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Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:48

 these goldfinches visited me yesterday


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:44

got this fella today..

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Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:35

@rob stevens.. manythanks for you words.. yes it nice to walk round.. have planted hedges to grow up..(and wind breaks, as on cliff top and very windy all time) so i have to walk round to see it all..but they take time to grow.. and i can be very impatient. i do walk round it alot..hubby moans.. says "what are you hatching up for me to do now"  just looking i say.. this year has been hard for me as i broke my shoulder end of jan.. so relied on mum to help me out.. and she loves to cut back..god bless her.. my penstemons look like they have been scalped.. hope they flower this year.

but one good thing to come out of not be able to weed etc.. is that i have found loads of baby wegelias growing.. amazing as i cant seem to cultivated them. so next year leaving them to do it themselves..

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Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:29

I only buy my compost at garden centres.. and their smaller 2.10 plants.. i do most of my garden from seeds, cuttings and splitting.. I sell what I or my mum dont want and it covers my costs.. I give some from it to charity .. last year Cancer uk and this year Air ambulance are the lucky ones.

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Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:25

the drums sticks are alllum drumsticks... very nice loved by bees and butterflies to.

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Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:23
joslow wrote (see)

Sorry to butt in, but what are the flowers in the photo with prurple and white flowers and pink drumsticks?

do you mea this large plant pale lilac colour is called "cupids dart," the  the bees love it.. hard to get rid of thou once you have it.. i have dug this up and moved it several times.. it keeps coming back.. very deep tuber root.. easy to grow from seed.

it sounds like thin paper in the wind.. lovely plant.

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Posted: 08/05/2012 at 19:03

@wintersong.. yep i will add mine you ad yours..

@kate1123..many thanks.. i tried to go from pinks/purples reds throught to red/orange and yellow.. and then one bed bllues and whites.. thou some self seeded items are in wrong place..

woodland garden is all white/yellow/greens if possible.. with some dots of pinks and purples with helebores and anenomes.


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 18:59

this little fella last year..

 he still managed to eat the sunflowers seeds thou.


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 18:46

wintersong.. they are great pictures.. we had a nest last year of bumble bees in side of shed.. they are huge.. didnt know until we went to moves some pots.. they came out in force.. had to just leave it for rest of day.. hubbys says.. "well you wanted them in your garden.. can complain where they are nesting now"

i  love them.. had oen otehr day not sen before it had white head.. wanting to take a picture but was to raining for it.

The wrong kind of birds

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 18:43

lunarz.. i find that strange about starling.. they do not eat seed at mine.. just suet pellets.. they dont go for anything else and otehr birds dont mind them..

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