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Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 19:40
our hearts have lifted too at the sight of swifts over our house, to us they mean the coming of summer, balmy evenings and the sipping of a glass of wine on the patio. Later, at dusk, bats take over the whirling and swooping over the trees, quieter but just as lively!

Wide and short garden - very shady.

Posted: 22/03/2012 at 22:11

 My garden, too is wide and short, it is bordered by large oak and sycamores and a weeping willow just the other side of the bottom fence. A former pond area in the middle is now a central heart shaped bed, with a large fern, irises, ligularia, helebores, agapanthus lots of spring bulbs out now, snowdrops just over. I have curved lawns on either side and a wide curvy border all round the garden with mainly perennials and small shrubs. Annuals for summer colour help out. You can see it all at a glance, no secret corners but I don't mind that. Good luck Susan lily just enjoy. 

Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 09/03/2012 at 22:30

 Yes, Mossy, I think that gardening is pure art.It engages all the senses, is creative and fulfilling. It is also frustrating and does not always turn out like the picture in your head. I speak for myself of course!

Pot worms

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 22:51

Not sure what you mean by pot worms, could it be vine weevils eating the roots? Earthworms would not damage living plant parts. I don't know about millipedes which are black often coiled up wormlike things. Sounds like you need expert help, that excludes me but would love to hear if you find out.

Talkback: Escallonia

Posted: 24/02/2012 at 22:54
Hi Kate, after reading your comment I must plant escallonia in my new border for the bees.


Posted: 17/02/2012 at 22:55

Alip thank you, so beautiful. Spring is on its way.

Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 15/02/2012 at 22:33

I love my hellebores too. A special one was a gift from my son shortly before he died, his favourite he said. I have given seedlings from it  to other family members for them to cherish.

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