Latest posts by Wintersong

May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 15:18

@Inkadog, ooooh, now I'm jealous!


Posted: 31/05/2012 at 09:21

I get the white tails in my garden a lot and I watched the bees graze the opening to their ground nest last year in my garden and took it as doing housework. I guess ground entrances are more prone to wear and tear, so I could be wrong here, perhaps others can say with more authority.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 09:14

@gardenfantic, there are quite a few bonuses to not being understood. Firstly, you don'th ave to share your garden with anyone else thus your sanctuary remains so, secondly, you have complete autonomy since all the decisions are yours (perhaps with compromises around the budget). Thirdly, all your mistakes are hidden in ignorance...why does that plant look dead? Oh it's not dead...its just shedding a few leaves

And finally, you can impress those who know nothing about plants without much effort. Some of my friends miss me on facebook not for my super personality, but for my garden pictures! Enjoy your freedom!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:14

I love London pride and can't wait for my tiny cutting to get going around my patio area for next year.

@KG, piles of grit over the crowns each spring in a circle that extends beyond the touch of leaf to ground. The circles of grit get bigger each spring but it also acts as a great mulch to boot and whilst its not 100% slug proof, its pretty decent for the two years I've been growing hostas (this will be third). 

Will also try the garlic wash through the summer months on dry nights as last year I did get a bit of slug damage when the nights got warmer.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 21:35

Glorious sunshine all--day--long, red sky at night, brown back and thighs, Sheperd's winking at me


May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 21:19

@david spikes, I think every culture has something unique that it brings to the fore without even trying and in spite of being overwhelmed by the American influence since the days of Ronald Regan, us British really are a quirky bunch

@Inkadog, How bizarre that you mention one of my favourite plants that I took a cutting from my mother's garden just a couple of weeks ago! It's actually Heuchera Peach Flambe in the photo although I plan to plant the Saxifraga around my patio in troughs that are presently vacant, and knowing London Pride, not for long!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 20:58

My treat are the plants at their best! I love every minute in my garden and cannot imagine life without one!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 20:55

@Dean Lovett, Well done again. Incredible job and best of luck with the tasty treats! That table and benches looks suspiciously like a beer seat

Some photos of my garden today!

 Phew! What would the workload be like if I didnt have huge empty borders?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 19:50

I change bird water often and always tap

Beautiful day again today and I have only just come in from the garden.

It's crazy to think I can do my housework in half and hour and yet the garden takes all day

List of jobs done today included turning my three compost piles, watering some newish plants that are flagging, watering veg, weeding out a crazy amount of self seeded Nigella, mowed-raked and mowed the lawn again, pricked out my basil seedlings into plugs, took cuttings of my alpine Phlox and divided some Cowslips and Doronicum to make a better drift for next year's spring display.

Also, forgot to mention yesterday's drama in the garden. One of four local Magpies was sticking his head in the guttering looking for Sparrow chicks whilst the tiny Sparrows chirped madly at the brute and when I went to the shop in the afternoon, I saw one of four Magpies trying to raid a Blackbird nesting in a conifer but this time the female bird was not having any of it and screaming wildly in defence of her eggs/chicks (the male was hopping about doing his teritorial dance) until it flew off empty beaked. I know its only nature but I was a little shaken up. 

Today the crows arrived in their gang and bullied the magpies for the prime nesting sites so I guess every bully has a bigger thug to put up with.


May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 11:50
kate1123 wrote (see)

All 100 of my wallflower seeds have germinated so that will keep me busy today.

Did you count them twice to make doubly sure?

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