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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 14:00

No chance of gardening today as it has been hurling with rain.  I've had to cancel the appointment I had with the man who cuts the height of my mixed hedge as well - hopefully tomorrow will be nice as I want to get the hedge cut before nesting time.

Few questions, any ideas?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:54

With regards you sarcococca - I've had exactly the same - bought one in the summer and it is covered withflowers at the moment but I can't smell anything unless I get down on my hands and knees and even then the perfume isn't that strong.  After being told what a fabulous perfume they have I am disappointed.

Hope someone will be along to answer your questions Jesse.l 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 17:09

GardenGirl - not being allowed to have a shed we all have to be very organized before setting off for the plot to make sure we have everything we need.  I do have a fold up chair hidden behind the trees and take a bottle of water to drink.  Having said that being a small village it's not too far to walk back home to get more supplies (but annoying just the same).

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 16:29

Oh what a gorgeous garden Meadowland.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:48

At long last I had my first ever goldfinch visit today after taking advice from other forum members to put out sunflower seed hearts (that is what he was eating).  I hope he sends the message back to his clan to sample the seeds in our garden. 

Keepitlive - I hate the horrible raucous sound of the magpie in the spring as I know they are searching out bird eggs.  I know they have to eat something but the warning cry of the blackbirds is heartbreaking.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:01

No Paul - it's just a big white square.

Back garden privacy

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 09:58

How awful for you Katy - such a shock - it takes years for things to mature and there it was all gone in a day.  If it happened to me I would have burst into tears.  Can you remember what shrubs etc your neighbour had removed so you could grow similar?  It will also cost a bit to have fencing erected and the purchase of new shrubs.  Perhaps you could concentrate on creating privacy where you are overlooked by unknowns.  I wonder why your neighbour had it all removed - perhaps the maintenance was too much.  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:15

GardenGirl - it's a very basic plot and we are not allowed any constructions on them (sheds) or any animals (chickens) and only have one water tap between the lot of us to share.


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:56

GardenGirl - I hadn't even seen my first plot when I signed up - just pleased to get one at £2 a year!!  I now have one in a different part of the village and it is £12 a year. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:29

Really lovely Victoria. 

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