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favorite clematis of the spring.

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:20

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This is my favorite clematis (well one of many) it comes out the first in spring and lasts for so long.Its droopy petals fasinate me and just swoon over it till it fades.Its very easy to care for and in fact was a cutting given to me by a friend.I dont cut back very much  and in winter or when its finished flowering you get the "old mans beard" as seeds.

 

 

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:10

as long as you dont put the bag of leaves out for the charity!

getting on with the neighbours

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:17

I know what you mean "gran".One neighbour told me to get rid of a variegated ivy because he didn't like it coming his side,so o.k. I chopped it down and now I find he has him self grown it into a hedge on the other side.We also have a long garden and fencing is a issue,being they all want us to replace it (we did once for privacy) all .Neighbours I love them but oh so frustrating at times. 

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:06

not many starlings back home here in the city,I think I have only seen 2.Blackbirds seem to have decreased or are they hiding?As for the waxwing ,what a treat to see.

chicken pelleted manure

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:00

I bought the pellets and I thoight they were not much good but as my daughter has chickens, the real straight from the hen is better if not smeller.Of course my favorite topic Rats, think that too!you have to work manure of any kind into the soil for a number of years to get good results (I have awful heavey clay and it has taken nearly 30 years to get it Right) and of course depends what your growing

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 15:56

I was walking in Somerset the other day with our dogs along the Marie curie walk at Babcary,a delightful place to come and walk any time of year.The paths and fields as you might well guess were water logged and so boots were essential.I could hear not far in front of us that clacking sound Red Wings make,looking up into the trees there was a flock of Field fares and Red Wings .They flew  from tree to tree as we walked along and you could clearly make out that red spot under their wing.The field fares were less obvious.Also there was a big flock of starlings flying around in circles not quite the spectacular display they do at dusk.I know the redwings and fieldfares will be on thier way to my berry bushs soon and I cant wait to see them at close quaters on my holly tree

front door

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 15:36

sounds a good Idea,I have Nellie Moser by my front door for a number of years and she is still going strong a(although a bit yellow this year) she is in the ground and flowers on her own  as she has big flowers but with honeysuckle that sounds good.The other side of my door has a Iceberg climbing rose,I think  its a lovely welcome to the home when its all in flower.

bluebells

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 15:28

No!they are not edible they are or were use for dyes,hyacinths are poisonous even to touch,daffs or tulips,oh please get a book on what is edible .I don't want to see you in emergency ,most things are not edible(flower bulbs) and those that are you have to be sure about.not even for icing.please bluebells the native variety are protected and must not be picked and the others are for decoration.

Mice

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 12:49

mice are nice long as they don't come inside,if they do they will chew wiring ,eat your food  ,leave mustie smell and spread disease.In the garden they will eat your peas and beans or sun flower seeds that are left in your greenhouse or shed.As toT rapping them LIVE you will have to go along way to deter them coming back and there is always more.A cat will keep numbers down and keeping seed and bird food away from the house.

fallen leaves

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:57

I drown my weeds in a bucket and then put them on the compost heap.

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