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Tempus Fugit

30 June 2009 18:48:07
Tempus Fugit

Tempus Fugit

So, today is the last day of June but what a bumper month it was for the garden!

Did a bit of planting and weeding today.

The big thing though was re-finding a sundial I had placed on the hill some years ago. It had become completely covered over with persicaria. I cut the persicaria away but need to cut a bit more away.

The sundial says 'tempus fugit', which is 'time flies' in Latin. And it seems to have done since I placed the sundial up there. It seems that my perception of the centre point, as seen from the kitchen, has not changed in the last while because I placed the Easter Island heads in roughly the same position as the sundial although the sundial was no longer visible at that stage.

More garden photos in the June album.

Hoping to get to the Dillon garden in Dublin tomorrow. However, this is my third year trying to get there so I'll believe it only when I'm actually there : )


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Jacinta Jacinta 30 June 2009 21:04:56

Love your new photos, Rachel, Wow your squirrell grass is amazing. And your cosmos. How did the party go on sunday?


trug trug 30 June 2009 21:09:33

I'm looking forward to hearing about the Dillon garden. I'm sure you'll succeed this time...you sound like you have great perseverance.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 30 June 2009 23:19:53

Time certainly does fly especially in the Garden, cant wait to see the pics of Helen Dillions Garden, must make a note to visit that next year?


LindaB LindaB 01 July 2009 10:11:16

Rachel, your new photos are stunning, not only are you a gardener but a photographer also. Love the Squirrel grass, cosmos et tout! Definately need another visit to Rachels Garden!!! Hope you had a good day at the Dillon garden and you do not get too wet!


MichaelC MichaelC 01 July 2009 11:38:23

Hope you enjoyed the Dillon Garden. It is always changing, I just don't know how she does it.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 01 July 2009 11:47:42

the new pics are fabulous,


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 01 July 2009 11:50:14

I love your coral poppy, mine is about to open, I think its the same one, I am very impatiently waiting to see. took some more pics of the garden on my good camera, just have to find the lead now and I can upload them.


Rachel Rachel 02 July 2009 00:43:59

Thanks for your compliments on my photos, guys. Your wishes for a good day up in Dublin paid off too.


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