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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 08:30

I've just noticed too  Great colours  Hard to believe that deep a red can come from a grass.  Love the dark maroon next to it - is that an astilbe ??


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 08:26

Morning all

Yesterday's cricket was amazing, wasn't it Pdoc.  Just love all the pictures of the looks of disbelief on Broad's face.  2 of my uncles were there yesterday, and a 3rd is joining them there today ....they won't forget it for a while.

great win Panda ......good job the bus logistics won't let you spend it all at once .....that means multiple plant buying trips

Missed your anniversary Hosta - hope it was a good one.  Genius wine solution.  Hope you have a lovely time with your daughters, with lots of hugs all round.

Once had an MRI - closed my eyes and thought of a beach - the whooshing is sort of wave like.....i'm sure you'll be fine LilyP

lovely mini-moo - glad all went well.

have a good day one and all


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 06:57

Thank you both.  Frothy is what I am striving for.  The whole garden is on a slope - but luckily south facing, so gets lots of sun.  So most things tend to grow at a slightly tipsy angle


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 06:53

Got my fingers crossed for Brandy here  Go girl

Some heavy downpours late yesterday will have done the garden a world of good.  We might not be having a belter of a summer, but we are not getting much rain here either ....think Scotland is having our share.  This site has made me so much more aware of the different weather we all experience on this little island of ours.  No wonder we Brits spend the whole time discussing it.

Got my Dad staying for the weekend this evening's task is to get a room ready for him.  I know there is a bed in there somewhere, but last time I looked I couldn't see it for general household junk.

trowbridge in bloom

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 22:29

Just caught up with this thread - your garden looks fantastic Caroline - well deserved winner.

hope you are still thrilled, that your birthday was fun, and that your potting shed is all you hoped for

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 21:58

Also meant to say how much I looooove your garden Wendy

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 21:57

Great looking "hedgerow" Lyn - i'm a fan of the blues too

I promised more pics a few moons ago ..... Well here they are



Posted: 05/08/2015 at 21:49

Never watched bakeoff before - got bullied into it by the chicklets. Really enjoyed it ....its just like allotment challenge, says I, to hoots of derision

Lovely logs LilyP.  Mr Chicky is slightly obsessed with them too.  We even have special wrapping paper with a log pattern for all his gifts.

Back many pages .....I am a little bit concerned that I might be an even bigger nosey parker than Verdun's neighbour .....if the criteria is asking about plant names, then I'm definitely well on the way

Help needed!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 07:16

I'm a big fan of the Forum as it is - doesn't need major changes in my view.

However, it would be great to see the major glitches fixed - particularly when posting on a phone.

And the quote and search facilities could be easier and more reliable to use.  

But don't change the "look and feel" looks and feels just right


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 06:58

Feeling very sad for Mr Hosta.  Sending ((hugs)), and hope it gets resolved soon.  Families can easily take you for granted - you'd not have any friends left to invite to a surprise party if you treated them all like that.

Glad you had a good time at MiLs Dove - did niece accompany you back?  Thanks for your advice on the knapweed - a purchase has been made (It was the "thrives on neglect" bit that clinched it).

our lovely NDN (she of the watering the plants superbly fame) is a teacher at that school Hosta.  

On a keep fit kick - have cycled 65 miles since Saturday ......and all after work/gardening/taxi duties in the day.  Feeling a bit creaky now

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