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Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:09

Just watched Beechgrove. Very enjoyable. Have a good time BL. Enjoy looking out the window 

You're such a lightweight KEF....

I'll be snoring in an hour or so too! 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:45

lily - you haven't seen the bit where the old fence was, and the shed, and thegeraniums need moving...and the giant buddleia...and the old honeysuckle...and the...well, you get the idea 

It's work in progress. 

MrsG- I can highly recommend the pasqueflowers. Don't know why I've not grown more of them before. They really are beautiful and they go well with so many of the other spring flowers. You've got lots of lovely little places they could go. I pass mine on the way out the back gate and it cheers me no end when I see them and I can also see them from the kitchen window. 

Anemone De Caen Mixed

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:39

If you buy some and stick them in pots somewhere quiet for now they should be fine for next year. Unlikely to flower this year from bulbs I'd think, but who knows. Some of the garden centres and the well known DIY stores might have some in pots Charley. I've seen quite a few recently.


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:36

Snap Dove 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:35

Think that's snowflake Andrew. Leucojum vernum. It's very pretty isn't it?


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:32

Those big fat wood pigeons always scare them off Panda 

I don't think they're so common here anyway. Even at my last house, which was quite rural, we didn't get many. I had a couple of mature trees in my house round the corner and they used to sit in the branches and whisper sweet nothings...

can anyone identify this plant for me

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:23

I'd agree. Looks exactly like the kind of stuff that germinates from bird seed. 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:21

Can't swim fidget.  I can do mountains  - but not sea 

Just saw a pair of collared doves in the garden which was rather lovely. Got a pic through the window but it  might not be very good. When I stayed round the corner, I used to get  a few in the garden but they're always a bit shy.

Pond improvements

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:45

Sorry to put a spanner in the works Justin ()  but the problem seems to be that the pond hasn't been dug level at the start. You seem to have quite a bit of liner to play with so you could pull that back at the low edges of the pond, build them up to a similar level as the high side and replace the liner. Alternatively, pull back the liner from the high edge and dig it down to the same level as the lower edge. That way you solve the problem of any exposed liner deteriorating. It's possibly a bridge too far, but it might be worth it in the long run. I had a similar problem at my last house - it was rather a large pond though and we had to tackle it in a couple of ways, but I did exactly that along the high side.

Lysimachia Clethroides (Goose Neck Plant)

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:22

I didn't think they were terribly invasive - unlike their purple and yellow siblings . I quite fancy having it as I think it would work well with lots of other plants as Obelixx says.

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