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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:01pm (Jul 17th 2017) edited
     
    Best bits of my garden
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:03pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    I suddenly remembered I promised you pictures
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:04pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    So dashed out in the garden before it got to hot
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:05pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    Ive left out the scruffy bits ha ha
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:06pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    Been so busy with guests this year Ive not had a lot of time to spare
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:07pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    Plus I have a bad back so its not looking to bad
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:08pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    these look nice in the long grass though
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:09pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    I got loads of sparrow this year
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:10pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    I always think of CC when I look at these
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:11pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    They are such a intense purple
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:12pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    tree huger and lady birds
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:13pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    I wish you could all join me for tea xx
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:14pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    sun flower time
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:15pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    My Vincent Dam Cough
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:15pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    Pods
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:16pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    Last one I hope you enjoyed them xxxx
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 8:38pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    Thank you for all the beautiful pictures of your garden, NN..WOW!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2017 9:18pm (Jul 17th 2017)
     
    Gorgeous! I love the purple...petunias? Whatever they are. A gorgeous garden...I'm jealous!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2017 8:35pm (Jul 18th 2017)
     
    What a beautiful garden! What are those purple flowers - I've never seen anything like them.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 20th, 2017 10:26am (Jul 20th 2017)
     
    They are petunias Kate and come in all sorts of colours. You can get trailing ones or upright ones. I got mine from B@Q from the condemned shelf I get most my plants from there they are all cheap and just need a bit of love and care and hey presto you got a garden full of beauty at a fraction of the cost,
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 20th, 2017 4:08pm (Jul 20th 2017)
     
    roots posted Cc .... G/N posted them this afternoon xx. Was thinking if you plant them up in a bucket or tub your garden shouldnt get over run with them so quickly, although they will seed themselves xx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 20th, 2017 5:10pm (Jul 20th 2017)
     
    Anything green is welcome, NN - we have dirt and spurge and that's it! Thank you so much! xxx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 20th, 2017 8:06pm (Jul 20th 2017)
     
    no worries xxx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2017 5:12pm (Jul 22nd 2017)
     
    Here you go Kate this is a female pumpkin bud see the fat fruit right behind the flower bud
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2017 5:13pm (Jul 22nd 2017)
     
    This is the male notice there is no fat fruit just the stem
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2017 7:59pm (Jul 22nd 2017)
     
    It's an education here, innit? I never knew that!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2017 3:01pm (Jul 23rd 2017)
     
    glad be be of use CC !!!! G/N bought me this beautiful Daisy plant yesterday the flowers are a good three inches across. It is supposed to attract butterflies and sure enough I just got it in its posh pot and look what happened.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 24th, 2017 2:08pm (Jul 24th 2017)
     
    Lovely! The choir I play for gave me a hydrangea - a white one. It's really pretty...I do hope I can keep it alive!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2017 6:06pm (Jul 25th 2017)
     
    That is such a lovely idea to share your garden with us all.
    Mine is quite wild and odd pieces. Wish I could on the pics for you but I'm not up to much with my health.
    I have all the weeds that the slugs don't want. A bed of Rose Bay Willow Herb against a straggly red Acer and a Stag Horn Shumac tree. Also a Fatsia all crushed together on the North front. Not a lawn, just wild grass which gets cut sometimes around the table and chairs.
    A narrow (fairy) path round between them and the privet hedge mostly occupied by Yellow Rattle that keeps the grass down. Had to put a new fake bridge in, t'other rotted away. You can't see it just now, only at night when it's green solar string lights come on.

    I have four other very small bits of garden around, mostly paved, ending in a tiny secret garden with a couple of thrones. (Tall plastic chairs sprayed gold)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2017 7:43pm (Jul 25th 2017)
     
    Ollie, your garden sounds delightful. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2017 11:19pm (Jul 25th 2017)
     
    I have grass, dandelions, and a variety of creeping weeds. That's having new build for you! Every year I decide I'll plant something but never do. My garden is tiny.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2017 2:05pm (Jul 26th 2017)
     
    Sorry to hear you're not well, Ollie. I hope you're feeling better soon. Your garden sounds lovely - I wish mine was like that. Glad you like solar lights too - I'm expecting a stiff letter from Heathrow soon to complain about my lights confusing incoming aeroplanes.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2017 4:26pm (Jul 26th 2017)
     
