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My flowers ..

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 09:07

I didn't sow my Wild Swans. They were decent healthy plants when I bought them. I think it's just too hot and dry in summer in Dordogne.

"What is this ? "

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 09:04

An upside down allium.

My flowers ..

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 23:14

What a lot of gorgeous flowers. Thank you aym. That anemone looks like Wild Swan, tried it 3 times, it doesn't like it here.

"What is this ? "

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 23:03

So it is! I've even got one like that.


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 23:02

Good gardening day, weeded and deadheaded most of the end bed and finished the upper middle bed. I was given a red and white dahlia for judging the garden show so I planted it in the middle bed.

Then, at 4.30 we left to go to a choral concert in a ruined abbey. It was a Dutch choir on a singing holiday. They'd asked my house sitting friend to play the keyboard to accompany them. She is a pianist and runs a local choir. They were pretty good, but not many in the audience. Dutch and English, think there were only 2 French people. But while we were there the rain started, lucky a bit of the abbey had a roof!

Had chicken chasseur with beans and cabbage from the garden while we watched Tatton Flower Show, but we missed the first half, back to late. I recorded the 2nd half while I was cooking. Snickers ice cream for pud.


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:19

Morning all.

We had fish and chips last night, not on a pier but on the terrace. Neither chess nor cards, we just talked. Recorded Tatton Park and watched afterwards.

Still cooler, rain forecast this afternoon, hope it comes, garden needs it.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:02

A lot cooler the last couple of days, low 20s. 2 very short showers. Rain forecast this afternoon, hope it comes, badly needed.

My flowers ..

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:17

Sounds wonderful, especially the milder winter bit. Good luck with the move.

gallery of shame

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:10

One thing is perfect though - your name!


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:59

Glad you enjoyed Tatton Park, Liri. I recorded it as OH wanted his meal in the garden.

I enjoyed judging the show, it was fun. But, have to admit, I looked up the RHS rules beforehand. They were all nice and a slap-up tea was provided. But it was hard judging jam that you couldn't taste! Flower arrangements are a bit personal taste, but the veg was easy, chose even sizes where there were several, eg 3 tomatoes, 6 beans, and lack of blemish. I live over an hour away so could escape!

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