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Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:15

What direction does it face? Will it get much sun? and does the rain ever fall there? There are loads of good plants for shade if necessary. If the building shelters it from the rain it will need lots of compost and manure to retain the water. I also would give it a good soak and then just try to break up the clumps as much as possible and get out any roots you find.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:10

Dove, I went onto that site and so far cannot find the right sound. What I heard in the garden, was percussive rather than tuneful. The nearest so far is the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, but I heard this sound in groups of 5 or 6 notes, not as a long pattern of sound like the Woodpecker.

Alliums

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:10

Mine have been and gone also; I always think of them as spring flowers.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:08

Dove

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:06

Hope it gets better soon

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:58

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:54

pootler, I wonder whether the sparrows were protecting their young?

bekkie, you will have to settle for a small village and get your provisions delivered

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:47

I think it is inevitable that you will take the gloves off at some point to do some delicate work like planting seedlings, so perhaps the liquid gloves stuff would be useful.

Soil PH Meters

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:45

I agree with Mike, don't get too anxious about this. A quick glance at your neighbours gardens will tell you a lot about ph. Do they have acid loving plants thriving or not?

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