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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 20:09

A few from today

Sweet pea Juliet with lily Black Out behind

Cupani and Harebells

Harebell close up

Camera Talk

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 20:00

Forgot to mention your cute duckling Sheps. Beautiful photo - as always.  

Did you have it with plum sauce?.... 

My harebells are coming on a treat

Confused with clematis

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 19:41

Not Etoile Violette I think.  It's much darker, and the petals are rounder

Unless there's something wrong with the colour on your camera  

The flowers do fade and change on clematis, so it could be hard to ID anyway. As long as you like it, Jason,  that's all that matters 

Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:59

I've used standard black landscape fabric on parts of old fence here. It provides wind protection but also hides bits of ugly views and 'disappears' into the background too. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:42

Terrific photos  Jacqueline. Aren't close ups of insects and butterflies etc  just fascinating? 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:34

Love that creamy Dahlia, flowers. I'm not really a fan of them, as I really don't have the time to 'do' them, but they're definitely getting more popular again, which is a good thing I reckon.

They're losing the 'old man' image image they had back in the sixties and seventies 


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:30

With you on the fish and chips thing Lantana. Always seems like a good idea, but the reality isn't quite the same. I don't like chips from chip shops, and I only have the special fish now. Perhaps they just aren't as good, or perhaps my tastes have changed! I never liked strawberries either - but I like them more now. Even when I grew them when my girls were small, I didn't really eat them. They do taste better when home grown, as long as they get some warmth to ripen them.  

Finished now and a week off to get on with 'stuff'. If only the weather would improve...

There's a phrase you don't often hear BM - "I have stopped work as neighbours' bees are onthe run..." 

doves taking over

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:07

Snap gardenmaiden   

doves taking over

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:06

It's quite a common issue Sarah. Your council chap is right - if you can make sure there's no food around for a while, that may be enough to deter them. I think the rat poison is also fine as you don't have it exposed. Most types are usually hidden where birds wouldn't be accessing it. Might be worth looking at the instructions on some of them just to find out.

There will be others here who can help you further - it's something I've never had to deal with fortunately. 

Whereabouts are you? We were discussing merlins recently as I got some pix of a young one when I was in Glen Lyon last week. Gorgeous birds   


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:01

I woke in the middle of the night and caught some of Mr Trumpet's speech obelixx.....it's a wonder I got back to sleep. Are Americans really this blind?    

Anyway - morning all/afties Pat 

Wet here - it woke me at half five battering down on the metal lid of the fire pit thingy. It's that nice summer stuff that comes vertically and waters everything nicely - no wind. Forecast doesn't look too brilliant over the weekend though...or next week. Hope it changes 

Better get ready for work - have a good day everyone - enjoy all your trips and outings  and gardening 

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