Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 16:08

Must feel great to return to your garden Hosta and see how much everything has grown! 


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:54

Have a great time,  BL is so lovely and don't over do it! 

Take care of yourselves and a big thanks to your OH Matty,  sounds like he really does look after you 

The wind gusts here are really strong didn't stop me sleeping all afternoon 

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 12:10

Stunning land you have there KEF 

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 

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