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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 09:31

Yes, Lily, they are day lilies, fuschia ricartonii behind that I've had for over 20 years and a climbing perennial pea.


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 23:05

That's right Bekkie. We had lunch in Domme and went on a boat on the river Dordogne yesterday and went to a bring and share lunch with friends today and visited a French garden, but there was a thunderstorm. English gardens are better.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:58

 Dahlia fell onto the polemonium, I think they look pretty together.

 £4 un named clematis from supermarket


Hurray, pics from Verdun! I knew they would be good when they came.



Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:21

Haven't had much time to come on here, have guests, been busy and been out a lot.

Lovely photos OL. 

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:19

Bekkie, you aren't allergic to your gloves are you? Has anyone said that? I've come here a bit late and rather skimmed through. I always wear gardening gloves and rub in hand cream at night, just an ordinary one like Vaseline. But recently my lovely OH bought me David Austin's expensive hand cream when we went to see his rose garden. I love it and it smells wonderful too.

rose border

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 22:06

Pink roses look lovely edged by blue nepeta.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:52

I just missed the Eton College gardens.

It poured today and I got soaked, very sudden.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:57

Yes, I think it would. I did that in a hollow in my garden, used sods of lawn I was digging out to make a flower bed. But they might be dislodged by rotovator.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:31

Good luck and hugs Clari. My son has been really worried for the past year as the firm he worked for has been steadily going bankrupt. And his wife is expecting a baby the end of the month. But he was approached by another similar firm and offered a job with the prospect of becoming managing director in 4 years when the other retires. Such a relief, my son now looks happy and the new job is better paid without the tension.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:35

Morning all. That's lovely Lily, wish they would pop up in my garden, cowslip country here, not primroses.

Been some serious talk on here. I'm reading the Call the Midwife books and some of the conditions for the poor in the past were appalling. They worried about enough food of any kind, whether they were warm at night (often weren't), whether they had shoes or a warm coat. Imagine just cold water and a loo in the yard for several families with newspaper for you know what and doing the washing, especially nappies, without a machine.

Why people don't eat their 5 a day nowadays is often just that they don't like veg and would prefer doughnuts and cake and chips. I have often seen children in cafés being given a plate of chips and a hamburger, no veg at all unless you count ketchup. Those children will grow up not knowing about a healthy diet. Education is important.

I'm very lucky having enough room to grow most of my own veg.

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