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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:53

 victoria sponge makes me want to be a bee-nice verbena bonariensis. garden a wreck from heat and neglect but the monsoon followed me home from arizona. all your gardens look great.  driving home i was filled with plans for next year beginning with a leucanthemum massacre.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:33

sensational hollyhock-this is ipomoea batatas a non flowering morning glory name of sweet caroline 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:02

oh for a time machine to send wankers who natter on about the wonders of the past back to where they could enjoy them in person. when i first visited europe in the 60's we joked that the money felt like toilet paper and the toilet paper felt like money.

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:01

top of cedar brakes overlooking zion national park-halfway home 

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 23:43

 lizzie once off the cliffs its pretty easy going so ran(not very fast)-7.5 hours total foot time

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:03

keet seel 

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:49

hiking to keet seel-first it was raining, then cloudy, then beautiful-36 miles but worth the walk

 betatakin canyon with transient waterfalls


Camera Corner

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 17:32

 monsoon in monument valley

 flashflood monument valley


Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:58

just despair i guess


Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:43

does anyone know why clumps of rudbeckias suddenly i.e. overnight- wilt and die while others around them remain healthy-i am convinced that some plants commit suicide from plant despair-but is there another answer?

Discussions started by david spikes

what color is your garden

late bloomers 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 14:44

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 16:04

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 18:14

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18


great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
Replies: 15    Views: 412
Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
Replies: 4    Views: 677
Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
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