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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

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 08:36

oh right.. would love a yellow one.. but still.. i have a pale pink one.. and.. well actually the same 2 you have in your top picture cranesbill.. thou blue one is more deep blue.. mum said hers is like yours and they came form same plant when split..wonder if it is the soil that does slight change in colour.

i also have a white/blue/violet one.. it is strange.. some flowers are white with blue stripes and some are half white petals and half violet petals and some are just white.. will get a picture of it and if i can upload i will put it on..thou dont hold your breaths.. the damn computer is being stubborn and wont do it if it doesnt feel like it

@dean.. your polt is coming on lovely.. are peas and swede have done well out of all the rain as have the carrots.. but french beans not done much at all.. and the onions not much.. purple radish are ding well.. as are the runner beans.. and toms.

No Ladybirds

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 08:27

i to saw lots in the warm weather bu tnot of late.. loads of bees and ants.. not many butterflies since warm weather either..

lots of aphids thou.. so am out with the washing up water today and spraying the little devils..

garlic affected by heavy rain?

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 19:29

lost ours alos had bad rust.. good to see monty had the same problem.. means it wasnt us doing it wrong.. and that gardening is al about change most of the time with our climate.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 15:22

@lazy gardener.. that may well be.. but now i will not get to see how caroles seeds did compared to mine as planted when she did.. also hubby wont get to find out about montys peas.. they will be finished.. there is a lot to miss out on over 4 weeks.. if you need the programme to keep on top of things

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