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Latest posts by Wintersong

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 12:52

Very cloudy but bright here in Kent. There's no real threat of rain so far and It's actually warm and feels like spring for once.

think of the blackbirds Monty !

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 08:15

Well apparently my wood pigeons are ring-neck doves. There's a mating pair we see every year, always together, it's very sweet. Last year they tried to make a manly sized nest in out large Laural, but a windy day soon put an end to those ideas.

On the whole we get sparrows thrushes and Magpies nest in the surrounding trees but don't land in my garden. Once when I put out seed to encourage finches etc, all I got was an ugly pigeon who kept eating the lot! So I stopped. I used to get a robin a few years back that followed me around whenever I disturbed the soil, and am so happy I have blackbirds this year. I feel honoured they have chosen my garden.

Depression and how gardening saved me

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 08:07

I concur. Nature heals through the senses and gardening is just one way to appreciate our world as a whole. No wonder nature got given her pagan monikers, she can be tough and destructive, but her wonders are sustenance for the soul.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 22:03

Well done Rob! It looks very promising and beautifully dug.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 18:38

Someone over did the blood fish and bone

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 18:10

I don't think so or the blackbirds would be harassing your chooks.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 17:44

Goregous pictures Inkadog, thank you so much for sharing

I always cut my flower spikes to ground on my Euphorbia characias wulfenii, (don't know about others) but they last so long, I'm generally not in a hurry to reomve them

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:41

I've just come in from a morning's digging. The full sun border is on its second dig over to eradicate raspberry runners from the soil completely, turning to the depth of my fork and going deeper whenever I discover a runner. Had a small bit of bind weed along the back fence as well and two runners going into the lawn that I am unable to dig out. Hubby tells me he will mow them into oblivion, I just hope they don't turn round and come back into my border

All the woody parts of the dead Pampas grass are bagged up ready for removal whilst its mountain of dry leaves and rotted matter at its centre is piled up in a heap on top of the crator hole that I will leave to quietly compost over the coming months or move to my compost bins to speed things up depending upon time, space and energies.

I'm knackered now

moving established plants

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:46

It's not too late to move herbaceous perennials especially with all the rain we've been having. Just dig them up with as much root-ball as possible and you may need to reduce the foliage to lessen the stress to the plant.

Why grow organic?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:43

Aaaargh! My eyes hurt.

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