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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 09:24

Love that 'sky' pic David - clouds make a lovely subject. I don't think we look up enough.

I think this sedum Autumn Joy is the star just now for me, even though it's not staying where it is and it's not open properly yet. The bees have made that happen - I suppose they're the stars really



Posted: 08/08/2014 at 09:06

Morning all. Not been around for a day or two - busy with other things and work, so hope everyone is well and lily is enjoying being a lady of leisure 

Fine day here yesterday but not much time to  get anything done after work apart from some deadheading etc. Those bumblies get a right strop on when you try to cut off the flowers next to where they're sitting...

Nice out there just now so I'll have a quick look round before I get outside and make the most of it before Hurricane Beyonce or Brenda (not sure I have that right   ) makes her appearance this weekend. Don't think you're getting a dry Saturday tomorrow either Lily Pilly... 


Posted: 05/08/2014 at 19:32

KEF - that's why I ain't said nuffink...can't be a**** with all that malarkey

Those ceramic poppies at the Tower are beautiful - is that the ones you meant ? Saw them on news before I went to work.

lily - Dove can give you loads of advice about leaving work - she did it last year, although I'm not sure she ever mentioned it on here....

are you having fireworks too? 

cheeky little squirrel Ggirl. I would make a joke about how he reaches his nuts, but I'm too polite 

I'm in  a funny mood tonight....sorry  


Let's Remember Them

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:06

Me too greg. Lit a candle too. 

Fishy - that's the real horror of it all - what it did to the people who survived.

Elephant Hawk Moth

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:07

Cheers nut! Might be able to cope with one of those since it's quite butterfly-ish....

Elephant Hawk Moth

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 19:49

Thanks nut - of course, if I wasn't so idle, I could look it up myself....

Elephant Hawk Moth

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 19:45

Terrific pix! I think they look quite sad as caterpillars - sad little faces 

Am I right in saying they don't get as far north as me nut?  Do we even get them in Scotland at all?


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 18:01


I might do a few before and after pix at some point, now that there's actually quite a few plants in the garden! One bit just looks like an explosion in  a nursery though - full of plants with nowhere to go yet, plants that need to go somewhere else, and assorted  'stuff' 

Young Fairy  is making her excellent Bolognese so I'm off to cut the grass 

What is the name of this shrub?

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:25

nut - I should have looked more closely at the leaf pattern...

I originally thought it looked a bit like privet, but the foliage just gave the impression of being much bigger. 

saramkg - what sort of size are the leaves? Privet would certainly make sense if it runs along the boundary fence, as it's such a common hedge, and it can big very quickly when it's established and not maintained. Sometimes hard to tell if it's a close up without a longer view as well. FChild has given the proper name for privet, so Google that and see if it  helps you    


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:15

But I only show you the tidy bits BM! 

One day I'll turn the camera round and show you the 'work in progress' areas - not pretty!

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