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Posted: 05/07/2015 at 20:24

Evening all - lovely pix GGirl - well done Woody and all the others - you raised a terrific amount. Very tiring getting your gardens ready but must be very rewarding 

I left early this morning to walk the last hill of the seven at Drumochter. Very pleasant day and saw lots of grouse, mountain hares and some Painted Lady butterflies, but the most exciting thing was seeing some Ring Ouzels. Didn't  get any pix unfortunately as they were too speedy. When I figure out how to put the pix on from the new camera () I'll put a couple on the Camera thread. 

Have had some of older fairy's cake but there's loads so if anyone wants a piece.... Thanks for all the good wishes for her 

Off for a quick look round to see what you've all been up to today 

Sweet peas slow to flower

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 11:58

I don't expect sweet peas to flower before July here so it also depends whereabouts in the country you are 

They'll continue into October here from spring sowings

What to do with my compost now?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 10:33

You can keep it till spring if you wish Craigh - but if you're producing plenty, there's no reason why you can't use it any time. Spring is the norm simply because it's great as a mulch to suppress emerging weeds  

doves taking over

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:20

I hate the 'flocking' () starlings too but they move on once they've raised their noisy broods so the little birds get the garden back. I had a pair of collared doves in the garden last year but they're not plentiful round here.

Magpies though.......although I enjoy watching them having their bath in the pond. They use it more than any other bird at the moment. 

At a previous house the wood pigeons were so fat they had to walk along the footpath and in the gate to get to the garden. They were too heavy to take the short cut up over the fence, and it was only about 2 feet high! 

Sweet peas slow to flower

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:14

Did you plant them quite late? Alternatively, the cold spring in lots of areas may have checked them so they might just be catching up now. 

Plants to plant now

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:11

You could also use Alliums there Kez. Have a look at some of the online bulb suppliers - you'll be spoilt for choice! The white varieties would be particularly good against your red wall. Don't forget some spring bulbs too for continuing the season. Lots of white and cream Narcissus and tulips. Liatris is another good white perennial  

What to do with my compost now?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:52

Once it's ready - use it!  

and start again  of course ! 

Is this a weed or wild flower

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:47

The purples often come out quite blue on here. I've certainly found that with pix of clematis. 

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:37

Hi Lesley - don't use the cheaper packs of seed as they contain lots of barley as a filler which pigeons love. If that's not the issue then you may have to resort to bird scarers as they're not too brave. Hanging the feeders somewhere that's difficult for bigger birds to get into is also another solution, even if it's temporary. A simple cage of biggish guage mesh round the feeder will stop them getting in. 

Golden Lime?? Tree

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:28

Unfortunately pgirl, it's not in the interests of GCs to advise people against buying things - they want you to come back and spend again when something fails - like when they sell bedding plants very early...  Nurseries are always better if you have one you can go to instead. 

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