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flowers through the decades

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 22:31

In the 80's my Mum was very keen on ageratum, allysum and bedding salvias .....or swathes of busy-lizzies.  Looked lovely

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 22:21

Thanks Beau and Julie

the floating flower is a thalictrum - hewitts double, and the last pic is anenome wild swan, taken from behind (which I think is her best side).  And the star shaped purple flower in the 2nd to last pic is isotoma (sometimes called laurentia) .....its an annual, but flowers its socks off all summer with no deadheading required - I love it

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 20:02

But there are some purple patches too






Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 19:50

The oranges are getting into their  stride out there (well in certain bits anyway)






Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:32

Strange day.  Sister's new house is in Shoreham.  When I got close i started to be passed by far too many police and ambulance with sirens, and thought the black smoke billowing from the neighbouring fields looked ominous.  Lots of traffic jams then delayed me, so when I finally arrived at Sister's it was to be greeted by white faces, more hugs than normal, and relief.  Other sister, BiL and my Dad travelled down the A27 10 minutes before the crash.  So, as I said, strange day.  Those poor, poor people


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:29

Just read back ......keep dreaming of Kylie and Lana, Pdoc .....might take your mind off the cricket

good luck with the weeding KEF - according to GQT its therapeutic

Wild Flower Meadow

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:09

Here you go - details on page 4 of the 13th August factsheet

Wild Flower Meadow

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:05

Do you watch Beechgrove DD?  They have had some spectacular results with annual wild flower mixes sown on cleared ground this April - i'm sure their website will have details.  As Nut says though, they started with a bare patch of prepared soil.


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:00

Lovely day promised here too - i'm popping down to the south coast to see my sister's new house.  Our rain is due to sweep in tomorrow - so will have to make the most of today.

hope sick ones are soon on the mend.

and 18th celebration preparations go according to plan - like her choice of cake.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 18:25

 Ahhhhh !  Those were the days .......

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