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Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:26

I'm happy to see this thread again. It's been lovely to have quite a bit of time in the garden

Charlie - how wonderful   

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 18:44

Dean. the countryside looks glorious, and that roasting chicken smells fab. Save me a bit

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:17

Have been catching up. Lots of lovely stuff and fascinating info. The twisty things look a great idea.

Birdy, I can turn my laptop round to see the piccies  

Dean, veg beds and bags look fab!

Daisy, love your little froggy pond. As you say, why on earth do they want such yukky water? But you can add some cleaner water to it gradually as long as they can still get out. 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 09:34

Birds are such a great joy in the garden and especially now when they are so busy feeding young. I love to see the youngsters following mum or dad demanding to be fed, they make me laugh.

Fairygirl, long tailed tits are my favourite garden birds

It's sunny here, hope everyone else has their fair share too

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:22

Wow, didn't realise Red Kites are so big. I've only seen them very high in the sky at my sister's in Mid Wales.

Fairygirl, I think the song thrush has an even more gorgeous song than the blackbird. I love the way he repeats phrases. They disappeared from my area for many years and only returned recently so I value them even more now. I stood and watched one on my bungalow roof yesterday and it made my day - but I love the blackbirds too

Fatsia japonica

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 14:03

Mine is a a rescue from the GC at least 15 years ago and is huge and happy, I've never done anything to it. My soil is slightly alkaline loam with a gritty layer about 2 ft down. It's on the shady side of the garden where it gets a little sun and is nicely sheltered by surrounding shrubs and trees. I'm in East Dorset so relatively mild. Clearly it was beginner's luck that shone down on me the day I brought the sad little half-price pot home

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!

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