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Wisteria sinensis winter pruning

Over winter the Wisteria side shoots need to get pruned back to 6 to 10 cm long (2.5 – 4 inch), leaving only 2 or 3 buds on the side-shoots. These will be the flowering spurs on the Wisteria. This pruning should be carried out each year. The only shoots to be left untouched […]

Birds bathing and drinking during winter

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In summer the “upper lake” on the Kame-jima, “Turtle island”, gives us a lot of joy. Every day, we see a diversity of birds that come to drink and bath in this small pond. The water in the “upper lake” (right) gets continuously replenished and refreshed by a small fountain-pump that gets the water […]

Miscellaneous tidy up garden activities

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Yesterday was a great day to take advantage of the nice dry and sunny weather. If not the, then perhaps one of the last of this year. A number of tidy up garden activities needed yet to be done and that is what we did. Some examples: Collecting and removing dead and fallen […]