Sunday in the garden

Just a brief foray into the garden today – there’s a bitter wind out there!

The supermarket carrier bags acting as scarecrows over the grass seed!

The supermarket carrier bags acting as scarecrows over the grass seed!

But it’s having the desired effect on the plastic bag bird scarers … nor do the cats like the rustling noise so we have a temporary success, but I suspect both pigeons and cats may soon get used to it if the temptation is great enough.

Split bamboo screening in place as a barrier for the woodchip

Split bamboo screening in place as a barrier for the woodchip

We rolled out the bamboo screening. I still don’t know if it’s a good idea – it may create all sorts of difficulties when the time comes to rake out the woodchip to replace it, but if it extends the life of the woodchip, I think I’ll call it a success. Our first load lasted a year … but since then, we’ve had to replace it every few months.

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Daffodils and snowdrops growing through the skirt of the Eglu …

We lifted the Eglu down to the back door – too cold to wash it out today, but much more convenient for when I have a moment – and nearer the hot water, too. I’m not using a hose in this chilly weather!

Snowdrops and daffodils survive the removal of the Eglu

The snowdrops and daffodils survived the removal of the Eglu

The grass under the apple tree will need a lot of remedial work, but in the meanwhile, amazingly the bulbs have survived and are putting on a lovely display of colour. The Jonquils and hellebore on the back bank are lovely too – and not a weed in sight! Hens make the best gardeners :D

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The back bank in full bloom

Not a blade of grass to be seen - but neither are there any weeds! Well done girls x

Not a blade of grass to be seen – but neither are there any weeds! Well done girls x

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  1. jenni

     /  March 4, 2013

    Looking good!

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