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Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:58

Thanks for the welcome backs folks

Yesterday was a day of watering and 'lympics watching.  Much excited shouting at the telly - particularly in that men's pursuit final .....I thought they were going to miss out

No sunshine today, so will get out there and do some weeding .....but will be stopping at 3 for more telly watching ......didn't think I would get into Rio because of the time difference, but how wrong I was.  Makes me sad to see all those empty seats though


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:48

Loving the coverage here  Seriously considering staying up til the small hours tonight ......I can always lie in on Sunday

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Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:40

Great pics Yvie - thanks for posting.  Love that stumpery and the meadows are stunning

Copperdog - we must live quite close Wisley is one of my favourite days out no matter what time of year - always something to see


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:01

Morning allπŸ˜€

Just back from a fab holiday in Mallorca.  Lovely little hotel, would happily go back there again and again.  Wall to wall sunshine and very little done, apart from hold down some rather skittish sunbeds (they fidgeted unless you lay down on them motionless for long periods of time), and read lots of books.  In the evenings, when it got cooler, Mr C and I did a few stunning cliff walks and climbed a mini-mountain.....Fairy would be proud of me - first time I had followed cairns for years

Have returned to a garden in pretty good shape, thanks to our lovely NDN.  Not back to work til Monday so got a few days to potter around house and garden to get things sorted.

Only read back a few pages, but so pleased to see DD and Charlie getting settled - Charlie's smiles say it all

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 21:34

Wow Verdun - inspired combination Hot, hot, hot

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 10:43

Ooooooo - Australian photos

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 10:42

i use it everywhere 

and the last two are in the shade.  Wonderful plant 

More Plants Identity

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 10:34

Penstemon are perennials - some folk have trouble getting them through the winter as they can be borderline hardy, but in Guernsey you should have no trouble

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:42

T&M do mail order - bigger choice than in GCs ......this is the one I was looking at

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:29

Lizzie -  Thompson and Morgan do laurentia seeds (its called isotoma too) - maybe you could get some delivered to your Norfolk cottage in time to sow next year?  Its one of my favourite (deer proof) summer annuals, and it always performs well here.

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