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Elizabeth7's Journal

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Last of Summer colour

25 September 2016 22:35:26

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There is still some nice colour in the hot area with Canna and Dahlias. The yellow leaved Cortaderia has lovely plumes I love to watch them develop.

Clerodendron trichotomum

17 September 2016 18:36:00

Three favourites

13 September 2016 19:48:49

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Blechnum chilensis so big and bold and easy to propagate,just chop a bit off!

Aralia Sun king vanishes for the winter and then appears with lovely lime green leaves which go more yellow at this time of year .

and what about Fuchsia Betty Boothby ? This lady just takes off and like Topsy grows and Grows .

sorry for typos using ipad and hate typing on it!

Quickie

05 September 2016 17:04:15

Sort of garden related

01 September 2016 13:59:16

Dahlia ' Cafe au lait'

27 August 2016 14:34:07

Mini Rant !!!!

24 August 2016 23:10:12

For Joan

16 August 2016 01:14:24

Snakes Alive

15 August 2016 18:53:29

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Well there I was sitting on top of my current compost heap, as you do,  removing any small sticks that have not broken down and admiring all the red worms wriggling around. I enjoy doing this and no doubt all I have read over the years about making ones own compost has proved to be so true.  So I was a happy camper until I glanced down and saw a small snake looking at me.  Never have I moved so fast and from a safe distance surveyed the scene. No movement from snake and suddenly it began to look somewhat familiar !!! So ever so bravely I reached out and picked it up  ,yes I did.  Now I am sorry not to have a horrific story of bites and anti venom but the truth is it was a little wooden snake I had bought years ago and had on a stone by the pond. No idea how it got to the compost.  But  come on now don’t be too hard on me about the anti climax it does look scary?????

Gruesome Grass.

12 August 2016 19:20:34

Butterflies where are they?

09 August 2016 19:28:41

What I learned yesterday..

06 August 2016 19:07:34

My favourite photograph

02 August 2016 22:39:07

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I seldom take a photo that I really really love but I must say the second one of these three just works for me. It includes Cuphea, Geranium Ann Folkard and Stipa arundinacea which has a new name I can't recall!

First one is Lily Conca d'or the lilies are growing so tall this year.

The last one is of the big raised bed where the colours are mostly pastel . I never seem to photograph this bed which contains lots of different geraniums most of which have gone over by now.

How about this?

02 August 2016 18:11:35

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Well I could hardly believe it when I spotted a flash of yellow/orange  while passing by at the top of my hill.  For some reason , and there has to be one, the Farmer has planted a huge swathe of Sunflowers at the margin of his field of Maize.  They look fantastic and before yesterday's rain were all facing in the same direction, south as I went by. Now if Van Gogh were still around..........

Rain, don't go to Spain....

01 August 2016 14:53:23

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