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Planning ahead!

07 February 2018 07:20:12

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Well as the day started yesterday we did welcome some snow and of course there wasnt much to be doing in the garden. It was there most of the day and then later just in the sheltered bits. Pretty picture but bitterly cold.

But plenty to be thinking about for the coming months.

I took a trip to Lidl on Monday and found these gorgeous bird boxes. I didnt think that they would actually attract birds and would be happy for them to decorate the garden anyway. But then on FB Paddy Tobin put up a picture of one similiar to mine and he had a little bird in it, so hopefully these might attract some. I just thought they are so pretty, especially the caravan! :)

Another little project to be thinking about is what to do with this mountain of stone that we bought! I would like to do some sort of flowerbeds? features? maybe and will be looking at some ideas now in the next few weeks so I can get himself started! Idle hands and all that lol....I would love a small pond too, not sure if that will happen, but I do like the idea of a tiered flower bed made with stone...so we will see!

So lots to be thinking about now that the evenings are getting much brighter and hopefully the weather will start to notice that it is Spring too!



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Jacinta D Jacinta D 07 February 2018 08:28:47

Oh I like that stone. The tiered beds sound great too. 

TerriShoos TerriShoos 07 February 2018 10:47:12

I wouldn't be without a pond for the wildlife and for birds to drink out of. Plus the reflections in water are so lovely. Keep that boy busy!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 07 February 2018 17:24:39

I am sure you will get a tenant for the house and some holiday makers will rent the caravan over the summer.

The stone would make a lovely scree bed and maybe Jimmy could include a small pond in the design which would be safe for the girls.

JoanG JoanG 07 February 2018 19:42:19

It's fun to be planning ahead for the garden, isn't it?  I love the bird boxes Jackie and surely the little birds won't be able to resist them either.  That's lovely stone too and I like Mary's suggestion for how you might use it ... hope Jimmy is smiling! 

Fleurette Fleurette 07 February 2018 21:07:33

Good luck, Jackie.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  

MargieD MargieD 07 February 2018 21:51:05

Looking forward to seeing your plans of the garden tiers. When i said before that you were going to have to plan a sencond floor/tier it was a joke! Now I know you're serious.

Love the new bird houses, brings a new meaning to Air B&B. hehe


Fleurette Fleurette 07 February 2018 22:24:19

There we go again.  Jackie you have opened my eyes.  I saw these little ever so colourful houses in Lidl last week, but I just walked on past.  They did not register.  Of course, now I want one!  In fairness, I was very sore and very tired.  

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 08 February 2018 00:29:03

There are lots of child-safe pond /water features around but im not sure how dog-proof they would be! Have a good browse of images of ponds - a great way to amuse yourself when its too cold to garden!

Jackie Jackie 08 February 2018 07:46:31

Thank you all 

Mary what is a scree bed? 

Hazel yes I would love a pond but its more the dogs I think I would need to be watching.....they would just love it...can you imagine haha

Margie hahhahahaha

Jackie Jackie 08 February 2018 13:28:02

Not getting emails notifications now. And I was up to today grrr

Fleurette Fleurette 08 February 2018 14:53:37

That’s so annoying.  It would put right off.

I get notifications, but earlier today, I had to log on about 6 times in a 15 minute period.  

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 08 February 2018 18:19:39

Jackie,  a scree bed is raised with very very good drainage, built in a very sunny spot. It allows you to grow may alpine plants and bulbs. There would be a covering of gravel around the plants. There should be plenty of photos if you google it. You might see some photos on Potterton Nursery web site.

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