    I love hydrangeas CC they are fairly easy to care for so you should be fine with it. I popped into B@Q this morning and managed to snag myself five really nice big pots of Cape Daisy fro their condemned shelf. Just what I needed to brighten up the decking on the summer house. They should have been £8 a pot and I got them for £3 per pot. I so love a bargain. Poor things were totally water logged and they dont like that. Ive sorted them out and got all the sorry bits removed and now they are drying out a bit under the gazebo. Its totally tipping it down here today. The cats are well fed up with it and you should hear Mickey chuntering away he does have a good old moan when things not to his liking ha ha
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2017 4:33pm (Jul 26th 2017)
     
    Thank you for your kind comments Ollie so sorry you are not well, I hope you feel better real soon. I only showed you the best bits of the garden !!! My poor veg plot behind the summer house is a right tip sort of out of sight out of mind. We did plant some potatoes in there which are really tasty. I want to get it cleared out by autumn so I can plant some broad beans and garlic. Its either too hot too wet or my back isnt up to it at the moment. I know excuses excuses !!! So nice just to sit out and enjoy the nice bits of the garden though. Now G/N has put up the second gazebo I take my craft work out there and its lovely and wind proof. The grassy side will be turned over to Mallorys pool in a couple of weeks.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2017 7:04pm (Jul 26th 2017)
     
    I forgot to say thanks for the gender pumpkin photos NN!

    Take care of yourself Ollie. I hope you aren't overdoing it and can spend time relaxing. Sit back and give your orders out instead!

    I think it's rained everywhere today - except drought struck Europe! My cats wil roam from front door to back door, and then to front again over and over, each time meowing at me as if to tell me to turn the water off!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 27th, 2017 4:34pm (Jul 27th 2017)
     
    Tuppence is miserable and has annexed Eric's soft fleecy shirt to sleep/sulk on. Good job he has two.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 27th, 2017 9:10pm (Jul 27th 2017)
     
    Why is Tuppence miserable?

    I'm miserable too - can you send me Eric's other shirt please?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 28th, 2017 6:14pm (Jul 28th 2017)
     
    Because it keeps raining and she keeps shouting at me to make it stop, and being a bad/useless person I don't. So despite having her own personal private bed and the use of a sofa or chairs or piano stools, she annexes Eric's shirt as a form of protest:blink:.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 28th, 2017 9:09pm (Jul 28th 2017)
     
    Ah I see! I don't know how these poor cats are coping with the constant rain. It needs to be discussed in parliament and a law passed. And more shirts for Eric so that she has additional choice. Hop to it. :jumping:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 29th, 2017 12:00pm (Jul 29th 2017) edited
     
    G?N built this for our three yesterday Mickey was straight in there thats what that blur is. Tested it for size and his verdict was "spot on Dads" They all been using it but Mickey and Minnie did have a squabble over it to the point that Sootz stepped in and put Mickey right with one swipe from his mighty paw!!
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 29th, 2017 7:10pm (Jul 29th 2017)
     
    G/N did a great job on the kitties new play area..looks like they will have fun fighting over it...LOL

    If you want to send your rain over here to Washington state, we would be grateful, we are about to set an all time record for numbers of days without rain. Everything here has turned brown and is either dead or dying.:face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2017 7:25pm (Jul 30th 2017)
     
    Didn't you have a terrible drought last year too Lynn? It's dreadful to see the earth suffering like this and most of it caused by man.

    That's a great scratching post NN! It's one thing I always tell people to buy, and as tall as they can find/accommodate so the cat can have a proper stretch. Mine also like the cardboard scratchers - it's their 'doorbell' for when they want to go out!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2017 7:35pm (Jul 30th 2017)
     
    Fabulous, NN; GN should go into business!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2017 1:19pm (Aug 2nd 2017)
     
    Thanks CC I told him what you said and he came back with does she want to buy one !!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2017 5:29pm (Aug 2nd 2017)
     
    Does he want to deliver it? :D
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd, 2017 2:08pm (Aug 3rd 2017)
     
    I got deliver what? and then a what about flat pack?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 7th, 2017 5:30pm (Aug 7th 2017)
     
