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Camera Talk

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:37

I love that sky, GD!  


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 09:24

Good morning all!

Not a lot of time to read back (we're about to leave the B&B for a trip to Inishbofin island - hope it's not too choppy...  ) but it's good to catch up a little.  Congratulations to DD and Charlie on your move!  Your new life starts from here.  

Mixed weather and midges here in Connemara but we've managed some lovely walks, including Diamond Hill, one of the "12 Bens of Connemara".  OH is very pleased to have overtaken, aged 70, quite a lot of people half his age...

Leaving here tomorrow to visit the grandchildren (& their mum & dad!).  Yippee!  

See you in a few days...


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 21:55

Hello all, from rainy Connemara.

For those of you wondering what happened to all that wind - I can tell you...  apart from some of it battering Punkdoc's garden (how sad!), the rest was doing its worst on our ferry, crossing the Irish sea.  Force 9 gusts meant I spent 3 hours throwing up... strange, because I've never been sea-sick before.  OH, of course, was perfectly ok and enjoyed his all-you-can-eat breakfast!

But Connemara is beautiful, even if damp and windy.  Hopefully we'll get some good weather in the next 5 days cos there's a hill waiting to be climbed - and a promising garden to look at.  

plant ID please

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:11

Unfortunately the roots go down a very long way... and something like a rotavator makes matters worse, as each little bit of root will grow a new plant.  If you can tackle the allotment a bit at a time that would help, as you can cover the areas you're not ready to plant, with old carpet, cardboard, etc, to exclude light.  That will kill a lot of the weeds, though really tough ones like bindweed can take a long time to give up!  If you're willing to use chemical weedkillers you can get on top of it more quickly, using glyphosate for instance.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 18:07

Still wet here in west Yorks.  Waiting to see what the Irish Sea crossing is like tonight...  

plant ID please

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 18:05

I think the climber with lovely big white flowers is likely to have been bindweed, Char 74016.  A bit of a thug, and really hard to get rid of if it's smothering other things.  But Herb Robert is definitely in the pretty-and-easy-to-remove category...  I've got quite a few wild flowers in my garden, some of which I've planted on purpose, but others (like violets and bluebells) got here on their own.  


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 09:44

Morning all.

Pretty design, Pat.  I have a colouring book given to me for Christmas by my daughter, lots of beautiful flowers... I'm a bit afraid to start in case I spoil them...  

Rain here too.  OH has to go out this morning to buy... a sunhat!  He's lost his, and having fair skin and what my dad described as "pink hair", definitely needs a replacement if the sun shines at all.

Kefalonia's on "the list" for some time, Yvie.  Looks gorgeous!  Have fun.

Hope the ribs don't cause too much bother, Fairy.  Tis hard not to overdo it when you've got rock-hard ground to dig.

Glad you've got a TV sorted, Bushman.  Onwards and upwards...  

Nearly ready to leave for Ireland... which is sad since we're not going until this evening.  Time to pick fruit & veg in the rain and give them to the neighbours, I think.

Have a good day folks!

plant ID please

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 09:26

If it's pretty and not getting in the way, it's not a weed in this garden...  


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 22:46

Great photo, Clari.  The birds make it.  

Night night all...

plant ID please

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 22:43

I'll see if I can collect some seeds, Nut.    There's an area of canal bank where they are almost exclusively white so they ought to come reasonably true from seed.

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