Author: Christine

Gardening in January

There are lots of jobs that can be done in the garden now, if you feel like working off a few festive pounds! Now is a good to start Sweetpeas off in our more northern area. Sow seeds into pots or root trainers in temperatures of about 15 degrees C and once germinated grow on in a frost free environment. Lots of our little furry rodents will be making their way into greenhouses at the moment, so don’t leave your sweet peas unprotected or they will definitely be eaten — if the mice don’t get them, watch out for...

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Things to do in the garden in September

As usual August has flown past and here we are in Autumn. There’s still lots of things to do in the garden – when isn’t there? Here are some things to be getting on with: At the end of the month bring in tender plants such as fuschias, pelargoniums and cannas, and keep in a frost proof place. Remove all the old summer bedding from baskets and containers – this is a definite for me as my resolution this year is not to have old dead looking baskets in the garden! Collect seeds from the cutting and main garden. Buy bulbs for next year....

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Some Suggested Garden Visits for Summer

As I am writing it is about 27 degrees C outside, so instead of thinking about garden tasks, it’s a good time to be planning some garden visits. July is a lovely month to visit gardens. We hope that lots of people will come along to our Open Day for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday, July 24th from 1 – 4 pm. Admission is £4 which goes to many charities,  while lovely homemade tea and cakes are sold in support of St. John’s Hospice. So do please come along and support these worthwhile causes. There will be plenty of plants for sale, some...

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Observing & Looking After Wildlife

Observing and looking after wildlife is definitely on the agenda here at Fieldcrest this month. We have been watching Springwatch for the last two weeks and marvelling at all of the wonderful wildlife that we have in Britian. We are also preparing for Cheshire Wildlife’s Open Day here at Fieldcrest this Sunday, 11.00 am – 4.30 pm. The Cheshire and Wirral team will be here with information , two local artists will be sketching in the garden, and there will be tea and cake! All welcome to come along. Entrance £4 to Cheshire Wildlife We have had a very busy Spring, so here...

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Wildlife Update

There seem to be a lot of birds nesting in the garden. I’ve spotted blue and great tits, and possibly long tailed tits, goldfinches, robins, sparrows and blackbirds. Hopefully wrens and hedge sparrows too. Sadly  our mallard duck has been frightened away, and now a crow has twice raided a mistle thrush nest in our large conifer and carried off two baby chicks. Poor thrushes; all that effort to be gone in a minute. I positioned myself under the nest and had the fright of my life when a fledgeling cascaded out of the best and landed at my...

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