I don’t know how others manage to keep interesting blogs going continuously, I think of all sorts of things during the day that I’ll post, but when it comes to putting fingers to keyboard i get bloggers block, but I’ll try.
The weather [always a good subject] was lovely last week, so I spent a lot of time in the garden, I managed to mow the lawn again, my neighbour’s fence on one side had blown down, actually three six foot high panels, exposing a good size piece of my garden exposed, it was the bit below the lime tree and I must admit it also highlighted the rather overgrown and tatty state of that area, So that took up a couple of days work clearing out loads of rubbish and overgrown ivy plus a rotted conifer. After it was done I was tempted to plant the spot but then remembered that when the tree is in full leaf, it’s quite shady, Now that the fencing has been replaced it has also cut down some light, but I’ll look up my plant guide and sort something out.
On the other side of my garden I have what I call my little wild bit, but it was getting wilder and wilder with honeysuckle, ivy, Choisya, Mrs Popple fuschia, and Cotoneaster all vying with each other and topped with a Pittisporum, the birds love it but it had to be tamed a bit, so quite a lot of hacking and pruning, it’s looking a lot tidier, and there is still plenty of room for the birds to hide and nest in.
I have a couple of bird tables which I love to try and keep topped up with bird seed, and the magpies and pigeons love me for it, I decided something had to be done, got some plastic fencing with 1.1/2″ mesh and stapled it all round the sides of the tables, I watched eagerly to see if the little birds would take to it and YIPPEEE they did, so that will save me a bit on nuts and sunflower seeds.
It has turned pretty cold now with a sharp wind and to-day we had a few hail showers, so the garden will have to take a back seat for a while, thankfully as my nails are in a disgraceful state, I keep forgetting to put on my gloves.
I’ve a few more things I could say, but that’s enough as I find that over-long blogs put me off, so I expect others to feel the same. Bye for now have a good week.