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  • Photo-upload-449045?1469248096
    22 Jul 2016
    Grey, grey, grey, and windy – what a change from yesterday! The row of suns in the week’s weather forecast seem to be disappearing fast. A little deadheading when I came back from the studio, the gusty wind was really cool however it d...

    Stonecrop SunSparkler Lime Twister Blooming, Rose 'Starry Night' Blooming, Hemerocallis...

    Scattered Clouds 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-448949?1468980813
    07 Jul 2016
    While at a local auction during the week I spotted a child’s shell-shaped paddle pool. Every baby bath, paddle pool, or old sink that I spot I instantly start to think if I have a use for it for the ducks. It had shallow sides and I though...

    [15] Back Fenceline to Duckling Pen garden

    Clear 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-449011?1469132394
    21 Jul 2016
    It got sunny. I didn’t finish any particular project so have no sense of accomplishment yet. I think I was trying to move the “duplicate” pieces of daylilies away from the base garden so I would find it easier to rehome those. ...

    Hem. Autumn Wood

  • Photo-upload-449038?1469246974
    22 Jul 2016
    From yesterday when the sun shone! The potted plants filling the gaps in Porch are Basil, purple and green; the two Poinsettias from last Christmas and at the back, the Calamondin Orange. The Hibiscus is further along the bed and has had a couple ...

    Seasonal Container garden , Hemerocallis Peach? Blooming, Hemerocallis 'Ruby Stella' B...

    Overcast 20°C / 68°F
  • Photo-upload-449078?1469318422
    24 Jul 2016
    So after a month of complete radio silence, suddenly my house is the hottest thing on the market. Five showings this week, including one second showing, and an actual offer. And I think it’s the garden. I think people walk back there and see...

    Perennial Border garden and SoPo garden

    Mostly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-448963?1469057273
    20 Jul 2016
    In the corn bed between Helix and Raspberry Star. One fan, at least. There’s still an unidentified fan in front of Raspberry Star. I need to move things around again, but it’s too hot today. I’m getting a better sense of what&...

    Hem. Orchid Corsage Blooming

  • Photo-upload-449005?1469122408
    21 Jul 2016
    The temperature is forecast to go to 28C today so before it got seriously hot in the sun, I turned over both compost bins. After all the rain they are still pretty claggy, lots of worm and insect activity however. Turning over the Bay compost box ...

    Hoya Blooming, Phalaenopsis Twin Little Pink Blooming, Japanese Anemone Robustissima Bl...

    Scattered Clouds 19°C / 66°F
  • Photo-upload-449021?1469202440
    21 Jul 2016
    At last the suspected hollyhock is opening, I have to say i was hoping for a nice bright colour, I’ve seen some lovely bright reds and pinks locally. But I get a rather washed out cream! I suppose it is quite pretty…. Constance Spry ro...

    clematis tex.etoile rose , rose constance spry , and clematis florida flore-pleno

    Partly Cloudy 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-449024?1469224367
    22 Jul 2016
    So I harvested a house. I have a definite offer. Whatever else happens, I will sell this place. It’s an enormous weight off my mind. There are still three showings scheduled, so I may get additional offers, which will help me get my price (t...

    Tomato- Black Krim Harvesting, Tomato- Black Plum Harvesting, Tomato- Dwarf Summer Sunr...

    Mostly Cloudy 35°C / 95°F