Sunday, 15 April 2007

Memory Lane

Yesterday was another lovely day. Late afternoon I went out and sat at the table under my pergola with a coffee and my biscuit tin. I hadn’t opened this tin in quite some time and what a wonderful selection I found inside. Plant labels in all different sizes and condition – some were printed, some handwritten and some even had name of the Nursery on the back.

Older labels were in this tin and I also came across a plant list for my garden that must ten years old. That was very interesting to look at now - it was compiled when we took part in opening our garden with many other small private gardens to raise money for the Children’s Hospice, CHAS. I also looked through the many other bags of labels I had too. What a trip down Memory Lane that was.

In the future I will need to refer to these labels for full names when I post on my plants. I had already began the job of reorganising and bought small photograph albums to store them – a job for the winter I thought a few years ago. Perhaps now it is time to complete it – they will be a valuable resource. The albums work well and can hold seed packets too – I will just have to decide how I file them. In the past I used lists that referred to the area where the plant is but as I move things around a lot that isn’t always reliable. Filing by plant group then alphabetical should perhaps be the way to go. I may finally use the PC, I like lists, but nothing beats seeing and holding the labels!

Nest Update:
There were no signs yesterday of the Blackbirds working on their nest in the Ivy growing over my Pergola - they haven’t been seen working there for a few days now. However, I have still seen them collect material around my pond – then they have flown up and over my hedge. It wasn’t in the best place perhaps anyway.

2 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi Shirl,

Thanks for your lovely e-mail and yes, I would like to link with you, in fact, I have already done so. ;-)

You've got a lovely blog and I'm impressed that you have a nestbox with a camera installed.

Like you I love birds and have many feeders, a birdbath and nestboxes all over my garden.

cheerio!

shirl said...

Hi Yolanda,

Thanks for your comment and link.

We only installed our Camera Nestbox this year so we are newbies to nesting! I must say that it definitely adds another dimension to the garden.

What birds visit your garden?

Best wishes.