Berghill


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Has anyone done any gardening?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 10:32

Well no gardening for me for a while, In fact no anything which involves standing up. Went in last Tuesday to have an ingrowing toe nail dealt with. Sadly the nail was too badly damaged and he had to remove the nail. Apparently we do not need toe nails, finger nail, yes, toenails no. So sit with the foot up is the order. Go back today for a change of dressing. Hope I can drive or no easy way to get there. Will drive even if it hurts, but won't tell them.
Suppose to be painful, but it is no worse than it was with the nail growing in.

Getting very frustrated as there is a lot to do out there.

Hellebore transplants

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 20:45

And drop the dug up seedlings into a pot of water as you collect them. They absolutely hate their roots drying out, even for the length of time it takes to dig them all out and pot them up.

blind daff.bulbs

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 16:30

Most of our Daffs are showing flower heads. They tend to come up with the leaves, so it is possible to see which are going to flower almost as soon as they appear about the soil.

blind daff.bulbs

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 13:27

Couple of possibilites. Not planted deeply enough, though this usually only affects them in later years.

Cheap bulbs which were not big enough to flower. It is a big outlay of energy for a bulb to flower so they need to have been well fed in previous seasons.

 

Young birch tree

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 14:11

Sorry, but unless you joined the two pieces together with tape and they fused together, then you will indeed get a multi-stemmed plant.

Actually multi stemmed Birch trees are very fashionable and done properly rather attractive.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 17:53

Nice!!!!!

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 11:37

Not as early as we thought they could be, but still sooner than some years.





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Bird feeders

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 14:35

Odd in a way. Our new feeders were being used before we had got back into the house.

This is why we put up new ones.


In places where lots of people feed birds, they are often slow to appear at new food sources, as they are not hungry enough to explore them.

 

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 14:21

Could also be an Aster. Mine have seed heads like that.

Helibored stupid!

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 20:25

Know the feeling. I am keeping myself amused by proofreading my stories so they can be published as books. Also working on a new story. But that is what amuses me.

Bit hard to suggest things for someone else to do. Have you any indoor hobbies which could be taken up?

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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