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Posted: 22/04/2013 at 09:59

i just love tulips full stop... mine have just started to open in the last few days.. with the warmth we have had last week.. may it long continue!

Spring Time

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 09:56

lovely george... i agree.. i love spring time the most in the gardening calendar.. as you say lighter mornings and evening to potter out in the garden.. and the sense of new life as we plant our summer bedding plants.. and pot up our cuttings from the winter as they start to grow.. the smell of cut grass to me signifies the start of spring..  it is the time when everyone is happy so true.. the first days of warm sunshine and the sound of birds singing.. and the spring flowering plants bringing such bright and colourful colour into our lives after the dark, damp, cold winter.

i suffer hayfever but it doesnt stop me being in the garden.. i just plant more plants that are bee pollinated nad not wind

this last week has been glorious weather and today it was very warm by 8.30am.. so be off in while to do some more.. sod the housework.. now is the time to be out in the fresh air and the calm and tranquility of the garden


enjoy yourselves everyone.

MOB rants

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 09:29

@ frank.. great story.. thats what i needed back then.. love it

@gg.. yes so was i.. but i had had enough of the damage by the end of the week... and i knew going to report it would get me i had no "hard" evidience to show it was them... so with my patience at the end of its tether i did it.. i will say i did not feel good doing it.. but sometimes needs must..

@mummy.. my driving bugs are those too and people who drive so close to you.. i hate my space being invaded.. the roundabouts.. ah yes.. those.. over hear it is terrible,had  to rant out window while hand on the horn.. other day to a guy who was stopped letting al the cars from his left go out,nearly causing an accident with traffic coming from the opposite junction.. idots!! and those that dont indicate yes, and those that pull out infront of me...causing slamming on of brakes.. when there is nothing behind me.. and proceed to drive at 30 in a 60 limit!

my hubby says if the driver in front is wearing a flat cap beware ad be ready

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:10

liking that pathway matty2.. given my gret idea for mine.. been stuck wondering what is best for weeks.. and that is it..


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:06

i saw a peacocl and red admiral today in the garden.. lovely to see.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:04

i remember some years back now.. i had a little fiat panda.. an dthe people who lived down the road to me would park their cars in such a way.. no one else who lived along there could park.. and then when the others members came home.. they would go and and have a move about and you got two more cars in!!!! so i thought one day.. sod this!!! i am going to get my car in there.

after about 5mins i had it in.. with inches to spare front and back.. the guys in the garage opposite all applauded when i got out.. which was great.. i did feel pretty pleased with myself..the nieighbours were not amused at all.. and the next morning i went out my back wiper and offside wing mirror were broken off.. and this damage continued for a week.. until i thought enough is enough.. so i went out late one night and did same damage to their cars.. and  i never had a problem again from them.. and they stopped hoggin the street to.

not that i recommend this sort of behaviour of course but my grandad said sometimes with people you hve to treat like for like to make your point!


planting out runner beans

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:55

i only planted mine last week.. and they are just coming up.. left mine to later this year as so cold.. just got my cosmos up that i planted last week also.. everything bit behind.. seeded so many seeds last week.. my greenhouse is full.. all my summer bedding.

and the weather has been so nice of late.. i hope we dont pay for it later.. everything has come to life with the warmth we have had..even the grass is gowing now.


Wild hosta

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:51

god! i had loads of these in my garden and they surround my hydrangeas.. so in the end the only way to get rid.. we took out the hydra's and skimmed hte lot but 6 ins deep and then turfed it all !!!.. they have not come back since.. but i am missing my hydra's thou very much..

new gardener

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:46

i have found some in my primula pots today. gutted also in my astrantias.. i have taken them out fed them to the birds... who were very keen.. disposed of compost for burning the repotted.. nightmare..

i did all mine with the nemotodes last year.. and this is first year i have had problem with them..


Posted: 16/04/2013 at 10:40

super pictures.. love them keep them coming.. love the redpoll.. dont get them in my garden at all..

love the wildlife we get this country..

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