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May In Your Garden

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 07:37

@inkadog.. sounds lovely.. and your avatar shows that too.. My dad was born and lived in Canada all his life.. i was born there and moved here with my mother and siblings when i was about 4 when they split.. i used to go back and visit him yearly.. but as i got older and had family became more difficult.. my Daughter is out there now running his business now.. she loves it and will not come back here. (met a fella)

it is a beautifully outstanding country the scenery is breathtaking..


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 07:31

@palaisglide.. ha ha yes i thought it ws not the right outfit for her.. but last night (mon) she was much better dressed..looked gorgeous..

I am too wondering where the flowers are..very green and sculptural this year.. i think the weather has played a big part in what they have got to pay with this year.. as they had to start 3 weeks ago planting up..and some of my plants that are normally flowering now are not.

the only colourfulmoment was when the Chelsea Pensioners all gathered on Darmuids tower.. that was impressive site to me.. have had my photo taken with many them over the years.. such lovely people.. and htey really enjoy it.

my fave last night was the iris stand from France.. thou many of those were not in full flower yet.. they had some gorgeous colours i wouldnt mind getting my hands on.

i am recording it all so i can watch and skip witch bits i like.. best way i find to see it

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:53

@inkadog..many thanks for that info.. i will give it a go... Canada hey... gorgeous Country.. where abouts are you?

Crazy paving

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:51

@figrat.. right.. never gave that a thought.. but it does look nice thou

Talkback: Dog urine on lawns

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:22

you could teach your dog to pee in one particular place..and thus not covering whole lawn in brown patches.


Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:18

i have never known them to eat geraniums or dianthus.. they are not soft and juicy enough for them.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:16

@ figrat.. that is a brill idea.. never ever heard of that.. i will have to go to sheepwash farm and get some.. i have 5 buts around the place.. so will have to get rather a lot.. neighbours will love me.

Crazy paving

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:15

you see.. i think that is what makes a cottage garden.. or gravel with flat slabs in it.. i am at this point in my garden.. the paths.. what to have do not want something bright and bold..but soft and subtle.. i think Annie Glyn..that you have to sit and think what it is you do want.. what works for the space and how it is used.. i have been thinking of mine now for 3 months and have narrowed it down to two.. gravel with slabs stepping stones in or cobble looks stones.. still cant decide.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:06

@inkadog.. i ahve thought about growing comfrey as monty says it is good idea.. you can dig it in or boil it to make a liquid feed... is that right.. and how do i get seeds for it.

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Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:00

i do not know either but i love them also.. my garden has them scattered all around.

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