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Robins here too. Mr and Mrs were both tucking in recently. I've got mealworms in with the seed mix I put out.
Edd - that robin of yours will need to go on a diet!
Sedums are great for bees and butterflies too Jack, and are easy to propagate. You can pull little bits off and stick them in a pot of gritty compost and they'll take no problem. A sunny spot which free draining soil is best for them.
Glad they're growing well chicky
I really need to go and get food shopping soon or daughter will be taking dry bread or porridge to school for lunch tomorrow
Have done all my h****work though
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I love the smell of mint imperials..........I'll get my coat Me too! Nut - you and Dove need to get out more.... Sniffing Frittillaries is quite hard to say...
I love the smell of mint imperials..........I'll get my coat
Nut - you and Dove need to get out more....
Sniffing Frittillaries is quite hard to say...
Charley that would be fine for a Clematis. Don't be put off by what we've said about having them in pots. It's just that they thrive better in the ground, which makes it easier to maintain them. As long as you give them enough food and water you can grow Clematis successfully in a pot that size. I was constructing raised beds last year so I had three of them in pots from about May. I mentioned one already, but I had an Etoile Violette in a 12" plastic pot which grew well and flowered all summer. I just had to be vigilant - especially with watering - but I had other plants in pots shading it's roots which helped enormously. Here's a pic -you can see there's plenty of buds. It had only been in the pot a short while and made plenty of growth :
Birdy - I think for most people - it's not been much of a winter for getting out and about in the garden or anywhere else really! Here's hoping we get some decent weather and the ground starts drying out.
ddoris - that sounds quite like 'squinty' that we had in our garden. His beak didn't close very well either. He always seemed to be on his own. I always liked to make sure there was enough food available for him as I think he was bullied by other birds quite a bit.
What are we like ...
Can't give you any advice on the rose I'm afraid, but I hope you're getting on ok dj
Glad you found that Edd - thought I was having a senior moment....
I like the white ones so I may get some for the shady borders, they'll mix well with crocus and snowdrops etc. and give a little ray of light in late winter
I'd be inclined to do the same as nut. I'd just take out anything dead and see what happens. I only have one fern at present, which I transplanted from beneath the shed last summer. Not looked at it recently though.
Nice to 'see' you again Birdy. Hope you've been ok