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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 19:02

wintersong.. you have worn me out just reading it 

as it was warm here..but no sun still after tea today..i got in garden. and oh my has everything gone mad.. i stood looking at it..and looks so messy.. everything has shot up and filled out.. and somethings are not in right marked them for moving later..

my penstemons htat my mum hacked back have filled out and are starting to flower so she is forgiven had to cut down most of my foxgloves as they were flattened.. such a shame.. saw some huge bumblebees in the garden today..

and they say tomorrow will  be good and dry for half out there again.. i cant remember the last time it was june and i had not been in the garden everyday..

hope to mow lawn at weekend.. well hubby will


Posted: 12/06/2012 at 18:04

@daintiness.. yes it is one of the best..thou i must warn you it can get a bit shaky when out on full zoom.. need to hold lense..but still takes a super picture.. still one of the best buys in my view for an easy point and snap..

nothing beats it.


Posted: 12/06/2012 at 17:53

some amazing picture everyone.. love the bee ones and that gold finch one is beautiful.. have got them in my garden for last few years and look forward to seing them.. so cheery.

also love that bloody cransebill.. i love them they just flower nad flower.. and if you cut back they flower again.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 17:48

hi everyone.. it has been rotten weather of late.. all my foxgloves have been beaten to the ground and my delphiniums have all bar 1 broken off.. everything has been whip lashed winds got up to 70 miles an ahour here..

my poor roses have been bent over and their lovely large heads have lost all their petals.. and my bottle brush which looks like it will be smoothered in flowers this year.. has been battered down.

very bad indeed.. most of my veg have stopped growing without the sun. and dont see no let up in this weather.. i know i wanted rain..but not all the time

hope to get out and do some dead heading etc tom.

moss on the lawn

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 11:01

i have had mossy lawn for years as always in the shade.. i did in the end go to Green Thumb..and for my large lawn(63ft x 45ft) cost me £15.00 a treatment.. which is the strong chemical treatment.. only they a registered users can use.. and a feed treatment.. killed all my moss and now i have them come 4 times a year..

much cheaper than buying the stuff in shops..

At what stage to shape a box hedge to create a par terre

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:51

i clip  mine in june and did them last week.. never leave later or they get frost damage.. always do them now.. never lost one.. thou my one cone shaped one has been planted 3 years and i thought it about time it had a haircut.... did rahter well with the shaping from eye only.. when it stops raining will take a piccie and add it.

top 5

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:48

to be honest it would be better to ask me for my top 5 most hated.. i would struggle to list five that way

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:45

hi everyone.. inkadog..yes please let us know how the milk thing works.. be very intersted to try anything to rid mine of it.. hubby is very fond of his roses as they were his mums favourite so i try to keep them going.. and i have a lovely red one and yellow one.. which is very scented.. gorgeous.. thou at the moment they are taking a battering with this wind..

definitely "windy june"

all my fox gloves have hit the ground  as have my delphiniums.. so disappionted.. weather is so off at the moment.. we have had gusts of 65mpg today with driving rain, it as stopped raining at mo and have sun and blue long for i do not know.

all my delicateplants have lost their petals or been beaten down..


Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:10

@daintiness.. nikon coolpix P500 or simular  are good.. i have one for most photos and the zoom is all built in..  has good 36x optical zoom does for most things and is easy point and shoot camera...for more upclose or better quality pictures i have a sumsung NX5 with different lenses to attach.. great but can be bulkly if wanting to take out.

@lorea.. super pics.. that catapillar is beautiful.

@hollie-hock love the cats used to bring slow worms in for me.. bless em!


Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:02

i have a seagull that keeps them out of my garden.. since they nested on my flat roof not seen a cat in the garden at all..

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