I have a bird table in the garden, getting a bit dilapidated but still looks just right where it is, but we never see a bird!!! I am totally fed up - year six - buying bird seed, feed, meal worms etc just to be ignored - other than by the local elephant size pigeons that positively mangle the vegetation to get to stuff. I decided to get rid of it and replace it with a multi-arm shepherd crook type affair and hang half a dozen hanging baskets from it and maybe a couple of bird feeders to see if they fare any better.
Off to Gordon Riggs last Wednesday to purchase such an object. I then had to buy a pile of plants to go in the various baskets - thank heavens I got a grip and stopped myself from actually buying any baskets. I knew I had some at home but I wasn't sure I would be happy with the selection.
Ken stuck the pole together and suggested I had a look at it in situ before he removed the bird feeder - wise man - I totally hated the hooky thing. It dominated the whole garden and that was without the OTT flowering baskets. So he dismantled it and we have a trip to Riggs to look forward to so we can return it (hopefully).
So, I was now left with a dozen plants and nowhere to put them.
The pathetic aliums got whipped out of the long tom on the patio and a group went in there.
A hanging basket became a table pot by the loungers and I planted up a hanging basket and hung it in a tree for lack of anywhere else to put it.
Not exactly what was planned but I will love them just the same when they do their thing.
If you want to see those and other stuff have a look at the web album - click on this: Garden 2013.
On which note.... I suddenly really missed my mom today as she was the only person I know who was interested in my garden. I miss her for a lot of things but sharing the love of gardening is a big thing. I know I keep blogs for the pleasure of writing them and as a memoir for myself - a bit like we used to have photo albums I suppose, but I hope there is also a 'share' element with them too. Is a big part of doing things you like doing, most of us want others to like it too.