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20/07/2014 at 18:45

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.

20/07/2014 at 19:07

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 

20/07/2014 at 19:19

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.



20/07/2014 at 19:28
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 )
20/07/2014 at 19:29
I've just noticed you've changed your avatar to a Travis type character
20/07/2014 at 19:35

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

20/07/2014 at 19:38
Brian?? Travis is a tractor off Bob The Builder, mine and the boys favourite children's programme when they were little
20/07/2014 at 19:45



'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.

20/07/2014 at 20:00





20/07/2014 at 20:08


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


20/07/2014 at 20:32

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.

20/07/2014 at 20:39

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 

20/07/2014 at 20:50

Summer display 

20/07/2014 at 20:55

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 

20/07/2014 at 20:57

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

20/07/2014 at 21:13

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 

21/07/2014 at 00:19

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 

21/07/2014 at 00:23

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



21/07/2014 at 21:38


Tonight's sunset.

21/07/2014 at 21:41

Oh David, beautiful 

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