Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Just stuff

I don't know how others manage to keep interesting blogs going continuously, I think of all sorts of things during the day that I'll post, but when it comes to putting fingers to keyboard i get bloggers block, but I'll try.
The weather [always a good subject] was lovely last week, so I spent a lot of time in the garden, I managed to mow the lawn again,  my neighbour's fence on one side had blown down, actually three six foot high panels, exposing a good size piece of my garden exposed, it was the bit below the lime tree and I must admit it also highlighted the rather overgrown and tatty state of that area, So that took up a couple of days work clearing out loads of rubbish and overgrown ivy plus a rotted conifer. After it was done I was tempted to plant the spot but then remembered that when the tree is in full leaf, it's quite shady, Now that the fencing has been replaced it has also cut down some light, but I'll look up my plant guide and sort something out.
On the other side of my garden I have what I call my little wild bit, but it was getting wilder and wilder with honeysuckle, ivy, Choisya, Mrs Popple fuschia, and Cotoneaster all vying with each other and topped with a Pittisporum, the birds love it but it had to be tamed a bit, so quite a lot of hacking and pruning, it's looking a lot tidier, and there is still plenty of room for the birds to hide and nest in.
I have a couple of bird tables which I love to try and keep topped up with bird seed, and the magpies and pigeons love me for it, I decided something had to be done, got some plastic fencing with 1.1/2" mesh and stapled it all round the sides of the tables, I watched eagerly to see if the little birds would take to it and YIPPEEE they did, so that will save me a bit on nuts and sunflower seeds.
It has turned pretty cold now with a sharp wind and to-day we had a few hail showers, so the garden will have to take a back seat for a while, thankfully as my nails are in a disgraceful state, I keep forgetting to put on my gloves.
I've a few more things I could say, but that's enough as I find that over-long blogs put me off, so I expect others to feel the same. Bye for now have a good week.

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. I know what you mean. Been having the same trouble myself. I've even thought of loads of things while drifting off to sleep, only to have them completely disappear when awaken.

    I don't have a garden really. Roses and day lilies across the front of the house and a little plot in the side yard with two yucca plants, more day lilies and a couple more roses. I like roses and my hubby likes the day lilies.

  2. \\\\sorry to delay replying Terry, I don't seem to get emails telling me there have been comments, more on the Word press blog, [same content] Anyhow, thank you for replying, I have a fairsized garden and i'm afraid it's starting to become a bit of a chore in spring when so much has to be done, but I'll carry on for as long as I can, Not many flowers as the soil is a bit heavy and the roots get squashed when it's dry, but plenty shrubs. I have some day lilies too they spread like fire, and I've got to keep turfing them out every year. LOL how's the dog? the

  3. My you have been busy Arlene , sorry I missed this post days seem to fly by these days. The rain has been persistent this week , so the garden has been on hold. The Fir that was cut down a few weeks ago, has let sun in the Small conservatory. Well it makes an appearance that is. I have a few Tulips I want to put in, now the little front bit is cleared.
    Enjoy your day and hugs to you and Ruby x


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