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New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:07

They might look like that Fairy .....but I've never seen them very clearly.  This is where they live though

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/99644.jpeg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

RIP Terry Wogan....

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 09:47

Feeling very sad 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 09:32

Morning to those still around, and those still to come as well

grey and drizzly here, but might venture out for a walk anyhow.   At least the wind has died down.  

Spent yesterday evening in the company of my grownup colouring book ....bit like a jigsaw ....a glorious waste of time but strangely therapeutic

Hope the Hostas enjoyed their first night of Home sweet Home

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:28

Back from my walk .... it was beautiful out there.  So clear we could see the London skyline about 40 miles away  (soz to those with hail, blizzards and gales .....your days in the sun will no doubt come soon, and I will probably be stuck in an office)

Time for more tea, to go with a slice of Fairy's cake

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:47
Good tip Verd - i did this with foxgloves, lupins and a few others last year ....will Visit the GC this week and see what is on offer to tempt me !

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:06

I'm all done. Really enjoyed it

Had all the usual suspects, plus a Brucie bonus of a solitary goldfinch and a flock of siskins.  Only no show was woody the woodpecker ....I know he's out there somewhere (saw him yesterday).....but he's missed out on the census for 2016

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:27

It is a gorgeous spot

I agree with those who say accentuate the door as a feature, and I would love to find room amongst the ivy for a rambling rose of some sort too.  

As for materials, I would stay as natural as possible - really like Dove's suggestion of grass rather than a hard standing - makes it more of a glade than a "patio"

Let us know how you get on

PS ...I have fairies in my garden too - but they are well hidden and hard to spot.  But when they are spotted they always raise a smile

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:14

I'm not very good at identifying flutterbyes, but I'm trying to get better, so I did some googling.  Found this painting of all three types (Red Admiral, Painted Lady and Tortoiseshell) together ......so thought I would share (apologies if it is not really appropriate on Camera Corner, but I found it helpful)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/99623.jpg?width=660&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:06

Flowers

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Posted: 30/01/2016 at 08:58

Morning all

Ouch Panda - hope you are not feeling too sore this morning.  And glad to hear you are feeling much better DD.

Having a cuppa in bed, before I get up and count the birds in my garden.  Then out for a walk somewhere.

All this talk of paperwork is making me feel guilty - our "admin" draw won't shut any more coz its too full.  I hate sorting it out, but probably should whilst gardening is not distracting me.  Or maybe I should find a second "admin" drawer and start all over again.  Or put it all in a big box marked 2014/15 and leave it unsorted

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