Bank Holiday Weekend......

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Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby DingleDel » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:39 pm

....would not be complete without a spot of gardening.

What started a few weeks ago as a general little tidy up somehow evolved into a bit of a garden make over. Fence panels being repainted, shed given a fresh coat of paint, our "dumping ground" area has had a few paving slabs laid and the rest has been all weeded and dug over ready to be planted out.

Treated ourselves to a few new plants yesterday and I need to read up on best positions,conditions etc.

We have also recently moved our bird feeder station as all we ever seemed to attract was the pigeons. I was SOOOO pleased to see a little robin visit us several times whilst we were working outside. It didn't actually take any food, but it sat on the fence and the top of the feeder station, hopefully just assessing the situation.

Looking forward to just sitting in the garden and relaxing, watching the plants (hopefully) flourish and the birdies pass by.

Hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend. xx
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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby Melis » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:42 pm

We planted up the window boxes and hanging baskets a couple of weeks ago. We ordered a couple of chairs to relax outside in. We ordered them online from Amazon and didn't bother to pay the extra for express postage. They were due to be delivered next Wednesday however they arrived less than 24 hours from ordering them.

Our garden is a hive of activity. We have bees busy collecting nectar from the flowers that are just coming into bloom, there are a couple of pigeons trying to make a nest in our pittosporum and we have a black bird couple nesting in the climbing passion flower. I think it is toads in the rockery by the pond. Haven't seen them but they are making a noise all the time. (Day and night)!! The red legged partridge that strut around the village haven't been in the back garden recently but I can hear them and the pheasants are nesting in the field near the pub.

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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby DingleDel » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:12 pm

I wasn't sure what a pittosporum was!!! :oops: Had to Google!

Would love some sort of little water feature in garden, something to support a bit of wildlife! We have limited space but with a bit of thought I am sure we could work something out.
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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby Kath » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:24 pm

I had to google it as well!
Glad the weather is good enough to garden.

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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby Carolyn » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:14 pm

all I seemed to do was mow the lawn and weed, lots of that.

Did help my dad out on Friday as he has had a shed taken down and he can't cope with watering now, so put up a couple of hanging baskets with 'false' flowers that brightens up the spot now.

the garden is so dry i daren't put a few plants that i bought the other day in, think they would just die!

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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby DingleDel » Mon May 01, 2017 10:31 am

It's raining here today so I am not sure if we will get outside again today, certainly not for more painting anyway.

Still got lots of little projects to do out there though, I've really enjoyed spending some time in the garden. x
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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby Melis » Mon May 01, 2017 9:30 pm

You won't believe how busy the blackbird has been today. We have seen him about every 10 minutes with worms in his mouth.

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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby DingleDel » Tue May 02, 2017 11:37 am

Got back from my Physio appointment this morning and really enjoyed pottering around the garden for 10 minutes. Bees have started visiting the Californian Lilac that we planted out over the weekend, I saw Mr Robin again and then I saw a Blue Tit visiting one of the coconut bird feeders we have only just hung on the pergola! So pleased! :angel:

I planted out some sunflower seeds into little pots, not sure anything will come of them but it's worth a try! LOL

Lovely morning here thought I'd make the most of it!
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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby Carolyn » Tue May 02, 2017 11:35 pm

our birds have been busy this weekend, never ceases to amaze me that the blackbird turns his head to one side and then bam he has found a worm.

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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby DingleDel » Wed May 03, 2017 10:22 am

Not the weather to by pottering about the garden this morning but as I am sitting here I can see the little blue tits swooping backwards and forwards to the feeder on the pergola and the bird feeding station is alive with thrushes! It seems they don't mind the rain! LOL
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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby Carolyn » Thu May 04, 2017 10:26 am

our neighbours have starlings nesting in his loft - they are there every year. as soon as we throw something on the lawn they are down.

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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby DingleDel » Thu May 04, 2017 11:01 am

Has anyone any knowledge about bats/bat boxes? They are around but if i put a bat box n the garden will it risk getting them in the loft too?
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Re: Bank Holiday Weekend......

Postby Melis » Fri May 05, 2017 1:07 pm

We had someone at our WI in to talk about bats. A bat can get into your loft if there is a 20mm gap. She gave us lots of information about their nesting habits. See if you're can get in touch with some bat expert in your area. If you have trouble, I can get in touch with her and hopefully she can help you find someone.

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