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Posted: 10/07/2012 at 13:35

Hi everyone,

Today is a bit dreary; grey sky, some wet drops and no sunshine at all.

We were very lucky last Saturday, when SIL got married. The sun was out early and we only had two drops of rain just after the ceremony; OH said they were the tears of his Mum and Dad in heaven. SIL had rented an old castle and the official ceremony was outside in the garden, veeeerrry romantic.

OH and I needed all Sunday to recover and I was still tired yesterday but we have a beautiful day to remember.

So today I wanted to do some gardening but looking at the sky I do not think that it'll happen. Hopefuly Thursday will be better because I'm going to visit the Floriade that day together with Mum and Aunt. I'm very much lookig forward to that 'cos the photo's I've seen so far are showing a lot of magnificent greenery and flowers. I'm also looking forward to all the architecture.

@Lottie, ants do not like wet places that's for sure. I've noticed that they go crazy from copper as well so now I have very thin copper wires to chase them away from where I don't want them.

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Posted: 05/07/2012 at 10:39

It is sunny here now but not for very long so I'm going to do some much needed gardening.  

Yesterday I spent with Mum. We didn't go to any GC sadly but went to Germany instead to have lunch and to do some sight-seeing.

On our way back we had a stop over at an old farm where they sell fruits, veggies, perennial plants, and lots of home made stuff.      But it was too hot in the car to take anything home, except for some raspberries. Lovely day though and BBQ for dinner.


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Posted: 04/07/2012 at 09:05

Goodmorning all,

The sun is sort of shining (through the clouds) and they have promised us a warm - read humid - day. I'm having my Mum over today so GC's: watch out... here we come!

@Lottie, I don't think so otherwise I would have heard it by now I guess. But hey, you never know, maybe there is something else tomorrow.    

@Jo, I think you are entitled to keep yourself of the market as long as you're still dealing with this bl..dy cancer. Now I know that you are a strong woman but I know how much you've had to go through cos my Mum's had it too. Only this year she has been declared "cured and free of" after her last check-up but I still notice the difference with theway she was 11 years ago. So take your time to go back to work, please. I really hope there will be a nice job waiting for you. Oh, and you're NOT a grumpy old woman! 

Jenny, I wasn't able to take a bath or shower for almost all 2011. OH did everything himself, except for tiling so am veeerrrryy proud of him now. Your time will come.             


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Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:27

Raining again? 

What is this plant

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:24

I would think this belongs to the family of the Onagraceae. At first I thought it might be Chamerion but having seen your photo again I'm not sure. I would defenitely love to have some seeds  of this plant. Can you tell I'm green with envy?

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Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:10

@Geoff, what would a duck do without his new shoes eh. I take it your "beak" has it's orange glow too?    Thanks for explaining, I've never heard that one before.

mystery tree

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 13:52

I have, but I have to say that these were growing in quite wet conditions. Judging from your photo your soil seems to be drier. Beware of suckers and seedlings though because they can spread themselves out rapidly.

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Posted: 03/07/2012 at 13:39

@ Geoff, webbed feet? Now you're puzzling me but you are right that this isn't my time.

@Kate, yes I know, but they are very very busy so need someone else instantly. Mind you, I would have been going to work again tomorrow morning and I don't think they have found another help yet....

Flobear, that's a gorgeous hedgehog you've got there. Lovely!

mystery tree

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 09:51

You are absolutely right. This is Salix caprea or Goat Willow. But you will need to prune it to stay small because eventually it will grow into a 14 m. high tree.

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Posted: 03/07/2012 at 09:33

Good morning all,

Back again after having been ill. Finally the weather is picking up and for the last week or so we've been having loads of sunshine and good temperatures. My strawberries are doing quite well and the first small "crop" was yummie!

So I'm very busy at the moment doing four things at one time ( trying to that is...). The laundry needs washing - second load is in the machine, I will be cleaning the downstairs today, need to pay a lot of bills and the garden is calling me too...mmm, what shall I do first?

I saw that you all have been having the most terrible Summer in ages. Am feeling very sorry for you guys.  Hopefully the weather we're having will come to you soon.

BTW, work has come to an end already due to me being ill so back to square 1 for me.

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