After my last post it may have seemed like my gardening year was over but today I spent a very enjoyable few hours out in my garden. What about our hard frost? Well, the next night we had no frost at all in my garden and today it was really quite pleasant. We even had… Read More A good gardening day!
I have a compost bin but I have to confess to not being too successful in making good compost. However I can also generate a lot more material than my compost bin can take especially at this time of year. Fortunately our local council in my area of Scotland operate a green waste collection service… Read More Blowing in the wind
Sorry I couldn’t resist the title. Ponds large and small can have duck weed as a problem. A chat with the owner of an aquatic nursery, last weekend, confirmed that I had this in my small pond. Duck weed is a tiny floating weed that in its thousands makes a light green carpet on the… Read More Gone Fishin’
I have a small (tiny) pond that I have recently noticed having, on the surface, what appears to be residues of oil. I have also noticed, in the last couple of days, a visiting blackbird with greyish markings on its back – it really looks like it has been swimming in oily water! Unusual white… Read More Oil slick?