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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:46

Morning Chicky

More coffee needed here

 Morning Wintersong

Unidentified seedlings

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:39

Waitandseeicus experimentalis

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:37

How lovely to have a song thrush in your garden - I haven't seen one around here since we moved in 3 years ago, but I occasionally hear one singing in the evening.  We have plenty of snails here if he'd like to visit

I do see song thrushes when we visit mother in law - she lives opposite an old village church with a stone wall around the churchyard in south Lincs - most of the cottages are built of stone and have stone in the gardens too - lots of anvils for the thrushes.

Maybe Norfolk is just not stony enough for song thrushes

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:33

Yes, cut them  really hard back - I'd reduce them to 18" tall - sprinkle with Fish, Blood and Bone then water and mulch .............. and stand well back.  They'll be fine

Be brave - an old gardening saying is 'Growth follows the knife' - meaning if you want something to grow really well it needs cutting back first.  It will spur it into action and encourage loads of side shoots and you'll get a tall thick hedge that the blackbirds will love to nest in ... and you'll feel like a gardener!



Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:22

Good morning all   Another beautiful morning

I've just spent a lovely few minutes going back over the pics on  here


When do the blogs return?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:44

Think you'll have to send a PM to Daniel Haynes

It's the simple things

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:36

A Concorde pear

It's self fertile but another pear in the right pollination group will improve the crop.

Poor Soil ?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:55

What sort of garden is it - what sort of plants are you growing?

Why are blackbirds digging the garden

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:51

That's a good attitude you have there David


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:11

SGLily  Congratulations!!!

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