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Latest posts by flowering rose

down at thefrozen pond

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 12:49

I think I will try the tennis ball idea but  I like above ,got to go and shovel a tun of snow from the top and make a snow man,its that deep.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 12:24

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The snow has come to the west and its still falling,were not so tough as you lot up north and there has been a lot of skidding and sliding and that's not on sledge.poor birds look forlorn on the roof tops and I spot fox prints going across the pristine white lawn!

 

down at thefrozen pond

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:49

I slipped and slid my way to the pond today to what was happening as venturing out down the garden can be a risky business in icy conditions on a slope.I had previously seen the wood pigeons slide of the roof .I thought I better see if the pond needed me to make a hole in the ice,good job i did a toad had come trapped under the ice and fighting to get out.I guess they can hold their breathe for x amount of time but how long?To my surprise the fish I thought the cat and the heron had ,were there ,I could clearly see them swimming about ,oh joy to find.Now to make an opening in ice ,I had not boiling water but off boiled to open an breathe hole ,resisted the the temptation to knock a hole in the ice as this causes shock to the fish.Hoping this cold spell will go soon so as the toads and frogs can frolick at will.

Talkback:

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:37

a small japanese acer can look good and slow growing and not to big and I have quince tree which has delightful flowers and scent in spring and wonderful fruits for jam in winter.

Talkback: Spiders in the compost bin

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:32

yes,my daughter had some in her garden last year,gave me a shock as I thought I was picking up a worm.

Raised herb garden

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:30

marigolds the old fashion sort,nastursiums,comfrey(although this can be big and take over useful if kept in check) lavender,rosemary,fennel(greenor bronze)borage,could go on but it depends how big your herb bed is going to be.

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:25

I get a lot of moss too,I use mine for hanging baskets.I dig it out of the lawn and anywhere I don't wish it to grow,on stonewalls or old trunk of tree I leave.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 20:41

its coming Friday to the west,so getting ready with the salt,shovel and sledge.very cold this evening.

Talkback: Spiders in the compost bin

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 20:36

there is a lot of life in a compost bin,worms of every size and shape,earwigs,and allsorts of creepy crawlies,mice and rats,fox and cat sit on top and I wish I could say hedgehog.I have toads and newts in the greenhouse.

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 14:21

Very icy today,a lot of slipping and sliding going on,very cold and sharp and I have a hat on which I normally hate,cant ride out tomorrow as ground to slippery and yesterday at R.D.A. me and the horse slipped side ways.poor birds look shrammed and I just got the yucca in in time,the snow is threatened for Friday.

Discussions started by flowering rose

Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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spring bulbs in summer

daffodils 
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wild flowers

in the verges 
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Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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next season

those basement bargains 
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parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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the best buy

a bay tree 
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Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
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