Thursday, 10 March 2011

Rose Planting

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

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


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!

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!

Sights & Sound Of The Garden

Country gardens can be very noisy places to be in at times! There are the pleasant sounds of the singing birds and the huming bees. The wind rustling the leaves as it blows through the trees but there some annoying sounds as well like barking dogs in the distance or chainsaws and tractors being used by farmers. I would not swap my country garden for a town one though. The air is purer for a start except when the farmers are spreading slurry...then it is clothe peg on the nose time! Not that it worries me as I have no sense of smell but I would dealy love to smell the scent of the garden..even the compost heap!