Kate's garden

Last year I did some forced hyacinths as a winter display and gave some as Christmas gifts. They were quite successful so I am trying it again this year.





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The Autumn garden.

This post has gone viral, its completely ridiculous; just a few rubbish pics of my garden haha ;-)





My conker candle decoration.

My conker candle decoration.





She is a poorly chicken but Poppy is still with us. ♥my little chickens

She is a poorly chicken but Poppy is still with us. ♥my little chickens





Poppy is still alive but her wound doesn’t look very nice and she’s lost a lot of feathers. She’s got a bit stinky living in the kitchen so we had to put her in the bath. 

We think it might have been a dog or cat as the other chicken is fine and a fox would have killed them both.

Poppy is still alive but her wound doesn’t look very nice and she’s lost a lot of feathers. She’s got a bit stinky living in the kitchen so we had to put her in the bath.

We think it might have been a dog or cat as the other chicken is fine and a fox would have killed them both.





It looks like nasty Mr fox came to visit today. Thankfully both my birds survived and are safe in my chicken hospital (aka the kitchen).

One has a nasty injury. I hope she pulls through.





Now is the last chance to cut everlasting flowers if you still have some in your garden. They make a lovely display over winter, I must plant more next year.

Now is the last chance to cut everlasting flowers if you still have some in your garden. They make a lovely display over winter, I must plant more next year.





Now is a good time to be collecting seeds from the garden, each seedpod will often give you hundreds of seeds and collecting your own will save you money next year.

Pick a dry day and go for any pods which look brown and crispy. Store in a cool dry place. A paper bag or old envelope makes the perfect receptacle for your seeds. Don’t forget to add a label so you know what they are next spring!





Veggies in the garden.

I’ve put the Swiss chard in the flower bed and the slugs/ pigeons don’t seem to have discovered it.





Does anyone have a garden shredder or chipper they would recommend?





The Autumn garden.





And my dad said it wouldn’t flower! #mina





Better trained than my mums dog :-P





Someone had a nice day digging holes in the garden #escaped

Someone had a nice day digging holes in the garden #escaped





Today I went out on my bike foraging. Blackberries are everywhere in the hedgerows surrounding my village and I also collected half a rucksack full of conkers.

My aim is to turn the conkers into an Autumn/ Christmas candle display. I will upload pictures when I have found time to make it.