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They Are Back

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:15

I was really excited this afternoon while gardening between the heavy rain showers. I am down on my knees planting when I heard that wonderful sound of Swifts screaming across the sky. It isn't summer for me until they arrive back and what a joy it is to see them again. 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:16

Thank you Marion.

Where are YOU?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:54

Hello Scout, you're so cute

Where are YOU?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:28

I'm in Bournemouth Dorset, Mike.

my small pond

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:18

That looks lovely Robmk, I only have a small container pond but it is amazing how much wild life it will bring into your garden.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:11

Beautiful photos Marion always a pleasure to see. The weather here in Bournemouth has been wet most of the day until about 3 o'clock this afternoon when the sun came out. I went outside and took this photo of my tree Peony I thought you might like to see it, it really cheered me up after such a dull day.


Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:14
I have started to look towards the sky, I know the Swifts will be back any time now. I just love them, and to hear them screaming across the sky is what summer is all about. And of course the RSPB Swift count, I always do that.

Morning Glory

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:47

I agree with Dove, I never pinch mine out either and mine are also about 6 inches high. They always grow well.

watering systems for holiday periods

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 17:46

The auto pots are quite simple to set up, it took my husband about half and hour to do them all. I've got  three sets of two in one greenhouse and 6 sets of two in my other greenhouse and 6 sets of two on the garden path and 3 sets of two along the side of the lawn.

Have a look on Ebay Jimbolena that' where we got them from, they were used not new so I cleaned them well when I got them home. I have a small square of membrane in the bottom to stop the roots going through, then just fill them with compost. This is my second season with them, best watering system I have had.

watering systems for holiday periods

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:33

My husband got me some Auto Pots, they are fed from a water butt and the amount of water is regulated by a small float in the middle of the trays so they never get too much water. I had my fuchsias in them last year and as you can see my tomatoes in the greenhouse.  They work brilliantly and I never have to worry about my plants when I am away.



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