Dovefromabove


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Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:43

At a previous house I used to have antique chimney pots either side of the front door - a inexpensive winter planting which worked well was small-leaved trailing variegated ivies under-planted with several layers of sky-blue grape hyacinths. 

The ivy looked elegant throughout the winter (at Christmas I'd hang little red glass balls etc among the ivy) and then, in early spring the grape hyacinths burst up like an amazing blue powder puff - these lasted for several years with minimum care.  After the flowers were over I'd take the pots and put them in a quiet corner and give them a few feeds of tomato fertiliser then when the leaves died down I'd give the pots a small dose of Fish Blood and Bone and move them to a shady area where the ivies looked good with the ferns etc.  I'd just make sure that the compost didn't dry out. They'd stay there until November when I'd tidy up the ivy with a pair of scissors and put the pots back in the chimneys.

In the summer there I'd chop and change the style of plantings - the usual pink pelargoniums and trailing lobelias some years, and other years an eruption of trailing nasturtiums tumbling down and falling in a flowery foam at the foot of the chimneys (that sounds like an attack of the Nigellissimas ).

Secateurs

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:01

Don't ..... you're making me hungry

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:00

Maybe  I should get some ...... instead of my pair of well-worn Dunlop Green Flash

Secateurs

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:38

Verdun!  You simply don't know your own strength ... must cut down on that spinach

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:34

Those weren't my legs!!!

Like Andy's new boots

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:32

I find that chopped peanuts, sunflower hearts, dried mealworms, a few raisins and some broken up banana chips keep quite a while in the winter - they love the banana chips - lots of energy

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:28

Saw most of the first match   bless him, he simply ran out of energy and then his self belief evaporated.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:24
Pottie Pam wrote (see)

..... Awful afternoon and my new puppy doesn't like the rain. Such fun walking in the garden in the pouring rain 4.00 in the morning when she wakes up and I know she'll need a wee.

They pretend they don't like it, but Labradors love being out in the wet and poodles are designed for retrieving from water, so don't believe her - she's having you on LOL

 

Come on Andy!!!

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 14:43

I leave some food and water  out in a covered feeding station - I check it most days and top it up as necessary.  The hedgehogs do wake and have a wander in mild spells. 

HELP! Something is growing on the terracotta Pot!

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:35

I think it looks different because it's 'new' - as it spreads it will look more like the weathered pots.

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