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The Magnolias

eirlys

By eirlys

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As I have said often, we are getting on in years, and a gardener now is a necessity.

My OH is getting a new greenhouse for his birthday to encourage him to potter about in there and leave the heavy work to someone else. He is not happy about that!

The compost area is now exposed and needs attention. Am encouraging OH to come up with some ideas. It’s a decent-sized area and I’d like it hidden.

The garden is waking up and the magnolias have surprised us by looking really good this year. When the frosts arrived we really thought we would have a poor show. Odd!

The robin is feeding a youngster but we have not seen the tits occupying any of the nesting boxes though they showed interest before the snow arrived. Not many birds about.

The pond fish are happy to swim near the surface these days. The waterfall should be in action but daughter broke an electrical connection this afternoon trying to help! An electrician is now needed !!

Sunny today and the sky is a glorious blue. It’s Spring, Spring, Spring!

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the birds are getting frisky in our garden too. I'm fed up of the mess the pigeons and collared doves are making but we have a pair of wrens nest building. robins have been courting as have the blackbirds and bluetits. lots of others around but if they are nesting I've not seen any obvious signs of where they are.

the garden looks lovely eirlys. I am sure OH will enjoy the pottering.

14 Apr, 2018

 

Lovely blog and photos Eirlys. Sorry about the Electrician, hope its not too pricey! These things happen :(

14 Apr, 2018

 

Beautiful photos lovely Camelia its lovely to get sun . A blue tit has just started making a nest in my box above my back door Eyrlys I heard a faint tapping on wood yesterday then again today when I opened the back door I could tell it was coming from the bird box today I saw it fly out to go and fetch some stuff for its nest .

14 Apr, 2018

 

I hope OH enjoys his new glass house.
Beautiful magnolias and Camellia !

15 Apr, 2018

 

As Hywel says, Beautiful magnolias and Camellia. We sat in the conservatory this morning watching the birds all nest building. Looks like next door have got them going into their roof.

15 Apr, 2018

 

Very effective, E.... Isn't this an encouraging time of the year?... A gardener occasionally is essential!

15 Apr, 2018

 

A lovely show of colour, and I`m sure your OH will gradually come to enjoy his pottering and leave the rest to someone else.

15 Apr, 2018

 

My OH would love a Gh for his birthday!! so I am sure yours will love pottering about in his, you have some beautiful shrubs and trees.....

15 Apr, 2018

 

The shrubs will look good, hopefully, in a few weeks. The trouble is for the rest of the year, it's just greenery! That is why I am so keen on container gardening. Tubs can be scattered here and there to give some welcome Summer colours.

16 Apr, 2018

 

A robin is building a nest in my black spruce right at eye level. I look forward to seeing the pretty blue eggs.

16 Apr, 2018

 

Delightful to see all that gorgeous blossom . . .

18 Apr, 2018

 

I am sure OH will be content, pottering in his new greenhouse and supervising the help in the garden. Love your Camelia and the Magnolias. I hope the repair to the electrics is a quick one and doesn't cost too much.

20 Apr, 2018

 

Electrical repair done quickly this morning. The pond waterfall will work once again,

21 Apr, 2018

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