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Posted: 19/03/2015 at 14:24

Love the pictures Yvie, so nice to have before and after. I wish I had done that when I started doing this garden 24 years ago. [ how I managed that when I was only 3, I do not know ] What I do now is take pictures of the various borders, throughout the year, to try and decide what has worked and what hasn't, so that I can plan for the following year.

Spent a lovely few hours in the garden, listening to the birds while weeding and pruning. Bird song really has restorative powers. I wonder whether playing tapes of it, in the dead of winter, would also work?

can anyone explain?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 14:14

I sowed some Nicotiniana lansdorffii [ lovely plant if you haven't tried it ] 14 days ago. Sown in a propagator, in my usual Perlite and John Innes No. 1, and nothing has germinated.

4 days ago I decided to sow some more, same packet, same compost, and today they have germinated.

Daffodils in June?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:30

Narcissus Pheasants eye flowers in May usually, so that would not be so difficult to hold back.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:03

Thanks David, that means a lot coming from an expert. The camera is a Sony Cyber shot with a 20X  zoom. It has a few different modes, but I don't really understand them.

I bought the camera for our African safari 2 years ago, and was very pleases with the results, but then it is hard to miss an elephant standing 20 feet away!


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:56

Fritillary, there are a few drumming in the wood over the road, but none have come into the garden yet.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:16

Hi BM.

Yes I got the car, an Audi A1, 6 months old. I am trying to get to love it, but at the moment miss the old one. Must remind myself, it is only a car, and there are so many other things that are much more important.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:46

Morning all.


Not been posting for a few days, have been going through one of my feeling a bit of a waste of space moods. Decided I need to pull myself together and get gardening.

Have not read what's been going on, so I hope you are all well.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:35

 Some pictures taken in the wild bit of the garden yesterday. I have never tried photographing birds before, as I thought with my fairly basic camera, I would not be able to capture them.

However with some food and a bit of patience, plus deleting about 100 of the photos taken, I got a few that I think are ok.


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 14:15

Afternoon all.

Magic, morning in garden, just pottering around, doing jobs as I found them. Did nothing on my list that's for sure.

Garden is looking colourful at the moment, with Snowdrops, crocus and Aconites flowering their socks off. I have lined one of the paths with pots of Irises, and they look good to.

Going to have lunch outside and then decide if I feel like carrying on.

Lovely to see you Sunflower lady.

bumble bees

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 17:25

Snap! Saw a buff tailed bumble bee collecting pollen from my dwarf Irises.

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