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That tunnel is a survivor Wendy..... Looks great!
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The front garden yesterday. The mint may be a bit shy but the Ladslove has survived and the Lilac is thriving, it has more blossom than any time I can remember!
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Last night at 20:30 while Jack was having a trot and a pee I noticed that the lilac blossom was full of bees, there were scores of them harvesting whatever it was they were getting from the flowers. That pleased me no end.....
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We have a ball of spiderlings in the corner of one of our raised beds. If you touch them they all explode outwards like a flower opening, there must be a few hundred of them. Shortly after they all reassemble in their cluster.
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reminded on the telly program, that most of the bees collecting is entirely for their grub stage offspring to feed off when they hatch, hardly any, if any, for most adults.
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The roses are putting in an appearance in the front yard. There are 7 buds on this one, the pink and white bushes haven't produced any buds yet but there's still a lot of growing to do :-)
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Now we need some sun and dry weather to really enjoy them.....
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Nice picture Kev.

I did some more (reluctant) pebble shifting this afternoon then took a picture of the Acanthus.
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How's your back?
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Tripps, it looks like your Acanthus is going to have competition from a young ash tree! :smile:
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mine is doing really well, the best it has ever been
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Tizer wrote: 13 Jul 2019, 09:48 Tripps, it looks like your Acanthus is going to have competition from a young ash tree!
So that's what they are - all over the place in my drought garden. I'll deal with them. :smile:
Sue wrote: 13 Jul 2019, 21:29 mine is doing really well, the best it has ever been
Actually I found a similar picture at the same time last year, and this year's is a lot better. Tried to post both for comparison, but it proved to be a step too far. :smile:
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Stanley wrote: 13 Jul 2019, 01:57 How's your back?
Fortunately no damage, and I slept well afterwards - and lost 2lbs. Everyone's a winner. :smile:
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Good! Nothing like a bit of gentle outdoor exercise. Kipling springs to mind on the Black Dog, his cure was to "dig 'til you gently perspire". (Have I got that right?)
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This mild weather has not only tricked a lot of plants into flowering early but now we've got slugs eating them! :surprised:
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Stanley wrote: 14 Jul 2019, 02:03 (Have I got that right?)
Not sure - but I'd be going perhaps for Churchill rather than Kipling. :smile:
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...and it only took Tripps one and a half years to reply! :smile:
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Your fault Tiz for resurrecting the topic with your slugs. :extrawink:
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Not up norf Tiz!.
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I can send you some, free of charge! :smile:
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Re. ".and it only took Tripps one and a half years to reply!"

" The mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
With patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all." (ATTRIBUTION)
My front garden is a dead mess. I must find a way of clearing it up!
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Stanley wrote: 01 Feb 2020, 03:24 Re. ".and it only took Tripps one and a half years to reply!"

" The mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
With patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all." (ATTRIBUTION)
My front garden is a dead mess. I must find a way of clearing it up!
There must be a ypu g local school boy who would like a couple of hours work tidying up your dead mess Stanley, for a few pounds
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Yes, that's what I think. I will find a way......
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Make it a primary school project! :smile:
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