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Oooops! I must hide your answer! My son is after the latest iphone camera - with all the complicated jargons ..Sh... You haven't said anything! LOL!

I was thinking of buying a Nikon direct from a company from China and he was very enthusiastic at first. Now, he is going on and on about the latest iphone camera technology. I'm dreading iphone stuff. Their built-in obsolescence has been very predictable ...

Have to say, looking at the photos using MacBook Pro at the moment just really makes me want to say, "Life is too short and the difference and distinction are just worth it!" :unsure::joyful:

He might not follow every flower
 
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This pile of Junk is asking for £1m! Can't believe it had been put forward for RIBA award. Wait till you see what's inside.

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Zenj I saw your pink with white edged flowers in the previous upload in Christine Walkden's Gardens from above and wonder what it is called. It's so prolific and very showy. Looks more like a shrub than a tree. It's not lilac and the flowers seem to be bigger.

Perki: I would die for some rain. Already, it's hot in the house. Outside was OK and I had done an hour's watering. This heat is awful. Last night I did some, but the heat in the air rendered the exercise futile, so I stopped and carried on this morning. Hard work and I have to water the turf all the times.

DrCase: Your garden is like a garden in Italy, more leafy and architectural. You see, we all love flowers. You iPhone comes in handy! You must have some BIG Kois ... Would love to see them. My waterlily flowers keep being hidden by the leaves. I did see 4 or more buds, but I had to remove the leaves just to see them. It's starting to hot up.

Zenj Yes to the thalictrum. I bought a double thalictrum and it died on me. Very small one from flea.. I saw a plant long the road side which has the same leaf pattern and clusters of tiny flowers like our thalictrum. Just down the road, next to the utility box full of wires.
 
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alp it is Deutzia Strawberry Fields it likes full sun and grows to around 5 ft
Love the flowers. Just what I need to hide the fence. You must be raining now and I am being saunaed here!
 

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Ha ha not raining sun and cloud but breezy.
Would love some clouds. Was thinking of putting over my lawn where I can put my newly painted teak furniture. Glad that you're not raining.
 

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A bit of breeze, very pleasant; but no rain is predicted for the next 2 weeks. I'm dead!

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Going to be a lovely day! If the sun is willing to hide a bit.

Some girls took selfies with my flowers yesterday

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Friend's hollyhock - delicate beauties. Went to allotment yesterday after 6 and came back 9pm.
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I am so scared of hollyhocks as they self seed everywhere, especially where you DON'T want them to, and they get this messy looks in no time, too much composting material too.

My discovery along the road - I'm pretty sure that it's a meadow rue

The flowers are so tiny!

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My own thalictrum delavayi
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Sorry about it - the flowers are just soooooo small! I prefer to snap these!
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A very lovely morning and I have watered for an hour, using metered water. Yesterday, I cleared a bag of bind weed and today I will soldier on whenever the sun is clement.

Nothing much going on -
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Some of my beloved Petunia pirouettes!

Wimbledon 2019 but no rain! I am dead!
 

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Cloud and sun but less breezy here’s the yellow thalictum out now
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Hehe! The size of your flowers makes me giggle. The one I dug up was the baby, I think.

Done nothing! Not exactly true. Removed tons of climbers and have to go back to zero as the climbers - honeysucker! (well, I was the sucker to have let them roam!), clematis, some cheap jasmine which has threaded together like some rastafarian hairstyle! They all have made my more than 30 years' old fence groan and heave and move!

Then viewed 3 houses - 2 in the remotest part possible. I don't mind remote, but the road leading to the single track the size of a private car was bumpy and the car was bopping up and down. Both wood timber structure.

Another one needed a total refurbishment, but a garden to die for. Had the feeling that the woman was a keen gardener, but there were no flowers at the back, but a lovely pond and one or two campanulas hidden by tall grass. Garden was the biggest I had seen.

Viewing these vacant houses hit home the word mortality and I felt very tense as if I could feel the souls of the departed and their gardens ... Life is finite, gardens live on ..
 

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Did a bit of watering and found out that foxes or some critters who like scratching and digging have been active in my garden. Some tried to dig to Australia and some wanted to wind me up with holes on my newly patched turf! Grrrrrrrrrrrr!

Afterposting this, I will go forth and rid my gardens of jasmines, honeysuckers, and even passionflowers. I some jasmines and passionflowers up and get rid of all the bind weed. Don't think it's possible, but at least make an attempt to stop them travelling all around my garden.

Flowers from yesterday.

A big lily, but for some reason very short. I think it's because there is never enough water there, outside my bay window.

I was amazed to see Saliva Pink Sensation comes back. It could be Salvia Nemorosa Pink Sensation
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Agastache
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Apricot Kudo Agastache!

Crikey! Sun is out - in full force!

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We have had a lovely day at Alnwick gardens today it’s around 30 minutes drive from us ,the giant was cooling off in the lake and his wife had hung her washing out.
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Hehe! You'd better make sure she doesn't see your post! LOL!

Such a lovely place! Lovely and interesting design. I remember that the doyenne of the house is interested in poison ..You're so lucky to be able to visit the home after 30 minutes' drive. For me to go to Hyde Hall takes 45 minutes. The place looks so nice.

I was thinking of putting up a sail, but it's a fail! It flopped and the cement and aggregate holding the plastic pipe gave and I had to remove the pipe. The garden is too hot to be enjoyed. Did a lot of removal of honeysuckles and bind weed. After removing them, the horrible broken fences are now all exposed. I need to do something quick to hide the holes. Might be costly. Had to remove the bind weed as once it gets into my garden proper, it will be hell ...
 

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5.52am and I have already just done an hour of watering using metered water. It was cold and I am glad that I used a hose as I want to make sure I give the plants a good send off. Even that, part of the garden has not been watered properly.

This is not mine, but masses of delphiniums grown for confetti making! So beautiful!
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This has been a strange year as most of my dahlias have not shown up any leaves at all. The SS have had a field day and all I have seen are short tender stems with no further growth. Very sad.

Was watching John Massey's Ashwood Garden again. So beautiful! I kept asking myself,"Why don't I move to a far flung place and buy 2 or 3 acres of land? Would have been perfect if flanked one side by a lake or canal! Why are you struggling with 3 bed semi?"

The nasty Fox seemed to have gone for my lawn or it could be hedgehog..

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some critters who want to go to Australia by digging. Some critters walked all over my Salvia Patens and snapped 3 long stems, grass patches flung over the turf, holes dug next to my tree lilies which are dwarf! Only 3 feet and it's the 2nd year.

Snow in the Summer are very happy

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One of the flower shows featured Dianthus - this one has the most incredible fragrance. I am searching for an Octopus as mine has all died.
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Jackmanii is one of my favorites - unique colour
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One of the jasmines which I will never get rid of, but it would be potted. I am sick and tired of ivy from next door or my own climbers breaking my fence or growing through them. From next door.

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Here's my 3rd dahlia
 
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Did 45 minutes of watering and now the sun is coming out. Need to go to the allotment to see what is dead. Toms in a planter might be in trouble.

Got very excited seeing a plot of land 200 feet by 30 with a 2 bed cottage needing total renovation on. Then I realised that my house is on about 190! Only the house doesn't need that much refurbishment. Saw a lovely detached house in a close yesterday, but it was like a close with cars everywhere. Very stressful just to get to the house. Everything is nice, but garden too small.

Achilleas are very happy - probably Praprika or Carmine.
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Was wondering what has happened to The Beechgrove Garden???? Furious that they cut the number of episodes and the last one filming them preparing for holiday in JUNE! The BBC is taken over by imbeciles and self-entitled fat cats! I thought they would be back after 3 weeks. Anybody knows what is going on?
 

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