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Camera Corner

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 22:55

Fairy - there are paths through and round.  A few small hills around too but mostly down if you see what I mean - ie the commons are the top bit, then there are quite a few gorge type features to walk down into (and back out of) - so the "Hindhead Alps" are sort of a reverse mountain range (but much too small to be mountains). In the second half of the 1800's people used to move here from London to recover from TB, coz the air was so much better .....thats how we ended up with the area's most famous resident Arthur Conan Doyle (just watched Sherlock, so it seemed kind of appropriate to share).

Love your snow capped peaks - it must be great having them on your doorstep

 

A new bloom from the NYD flower count

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 19:28

Wonderful sight

we have them lurking in windowframes too - get showered every time we open one.  So even though I don't see them much in summer, I am pretty sure they are about

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 18:00

Lizzie you were obviously destined to be a great gardener from a very early age

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Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:59

And weebles ....


 

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Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:53

Lily -snap and double snap

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Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:52

KEF - stickle bricks ....you started with this


 And made things like this:


 Hours of fun

 

Had weebles too.  .....sounds like something you'd need a prescription for these days

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Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:19

Hazel Simple times

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:17

You could race up and down the Devil's Jumps a few times and pretend

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Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:14

Lots of teddies still in this house - mine, Mr Chicky's and the Chicklets'.  Couldn't part with them.  and I remember stickle bricks, and fuzzy felts too

our walk was good - managed to dodge the showers.  Feel like I deserve the Christmas cake I am now devouring

Frank - plenty of posh houses still left in Frensham.  Bet they all have daft white carpets too.  Lovely to hear tales of round here nearly 70 years ago

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:03

Great photos from yesteryear Steephill.  

Here, by way of contrast, are a couple of my Hampshire Heath on a rainy day in January.  Thought the orangey browness of it all couldn't be further from Fairy's icy peaks


 


 But striking in its own way. (Its Ludshott Common Steephill - only a hop,skip and a jump from you now)

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

 
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Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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