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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 19:26

@wintersong.. never get bored looking at gardens.. yours is so lush and green.. mine is dry and parched i know as i am writing this it sounds wrong but right

yes it is june and everything is slowing down in my garden..needs refreshments.. due on sunday I am told.

@figrat.. you have been busy.. that wouldnt be sotongeoff would it.. he has manflu

my foxgloves are doing veyr well..would add picture..but on other computer and they not on this one.. hope to plant out rudbeckias tomorrow as they are straining in their pots.. and as thye have rain forecast, what better time.

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:45

iris..doh!  very good.. and very clever... oh well i will have to try and win that trip to the moon another way.. was sooooo looking forward to that..



Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:43

oh and thanks for that great link.


Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:37

@gary.. great pictures.. and thanks karen for the indentification.. i have noticed some of these in my garden.. the white tail is very obvisous..

keep the pictures coming..

May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:23

i must admit.. most of my family do not understande me and my love of gardening.. they always moan when i say garden vouchers for birthday and xmas... except my Mum as she is as bad as me for garden.

but i cant understand them not loving it.. it is an escapism that i cant do without.. i love nothing better than wondering round the garden nurseries and eyeing up plants.. thou i do not buy so many now.. i tend to buy seeds.. and Mum and I share them.. it is so satisfying to watch them grow and mature and know you did that.. its like having children really..

anyway i could waffle on all day aobut it..but i wont


May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:18

@wintersong.. your garden is looking gorgeous and very lush.. i love what looks llike blu aquilegia.. one in photo under that enormous hosta.. is looks very happy there.. i have had problems with slugs too.. just  case of going out and throwing on path for thrushes..

i got a pot of londons pride at car boot last year for £2.  i then managed to splt and get 6 plants.. was so chuffed.. love it reminds me of my Nana.. as for the saxifrage. i love it..tried growing from seed and didnt do well.. so have to try again.

i can fully understand your love of the garden and not ever having one.. i spend all my time in mine.. at the cost of the house work but it is the best place to be in my mind.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 20:24

ok thanks everyone.. i have always changed every day and used rain water.. anyway they have been bathing in it... so must be ok

Flippin' pigeons

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 19:08

i also have them in my garden.. and they are a nightmare.. but as i have suet pellets out for other birds they seem to just hang around under those now and leave plants alone.. thou they do keep going into the greenhouse if i leave door open after dusk.. but i do have a very angry blackbird in the garden..always facing upto the pegions and chasing them off.. it is so daft.. the pigeons leg it when he is about... oh and htey do not like the seagull that is nesting on our flat roof.. they seem to keep even the rooks and cats away.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 19:01

hi everyone.. it has been warm and overcasat today..but still none of the wet stuff.. still used bath water to water today.. at least the toms smell  nicer than normal

thou i do not think my spinachlikes it much.. after yesterday it has got white spots on leaves can i still eat it?

oh and also does anyone know if it is alright to put tap water out for the birds.. normally always done from the butt.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 18:04

still scorching here.. even perennials are wilting here now.. must admit i put the long handed shower head on the hose pipe and watered tonight.. blooming hard work carrying water cans up top of garden and back.. poor arm was sooooo complaining last night.

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