Itsy Bitsy Six on Saturday Rambling how to get rid of ants nest in house in the Garden

I am starting with the above photograph for the benefit how to get rid of ants nest in house of our six on saturday host, jon the propagator, who has been disappointed that the lower branches of his how to get rid of ants nest in house wisteria have not been flowering. Our wisteria is trained over the back of the house how to get rid of ants nest in house but one branch has been taken round the corner and how to get rid of ants nest in house over the back door at the side of the house; trained this way perhaps 10 years ago this branch has how to get rid of ants nest in house only once produced any blooms, and I recall this was merely a single truss. This year, however, the whole branch is smothered in swelling buds, the like of which has never been seen before, not surprisingly bringing me great pleasure.

Also bringing great pleasure is the semi-shaded border behind the coop; this was created as part of the greater coop plan, so has only been in existence for a year, but it has filled out nicely and the mounds of how to get rid of ants nest in house foliage are most pleasing. I am especially taken with a green heuchera and a how to get rid of ants nest in house tellima, both moved from the special snowdrop border and both bursting how to get rid of ants nest in house with health and vigour – the conditions must suit them.

Also bringing immense pleasure but deserving to be on of how to get rid of ants nest in house the six on its own is the greenhouse, the working one, which after collecting bedding plants for my tubs and baskets how to get rid of ants nest in house from brookside nursery during the week is now officially FULL! If I hadn’t shunted as much as I could outside to harden how to get rid of ants nest in house off it would have been overflowing, but I have worked hard to keep on top of how to get rid of ants nest in house the whole process, and out of curiosity I totted up the contents as how to get rid of ants nest in house of today:

As part of the process of creating enough space in how to get rid of ants nest in house the greenhouse to accommodate the bedding plants, I finally succumbed to planting out some of the oldest how to get rid of ants nest in house seedlings – and some of the dahlias. Having checked in my records, last year I didn’t plant anything in the cutting beds till the middle how to get rid of ants nest in house of may although one year some things were planted out how to get rid of ants nest in house in the first week; deciding I was big enough (metaphorically speaking) to make my own decisions based on good judgement and how to get rid of ants nest in house experience, the most advanced dahlias were planted out in the cutting how to get rid of ants nest in house beds yesterday and joined by the first seedlings, cosmos, clary and dwarf sunflowers. Up to now, the cutting beds have been serving as a holding area how to get rid of ants nest in house for hardening off seedlings but are emptying as I plant how to get rid of ants nest in house out as much as I can, when I can – not just in the cutting beds but in the borders how to get rid of ants nest in house too, with well established cosmos and annual grasses finding a new how to get rid of ants nest in house home now the ground is damper and more hospitable.

So if #3 was the cutting beds, #4 must be roses. Having added so many roses since last year it is how to get rid of ants nest in house pleasing to see how well they are settling in. The border below, originally one of the 4 main herbaceous beds, was planted with england’s rose and the mayflower roses in autumn, and it is good to see how the bushes are how to get rid of ants nest in house already growing into each other, hopefully producing an amorphous clump of dark and light pink how to get rid of ants nest in house roses in a couple of months. The lower picture shows one of the low growing roses how to get rid of ants nest in house under the clematis colonnade, baby faurax which, like of all the new roses here, is a mass of buds – and the race is on, to see which flowers first! Sadly, there also seems to be a race to see which how to get rid of ants nest in house is covered in the most greenfly, which seem to be particularly prevalent this year.

The last two of the six on saturday are intertwined, projects and quirk. Visitors and regular readers would describe the garden as quirky how to get rid of ants nest in house and I am always on the lookout for more ways how to get rid of ants nest in house to add to the quirkiness. The first car boot sale visit of the year produced how to get rid of ants nest in house some interesting bits that will find a place in the how to get rid of ants nest in house garden, as well as some vintage clay pots:

The vintage roller, an auction buy from many years ago, has finally got new handles, courtesy of the golfer’s turning skills, which will need to be painted before they can be how to get rid of ants nest in house considered ‘finished’; the mangle, however, is no further on as the broken pottery I was how to get rid of ants nest in house going to use to ’tile’ the top has proved to be unsuitable. Undaunted, I have a box of mosaic tiles left from a how to get rid of ants nest in house previous project and this is now on my to do how to get rid of ants nest in house list instead.

With our open garden dates only 7-8 weeks away, keeping on top of all the tasks (whether routine or improvements), is paramount, and starting new projects is not to be recommended unless how to get rid of ants nest in house they are small ones like the roller and mangle or how to get rid of ants nest in house another little wall to highlight the open frogs you find how to get rid of ants nest in house in some bricks, which can be used for planting succulents and the like:

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