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Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 10:58

Hollie, early semi-retirement was the last three years of work for me and it was great, I think everyone should have that opportunity

Woodgreen - your definition is spot on, clearly you have pootled youself

Gilly, bluetits nesting  I'm always happy when I have 'birds of my own'. My blackbirds' second brood has just flown the nest; unfortunately they got up a lot earlier than I did and I missed it.


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:52

Thank you for gorgeous piccies everyone. I haven't much prettiness to contribute at the mo. but my apple blossom is particularly glorious this year - huge cumulus clouds of the stuff

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:24

Oooh, falling behind here. Nasturtiums, Osteospermums, Poppies, Quince as in Chaenomeles japonica esp. the white and the red ones.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:20

I am happy that the sun came out today and I spent most of the day pootling in the garden

Hollie - part time is good, retirement great!

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 14:39

Magnolia is lovely in other people's gardens but I've never wanted one. Mahonia smells gorgeous but I don't want one again. Malus, as in apple trees, beautiful, my blossom is almost open.


Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:01

Liz, I would be delighted to have a decent shower of rain - how lovely that your beds got a watering

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 14:58

I'm happy that we've had some lovely weather and I've been able to enjoy being in the garden. And this morning I saw a songthrush in the garden and am very glad to know they are about

Have a lovely break Pentillie.

home grown citrus trees

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 22:18

All I can say from my experience is that I have one - probably a grapefruit pip - that is at least 30 years old. It has never flowered and has been in a pot about 18 ins in diameter for probably the last 20 years. I've  changed the compost once or twice and about every other year or so I remove the top few ins and replace that. JI no 3. Mine stays outside in a very sheltered spot by the house and survives. Maybe if I was nicer to it, it would flower!

I have been told previously that if you want flowering fruiting citrus in this country it's better to buy one that is bred to do so here. But I'm sure there must be people out there who've succeeded with pips!

nesting blackbird

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:01

Aliesh, that is wonderful

I wish mine were in a good place for photographing,but it's lovely to see yours.

Fairygirl, it is a shame that some birds can be so messy. For several years there were house martins nesting under the eaves of the flats above our local shops but people got fed up with the mess and pulled all the vacated nests down.

nesting blackbird

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:59

Fairygirl, that is fabulous! We used to have nesting starling round here and saw a lot of that going on. Sadly not a starling in sight for many years now.

OH was trying to take pics of Mr B feeding the youngsters yesterday. Bloomin' dog ran out and frightened the babes away! He got a nice pic or two of Mr B with a beakful of goodies.

And, a very quick peek has confirmed that Mrs B is back on the nest  

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