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  • Photo-upload-449765?1471695685
    20 Aug 2016
    This is one of my favorite plants to grow in the ground or in a hanging basket. It loves sun and dry soil. Compensates you with beautiful flowers and even the leaves are attractive. It will resow in optimum conditions but will not invade. Grow...

    moss rose Flowering, moss rose , and Front garden

    Clear 26°C / 79°F
  • Photo-upload-449857?1471966962
    23 Aug 2016
    Next door’s cat has taken to using a patch of garden that was left bare when I dug up a geranium as a toilet! Ugh. So now there are 3 pots plonked there . Ha! Cat will have to find somewhere else… Weather is lovely at the moment,warm,s...

    rosa gertrude jekyll Budding

    Clear 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-449937?1472204005
    25 Aug 2016
    My existing weather station was misbehaving. Insects, particularly ants had broken into the electrics (apparently they like the warmth an electrical current emits through the wiring) and had caused malfunctions of most sensors. The only reliable...

    Banana, Cavendish Ripening, Banana, Lady Finger Fruiting, Pink Shell Ginger Blooming, C...

    Clear 30°C / 86°F
  • Photo-upload-449861?1471969733
    23 Aug 2016
    The cosmos and zinnia are blooming well now. Waiting on the Asters and Mums to start their show in a few weeks! Nothing new to report other than the weeds are out of control and I am working on plans to extend my planting beds in the back. More...

    Cosmos Summer Dreams Blooming, Zinnia Giant Velvet Queen Blooming, Zinnia Giant Lavende...

  • Photo-upload-449824?1471794265
    20 Aug 2016
    The days are in the high 20sC or low 30sC which is above the seasonal norm of 25C but the nights are at the seasonal norm of 12C. It means that in 24 hours there can be a temperature range of 20C – like the Prairies! The evenings are drawing...

    Heather 'Spring Cream' Blooming, Permanent Container garden , Seasonal Container garde...

    Clear 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-449874?1472013905
    23 Aug 2016
    Sunday was hot, around 30C but in late afternoon it got windy and a new weather system blew in. It was supposed to bring thunder storms and rain, it brought neither – well, a spit of rain, not enough to make any difference to amount in the r...

    Sedum 'Purple Emperor' Blooming, PG Hydrangea Blooming, Seasonal Container garden , an...

    Scattered Clouds 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-449881?1472034852
    19 Aug 2016
    Had to do a hard prune on several things that had been missed in Spring and got too big. Mainly the Elders but also clematis along the south fence and the dogwood. Not good timing but neighbour needs to paint their fence so it couldn’t wait ...

    A's Evening Primrose garden , A's Elderberry garden , Clematis alpina (blue flowers i...

    Partly Sunny 18°C / 64°F
  • 19 Aug 2016

    Arugula Sprouting

  • 20 Aug 2016

    Shiso 'Purple' Sprouting

    10°C / 50°F