Berghill


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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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Lady Beatrice Stanley/

 

 

 

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?

Potatoes - Earlies and Main Crop

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 10:00

I would not recommend it.  Potatoes are heavy feeders and remove a lot of nitrogen and potash from the soil, so you would need to replace these. Also you run the considerable risk of Blight and lots of other nasties building up in the soil.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 14:44

Those look like the plants which used to called Cinereria. Now Senecio cineraria 'Silver Leaf' They are not hardy.

This fine chap called this afternoon. Never gets any closer to the house than this and flies away at the slightest movement in the garden.


Buzzard

 

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