Honesty Box – had fun with this!

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Now all the girls are laying we seem to quickly build up a surplus of eggs, even with just the three of them, so we’ve been and set ourselves up an honesty box to sit out in the front garden.

Hopefully, between neighbours and hillwalkers, we’ll get some passing trade. Who knows, I may even start adding jams and other homemade goodies to it as well in due course.  Continue reading Honesty Box – had fun with this!

Pinterest – hanging basketfuls of inspiration

Pinterest is the perfect way to plan anything from a fancy dress outfit to a bucket list, and everything in between, however, I find it more than a little diverting for divine garden inspiration.

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So much so, I’ve had to turn my one gardening board into nine separate ones – a perfect task for a rainy day when getting outside wasn’t going to happen. Continue reading Pinterest – hanging basketfuls of inspiration

Garden Centre Season is Open!

A gardening research & planning trip to Dobbies at the weekend was even more ‘successful’ than anticipated, oops!

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The birds did well – 3 new feeders, one for peanuts, one for fat balls and one for seed plus enough feed to last the rest of the year. Trying out some Nyger seeds as well for the first time – will be interested to see if it does encourage some birds that we haven’t seen here yet like siskins and goldfinches. Continue reading Garden Centre Season is Open!

GardenTags – a great Gardening App (review)

I have a few gardening apps that I use intermittently, mainly to identify plants but I’ve now found one that is becoming quite addictive – GardenTags

It’s the first one I’ve come across that is really useful, multi-purpose and community-based – I’ve met some super-friendly and helpful people within just 24 hours of joining.

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Key Features:

  • Keep a photographic record of your plant collection and garden in one place
  • Tag your plants and take care of them using the community generated plant encyclopedia and plant care task list
  • Get planting inspiration and advice from fellow gardeners & let them help you identify unknown plants in your garden

Continue reading GardenTags – a great Gardening App (review)

Snow over it!

There are signs of Spring everywhere now but we’re still getting snow and sub-zero temperatures – really quite desperate to start getting those fingers grubby again – there’s certainly an awful lot to do in the garden, it’s a fright!

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We’ve been lucky enough to receive some wonderful new garden goodies this week – the lovely people at Festive Lights sent us a solar lantern and some solar lights to try out and the equally lovely people at The Orchard (I LOVE their stuff) sent us a beautiful Kew Gardens Plant Pot to ‘dress’.  Continue reading Snow over it!