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Hardly any insects in my garden

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 07:38

I am worried about the lack of insects in my garden. I have four lavender plants in flower and have only seen two bees on them when years back they would have been alive with buzzing noises. I live near agricultural land and I am wondering if they have been heavily sprayed. I don't use any harmful sprays and try to garden organically. πŸ˜’

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 09:06

Lovely sunny weather here in Cheshire. The weekend was lovely too . Outdoor church service and a 

walk along the canal followed by a drink at a nearby pub was greatly enhanced by the weather.Must

start the watering again though!   Wimbledon to look forward to next week.😊

Goldfish disappearing

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 16:55

Thank you all for your feedback. I once had five goldfish swimming around and now have one. One fish got stuck behind a plant and was not noticed until it was too late. Another one died I think because of fluctuating temperatures and I think the other two went to feed the heron. I spotted him when making an early cup of tea! The remaining sheubunkin is probably lonely but he does have many frogs to keep  him company!. I really don't feel like getting any more and look forward to seeing pond skaters  and the like again.

Goldfish disappearing

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 07:11

I now have one goldfish left in my pond and I suspect the heron took the last one. I leave a small area of the pond unnetted so that wildlife can access the water. Unfortunately the fish always seem to prefer this place to sleep and seem to dislike being under the net. If this last one goes I will keep my pond just for wild life.πŸ˜’

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 21:04

Well you never can be sure what the weather will be like from day to day. Even the forecasters don't always get it right. We UK residents have to be quite stoic and venture out with Mac, umbrella and

cardigan at the ready! Sometimes a pair of shorts can be handy too in 'summer' 😊

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Posted: 24/06/2017 at 19:11

The sun is shining and it is very pleasant here in Cheshire though it has been cloudy most of the day.  

Still having to water at night which is a price worth paying for.

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Posted: 24/06/2017 at 19:05

The sun is

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Posted: 22/06/2017 at 18:52

Yesterday our gardening U3A visited Myerscough college in Preston.We had an invitation to go around the grounds and botanical greenhouses at this agricultural college for free and what a wonderful place it is. It was quite a way to get there in Lancashire from our place in Cheshire but well worth journey. I would highly recommend this tour if you get the chance😊

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Posted: 20/06/2017 at 13:46

You may have a point there! Especially the comment about waiters bringing me iced drinks! 

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Posted: 20/06/2017 at 12:06

Lucky you Hostafan 1, it is unbearable here in Cheshire and I am sitting in a north facing room with the fan on unable to do a thing. I love the climate in Spain and even tolerated the heat in Barbados last year but I find the UK heat intolerable for some reason. Perhaps it is the humidity here and also the lack of a swimming pool!. Hope you have an easy day at work 

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