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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  

nesting blackbird

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:23

Aliesh, how lovely   It looks as if two of my babies have survived from the three I saw in the nest and they follow father around begging even though they are perfectly able to fend for themselves! Mother was sitting on a new clutch of eggs but this afternoon I noticed she was not on the nest; hoping she was just taking a quick break and hasn't abandoned them.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 09:35

Fairygirl, enjoy your challenge - I'm sure you will. I've just started planting out my potted specimens that I was assembling last year when I began to plan the 'new bit' after years of neglect.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 09:32

Is it L now?

I'd like to kick off with lavender. I love them. Will be sending off for the GW offer when I get a minute so I can have lots around my new paving.

Benefits of artificial grass for a garden.

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 22:24

Reported to moderator. Not the first time this one has appeared.

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