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Hello Owls and Larks,

First day of Spring today and it is Happiness Day.Very Happy missing all my lovely old plants in other house I expect they are all coming into bud now and blossom out. I am going to see what grows in the tiny borders here in new cottage, I don't wan't to go hacking through and find that I have killed a plant.

Cant access one of my email boxes tonight it says wrong password but it is the right one and I only changed it a month ago.

Tea and choc here I come.!

If you can't sleep and there are others online then have a natter here

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams
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Posted at 20th Mar 2017 - 11:20PM   Posted by Camilla   I Can't Sleeo Chat Post Comments: 8

Camilla's Avatar Nighty night dear owls and larks, off to thy dream pilows.

Sweetest of Dreams.

Have a good Tuesday.Very Happy


Posted by: Camilla on 21st Mar 2017 at 12:01AM

Fennie's Avatar Well, good to find you happy, Camilla. Perhaps you could share some of your sunshine! Oh look the sun has just come out. What else can I wish for? But yes, we have a blue sky a few hazy clouds in the fluffy distance and a crescent moon, high in the broad welkin. Birds enjoying themselves in the air.
Now here's a curious thing - although we have seagulls here - they never seem to eat like other birds. Even at the sea side they don't seem to eat (at least here). We don't have trawlers or fish or much food waste. Magpies, jackdaws you see pecking at road kill, pigeons invade fields and gardens but the seagulls exist on a diet of air, though yesterday I did see one pausing for a drink of water.

Anyway, it's a far cry from watching for your bulbs to come up, but most things are emerging now, even here in frozen Wales. Great line for a story though of this unknown plant emerging and growing bigger and bigger like the beanstalk.

Have a good day and may the atmosphere be calm and sunny.
Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 21st Mar 2017 at 07:57AM

Camilla's Avatar Morning All,

Yes lots of lovely sunshine this morning although the air is bitingly chilly, saw two chaps walk past the window earlier they both had shorts on gosh I thought a tad parky to be wearing shorts yet but I have noticed this a lot with males they love to wear shorts even in the coldest of weather I know my previous postman did. They did however have a warm jacket with scarf as they led their dogs for the daily run over the beach.

We have so many seagulls here some bigger than others they are of course the ocean gulls the bigger ones and yes they do love a crust or two because when I first arrived here two huge ones flocked on the front garden to the cottage so I put some out for them they ate it greedily.Very Happy

Wonder which plant you have growing like a beanstalk Fennie take a pic perhaps one of us can then come up with something.

Can you see the pic I posted to my owl post I know I posted one and I can't see it at all on my iPad . I am hoping that I can upload a pic of my mother as my profile pic on my FB today it has now been changed to a jpg format but I have been having problems with the internet lately so hope I can edit it for Mother's Day this Sunday.

Have a good day Fennie and everyone, I too hope you all have a calm and sunny day.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Mar 2017 at 08:36AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar The seagulls are waiting for you to buy them a takeaway Fennie, preferably chips but they don't seem to mind the odd curry or three either. Laughing

It can be quite interesting waiting to see what comes up in a new garden Camilla, perhaps your borders will be stuffed full by june. Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 21st Mar 2017 at 10:20AM

Withy Brook's Avatar A rule of thumb is that you should not do anything to a garden for a year. Two reasons - first, it allows you to find our where and what everything is, second, you can assess the cold soots, the windy spots, the sheltered spots etc.
It is a bit draconian and I would not follow it if the garden had not been cared for for a long time, but you do need to know the best places to plant what.
If I were you, I would not feed seagulls as they can become very aggressive, demanding all FN's takeaways!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 21st Mar 2017 at 10:29AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar In my old house nearer the middle of Inverness I automatically started feeding the birds seeds and meal worms etc when I moved in.
It took me a while to realise none of them, seagulls pigeons or tweety birds would eat anything but leftovers... preferably containing rice or chips, even apples just sat on the grass and rotted. Rolling Eyes

At least up the hill now they eat actual bird food not just takeaways.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 21st Mar 2017 at 05:17PM

Camilla's Avatar The borders in the rear garden if you can call them borders FN, are only about 2ft wide and 10 feet long. At the moment in one of the borders is planted a big Hebe bush in the centre which seems to take up a lot of room, next to that an evergreen bush which I have no idea what it is called. The other border is a tall climbing rose both borders sit in front a panel fencing. Our cottage backs on to a neighbouring period cottage whose wall goes all the way along our garden and of course we are not allowed to fix anything to the wall like climbers as it is not our wall so have decided to buy some large terracotta pots and fill them with tall plants and maybe have a centre wooden trough to mix other plants in to. A decorative garden mirror would look lovely on the wall but of course it would have to be drilled in so no good.

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Mar 2017 at 11:08PM

Camilla's Avatar Yes I heard that from Monty Don that one should wait a year if one moves into a new garden to see what plants thrive where Withy. I am lucky this time that I have a south facing garden lots of light always filters through the cottage from the French Windows. I live only 5 minutes on foot from the sea yet the garden is quite sheltered.

We seem to have loads of crows here every day they are always looking for food I would say more so than the gulls, lots of pigeons about at the moment too.

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Mar 2017 at 11:18PM

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