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23/06/2013 at 14:16

FairyG; very impressed by the fence!

23/06/2013 at 14:30

Good work with the fence, looks very good.

23/06/2013 at 16:15

Thank you art and Singy. Very kind. It's sadly about the only thing growing in my garden just now...

OK I'm exaggerating a bit!

Pouring here now but it softens the ground up for me- been like concrete here so I don't know why I'm having to mix it for the posts! 

23/06/2013 at 16:24

Fairygirl, just think of all those muscles you're developing.

23/06/2013 at 16:25

Ive just emptied my first bag of spuds after the high winds pretty much snapped all the stems/shoots, they where about 3 foot.  But sadly after emptying the bag i ended up with 20ish that are of an edible size, the rest where like peanuts. 

23/06/2013 at 17:05

Verd I'm starting to look like Popeye. If I find myself thinking about getting a pipe I'll know I've crossed a line....

Singy shame about your spuds. I think I might get some foxgloves for front border to give  a bit of height between the other shrubbier plants especially as they're quite small just now. The pix of your lovely white ones recently have made my mind up for me! 

23/06/2013 at 19:28


Hi guy's! Weirdo again! Nips in n out as pleases! 

Loads done!

 Only a bit to fill n job done! 

Grandaughters project underway!

 Then may start mine! 

23/06/2013 at 19:34

Deano - can't believe how incredibly neatand tidy your whole plot is! It's fantastic 

Your spuds look as if they're coming on a treat. Have you had any yet or is it too soon?

Hope granddaughter appreciates your hard work. What's your project then?

23/06/2013 at 19:39

Dean- again gold star for tidyness.

My clematis has now opened enough to look like it should. Shame the Dr Rupple also in the pic has gone over


24/06/2013 at 06:37

24/06/2013 at 12:34

Really pretty, Bev. I bought one once that should have had a purple middle like that, think it was called "Florida", but it turned out white all over.

24/06/2013 at 13:40

Deano, amazing veg garden!

Bev, I love those creamy ones

26/06/2013 at 14:49

Just been catching up on all your lovely pics.  Deano, I think I need you in my garden!!!  Anyway here's a few from today and the last couple of days:

 Hope you all enjoy.  I'm making progress in the back garden, but nothing interesting to post on here, it's all still a bit of a mess I'm afraid.

Take care all.


26/06/2013 at 15:10

Beautiful, I just love the photos everyone puts on.

26/06/2013 at 19:04

A few more pics taken in the back garden this evening:

1st one is 'Just Joey' This is Eileen's out & out favourite, particularly for its scent but also it was her Mum's favourite too.

 Second is an update on the Yellow Rose (not from Texas!) that we rescued from her Dads when he passed away. (Sorry, don't know the variety)

 Next one is another we don'y know what it is (given to us by some friends who moved up to Stirling & couldn't take it with them)


26/06/2013 at 19:13

John I love the white one,  but the other two have special meaning for you and that makes them the best ones  


26/06/2013 at 19:13

Lovely stuff. Lots of beautiful healthy looking roses

26/06/2013 at 21:04
Fairygirl wrote (see)

John I love the white one,  but the other two have special meaning for you and that makes them the best ones  


Actually they all have a special meaning FG. The white one was a 25th wedding anniversary gift from us to our friends (I was also the photographer at their wedding in 1971). They said they would like us to have it when they moved to Scotland so everytime we see it we think of them.

26/06/2013 at 21:18

John what lovely background stories to all  those roses.  

26/06/2013 at 22:13

I'm working away in Germany/Finland for a few weeks so my beautiful wife is sending me regular updates as our garden slowly but steadily bursts in to summer colour. This is a little collection of potted plants on the steps/decking by our french doors. Clive and Lindsey.