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Room for expansion

16 May 2017 21:55:28

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At this time of year, when everything is in full growth tree trunks are getting bigger, it's a timely reminder to check that your tree ties are not restricting the essential growth. Let them breathe a sigh of relief, and loosen their ties. Or on more of a personal note, just open the top button of your trousers. LOL

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sallysarah sallysarah 17 May 2017 08:02:50

Good advice, Jacinta.  May I remind gardeners to make sure their bird baths are kept full of clean water - I kept ours filled up during that hot fortnight we enjoyed here in the West.  Birds in our garden took full advantage of this facility!!!!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 May 2017 08:44:00

Good advice from you too, Sally. Luckily I don't need to supply them with clean water. They drink and bathe from the ponds.

Fleurette Fleurette 17 May 2017 09:00:27

indeed, Sallysarah, look after the little friends.  If I am away for a few days, and the feeders are empty, the blue tits come knocking at the window..... well, almost!  

Tree ties, Jacinta.  Don't you wince when you see a tree still firmly tied to a stake,.... but,.... its the tree that is supporting the stake!  

And garden experts that are not garden centre owners, (!) advise buying trees only knee high and not staking at all, as the trunk stregthens as it it moves in the wind.  

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 19 May 2017 00:17:39

Thanks for the timely reminder Jas. 


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