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    What does your garden look like ... Today?

    We still have a few things flowering as we've only had about a week of overnight frosts.
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    What does your garden look like ... Today?

    Sorry, I don't know! We have hundreds of Hellebores in the garden and we just let them get on doing their own thing. Never had any problem with any of them until this summer. We lost a whole area of H. foetidus because of the drought - about 150 of them!
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    What does your garden look like ... Today?

    You can always pop down the road and give us a hand. ;)
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    When the travel bug bites you

    Potsdam - was also enclosed by the Berlin Wall. This bridge became well known when it was used for the exchange of Francis Gary Powers (pilot of the U2 shot down by the Russians) and the Russian spy Rudolph Abel. They made the well known film, Bridge of Spies, about it (rather inaccurate in...
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    What does your garden look like ... Today?

    That's about a quarter of the cyclamen bed and there must be hundreds of corms. Some of the corms are 8" across. The cyclamen have also spread into the beds around it, through the lawns and into our wild area where our fruit trees are (only flowered there this year and delayed the cutting down...
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    What does your garden look like ... Today?

    The Alstromeria have been flowering for over four months as we have had such a hot year. They've survived two frosty mornings but are partially sheltered by overhanging plants The Cyclamen are into their third flowering this year Cobaea have only started flowering recently and, with a bit...
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    When the travel bug bites you

    Wittenberg, the birthplace of Martin Luther. In that part of the country almost the only religion is Lutheran (Protestant) but we were told that only a small proportion of people were actually religious. A pretty town We also visited a lot of other places:- Meissen, Dresden, Potsdam, The...
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    When the travel bug bites you

    Brandenburg Gate as it is now Checkpoint Charlie A sign of the times - the Big M
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    When the travel bug bites you

    We also went to a lot of places in Germany. Berlin has many churches, museums, monuments and large buildings War memorials and information. The Berlin wall One section of the wall is covered in paintings, graffiti and people are allowed to draw and sign their names on...
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    When the travel bug bites you

    Since the last places I showed we have been off travelling again to a number of places. To the English Lake District, twice, which is just a 300 mile drive and our favourite place. The first time we were also going to a wedding up there so Mrs Bootsy took a car full of flowers from the garden...
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    Weather

    I'll still blame you if we don't get any! :ROFLMAO:
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    Weather

    The forecast shows we won't be getting it until 10 p.m. so please don't use all of it up before it gets here. ;)
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    Weather

    It's good to be optimistic. :D I've just come in from working 2.5hrs in the garden and it's 8.30 a.m. and already 75F (24C). Send some of your cool down here please.
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    Weather

    He's already said he won't move :D but I'm not far from you. (y)
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    Weather

    Whatever you do, don't move down to our part of the country!!! :D I'd rather have our hot weather and my air-conditioning. (y) Although I would prefer, even more, the temperature remaining in the low to mid 20s instead of the low to mid 30s. :)
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