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Latest posts by david spikes

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?

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:31

that planting when it is 40C and then going to the beach for three weeks does not guarantee success                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that beautiful ideas in the mind are not always beautiful in the garden                                                                                                                                                                                                   that its ok if people dont notice what i think is wonderful                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that people in the US dont really care about gardens the way you Brits do and hasnt it been great kinda knowing you                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and that theres always next year-but i guess i knew all this already

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 02:13

malva alcea isnt it? wendy thats a nice one



Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:24

are courgettes zucchini? zucchini fritters are very tasty. anyone for nectarines? nectarine shortcake, nectarine pie, nectarine cobbler, fresh nectarine icecream-oh i am a fool for nectarines


clematis tie dyed

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:45

 very vigourous grower here in nevada. does anyone else have it and hows it doing.

Discussions started by david spikes

hot composting

compost heaping 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 22:30

what color is your garden

late bloomers 
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Last Post: 24/10/2014 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? 
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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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