Monday, 9 April 2012

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW

A couple of pictures take from the upstair windows!

SPRING WORK

I wish I had as much thatch on my head as I took from the lawn!
The vegetable plot is now weeded and ready for planting!

ROSE ARBOUR

I have decided to make a rose arbour this year which I think is a very fancy title to have for four posts sticking out of the ground. I still have the "roof" to put on it yet. My choice of rose for it is the climber Aloha.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Rose Planting



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I bought two Albertine rambling roses to grow up the arch but decided they would be too vigorous there so planted one at my sitting out area and the other up an old tree trunk. A couple of other old climbing roses I had were planted to grow up the trunks of a couple of trees. Two Compassion climbing roses were then planted at the arch on both sides of it.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

That Robin Again!

Yesterday when I was pruning, my little mate came to sit beside me seemingly begging me to start digging rather than prune! I did scuff the soil up a bit with my foot and he got some grubs and a piece of bread I threw down for him

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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Pruning

I spent a pleasant half hour or so yesterday in the sun doing a bit of pruning. To me there is something satisfying in taking dead heads of shrubs or cutting the roses down to size!
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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Some Pics!


Well spring might be officially twenty days away or so but it sure was spring in my garden today!