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canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

Posted: Today at 13:43

Canterbury bells are biennial. Plant them out now to flower in Spring.

Jacobs ladder , I would also plant out now, to get it established before winter.

Shrub for a shady corner

Posted: Today at 13:41

A golden leaved  Philadelphus  coronarius aurea. It has golden leaves  spring to autumn and highly scented  white flowers in Spring. Prune once a year after flowering.

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: Today at 13:28

I suppose everyone has magpies that dip  stale bread in water to soften it?

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: Today at 13:27

I have a large squirrel buster feeder, filled with sunflower hearts , on a hanging basket bracket by the back door. Nuthatches land on the bricks and then jump onto the feeder. Bluetits learned how to do it, and now a robin does the same. Finches go straight on to the feeder. Robins are generally thought of as ground feeders, but mine have learnt how to perch on feeders.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 07:15

I saw two badgers yesterday, both dead at the side of the A6.

And a live hedgehog on my lawn last night.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 07:12

OH jabs rescheduled for week after next

His diving medical is scheduled for this Thursday. Mad panic last night looking for his medical records. I can self certify because I am generally healthy.

Ooh, kef,  I remember white water rafting on the Tully river in Queensland. I fell out on top of a duckbilled platypus. Now there's an odd creature.

I must remember to order some more bird food today. They're eating tons at the moment. Cue sparrowhawk to bring the population down again.

Have a good day everyone.

Viburnum in flower

Posted: Today at 07:03

My viburnum bodnantense dawn is flowering now, along with an oriental poppy and primula  viallii. I think the cold then warm again has convinced some plants that it's spring.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 06:44

Good morning chicky.

I'm up early because OH has gone to Leeds,with an early start. I can't doze off because I have to get up at 7 to go off into the Derbyshire peaks for work. Off to the cliff face again. Well I can see the quarry face from the back door anyway. We caught up with last week by 5 yesterday, so today should be a doddle. So long as the computers don't go down again,dad does as he's told,and the flickering fluorescent tube gets fixed.

Unhappy with new fence - doesn't match old

Posted: Today at 06:24

Does the guttering of the neighbours garage drain on to your land? Is there a drain there or is it a soakaway? The way the fence has been put in implies the next door neighbours garage is right up to the boundary with the gutter hanging over.

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: Yesterday at 21:24

Don't forget that you will need lots of vases.

You can get some nice  vintage vases off of Ebay, and also by browsing the charity shops. I picked up a 6 inch cut crystal vase last week for £1.50.

 

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