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Lovely weather to garden

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:28

We have had three days of awful weather down here in SW France, low cloud and rain and no tv satellite picture all w/e.So couldn't even watch Monty on Friday! Better today but chilly wind. OH taking out last of winter kale and digging up Liatris corms I planted recently, bless!

A small wildlife pond?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:03

If you are thinking of using it as a pond, would it be just for plants? I think it would get too hot on a patio for fish as the tin would retain too much heat. If you were to bury it I guess it would rust over time? I think it would look good as a pond feature for plants and then use plants and pots round it.  

Spring Bulbs not flowering

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 11:49

I'm even further south in France than B-L and the hellebores are just in bud, other bulbs like the daffs are through the soil but no sign of flowers yet. The only flowers out at the moment are the pansies in pots.

Willow trees

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 12:06

We had a large willow in our garden which we had to take down as the roots were spreading into our raised veggie beds which have an irrigation system. OH was months digging out the roots which had spread a far as the tree was tall.

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:35

My greenhouse is also aluminium and polycarbonate, i just use washing up liquid in very hot water.

Are you gardening in France too?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 11:17

Hi GG, I am also in France down near the Pyrenees. We all have different soils to contend with depending on where we are. We have thick clay which is a bog in winter and bone dry and hard in summer, and luckily have a farming neighbour who gives us all the cow manure that we need. I totally agree with all the other posts, just keep on doing more of the same your garden looks really good.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 08:59

I am very excited, have just seen a male Hen Harrier flying low over our field. Its the first in two years.I know they are very scarce now in the UK and I guess its probably the same over here in france. Do the others who live in France know?

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 21:46

Haw finch back again today for the sunflower seeds.

Garden bird ID please

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:04

Yes you are right, it is a grey wagtail. We have them down here and they tend not to come to the bird feeders but look after themselves in winter like the black redstarts.

It may be tempted by some chopped up meal worms!

Birds nesting

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 10:44

Apparently collared doves will breed all year round if weather and food supplies are good  

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