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Posted: 11/07/2013 at 08:40

Morning all, just looked out the window to see 15 bright red poppys yesterday evening there was just 1  

There are literally 100's of poppys growing in that bed which initially looks like a mass of green, had a feeling that this week it was going to get colourful.

did something a little rash yesterday and transfered €30 into a strangers bank account. In payment for a slide duplicator they are selling in Dublin. I think they are trustworthy they emailed me yesterday evening that it is going into the post today.

It was the only sensible way to do it really as travelling up to dublin and back would probably cost more and i would still have to pay for it and thats if  they showed up.

Luckily I was able to see feedback from other people who had met and bought from him or her, the feedback used both genders and also another positive was some stuff they had advertised in the past was for free. It also was apparent that they share a passion for photography and film. 

I kind of had an alternative option to buy from a fella called hussain in the Uk a negative holder for another piece of kit i already have. Ok he has a website but  I have lots of websites and to him i would have needed to call and give him my card number and cvs code and trust he would only take the amount we agreed upon and send me the item... That actually seems a bigger risk, although I think in that case I would use a prepaid credit card rather than my visa debit card limiting access to my money. It also would give me protection if something did go wrong as Visa could do a charge back on  my credit card but i don't think i would have the same protection with a debit card.

Trusting random people on the internet  hmm probably not the best idea. I guess when it comes down to it there is an element of gambling to it so don't bet what you can't afford to lose.

If i look at the balance of what I have bought already such as  leads for my car stereo which are €20 in halfords  and have cost me less than the petrol I would have burnt driving to halfords I have already saved more than i'm risking. So even if I was to get burned I am still doing fine. 

Anyway looks like today the only way I will get burned is by sunburn.




Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 00:39

not quite verdun, had to have a major  watering session this evening everything was parched when the flowers in the window boxes rise up to greet the water you know its  got too dry. green house has a spray pipe  snaking round the roof so easy to  make it hot and humid in there tomato plants are growing like triffids

think i should be up at dawn  for another watering session before the sun bakes it all out tomorrow.  Landlords beech hedging is suffering from the dryness too had to give them a good soak today as well.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 00:07

third one gets really nice as more and more flower heads open it does have a similar look to a weed with a yellow flower that tends to pop up on piles of earth.  You missed out i reckon

The red one I think maybe in that list will be interesting to see what it produces. I've a fair number of these but they are struggling to compete for light. they are nice quite different.  

Summer has arrived

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 19:55


Cynogolssum, Ageratum, Phacelia, Centaurea, Gilia, Linum, lupin, Nemophila, Nigella, Salvia, Viscaria, Borage, delphinium also others unlisted.


viola, Cheiranthus, Iberis Amara, Lobularia, Matthiola, Gumum? Reseda, Iberis, Lupin Secculentus, Lupin angustifolium, Nigella, Foeniculum. and maybe 8 others unlisted.


Cant find the box so they could be anything.

then there are creepers climbers and holly hocks sweet pea's , a budlea a couple of ash tree's ( self sown and transplanted from a neighbors he's kind of let the garden go since the wife and kids left).

There also  seems to be a few weeds grass nettles thistles amongst the obvious and wild mustard which is now losing plenty of purple dead nettles

Veg are carrots beetroot, brocolli, potato's lettuce tomato's and strawberries. 

and many many more...


Summer has arrived

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 13:36

will try again mystery Plants

Think it takes a bit more than just pasting a link this should work thou

Summer has arrived

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 13:21

actual have an Album of mystery plants

if anyone would like to take a look and see what they recognise

Summer has arrived

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 13:17

 Any idea what this red fella might be ?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 00:30

the purple and white flowers i have no idea , nor the smaller white ones you might make out a sweetpea they dont seem to want to climb the trellis yet.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 00:27

This little patch decided its time to get on with flowering not sure what i have there 


Hi folks, can you name these please :)

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:32

we don't have access to your c drive you need to upload them here or another site and link to them from here if your on a pc you should see a picture of a tree click on that to open the uploader for this thread

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