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Latest posts by Wintersong

Elderly honeysuckle

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 11:57

Generally speaking, honeysuckles are very vigorous so I wouldn't worry too much about renovation pruning.  You can cut back to a couple of feet from ground but time of year depends on the type you have, if you don't know then moderate the pruning and do it after flowers 

One thing for all types is a darn good feed 


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 11:45

Oops that predictive typo got past me 

I meant BL and Matty 

Really gusty wind here today 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 10:21

Busy doing nothing. ..need to litter pick and weed front garden and clip the topiary  (very general shapes to Eleagnus, conifer and the big scraggy silver bush with blue flowers that I always forget the name of)

Also need to clip box balls in back garden and prune new shrubs to bush up but the sun's just come out 

Oh well, guess I could plant something instead 


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 10:10

Gonna find Dawn Chorus on catch up and forgot to mention,  BLACK and Matty enjoy your trip! 


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 10:07

Well if death must be involved, better that it's a quick one!

But I have a theory that it's a painless affair for slugs and snails since they bite each others bits off while having sex 

Royal Baby

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 09:00

Well we all know they're related to each other but how do they tell each other apart when they share the same names 


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 08:54

Clari, I know you love your job but they need to give a girl some days off!!!

LesleyK, great chance to improve your border but only if you can still bend over! !

Overcast today and muggy,  storm brewing weather 

Dove, love hearing about your resident Robin, my feeders are currently feeding every neighbourhood bird although sadly no blackbirds or robins, I do have the occasional tit but mostly sparrows and starlings. Whilst pottering on the patio I filled the mealworm dish thrice and it was quickly devoured by four starlings, one of which must have a nest as he/she kept leaving with a beak stuffed with them. The mealworm I use are very much dead though and smell like chicken crisps 

They tell me sparrows are in decline in some areas, well not here although sadly I found a dead chick on the stones no where near any nests,  and some very eclectic nesting materials, probably raided by a magpie, we have a nearby family group and I often watch them checking out the gutter nests 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Gorgeous day, repotted two clematis to grow on 

Arrgh help please

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 16:28

Same, nothing to worry about 


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 16:19

Hi all, had a wonderful day here, absolute suntrap waiting for a taxi this morning. Had to pop to B&Q for supplies of weedkiller and some odds and sods OH wanted but when I got home I found i had an attack of sticky labels, including more salvias, bedding plants, and Clematis Chantilly 

After that embarrassment, I had a mooch around the garden to discover some wonderful surprises including flowers coming on my new iris. I'm sooooo excited!  I haven't seen them flower yet. The weather this afternoon has been wonderful pottering weather so I potted on two clematis, Ville De Lyons was bought for 6 quid and is an absolute thug! 

Cooked roast pork dinner which was amazing, my butcher deserves a medal but I guess he'd settle for my continued custom. They come miles around, I kid you not, all the surrounding villages but for me it's the end of my lane 

Now is Pimms o'clock 

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