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Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:47

Morning all

The rain has arrived

But everything is growing.  

Spent half an hour yesterday evening cutting bracken from our meadow patch - another 30mins after work every night this week and i might make a dent in it .....

too many plums?

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:34

OL I think the name you might have been looking for is "the June drop" - which is when fruit trees (apples and pears too) drop quite a lot of their fruitlets naturally as a self thinning process.  We have next to no plumlets this year (last year were laden) - so i hope they don't voluntarily jettison too many this month


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:21

Thats right Percy - we are a glorious melting pot here

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:02

Looks fantastic Sprig - its all filled out beautifully, and looks like its been there for years.  Its taken me 4 years to get anywhere close to that, and OH still wanders round exclaiming "but i can still see mud Chick" 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:28

Mich4 - all those matching pots look great.  Don't envy you the evening watering round though!  Have creatures moved into your pond yet?

Lovely honeysuckle Percy - bet it smells wonderful


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:19

Have a lovely garden party at the weekend Lizzie - i'm sure you will conquer the weeds and your garden will look its gorgeous self.  Wish i could be one of the visitors ... flowers and scones .....

Thank You

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:15

Lovely flowers (delphiniums are my favourite) - glad they made you smile


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 18:30
Sorry your day was pants Lily

Escaped from my dungeon to find the sun shining, but some serious puddles around. Nearly home - hope noone else has bagsed the telly - i have some dedicated springwatching to do


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 09:29
Ooops that should have said "lovely". But lively is good too!

About to get off my train and go tottering - heels seem to be obligatory part of the office uniform..... Wonder if i'd get away with converses ?....?....


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 09:25
Glad to see giraffes are commonplace - looking out the train window at the gardens, but not spotted any here yet

Grey and mizzly drizzly here in Londinium - but will be stuck in a dungeon (sorry-meeting room) for most of the day so won't notice.

Have a lively day all

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