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dying hedge

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 22:20

The reason I thought that is because my privet suffered from honey fungus. I think it was coming from a nearby cherry tree that was rotting.

 

Heres a photo of the affected hedge, you can see the colur chage of the affected area...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/002-1.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/003-1.jpg

 

I had to cut down the beautiful cherry tree and chase out its roots. No easy task. I waited for the cherry tree to have one last blossom before cutting it down. Heres the cherry tree in its final blossom...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/0042.jpg

 

And after its demise,

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden2.jpg

 

 I took the opportunity of creating a wildlife pond in its place...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/003-001.jpg

 

I then had to dig out the affected parts of the hedge, along with a few healthy parts next to it. Fortunately I had some privet elsewhere in the garden to replace it with, So far its looking healthy. Fingers crossed. But I do miss that cherry tree

Lurking under pots and trays

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 22:05

They grow into crocodiles you know. Perfect for keeping next door kids out of your garden

Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:56

I posted these pictures in the Potting Shed section but I guess they should really belong here. Also it might prompt others to consider putting food out for our nesting birds. Hopefully clicking on the photos will enlarge them...

I have blue tits nesting in my patio so I bought a half kilo sack of live meal worms for them...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps36ab526c.jpg

 

 

 Placed an a glass dish and covered by a fird feeder cage...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpscf685bc6.jpg

 

 

 Nest box on my patio (viewed through patio window from my armchair)...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/21789524-8f8d-40fa-9df7-c5b08f856f82_zps2c9f8f4a.jpg


 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/e166ac4b-fe83-4212-8fe9-251ad895e687_zps082a0703.jpg

 

 

Soon after I was overjoyed as the blue tits found them and started tucking in, then taking them to their chicks in the nest box...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps5cf246a8.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps16d4c2ba.jpg

 

Im filling the dish up twice a day. Also had a nuthatch feeding on them today. 

 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:49

Im very jealous Gardengirl, I have them visit my garden but would love them to nest in it.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:45

Spent the mornig paintng my sons bedroom, then treated myself to an afternoon in the armchair watching the birds in my garden. Had a nice visit from a nuthatch that enjoyed the meal worms. Shame i didnt have my camera ready.

Then planed up a large pot on my patio with sweat pea and also some sunflowers that I grew from seed, coutesy of Lilylouise

dying hedge

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:42

Im guessing its a privet hedge that is suffering from honey fungus. Hows that for a precognition?

My New Arbour

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:36

Very nice scotkat. I think a clematis would look very nice growing up it.

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:33
John Harding wrote (see)

Hi again all, as requested I have uploaded some pics of my garden to the garden gallery 2013. I've had to reduce the file sizes considerably as they wouldn't load at first try. I hope they will open. Regards, John H

I looked at those yeaterday, very nice indeed.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:28
Birdy13 wrote (see)

Lovely garden LeadFarmer, those beds are beautifully filled with form and colour. I should think you've earned that view from your armchair.

Thanks, but its all getting dug up this autumn as I want to redesign it by reducing the lawn and making much larger borders. Thats if I can muster the energy!

gardeners world live

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:18

I first went about 4 yrs ago and enjoyed it. I even purchased a 10x8 greenhouse whilst there from The Greenhouse People.

I went for my 2nd time last year and thought it was appaullingy bad, hardly any exhibitors compared to my previous visit. Those that were there were spread about to make the halls look full. Even the Good Food Show that was there at the same time wasnt very good. It was as if the recession had hit hard. I left after about 2 hrs, I'd had enough.

Wont be going again until I hear its picked up.

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