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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Early birds.

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 09:55

That's so sad skyrunner. It highlights the importance of feeding them doesn't it? While we were all celebrating the mild winter and how far on plants were, it may have meant birds were struggling to find food for any young. It does seem very early for them - nothing else you could have done. I hope they come back and have another clutch in your nest later.


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 09:20

Morning all. Wet here again...

I sowed some tom seeds yesterday Dove. Hopefully it'll be warm enough to put them in the growhouse when they're too big for the windowsills!

Herbs in Window boxes

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 09:08

Hi Carolyn. As Heather says - just grow the ones you like to use. I'm making the assumption the boxes are outdoors, so if it's a sunny site - chives may not be so happy as they like a bit of shade.  Basil needs a bit more protection - I grow it inside here but all the rest mentioned are fine outdoors. If it's all the usual Med herbs like rosemary and thyme etc, mix a good bit of grit into your compost as they like poor conditions, and Kay's right, top dressing with grit finishes them off nicely. I grow Rosemary and Thyme here without any problem by putting plenty of grit in the mix - it's wet conditions which see off most of these herbs. (I'm in wet west of Scotland)  Since window boxes get a fair bit of protection from the house walls make sure they get enough water in long dry spells. Plant them and enjoy Carolyn! 


Planting a new trough

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:47

Absolutely art. Spring bulbs would be lovely - crocus, dwarf Iris and daffs especially, and some nasturtiums popped in would give a bit of extra colour and height while it all establishes. They're no trouble either  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:34

Everything's very new in the garden Ryan - there wasn't much planting here at all when I moved in just over a year ago. Hopefully I'll see a few more ladybirds this year - didn't spot any last year at all. 

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:30

I've just recently sown some of those lisa. They're in pots and will get slotted into spaces where I currently have Narcissus and Irises, later in the year.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:16

Think this  is a better pic:


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:07

Lovely clem MrsG. Isn't it nice when you get a little surprise 

This was mine today when I started unfurling 'Constance' from her cane now that the first bit of trellis is up:



Posted: 05/04/2014 at 19:51

Just waiting on leftovers for tea. Was o utside till half 7 as it cleared up and got to the balmy heights of 12 degrees 

Last fiddly bits of fence painted and put on at back gate, and one piece of trellis attached and lots of seeds sown. Took the labels off the new Clematis 'Constance' to start fixing it to trellis and there was a little ladybird hiding inside the label 

My horse came second but I didn't put any money on. Woe is me

Last years's winnings paid for some plants!

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:51

KEF - just as well there's normal folk like us on here now and again.. I never see odd things in pix -  'the voices' always tell me to ignore them if I do....

Glad you're well John H. The new trees are bonny 

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