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Camera Corner

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:19

steve309 if we can change the weather a little-actually quite a lot-i truly deeply totally want the house with the gunnera

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:17

rustic comfort

 in the hotel garden-they float away on a single thread of silk they spin into the wind


Camera Corner

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:30

oregon for a few more days

the gorge

 the lake at the bottom of the gorge


 either the view from the lake or the end of the world-a mile down to the desert floor

lordy lordy it seems like a long way back-a helicopter would be sweet 



Camera Corner

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 04:40

its not so much the getting down as the getting back up. the crinan canal looks marvelous-fun on the water is the best fun.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 04:36

suddenly im not sure how much i really want to go down there


Camera Corner

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:44

heading into the wilderness malheur county oregon


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 16:45

 off to oregon for a week-may have to take this iris with me

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 04:07

chicky your clematis are all beauties and your lupins inspire me to try them again for the first time in twenty years-wish i had a stone wall.

 the first peony ive raised from seed that i think is really fine-petals like tissue with a faint veining of pink

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:41

i look at my garden-or gardens- as a series of big pictures that contain a multitude of small pictures. people-particularly nongardners look at the big picture and say beautiful but it is the small pictures that usually have the most interest. i usually dont plant a lot of the same thing because i find interest wanes fairly swiftly. i understand what rosarians and hosta freaks are about but im not sure they are gardening in the sense that i think most of us mean the words. as for plant placement i just noticed the astilbe sinensis has picked up and moved two feet further into the shade-it really is hard to argue with ma nature.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:16

cooler the next few days but warm and windy today-start getting restless and ready to be on the road this time of year. nice snapdragons-from seed? drought here has gone from severe to extreme.


Discussions started by david spikes

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? 
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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. 
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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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