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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 10:10

 

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Tulip Prinses Irene, bought after seeing them at Sissinghurst last spring. narcissus Minow and narcissus Intrique, outside the back door.

 

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 They look like flames.

Frogspawn 2013

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 08:14

Morning All.

We had Mr and Mrs Mallard on our pond yesterday morning, don't know where they came from. They disturbed some of the frogspawn while trying to eat the weeds at the side of the pond. I cleared them of and they have not been back, thank goodness. The tadpoles are developing ok, a bit slow, but you can see a difference in size.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 12:16

Nr Lincoln.

Cold east wind, but bright and sunny.

Fleece need both for the greenhouse at night and me during the day.

Have a good day everyone.

Chris

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 16:41

Lovely Pics Liz. My forget-me-nots and wallflowers are just showing colour, just need a few more days warmth and they will be out.

Lots of daffs in flower, and early tulips in big bud. Makes you feel better when the sun shines.

 

Bee spotting

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 16:04

Hi everyone.

I've just come in from gardening and have seen quite a few bees today on the hellebores, and one that had ventured into the greenhouse. Last Thursday I saw a bumble bee on the garage door, must have been attracted by the warmth from it.

It's lovely to hear them buzzing about, lets hope we get some more flowers out soon for them to forage on. They need all the help they can get.

ChrisX

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 12:02

Morning Folks.

Lovely morning here if a tad cool.

Where to start in the garden, lots of jobs to catch up with. Remaining lilies to sort out, then the cold frame, some of the plants have not survived the winter, so must have clear out and make room for some more that can come out the greenhouse.

Bjay -Best of luck with the wedding cake. I made my daughters, and 2 nieces in the past,  quite a responsibility, but all turned out OK.

Have a productive and happy day.

ChrisX

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:54

Nr Lincoln.

Beautiful sunshine, cool breeze. OH hoping to get a row of potatoes in. He has covered the soil with old perspex roofing sheets, so it has warmed up. Fingers crossed.

We have got the windows open too. Lovely.

 

ChrisX

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 22:21

Dare I say it Derek, but we could do with some rain here in Lincolnshire.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:27

Hi Jean.

I didn't get any instructions with mine so I planted them straight away in ordinary potting compost on 16th March, so probably did everything wrong. I have kept them in the small snug which is the warmest place in the house, but no sign of life. Tracey did tell me they can be ages before they shoot. I think we will have a long wait. Treating them as a learning experience

Dove, being retired is great, do as you like, when you like, can't beat it.

Now for tea, spag bol and a glass of something.

Catch everyone later.

ChrisX

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:59

Hi Folks.

Late checking in today, been a busy day what with one thing or another.

Been without a car as it had to go into the garage to have a new cam belt. It's the other side to town so had to use 2 buses to pick it up. All done now. Oh starts to whittle if things are getting near the time to be done, so at least it's done with now, ready for our holiday to France.

I went into the garden just to water a few pots, and then spent an hour re potting some lilies, still 8 pots to go. Didn't intend to start them until tomorrow, but you know how it is, you just get carried away. It was lovely to feel the warm sun, didn't need a fleece.

ChrisX

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