- Half an acre wildlife garden in rural Aberdeenshire. That's all you need to know!
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Yesterday at 20:56
Nighty night, LB, sleep safe and sound.
Don't forget 'Car Share' at 9.00! Hilarious!
Yesterday at 19:44
Looks rather Russian, pitterpatter! Scabious! In April! Heck! Fabulous! I'm getting clematis-envy now!
Lovely tulips, Marion! Like raspberry-ripple ice-cream! Yummy!
Yesterday at 19:37
Oh dear, LB.....it's definitely unseasonable for baby blackbirds......hope they'll be ok?
Hazel....Lants is off to London for a wee holiday.
Quite right on the box-non-flattening move, hogweed! So many people seem to think of nothing beyond the end of their own egos these days. Totally self-absorbed. The 'Me....' generations. Don't get me started!
Boobs? Hazel? Girly-talk? Oh NO! Please, anything but that!
Yesterday at 17:41
We've got thunder, lightening and a hailstorm now!
I give up!
Pansy....that door photo is priceless!
Lants.....have a good few days break in London! Hope you get some good weather!
Tea-time.....must go sort something out. Want to watch the 2nd part of Brian Cox's 'Russia' tonight cos it's about St. Petersburg and I can sit there pointing at the telly and yelling 'Been there!.......been there!......seen that!.....went there!.....' like a big kid.
By which time OH will have left the room and left me talking to myself.......
Ah well. Never mind. The cats will listen.....mebbe...p'haps.......
Yesterday at 17:03
Heck, nut! It's the world in a pot! Fantastic!
Bistort ( sorry....Persicaria bistorta superbum! )! Mine's just started coming into flower! And Dicentra spectabilis.....no chance up here, yet! I've got the wee dicentra formosa but that's taken a battering today.
Yesterday at 16:11
Heck Obelixx.....that's practically Ikebana!
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Yesterday at 16:09
You can say that again, Pansy!
The 'experts' - prof. gardeners and meteorologists etc. - reckon a 6 week difference between dahn sarf and oop north.......which probably leaves YOU three weeks from them, and three weeks from us!
I'm trying to recall what used to flower in our garden in April when we lived in Holmfirth.....but I can't! Probably some 'pratty flowers' though!
Yesterday at 15:54
Poor Cody. Deepest commiserations, hogweed. I've had cats all my adult life, usually in multiples, and never heard of FIP before. Dreadful. I had one cat, many years ago, with FIV, which she never spread to the others in the household, but she only lived to 8.
What an awful disease. I am SO sorry if my asking about him was very badly timed.
LouLou, now......what a little dolly! Isn't she gorgeous?
Yesterday at 15:40
I spy a thalictrum! And a papaver cambrensis! Jings! I'll not get mine in flower till July!!
Dove, I only ever grew cerinthes once, but they were so pretty.....what very weird colours! Might have another go this year......very little seeds itself up here. Except red campion and dandelion......
Pansy......unlike Oates, you came back!! Worth it, eh? Of course it was!
Welcome to Keenie! Great long-spurred aquilegias you have in your bunch! Again....I'll have to wait a month or so!
Love geums....only have Tangerine Dream and Mrs. Bradshaw.....but they're smashing plants!
Yesterday at 15:25
Cody had to be......what? Not put to sleep, hogweed? No!! He was a baby.......oh how terribly sad.....
Yesterday at 15:23
Well, we've had EVERYTHING today.....snow....then rain....then wind....then sun......repeat......repeat again.....oh, and lightening all last night.....
Love Tiggs! That tippy-tongue and poky fang....how cute is that? Used to have a friend who had ex racing greyhounds....always amazed me how such big dogs could sort of 'fold' themselves up into small spaces! And they could sleep for Britain!
Runners....love that Laundry Rules thingy.....agree 100%
I don't care what gets stuck in duvet covers, it's such a nice surprise when you find where your missing sock has gone. I am such a slob.
Bonny dog, Bonzo! Isn't he handsome? And Cozzie and Minstrel have clearly both found something deeply fascinating in the grass! Poke...poke....prod.....poke.....
Yesterday at 12:58
I think Obelixx just bought a bisexual one, LB........
Yesterday at 12:54
It's a really interesting indicator of what flowers when and where, too, isn't it? Admittedly not what you'd call 'scientific' but enlightening nevertheless!
Dove has aquilegias in flower, whereas up here they'll not be out for another month....but all of us have hellebores, which go on forever, seemingly!
Joyce has red campion which won't flower up here until late May, and we've all still got a few daffies/narcissi anf forget-me-nots.
Dove has cerinthe....heck, I'd be lucky to get that into flower before July!
Hogweed's geum is a month in advance of mine!
Can't wait to see some more jam jars full of April's windswept bounty!
Yesterday at 12:40
Gorgeous healthy looking foliage on that rose, Pansy!
I like Ella, too. Missed the programme, alas. Too busy picking flowers for hogweed's jam jar thread!
Yesterday at 12:34
Aw thanks Joyce! It's very appropriate!
Yesterday at 12:28
...of course, 'Somebody' had to 'help'.........
Yesterday at 12:24
Oh my! Joyce, is that a cowslip? And red campion, out already??? Wow!
Lovely flowers everyone! Great inspiration, hogweed!
Like that mug too, Joyce!
Yesterday at 11:58
I WAS BRAVE! Bet I get double pneumonia now!
But the sun came out for 5 minutes, so here we go.....astonishing how many different flowers there are out there!
Hellebores, myosotis, pulmonaria, mahonia, narcissi, chaenomeles, cherry blossom, lunaria, Kerrie Dumplin's ( drumstick primulas )....
Got a house full of pollen beetles, now!
Yesterday at 11:30
What a great idea for a thread, hogweed!
I've got a Branston Pickle jar, newly washed out.....but there's no way I'm going out there today, in the current weather! But when it calms down, I promise I will!
Yesterday at 11:05
Yummy, Wee Harry! Green slimy algae, full of good things, eh?
I put out a bowl of water for the outdoors cats....but they prefer the river! Can't blame them, really!