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  1. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

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    "Our birds" took over a week to find it and it was the starlings first, they seem the bravest. But once they were at it, some blue tits followed. I had to be careful dismantling it as it's made of very thing plastic. A case of taking a thin bladed screwdriver to the several lugs underneath. I also had to cut the cable. Once I'd made my alteration, the top snapped back into the base easily enough. I've used strong garden wire presently as a support. I might try to fix it so it doesn't swing much.
     
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    • mazambo

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      Nipped in wilko today to get some chicken manure, couldn't resist picking up some echinops, eryngium, some garderner's delight toms and a iris which looks absolutely gorgeous!
       
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      • Loki

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        Sad :frown:, the only thing I've bought today is milk.
        Good job I've got plenty of seeds to sow :hapydancsmil:
        It'll soon be spring, people, get ready for the march mayhem :spinning:
         
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        • BellaBlue

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          1CC59E97-EA85-4DD4-A423-73E98EE0283F.jpeg I have a very considerate postman.

          However, I don’t have a greenhouse, found my plants in my house shaped mini growhouse.

          4 Heleniums!
           
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          • Verdun

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            Heleniums are a favourite of mine BellaBlue :)
            At least postie made sure you got yours:)
             
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            • CarolineL

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              I bought 8.76 tonne of organic compost from our recycling centre! Delivered this morning. ALL I now have to do is dig it in... (along with a lot of alpine grit)CompostSm.jpg
               
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              • Moley

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                Got quite a pile there, Caroline. Does it come with an equal pile of willing volunteers with shovels?
                 
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                  Sadly no @Moley - but I'm sure I will develop some muscle tone after shifting it :)
                   
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                  • Verdun

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                    Looks great compost CarolineL :)

                    My whole garden is now covered with a thick layer of compost.....the lawn too was top dressed with it yesterday. Mulching has to be the best treatment for any garden I think:)
                     
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                      Impromptu trip to the nearest Wyevale garden centre and found the perfect pots to sit on the kitchen windowsill - hopefully with our cut and come again lettuce in. Last one in the shop, half-price and it even matches the colour of the walls and the toaster.

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                      Stopped at Wimpy on the way home for a bit or two of nostalgia too. Fun day.
                       
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                      • Loki

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                        Very nice find @Moley , I love the colour :)
                         
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                        Good morning all my friends I have just received my first purchase from the Beth Chatto gardens very happy Owl, perfectly boxed in good condition,will definitely use them again,I'm so excited:smile:

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                          A new poppy, and a nosy pussycat:)
                          I spy what looks like 3 plants so I'm thinking I'll split them, they would be very small though, what would you do? :scratch:
                           
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                          • Perki

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                            I wouldn't split them yet @Loki , if you do split them now it very unlikely they will flower this year , stick them in the garden and have a look again in June if you want to split them.
                             
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                              Thanks @Perki :dbgrtmb: normally I wouldn't have hesitated but something was telling me not to :th scifD36:
                               
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