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What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 21:20

Visited GH to check watering needed for my 180 odd potted up plant plugs of snapdragons, verbena and two types of Begonia.

None of them needed water.  This evening did same: pots still damp without further watering after a day without sunshine. Very different from last two days when they needed watering twice a day.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 19:55

Last year's oregano had grown much too leggy, woody last year, and it had almost taken over, so I dug up (I thought) about 95% of it to make room for something new this year.

I went round the garden today and found it had thanked me for the hard thinning out by producing beautiful new, lush, low lying growth of new plants with a terrific smell and flavour. Oregano, with the soft flossy fronds of young fennel, makes a lovely addition to the salads we can start to enjoy now we have a summer (!*!*!*!) ( Am I being a bit rash tempting providence like that?)

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 12:21

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Don't know what's happening with my photos again but I called Bob (pictured - and see yesterday's 20:19 post) back for another photo shoot.  

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 22:20

2nd attempt artjak

(taken a week or so ago through the Bramley blossom)

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 I hope this photo makes it through the website gremlins!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 20:19

Sunny and windy (listen... Oh no it's dropped... No there it is again).

Quite balmy at times, and when the wind drops it's quite hot again. Washing dried really quickly, and the frogs have been searching out the shady bits of the water feature.

We have three frogs. How did that happen? Well, I do know... But how did they get into our tiny water feature, miles from any other stretch of water? Amazingly their names are Bob, Trevor and Gloria. ( I had no idea they had names but my grandchildren told me this today!!!) I tried to photograph them (the frogs) but the result at first just shows the rocks in the pool... Then suddenly he's there. This one's Bob.

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Another lovely day!

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 16:08

With all this forget-me-not talk, (and now I can actually post photos) I thought I'd post this one taken a week or so ago through the Bramley blossom. The picture doesn't really do justice to the incredible colours we had.

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Plant ID please

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 14:30

Can anyone help identify these please? not sure if theyre rampant weeds or strong survivors that I can't remember planting.

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pic 2

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Picture 3

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Hope the photos come out this time! ????

 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:52

Wintersong - I know what you mean about decisions - 'indecisive' is my middle name ... at times ... or sometimes... (or was it 'uncertain' - I'm not sure)

But seriously, would you really prefer to have no choices left to make? There's a lovely  story about someone who loved painting murals using water-based paint on the outside of his house.

He was asked by one of those people who likes life ito be based totally on certainties: "But doesn't that mean when the rains come you have to start all over?"

The first man replied "My life is about "forever creating', yours is about 'creating forevers'.

I bet I know which you would really prefer. (Oops! I think I was just a bit certain there...)

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:06

Some really weird typos crept into last two posts. 

"... son-in-law ....  invented fire and tracked down a few mammoFirefox cook,"

should have read: 

.. son-in-law ....  invented fire and tracked down a few mammoths to cook,"

(I wonder what a "mammoFirefox" is?)

 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 22:58

Oh yes, and I've potted up about 140 plug plants in the last two days!

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