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Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:03

Sounds great Mrs G, like your idea of the temporary enclosures sounds like they are going to have plenty of space to scratch around in, without causing havoc and mess everywhere............they are messy birds! They are going be happy chickens!

New garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:48

Hello everyone, thanks so much for all your kind words when I moved, I still love it!

I feel blessed with a relatively  stable internet connection today so thought I'd show you some pics of how the new garden is coming along

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42181.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42182.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42183.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 

This is going to be the spring bank, at the back there's loads of self sown foxgloves and I think there's going to be some bluebells as well

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42184.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 

My ever hungry chooks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42185.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42187.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

My first honesty bloom, gardengirl gave me the seeds and this was dug up and replanted, in fact all of the plants had the same treatment

Managed to get 10 x 8 shed which you can see at the back of the border, got it for free, just had to take it down and reassemble it. I helped with the taking down, left the reassembly to someone else

Also got the chicken coup for free, the run is a bit tatty looking as it was banged together with some palletts and bits and pieces! Chickens don't mind though!

 

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:57

Good luck with the chickens Mrs G. I've not long got my first 3. They have a run so not completely free range, but am I surprised how quick they removed the turf,not a single blade of grass or weed insight.

I can sort of move my run, it's a bit awkward though, so they do get the chance to peck some fresh grass. Mine are very tame and follow me as I walk past just in case there's some grub going spare.

Mine will be for the table eventually and the eggs are delicious

Music in the Garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:27

Some good tracks there Edd, love will you by Hazel O Conner. Another Frankie fan here, Relax especially the 12" is still as good today as it was then.

Having a bit of a Smiths/Morrissey revivial at the moment,didn't really get in to them much the first time round. Kate Bush "Lionheart" is also being played a lot, she's a genius

Good luck punkdoc with the glasto tickets, would like to go myself, but the price and the whole camping thing wouldn't be for me now.

 

clematis

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:04

Sorry don't know, the clems I have here are all growing, fingers crossed

a few pic's

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:03

Wow, looks great!!

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:54

I would move them outside, it probably would be wise to harden them off first as Dove suggested just to get them used the outside temps. I find the calendulas tough little plants.

Opening and closing the grow house doors is brilliant as it provides good ventilation and protection. I do leave my little seedlings outside but if it rains heavily I bring them under cover as the rain could do them some damage as they are so small

 

Best butterfly plants

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:21

Verbena B, Scabious and Innulas

Good draining compost

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:19

Good luck with them Alastair, I grew them from seed last year in normal compost. They took an age to germinate after in fridge/out fridge, inside/outside treatment. In the end I just left them outside and finally up they popped!

I have a few still alive in pots from my last place, they are lovely plants and although I found them fidley to grow, they look lovely and the butterflies and insects adore them!

 ps- Didn't realise you can take root cuttings from them

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:12

They all look really healthy, the calendula are hardy, all of mine are outside in an open coldframe.

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