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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring is sprung


Spring is sprung
the grass has ris
I wonder where
de boidies is?

This silly poem always makes me smile,  and the clocks go forward tonight so summer is officially here!

That means cutting the lawn, some hate it but I dont mind.

These pictures were taken on my phone, so not too well focused.



The berberis is nearly in full flower and the bees love it. 
Bill who lives across the roads keeps bees and sells honey, so just maybe his bees have visited and I've eaten the nectar.  [When I initially wrote this bit do you think I could remember the name berberis, no way, the old grey cells are gradually going!!!]


This Rowan was kept in a large tub for many years but has a new lease of life here, nearly in leaf too.



The Pieris likes it here.


I dug  these speedwell up from the edge of a car park a few years ago, if you dont keep them in check they're everywhere.

Poor camellia, it struggles where it is and if there's no improvement by next year I'll move it.

The Avocado.

Sondra asked how this was  doing  and it was a timely reminder to root prune and re pot it, which I've done today.  The plant was pot bound with roots and as I want to keep it roughly this size, I cut away the outer roots cleaned the compost off the remaining roots and then trimmed them a bit to form a root ball and re potted it with fresh compost.  We'll see how it fares.


14 comments:

  1. Your yard looks so green already...your plants are happy! We had a warm winter and so far a cold spring, so our plants don't know what to do right now. I took the fern outside hope it can stay out now. How's your avocado plant doing? I never got around to repotting mine, maybe this yr!! Not a fan of the clock moving it has been hard getting used to it.

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    1. Thanks for this reminder about the avocado. I've added a bit to the original post about it. We'll see how it goes.

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  2. I love your shades of green. I loved mowing our lawn with I was a youngster. It was mostly clover, and the bees loved it. I loved to mow it barefooted, and yes, I did get bee stung a few times, but my feet were tough and the cool grass felt so good. Thanks for the memories.

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    1. Wanda, Wales and Ireland do Green very well with all our rain.

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  3. Spring began the other day and British Summer Time Clock starts today.
    All very confusing!
    Nice size garden, hopefully easy to manage.
    Looks good.

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  4. Mr A, Its about the right size garden for our age! Big enough to enjoy with being a burden, especially when there are many other things to be doing.

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  5. Great stuff Dave, and I can never remember Berberis either, despite often talking about its legendary burglar repelling skills. I had some along a back fence at a previous address and it's like razor wire, good stuff!

    I've already mowed the grass here, that was a bad day I can tell you! I'm not a fan of mowing!

    You've got some interesting things going on in your garden there, and I really must get a bird table and start feeding the local birds again, always a delight to watch them feeding.

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    1. Mick, It took years to get birds into the garden but we got there in the end and get lots of fun from them.

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  6. It will be fun to see your plants and garden develops.

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    1. Its an ongoing project Mo. Good luck with the fund raising.

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  7. Never seen a dwarf Avocado tree before, would be interesting if you are able to keep it down to this size. Our yard had turned into a Grassy jungle fill with weeds and all from so much rain we had, our weed wacker wasn't cut out for so much greenery and the lawn mower just couldn't handle it, eventually I ended up hiring a Gardener. Our weather here also been really nice as well.

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    1. Hi Anita, Yes I saw your pictures, you have had a lot of rain. Hopefully the reservoirs will all be full ready for your hot summers.

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  8. Your garden is so green! Not so here, but hopefully soon. I think the last of the cold weather is over -- or at least the snow. I loved seeing all of your plants, most of which I am unfamiliar with. I'm looking forward to seeing how your garden progresses through the summer.

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  9. kathy I put another picture when its looking full.

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave