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alp hope everything works out for you I have my fingers crossed.:)
The best is that the new house is detached and there is a big garden, and the house enjoys high ceiling, but the facade is not half as good as mine. But looking at so many pokey rooms depresses me no ends. Thank you. I hope so too. Hope the roof of the new house is not gong to fall down. I haven't even set foot on it. But the footprint seems big enough. Another busy road, though much less than this one. Need to see another one now. Hope it rains and rains and rains, too!
 
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is it your house thats sold alp ?

Not done much its been raining quite a lot recently, I've been drenched twice today already.

Some pic of the garden over the past week or so .

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Lupin Towering inferno - Allium Purple Rain
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Lawn starting to come on now.
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Golden Celebration, its really nice and the scent but prone to blackspot
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Lady of Shallot with Astrantia Hadspen blood
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I got some trollius right at the back you can't see them but I noticed them yesterday , they gone a little bit mad must be 4-5ft tall, I know your a fan of them alp I try and get a pic when I can they are in the wildness they supposed to be a small path next to the poppys .
 

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Why can't I like them 5 times? I wanted to do it many many times with Zenj's Nomocharis, too! Same for your photos, Perki! The lawn has shown your credential, Perki! Lovely! The grass seeds have done well.

I wish my lawn had more moisture. Well, I can't even water me plants, not to say the lawn. Already sun is shining on full again! :cry: :eek: :banghead:

You know, Perki! You must try selling some Trollius seeds. I wish I had more to sell as I spent quite a bit on buy calibrachoas and argy???mum. I just love all flowers (well, most!) . I ran out of Trollius seeds as the harvest had been diabolical and I had one plant out of 3 dead. I was gutted. I had to keep cancelling - about 5 times. My Trollius are about 1 foot tall! And some critter had dug a hole round my tree lilies, exposing the roots! :mad:

Yes, I THINK I have sold the house and have placed an offer on one which I haven't even seen physically. I know where it is and love the fact that it's a massive house i.e. decent size rooms and lounge. I'm seeing it tomorrow. When it comes good, I will send you all a link.

Annoying that you're so drenched with rain whilst I'm thirsty for more. Only half a butt and the sun came out and has evaporated the moisture. The rain has hardly scratched the surface.

I stopped and feasted my eyes on your flowers again. My idea of bliss!
 

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DrCase: the pink of your lilies is so delicate. I wish I had one like that. I need to go out to fill up the hole near my tree lilies, probably dug up by squirrels who straight away had hidden a peanut in my hanging basket. My lilies are so slow. I love them as they don't need watering. Very sad as even my cistuses are crying out for water! The hundreds of buds have turned yellow.


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It's a bit dull and on the chilly side this morning. Shouldn't complain and wish it was pouring down. No, just overcast.
 
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Morning all plenty of rain here rained non stop from 6 am last night and still raining pond is overflowing and according to forecast a lot more on way.
 

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Morning all plenty of rain here rained non stop from 6 am last night and still raining pond is overflowing and according to forecast a lot more on way.
Sooooo awful! I so feel for you. It's not funny! I sometimes use my eyes to will the neon blobs to where I live. Sad that I am not a witch! I sometimes wish I were with regards to rain and foul smells!

I think my Mr Hemerick peony is a bit shy because of the cold weather and it's quite windy!
 
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How are those hens alp? I see one was put in a naughty pen. Eating their eggs are they. I had that problem at times when I was a teenager and had my little egg business. Generally my problem was thin shells due to a lack in their diet, once corrected the problem was fixed. However some hens once they got the taste of egg, would never stop eating them. I executed those birds when I caught them.
 
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John: One hen died and another hen was gobbled up by Mr Fox. I free-ranged them so that they could have mud bath, eat grit, pick worms and run around. But Mr Fox had other idea and my beloved Baldie was no where to be found, not even a feather! She used to eat lettuce leaves from my hen and those two hens had a bond with me.

Then we bought another two hens which were much bigger and very aggressive. Used to attack me when I was trying to refill their feeders which they invariably knocked down on the ground. They all loved mealworms. I had to be very stern with them and pretend to hit them to teach them not to bite me. Well, they have learnt the lesson and they no longer bite me. They would jump up like acrobats to eat their live worms. I do get some from the wormery to feed them and they love them a lot. Yes, this Goldie is a male and yet he was very aggressive with his polish chicks and would attack the Silkie male called Kusco. I had to separate the two male and Goldie now shares the same cage as the hens. These two hens really have put Goldie in his place. He was so scared of them that he hid himself. Instead of croaking like a male, he went ga-doc! Some kind of sexual confusion!

Now, I have learned to let the hens come out which will send Goldie out of the hen coop and I then lock the door so that the hens can lay their eggs in peace. After we have collected the eggs, we open the door to the hen coop egg laying compartment.

The new buyer couple also keep hens. I was very stressed as they wanted me to be out from 4 to 6 weeks. I was nearly in tears. Any way, the detached house requires too much updating and is still using immersion boiler. I have decided to give it a miss and the estate agent was fuming. I felt like pulling out of the market, but then, the buyer decided they themselves would rent on a monthly basis as long as I am selling the house to them. They are so keen that I think I have undersold. I really am very happy or else I would not have got the chickens, but my son keeps wanting to move. I have not so far seen a garden 100 feet. I want to cry!
 

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Good morning to a glorious day! Er, the headache continues ...

Been chomping figures and going through a lot of measurements and come out none the wiser! My tabs are all of Purplebricks ..

Feel like just finding detached houses with land for below £290 (I'm sure I will end up in Wales, Scotland or droughty Spalding or rain sodden Lancashire!)

Any way, I need to suppress thinking about this headache and watch The Papers and share my joy of the day! Life is too short.

This monstrosity is a duckling for the swan called Petunia Pirouette

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Foxgloves

Paeonia lactiflora 'Wladyslawa'

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Briza maxima (Greater quaking grass)

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Bumble bee on my Salvia Soloman's Dance - a most beautiful flower!
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An even more feminine version Pink Dyson's Joy!
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Night Moth
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Only wanted to capture the bee!

a handsome wheat?
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Paul Scarlett floribunda!
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Rose Bush Very fragrant Claire Marshall's flower
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My first harvest - Sugar Snap - Either Sugar Ann most probably! Yummy!
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So nice to get something from my garden.

Been to Homebase twice and every time we missed the seaweed feed. Might go to Wilko to see if we can get the seaweed feed.
 

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Good morning! Music to my ears! Raining and the main butts are nearly full - but 6 are still empty. However, most important of all, the gardens and the farms in this area will have a proper soaking. Another day like this will make me very happy.

Been to see some properties and have to say the rooms are tiny and I'd rather not move!

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Think Zenj will be very fed up as the neon blobs stay on where he is! Oh, dear! If only I could take some and I think even Perki has had some dry spells.
 
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Well would you believe it as been a gorgeous day, todaysunshine all the way yippee done both lawns weeded twirled some blanket weed out of the pond .heres a few photoes from today.
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Love the trollius and the last one. Centaurea? Beautiful lilac pink! I think I have the unfortunate blue! Very strange things are happening. I have NOT one fuchsia flowering! Weather seems to be causing something to be topsy turvey here!

Son loved one immaculate new refurbished town house with lights showing on the wall at night and everything was very controlled. For his love of the building, I placed an offer and then I nearly burst into tears as there was NO garden to speak of and then I'm worried about the chickens and the greenhouseS! Thank heavens that the vendor was holding out for more and there has been no following up.

It's soooooo cold outside. I feel so sorry for my toms. My courgette (used to be courgettes) seems to be stunned in its growth. Ever after incorporating the wood chips (they were pretty raw, but I had had so much, I just put them everywhere), plants have never been the same. Chicks must have been cold as they were inactive and didn't stir even when mealworms were used to see if they were alive!

Ooops! For your reference, this is my best show for trollius

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And this is my dreaded Echinops which send their roots down to Australia! Another love-hate plant.
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Allium is in fine form - I think this is a gladiator? and see what a surprise I have had just now.

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This is from the tray I bought. I was thinking of getting the tray for snowdrops, but the freegled waterlily tray had waterlily roots all meshed in the tray and so I kept my mouth shut and took it home. That's a stunning surprise. And it is my first Waterlily! Hey, first ..
 
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Your tomatoes will be rite alp no such thing as cold down south at this time of year :ROFLMAO:, registered 4.5C last night in the GH tomatoes not bothered they are hard up here ;) , I am going to leave the cucumber and melons in for tonight lows of 7-8C over the coming days see how they fair. Saw some waterlilys at the GC I were surprised how expensive they are. Not sure your allium gladiator looks more like Giganteum but could be wrong I'll have to have a look through my pictures from last year.

Which Ligularia is that @Zenj ? it has lovely dark foliage much dark than my brit marie crawford , seen a few others with dark foliage but I forgot the names now.
 
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