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David K

Thanks, Lily.....I do think it's a really positive move by the village council. It's just a wide grass verge that has been turned over to wild flowers.

Orchid Lady

That is absolutely beautiful, it's what I would love to do on the grass verge at the front of my house but it hardly gets any sun.  I've got a few wild flower packets so just growing to sow them in Autumn and see what happens 

David K

Thanks, OL.....problem is, they need really impoverished soil to succeed, so, as a project  needs to be planned with care. 

Lily, I think this is a better shot of the cornflowers.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/014_zps7d7bec70.jpg

 

 

Orchid Lady
Well at the moment all that grows there is wild grass that OH trims with the strimmer, the soil isn't cared for at all. I was thinking if I cut the grass really short and make some holes with an aerator type thing then just scatter them??? Would that work? I was trying to think how they germinate in the wild and they don't get any TLC (I can see you laughing now David taking it's going to be impossible for me to grow something that doesn't need TLC )
Orchid Lady
I've just noticed you've changed your avatar to a Travis type character

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David K

Not sure what a 'Travis type character' is....Brian is has been resting for months.  

Orchid Lady
Brian?? Travis is a tractor off Bob The Builder, mine and the boys favourite children's programme when they were little
David K

 

 

'Bob the builder'! Your talking to a 'Muffin the Mule' man here.

Anyway, I have heard of 'Brian the snail'.

PS. 'Magic Roundabout'?    My kid's era.

Orchid Lady


 


 


 


 


 

Grrr....trying to get photos in and it's so slow and all coming out wrong!!

Here are a few recent ones, I've not posted any on here for a while as hadn't uploaded them from my camera.

They will all be in the wrong order but as you can see I like close ups of flowers and raindrops

 

David K

Lovely shots, OL...Lily will be along later to drool.

I've given up on trying to post in any kind of order, seems everything wants to default to the beginning...even smileys.

Orchid Lady

Well as you can see from the blank post previously, I had a bit of a nightmare David, glad you liked the pics, it makes it worth the effort 

I was trying to find some sunsets for Lily but I think I've posted my best ones already, hoping to get some more in Crete 

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Summer display 

Orchid Lady

You're making me jealous again Flumpy, those Gizanias (I think that's what they are called from memory) are beautiful 

CN, I have a pic of one of those little rainbows I took a few years ago at Whitby, absolutely beautiful, I'd never seen one before and never seen one since, I thought maybe they are unique to the East coast but obviously not 

David K

Love those Gazania, flumpy.  Mine have been ravaged by leaf miners this year.

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flumpy1

Thank you David, it's the first time I've had them, my dad has them too, they come up year after year, the colours are amazing, sorry to hear yours have been eaten "greedy buggers" . OL you will have your Gazanias next year the you can show off too 

star gaze lily

Here I am David, sorry. Thank you for the close up of cornflowers, love them.

And yes drooling away here 

Beautiful sky pics.

Looking forward to more sunset pics 

Edd

This is the first year that i have found that Cornflower comes in other colours!!! I love the deep purple/violet.

Regards

Edd.

David K
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/001_zps985bf05a.jpg

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Tonight's sunset.

Orchid Lady

Oh David, beautiful 

Thanks CN, I find weather 'stuff' very interesting but didn't know that, now I do