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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Reflections on Ice

27 December 2009 11:58:50
Reflections on Ice

Reflections on Ice

Thaw is on but everywhere is like a bottle so I'm hoping the weather forecast isn't right in that the temperature are to drop  below freezing again. The pond is still frozen solid and like a mirror with the trees reflecting on it especially after the rain.

Birds are going crazy will really have to find my bird book so as I can identify them as I really only know the most common ones and there are so many colourful fellows visiting. There is also a cocky rook looking to see what he can pick up I hope he doesn't intimidate the others by his strutting and flapping.

Must try to put a plan in place for the kitchen garden and alsothe countdown is on for Caroline's wedding on the 19th June so I need to come up with a plan to have the garden looking spectacular for the first family wedding.


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Bramley Bramley 27 December 2009 12:17:30

Interesting tip- I know it sounds absurd but the birds still need to bathe to keep their feather clean and stay warm at this time of year so remember keep some water available for them  that is not frozen . it is as important as food for them.


Jacinta Jacinta 27 December 2009 12:48:29

And it needs to be changed every couple of days too. Beautiful photo. Your garden will look spectacular in June.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 27 December 2009 17:56:44

Lovely reflections on ice Cloncaw.You will have lots of plans for a very busy year ahead and will have a very nice garden for that special day.Good luck with all your planning.


Rachel Rachel 27 December 2009 18:11:41

Magical photo - we can count on you as usual. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.


fran m fran m 27 December 2009 20:46:10

The photos are just getting better all the time.


Joybells Joybells 30 December 2009 10:10:28

Cloncaw I am exactly of the same mind as you ... as our daughter is getting married in May and have been checking out what flowers and shrubs would be at their best in May...the garden has to be looking its best then!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 30 December 2009 11:18:11

Joy I think I'm going to try and have pots ready to put into place. It's going to be all go as our garden is only 3 years old so lot of planning and work to do.


Joybells Joybells 30 December 2009 19:32:57

Yes! I have been thinking the same thing as our garden will be only 3 years old then too....I'm looking at Azalea, rhododendron and magnolia at the moment...anything 'showy' really any of these would do well in pots and could be planted out later on...I'm open to any helpful suggestions...


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