LeadFarmer


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New pond

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 13:52

Thanks for the photos Thirtybyseven. Your pond looks great, and will look even better come spring summer with some planting. Just keep an eye on weeds growing in the meantime. Do a search on Google images for wildlife ponds to get ideas of how you want yours to look.

New pond

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 17:02

Any chance of a few photos of your pond please?

Summer house discussion

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:17

Thanks Dove.

This is an old photo now, but instead of braking up the sheds old hardstanding I used it instead to erect a greenhouse. You can see the shed/summerhouse behind it..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/061_zpsgtcjgz7d.jpg

Summer house discussion

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:08

This was already in my garden when we moved in..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/028.jpg

 

I wanted to move it back 6ft so it was up against the rear boundary as the space behind was bing wasted. So I dismantled it and built a new hardstanding, and reassembled it, and reflected the roof with underfoot and mineral felt. I just need to put guttering on it now to collect water. I didn't like its original red cedar colour so I painted it Cuprinol Old English Green ..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/085.jpg

Ive laid some lino on the floor and put in a spare settee and armchair. I keep all my old Gardeners World magazines in there and when the wifes not looking I disappear for an hour. Or two !!

 

Garden visits in New Forest?

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 16:46

Thanks folks, I'll do some reading up on the suggestions so far.

Garden visits in New Forest?

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 16:13

Anyone know of any gardens worth visiting in/around the New Forest? Im off there on holiday next summer.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 15:01

looks really nice Fairygirl 

Alliums Bulbs

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 18:42

I planted up a few pots with alium bulbs a few weeks ago, this is one of them today..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8577_zpsblzkpqb7.jpg

 

And the crocus are poking through as well..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8578_zpsimyzefhv.jpg

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 17:17

Went out to inspect some of my plant pots containing next years summer flowering bulbs.

Aliums already in growth...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8577_zpsblzkpqb7.jpg

 

And crocus poking through the surface...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8578_zpsimyzefhv.jpg

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 00:41

About this time of year I make batches of bird cake from melted lard, soaked sultanas, porridge oats, bird seed, bread crumbs. I pour the mixture into plastic takeaway food tubs and place in the freezer.

I put it out on the bird table and on the floor underneath, where on freezing cold winter days this bird cake gets attacked by all kinds of different birds.

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