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GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:43

lithops and cactus

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:09

A lot of cacti will collapse if would need a heater on a frost stat.


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 15:49

Apart from planting hellebores, I spent most of the day in the greenhouse. I'm now soaking in the bath.


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 15:45

Fairygirl, we have little job for you and your wand.


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 15:43

Hi fairygirl, I thought you were missing.

I have been busy today, potted up some dahlias and other summer bulbs. I've planted six of my new hellebores. A robin was hopping around looking for worms, and a sleepy queen bumble appeared.I need a bigger greenhouse.I need to work out what can go outside soon.


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 15:26

I have acquired three pallets. I am going to make an insect hotel,when I have some time spare.

upsetting sight

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 11:50

Thats fairly gruesome. I suppose its learned behaviour. One gets an easy meal off a dead one, and then they start on the live ones.

A bit like sharks turning up for the turtle hatchings, Bears turning up for the salmon run, and  on Mull, a local told me that the sheep that graze seaweed on the beach, will take seagulls and eat them. Presumably they started with a dead seagull amongst the seaweed, and progressed from there.

 I know the heron only turns up in my garden at this time of year, and goes straight for the pond.


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 11:40

I thought it looked warm like yesterday, but the wind is arctic.   I have sown seeds of broad bean(witkiem and perla),some more sweet peas I found (a free packet, I think... Miss Wilmott)and have started potting up seedlings of my touchwood aquilegias. I ordered far too many packets, I couldn't resist. Half sown late July,now being potted on, the other half will be sown this afternoon, for potting on later. I've come in for a warm, despite the greenhouse being a bit warmer than outside.  I usually lose echinaceas, so I was please to see new shoots poking through. Now if I can keep the slugs off them......

upsetting sight

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 11:28

I see frogs which appear to have been stabbed. I think it is the heron doing a bit of fishing and not quite grabbing well enough. Female frogs with too many attached males can drown, but I don't think they split open.

 The heron has turned up this week, we Hadn't seen him siince last summer. He's coming for his frog feed. They make easy pickings at this time of year.


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:01

I am sorry for your loss, Bill.

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