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Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 15:57

OH says that if I go missing at the same time as the rhubarb pot he'll know who's to blame! 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 15:18

I thought it would be interesting to record the first sightings of  wildlife as they make their appearances in the spring - if we also say whereabouts in the country we are we can compare different areas, and we can also do this in following years and compare the years as well. 

Today in Norfolk I saw a Queen Wasp scouting around the garden in the first proper sunshine we've had for a while.  The temperature in the shade didn't get above 9.4C today but it must've been much warmer in the sunshine and she's woken up and is ready to find a nest site. 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 15:13

Turning jolly chilly now that the sun's over the other side of the house so I've come indoors, but it's been lovely outside.  Lots of jobs done and lots of bedlinen dry on the line too.

I've sprinkled a little potash around the sprouting broccoli -  I didn''t dissolve it in water and water it on - nothing needs more water than it's already had and it'll get well watered in if the forecast this week is anything to go by, but I thought a little potash might remind the broccoli what it's supposed to be doing!

The Shady Bank is much tidier and has had a sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone which will also get watered in this week.  Lots of perennials peeking through and I've layered some clematis and will do the same with honeysuckles soon. 

The herb bed has had a bit of spring clean, but the area where the dill and lovage are needs digging over - the lovage has outgrown that spot so it can co

me out - it'll give the grape vine a bit more room to do it's thing.  

I really must decide which rose I want for this end of the Shady Bank - I've got a long list of possibles - can't make up  my mind - and I also need another clematis to go behind whatever rose I choose - choosing is so much fun isn't it 

Oh, and glorious news - I lifted the top of the rhubarb forcing pot for a peep, and there's enough rhubarb for a crumble later this week - how's that for a result? 

Perennial Perfection...

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 14:48

Hi Budsgardens 

Which way does your garden face and what sort of soil does it have, sandy or stoney or clay or lovely loam?  

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 14:24

When I make it I'll send you a virtual portion 

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 14:19

Thanks David  I had loads of vouchers for a big birthday, and it's one of the things I treated myself to .   

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 14:14

I don't think anyone's suggesting sending things just yet - as you say it may take months rather than weeks before gardens are ready to replant, but if we've got cuttings and divisions potted up and growing they'll be ready when the gardens are.  

So just now is the time to be making plans - we just need to remember that they may be long-term plans 

So really, if we're sowing seeds, perennials and biennials rather than annuals eh? 

I've pegged some clematis down to layer this morning - if someone wants them in a few months time that's great - if not I'll find a  use for them. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 14:10

 Not the greatest photo in the world, but it means rhubarb crumble later this week!


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 13:23

Back out into the garden now ....... see you later folks 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 13:21

" Please be respectful and civil to other members, even if you disagree with them"

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