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Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:58

I aim to please...


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:52

Morning chick and Daisy. Do you get many giraffes in your 'neck' of the woods chick? 

That was quite good for this time of the morning if I say so myself  

Thanks Dove - but I have my brew of tea 

slugs, slugs and more slugs

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:46

Unfortunately when we start growing plants - whether to look at or to eat - it attracts attention from our slimy friends. Big society Dove

I have huge snails in this garden and they're in rampaging gangs this year because the garden now has some plants! It's one of those issues that benefits from as many attacks as possible. I use rings of  pine cones whenever I can, which seems to work better than anything, and I've been going out and gathering/dispatching. I may have to do the slug pub thing- - but I hope it settles a bit as more wildlife comes in as well.

I've got a few sacrificial hostas for them and I look in the log pile behind the shed where they like to hide away.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:36

We're overrun with magpies here 

I was entertained by a little sparrow family on Sunday - dad came down onto the ground chirruping to introduce the two youngsters who hopped along the fence chatting to each other and fluffing themselves up, while mum looked on from the shed roof. Dad looked very proud  I would have got the camera but I'd have missed the antics by the time I came back out. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:22

Steve=what lovely pix - and thanks for showing that it doesn't  rain all the time in the west of Scotland...

nice close-ups OL  


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:14

morning anyone who's around 

Fell asleep early  last night. Apologies to lily - I thought it was MrsG who had the alpine pot - should have gone to Specsavers...

Can't help with the seedling Dove - though it does look like something substantial will come from it!


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:22

That's a reet classy looking pot fidget 

My alpine pan with sempervivums winters very well MrsG - I tip it slightly so that any excess water doesn't gather and I keep it near the house wall too since we get a lot of rain. I found a little prostrate white thrift which I added recently and is very sweet.  I'm very fond of all of mine... 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:10

Great pix everyone - award yourselves a gold medal 

My garden is still very much in it's infancy so it's a treat to see all the established ones like chicky's, bL's, doc's, Bob's and fidget's....and anyone else I've missed 

I don't really like bi-coloured flowers - but BL's right - that lupin is a stonker Caral! It's in beautiful condition. I gave up on them because we have so many slugs/snails but I might reconsider as they would be good for this time of year when there can be a little lull. 

OL - Bob's red/yellow flower is an aquilegia - seen 'straight on'. Really pretty on the inside aren't they? 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:56

You'll probably be right nut 

I managed to kill Russian vine finest horticultural moment 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:54

£17! Gulp....

It's like the sempervivums - they charge a fortune for them in GCs and they're so easy. 

Been out  constructing a bit and painting. Very busy day at work but daughter's got her tomatoey/garlicky meatball sauce on for dinner so that makes up for it 

Off for a look round 

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