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July in your garden...

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 17:34

Well we are in july and summer is not here yet.. my day lillies have had buds on for 3 weeks now and not flowered.. fear they will die as buds..

yesterday was windy again and flattened my cupids darts.. and we have rain here all day and the same is forecast again tomorrow.

will it ever ease up

July in the garden!!

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 17:31

Well we are in JUly.. and the summer is not here.. i have day lillies with buds on now for 3 weeks and still not opened..fear they will just die as buds if we dont get some sun soone.


Posted: 02/07/2012 at 07:58

@tina5 - great pictures.

@yarrow2 - lovely pictures.. poor little mite.. hope it gets better soon and back with family.

our seagulls on the roof have had 3 young  this year.. quite amazing really with all the hawks and rooks circling after t hem all time. but yesterday one fell off the top flat roof onto the small one over the kitchen.. what a noise screehing all night as cant get back up there.. and i am not going near it ..wnat to keep my eyes and fingers thank you.. but this morning it has gone.. so not sure where..


Posted: 30/06/2012 at 09:32

here are some robins nesting in local garden centre plant tables..

 the staff say mother is really toleratn of people taking pics but if you get too close she lets ya know.. so beautiful to see.

loving allteh pictures guys.. keep them coming.. nature is a beautiful thing to see.. and i love seeing animals in gadens that i do not get here.. all depending on different parts of teh country and world.. it is great.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 09:28

oh my.. that is terrible flooding to deal with..  here are the litle robins nesting at the garden centre on the plant table..

 the staff said she had 6 eggs but can only see 4 young..nest is tighltly between pots of plants.. they said she is very toleratant of people taking pics..but if you get to close she lets ya know.. when you go she comes down.. it is amazing to see this.. i have nest boxes but never get to see inside of them.. its beautiful.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 08:32

@inkadog.. that will look stunning.. such a great idea! make sure you keep us up to date with progress. loe that gate the 6 square glass panels are lovely.. wouldnt mind a front door like that

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 08:29

i also think GW should be on for an hour.. i dread it when you get that "what to do this weekend" i know its nearly over... and my fix is ending but the show is great..the whole lot of presenters are great.. thou not a great fan of rachel de thame.. but cope with her for the short time she is ever on.

i will not now get to see how Carols astrantia seed did compared to mine.. and i was hoping to catch some tips from on it.. blerdy sport. it has been constant for months now.. at least chelsea is only a week and not for hours on end eveyday.

i did get someone moan at me "well you get all your soaps everyday" what! my soaps! dont watch any of them thank you i said.. and to be honest there is very little on tv that i feel is worth my liecence fee i am afraid.. almost tempted to get rid of ariel and just watch iplayer for those odd programmes that are worth watching.. and use tv for movies.. thou bt.. if i cant get the channels through an ariel i do not have to pay.. i have checked.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 17:36

There is nothing quite like settling down on a Friday night with a G&T and getting my fix of GW. Get your act together BBC and stop messing with your viewers!! 

i am exactly the same.. (thou wine) god forbid anyone who interupts me while watching it..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 17:33

well a day spent in the garden.. dead heading and sowing seeds for spring..

just htought i would say i went to garden centre to day and one table is up with signs please leave... bird nesting.. and soooooooooo cute! a robin as got 4 young.. told htey hatched 2 days ago.. gorgeous.. it is right inbetween 2 trays of plants.. very clever as it is very safe and protected and warm under the canopy.. will take camera tomorrow and get picture for ya all..

Bearded Iris

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 08:42

yes dividing them is good.. i do mine every year and they always flower.. thou must state that is only the large clumps that i divide.. i have found that if i didnt do this they did not flower.. you must cut the leaves down when splitting so they dont get wind blown..  and as stated keep rhizomes up on top of soil so they can see the sun.. they do not like wet feet and boggy ground.. need no feeding at all.. just the sun (dont we all) and free draining soil..

also sometimes they wont all flower first year of splitting.. some do some dont i have found in my experience.

i love bearded irises and have gathered many.. i just run out of sun drenched border to put them in.,. thou they are in middle to back in borders where plants die down over winter and spring.. and htey do well also as get the sun when needed

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