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What is this plant please

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 22:14

Looks like it could be some sort of succulent,a hardy one I should think!

Please can anyone identify the type of grass

Posted: 15/12/2017 at 09:24

I am gradually trying to make my small lawn into a 'Grazed Meadow Lawn' after years of trying to get the bowling green look.I only started this year with a few plug plants to get things rolling and some bulbs which should come up next year.

It looks a bit sad at this time of the year after giving it its final cut last week.Apparently I may not have to mow till July,but we shall see!


Posted: 14/12/2017 at 16:55

I see loads of Buzzards as well Posy,mostly catching the thermals over Newport before they head off to the countryside.I saw a Kite on Mottistone Down (I.O.W.) about 2 years ago! Couldn't believe it. My sister lives in the Chilterns where Kites are an everyday sight so to see one down here was great.

Flattened Grass

Posted: 13/12/2017 at 09:13

I had a similar problem and I just put paving slabs on that particular corner.Even if you were to get the grass growing and looking good there is nothing to say that it won't get damaged again so best to pre-empt any possible damage in the future.

Flattened Grass

Posted: 13/12/2017 at 09:11

Put spikes in the ground  !!!!

Paintings we like

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 16:26

Where did all those quotes come from!!! 

Paintings we like

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 16:11
LG the L says:

Madpenguin, HOW did I miss out Holbein?!! Wonderful. Though again, it's his drawings that do it for me, really. 

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The drawings are wonderful.I was lucky enough to see many of the originals at a Holbein exhibition at the Tate a few years ago.My favourite artist. 

He did a painting of Charles de Solier and it is my Dad!! Every time I look at the painting (and I have really looked hard) all I can see is my Dad.It is uncanny the likeness right down to the beard,eyes,nose,mouth and build!!


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Paintings we like

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 12:44

I love this portrait of Anne of Cleves by Hans Holbein:-

Winter water butts

Posted: 08/12/2017 at 17:01
Sheps says:

I think the ice crushes the balls instead of splitting the butt.

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 Ouch!!! Enough to make your eyes water!!!

Last edited: 08 December 2017 17:04:05

Early ?

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 17:11

Outside our local Council offices there are daffodils in full bloom,and some already going over.

Also just walked by an archway smothered with pink roses that would have looked just as good in midsummer.

Everything is topsy-turvy!!!

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