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Posted: 01/06/2013 at 23:10

That looks like a very neat arrangement John H. I should think it's quite useful having troughs off the ground, you can sweep up with out pushing dust all ove the strawberries. I too am a grandpa, four times over, and I know that what I grow (or bake) goes down better than shop bought. Very gratifying!

What are those spring shapes around your canes, John?

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 23:05

We have a lot of goldfinches nesting in our pine trees. Do you have pine trees, Garden Girl? Apparently they like to feed on the pine seeds.

If, perchance, you also have pine trees nearby, LeadFarmer, you may find they will nest there eventually. I believe they also love nigella seed if you want to attract them in. We have a feeder containing nigella and they have become very bold over the years for the shy birds that they are.


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Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:43

Thanks B-L. Mine aren't yet at their best. Once they're all blooming, and assuming they've not all been knocked flat by freak weather, I'll do another photo shoot. (I'll have to call back the firm of acrobats I like to work with for the special angles I like to achieve) 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:37

Been cold here today - has looked quite nice until you're outside the door, then the wind chill hits you. 

Outdoor thermometer (on west facing window) says 18°C at present. Strangely, yesterday was about 26-28°C here, but later , weather programme reported the SE as being quite cold - yet I was in shirtsleeves mowing the lawn. Scorching hot at times! 

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Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:19

Don't knock it Artjak. You're supposed to admire them - the peonies, that is - (the photos are just at my normal high standard) 

 Thankyou Wintersong.

PS Actually, it was quite funny AJ 



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Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:05

I knew you were lurking WS

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Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:04

I dunnit! I dunnit! I dunnit! 

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