2 years ago, found several red helleborine in the woods round here. They are almost extinct in the UK, some were found in gloucestershire.
Got my washing in Brumbull. Don't know why I put it out. It was so still and damp nothing dried
Lovely day here in sussex. The suns gone now but still dry, getting a bit chilly now
Hope all youpoorly people are feeling better and you've all had a good day