    Kate, we did have a drought last year, but this one is worse, we have broken our record for days without rain that was set in 1951 by 2 days now and no rain in sight..not that we can see very well with all the smoke blowing in from the terrible fires in BC. Canada. Don is having terrible breathing problems by the end of the day and our eyes are burning and watering every time we go out the door. If you know any prayers, please say them for the 37,000 people who have been evacuated from their homes in BC...pray we all get rain SOON.:face-crying:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2017 5:04pm (Aug 10th 2017)
     
    That is so terrible Lynn, I hadn't realised you were having it that bad over there. Our poor planet is suffering so much.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2017 1:23pm (Sep 5th 2017)
     
    Hope things have improves for you Lynn. Love and kindest of thoughts comming your way xxx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2017 5:57pm (Sep 5th 2017)
     
    Stay safe, cherub. :heart:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 8th, 2017 7:34pm (Sep 8th 2017)
     
    It rained yesterday for 3 minutes..the drops were about an inch apart, so that was a bust as far as me not having to drag water hoses around, but we have hope for tomorrow and rain. It's been 71 days without rain so far.:face-crying:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2017 6:08pm (Sep 9th 2017)
     
    Are you dependent on a well, like my friend in Canada?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2017 11:22pm (Sep 9th 2017)
     
    Wow Lynn, that's terrible. We had monsoon-like rain both today and yesterday, and tomorrow's forecast is the same.

    Just seen the awful devastation caused by Hurricane Irma - unbelievable how different the weather is around the planet. thoughts are with all those affected.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2017 7:09pm (Sep 12th 2017)
     
    How awful Lynn I feel really bad about moaning because we got so much of it this year. I so hope you get some relief from your drought really soon xxx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2017 7:13pm (Sep 12th 2017)
     
    only one pumpkin this year its looking good and just needs to ripen up now
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2017 7:44pm (Sep 12th 2017)
     
    At last we have managed to convert our overgrown Vegetable garden into a mini orchard, crikey it was hard work. But now its looking neat and tidy with three new trees spring bulbs and a few little mini cyclamen plants under each tree that I hope will acclimatise. I just hope the birds dont eat all the grass seed I can not wait to see it when it has greened up and the bulbs are blooming xx
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2017 11:38pm (Sep 12th 2017)
     
    So much more interesting than my grass ... or should that be weeds, moss, cat poo and grass!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 13th, 2017 5:20pm (Sep 13th 2017)
     
    Or dirt, nettles (yes NN, they took, thanks!) , rabbit/hen poo, craters and random huge lumps of flint trying (and failing) to stop rabbits open cast mining.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 13th, 2017 8:20pm (Sep 13th 2017)
     
    We are on a well system, CC..but as long as there are glaciers on Mt. Rainier, we will be alright it's 120ft deep. We still have had no real rain yet, so still dragging water hoses around. It is getting cooler and we should have rain next week (crossing fingers). I'd love a monsoon, Kate..LOL.

    NN, I hope your pumpkin will be ripe in time..it looks good.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2017 6:57pm (Sep 16th 2017)
     
    Glad the nettles took CC but you might be cursing getting them if you ever want to dig up the roots. One plant almost broke my back trying to get all the roots up when we did the fruiting area. Got a bit more orange coming in that Pumpkin Lynn so am hoping for the best I do love a bit of pumpkin pie and we dont seemed to have the canned pulp over here. I bet the well water is super cold when you pump it up Lynn. My Gran used to have a well and I used to love a glass of it straight from the pump, It almost froze your teeth and had its own special fresh
    taste and smell.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2017 9:19pm (Sep 16th 2017)
     
    I love drinking really cold water - tap / cooler water just isn't icy enough!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2017 2:49pm (Sep 17th 2017)
     
    Absolutely; I leave our tap running for a while so it gets really cold (no,we aren't on a meter!).
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 18th, 2017 8:16pm (Sep 18th 2017)
     
    We got our rain finally yesterday and for several days this week too..WOOO HOOO!! No more 90 to 100 degree days either..I'm so glad to see Fall get here, it's been a rough Summer.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 19th, 2017 2:59pm (7 days ago)
     
    Brilliant - you can have a bath now! :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 21st, 2017 9:03pm (5 days ago)
     
    At last!!! :weather_rain: