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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 16:09

Lovely photos. Your garden looks in great nick Papi Jo - you would never know you'd been short of the wet stuff!  

I'll add my support for you Celadonsusan - I think I've already replied to some of your posts. Great to see the rewards for all the hard work isn't it? 

We had another lovely moon last night and I got some better pix - or rather, I tinkered with them a bit more.    

Altered the highlights on this one

This is how it really looked


Camera never lies does it?  

Always forget about this clematis as it was here when I moved in - tiny little thing encased in the 'teabag' and drowning in a clay puddle in a lousy spot. I put it outside the boundary fence,  where I park the car and then forgot about it. I intend moving it back into the garden as it's improved dramatically and is a much better colour now. Nice purply anthers on it 

Butterflies and Ladybirds

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:08

Plenty of bees but not so many butterflies here. Weather hasn't been great for them flying though. Hopefully they'll appear more regularly in the next few weeks.

Not seen any ladybirds, but I haven't been around quite so much this summer. Plenty last year so perhaps it will improve for next year 


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:05

Morning all/afties Pat. Stay warm if that cold front's coming in  

Lovely photo Clari - you should put that on the camera thread. I hope you've been making a lot of noise getting ready this morning....

The ribs on the other side have just recovered after five or six weeks. It's a new machine at work, which is a bit hit and miss. The handle requires a bit of effort as I'm a bit short to be in the right position to use it, and it catches me in a very awkward place.... 

Awake just at the right time to see Jade Jones win - haven't a clue how Taekwondo works but it doesn't matter! Usain Bolt did his thing again.  Fabulous, but so sad for the British lad missing out by 3 thousandths of a second... 

Medal tally is amazing - the Brownlees brothers are just superb  

Anyway - work beckons - at least it's Friday  


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 07:57

doc - that's terrific! They're doing Yorkshire proud  

Mind you - what was that interviewer thinking! 

I was awake to see Jade Jones and Usain Bolt winning. Felt so sorry for Gemili - 3 thousandths of a second outside a medal... 

They've just played that Brownlee brothers interview on TV while I was typing - hilarious!  


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:14


You're right of course - personal circumstances and requirements make all the difference to the costs involved. Horses for courses....

Hope the weather holds for you at the weekend. I'm hoping the forecast rubbish weather changes too - I want to get up to Fort Bill and do some of the Mamores. This week's lovely weather would have been perfect...

Shade container

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:08

I have some of the prostrate Gaultherias  which would be ideal. The foliage reddens in autumn into winter. Purple Heucheras would be good with them.

Purple Hellebores for late winter into spring would also be perfect, and you could add some crocus for late winter as well  

Hellebore Blue Lady

Gaultheria - taken last October


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 20:51

Went out and finished planting another dianthus and shifted some gravel round them. Don't think it was wise as I have a damaged rib on the left side now and it's a tad painful  

The moon was stunning - my camera isn't good enough for that  kind of thing, but I could see it so clearly. Sky was really black. Were you howling T'bird? 


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 20:43


And surely Nicola Adams and young Tom and his budgie smugglers must be in with a shout  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:48

Nice Pat 

Did you put the same pic on the camera thread? I'm sure I posted  on there...

or maybe I'm just losing the plot! 

Took some of the full moon last night here. Not strictly garden pix - should maybe put them on the camera thread too!

What will be left standing?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:42

Hosta - what you need is the 'Scottish midge'. That prevents the tourists outstaying their welcome here...

You'd always be welcome back of course...

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