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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Moving In.

25 February 2011 22:00:40
Moving In.

Moving In.

 

Out for a look round the garden this morning to see what was out this morning, could hear this cheeping above me and there in the eves was a little bird peeping out of the mud nests. Some of the nests have been dislodged by the wild weather over the winter and this one is a bit broken looking. Wonder will it stay? This morning soaked the China Dragon Iris and Astrantia roots as per instructions on the packets, decided to take a quick trip to Lidl but was a bit disappointed no dahlias like last year however I did pick up a packet of Mon Amour and Nori gladioli tempted to plant them in the Nw bed it says April on the packets though. This afternoon potted up the China Dragon Iris and 4 roots of Alstroemeria orange now in the tunnel, more plants out of waiting to the NW bed edging the path with little pots of Plum Pudding heuchera, geranium no idea which one, Ladies Mantle, planted into the bed Astrantia Primadonna, aquilegia Barlow Black, one of my Sorbaria and Perwinkles Michaelmas daisy. Over the next few days the daffodils will be out and so the picture will start to change, one job that needs done is to straighten up the arch as the wind has blown it off line but I need some help and then the clematis and honeysuckle can be tied in for support.


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Jacinta Jacinta 25 February 2011 22:04:14

Great photo, Geraldine.


Monkells Monkells 25 February 2011 22:09:52

Getting right back into the swing of things :-)) Good feeling :-)) Spent most of Tuesday trying to rescue my arch that was leaning at a 45 degree angle!!! It was covered in two very thorny and very large climbing roses!! I am ripped to bits (and have a party to go to tomorrow) Think the arch is beyond saving!!


Clara Clara 25 February 2011 22:10:27

Love it and a great photo,


Hoeys Hoeys 25 February 2011 22:11:22

oh the birds are so cute. great to see them. looks like you done so much.


Myrtle Myrtle 25 February 2011 23:29:28

Looks like the sort of nest a swallow builds but would be far too early.


chilipepper chilipepper 26 February 2011 03:30:08

Great photo Geraldine!


fran m fran m 26 February 2011 06:59:00

Geraldine, is that over the hall door?


Johnplotman Johnplotman 26 February 2011 08:57:01

A fine picture,Cloncaw.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 26 February 2011 11:10:36

Thanks everyone I know it's a pain having them nest in the eves but that's nature for you.  Fran that is one of the little hips on the back of the house that looks over the pond, a lot of the nests have fallen down over the winter but I'm sure they'll be rebuilt.


Noelfitz Noelfitz 27 February 2011 11:08:43

Great photo and post. 

 Birds do add to a garden.  I will try to get to love herons, magpies and pigeons.  For a start I will call the pigeons doves.

I again am shamed by all the gardening many of you do.


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