Wintersong


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WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 11:50

@Kate Bradbury, thanks for the info! 'll look into it

May In Your Garden

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 23:55

I am jealous of your weather david spikes! And that pinky/mauve Iris is to die for.

think of the blackbirds Monty !

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 18:05

Just one fledgling in our resident BB nest, its a fat one

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7642.jpg?width=483&height=350&mode=max

 and Daddy has been feeding it on my fence all afternoon

May In Your Garden

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 18:02

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7640.jpg?width=569&height=350&mode=max

Last look at my monster Ceanothus in full bloom! It's getting a short back and sides once its done flowering, or else it will swallow the house!

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 17:59

P.S Gary Hobson, how lucky you are! Thank you for sharing.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 17:58

Oh figrat! I met mine this morning too!

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7638.jpg?width=483&height=350&mode=max

Here's my arty contribution

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7639.jpg?width=568&height=350&mode=max

 It's a fat one!

I had to go to my parents after these shots were taken but later in the afternoon, hubby showed me where he had gone to, he was sitting on my fence being fed by Daddy all afternoon!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 17:43

Well enjoy your good weather Inkadog and Pam keep up the hard slog, smiling visitors will be well worth it in the end

I was over my parents' house again today doing tons more weeding. Their soil is heavy clay (so different to mine I'm not used to dirty great big sticky lumps! And the weeds were everywhere! Oh dear, although it wasn't all bad. While I was there, the next door neighbour kindly offered me some redundant tools from her shed and a very large plastic pot which were gratefully accepted

I have a curly stem standard Wisteria that I am currently growing from seed that will love the big pot although that might be a couple of years yet.

Alternatively, I don't have water in my garden yet and this very large pot would make a super small pond! Oh decisions, decisions.

Off to take my bath now, enjoy your gardens while the weather lasts!

Snails

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 08:08

I tried an organic slug pellet that didn't work. It was utterly rubbish.

Composting

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 22:23

Anything too acidic or citrus plants in general will upset the good bacteria and apart from the well versed no-nos of cooked or treated products, don't add anything that is diseased, looks like a perennial weed or has a lot o seeds because generally speaking, our homegrown compost doesn't get hot enough to kill these things.

Protecting plants from frost

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 21:08

I would say as a general rule, to protect as much of what you have raised in doors or the greenhouse as you can, because all plants can suffer frost damage, especially at this lateness in the year, but the things you take the time and effort to grow and nurture are perhaps the hardest to lose. Most other things will recover in time

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