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  • 27 Jul 2015
    been saving seeds all day

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    26 Jul 2015
    Chilly this evening at 13C; after the very hot May, June and beginning of July, the current weather feels like Fall. No-one is tired of summer yet! News has it that El Nino has not arrived here yet and when it does arrive later this year it will b...

    Seasonal Container garden , Seasonal Container garden , Seasonal Container garden , and...

    Overcast 13°C / 55°F
  • 27 Jul 2015
    Garden seems to be doing okay. I’m a little worried that I’m over-watering in an effort to relieve the heat. Hope it starts cooling down soon. There were a few yellow leaves on the bottom of the bean seedlings. The white flies seem to ...

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    28 Jul 2015
    Picking ‘Purple Teepee’ dwarf bean again today, some for supper and the rest to freeze. Tomatoes are coming in faster now – always coincides with my going away unfortunately. DS2 will continue to pick and store them in my fridge...

    Bramley Cooking Apple Fruiting, Runner Bean 'Polestar' Setting Fruit, Tomato 'Silvery F...

    Mostly Cloudy 17°C / 63°F
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    01 Aug 2015
    …again. :) back on Folia now, probably for good, since I have taken propagation to a professional level, growing plants to sell. And I am settled in my life and outlook, everything’s very zen. I can’t think of much to say here, a...

    Outdoor garden and Gladiolus (mix) Blooming

    Partly Sunny 22°C / 72°F
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    26 Jul 2015
    Another day of showers and threatened showers. We have had almost an inch of rain in the last couple of days – all good! The two rain buckets were full, one went to Hydrangea Brussels Lace, the other to Forsythia Fiesta and to the roses at t...

    Lily Black Beauty Blooming, Berberis 'Concorde' , Rosa Westerland , Hybrid Oriental Lil...

    Overcast 21°C / 70°F
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    26 Jul 2015
    I was out doing yard chores and the bumble bees were really in a pollen gathering frenzy. I found an exhausted bee on the pavement, not moving at all. I gave him some sugar water and set him in a sheltered spot on a rock in my garden where I coul...

    Lisa's Joliet garden

    Clear 27°C / 81°F
  • 30 Jul 2015
    A thoughtful birthday gift from a friend. A manageably sized fig has been on my wish list for some time. This lovely plant is already bearing three figs, and I have a dehydrator – dried figs, yum! The plant is currently acclimatising to lo...

    Fig 'Black Genoa' Fruiting and [24] Verandah garden

    Partly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
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    31 Jul 2015
    Last night I watched a huge almost full moon slide out from behind Mt McKenzie. Much later when it had moved round to shine in through the kitchen window, it was still amazingly bright; one could almost tell the colour of furniture it was shinning...

    Aquiligia 'Crimson Star' Blooming, Helenium Blooming, Helenium Ruby Tuesday Blooming, 8...

    Clear 30°C / 86°F