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MOTORCYCLES, HEUCHERAS, SEDUMS and SUNSHINE

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The garden centre car park was almost empty …

and then these wonderful vintage motor cycles arrived …

… with wonderful vintage owners !

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Conker had never seen so many motor bikes …

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These senior citizen bike outings are called “Wrinkly Runs” …

Garden centres are a favourite place to stop for a snack …

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Then it was time to buy some plants …

… Heuchera Plum Royale, Heuchera Lime Marmalade,

… and Heucherella Yellowstone Falls …

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The sun had been shining all day …

… Conker was worried about a hosepipe ban …

… so he purchased 4 little bargain-price watering cans …

… yellow, blue, green and red … a complete set !

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Truffle bought Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco …

He was pleased with his choice … couldn’t stop wagging …

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… simultaneous watering and wagging ;o)

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The heucheras had enjoyed their drink …

… they were ready for planting …

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Special thanks to the Vintage Motor Cycle Club …

very nice, friendly people :o)

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Excellent blog (as usual). Do the 'boys' not ride bikes?lol

12 Jul, 2012

 

what lovely people and their bikes Terra and seemed friendly, love your purchases and conker and Truffle were a great help as always, well done boys :o)) x

12 Jul, 2012

 

You little devil you Terra ;)))))
Nice to see Conker and Truffle and their new purchases :)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Your boys have chosen well Terra, all the plants look very healthy, no excuses for getting thirsty with your team in charge of watering, lol.
The bikers seem very happy to pose for you....

12 Jul, 2012

 

lovely Terra - love your dogs

12 Jul, 2012

 

Really enjoyed looking at this- they look a jolly lot!

I love the little watering cans! I also love the plants you chose.

12 Jul, 2012

 

They need to get side cars for Conker and Truffle. AND worringly, they don't look that old. (the bikers, not the dogs)lol. Jx

12 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Sheila ..
my dogs don't ride bikes, but they tow little cars !

Hello Sandra ...
Yes, the wrinkly bikers are a lovely group of people !

Thank you, Lil and Sue ...
We're pleased with the plants we bought ...

Thanks Paul ..
my dogs send hugs to you :o)

Hi Wildrose ..
those watering cans were on special offer !
We love a bargain !

Hi Jane ..
The bikers didn't look that old. Lol.
And their motorcycles are in wonderful condition too !

12 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely plants TT real good foliage colours, Conker and Truffle are all tooled up and ready for any hose pipe ban.
Its nice to see the oldies enjoying a good day out, some monies worth there with those machines.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Loved that , Terra , thank you .
The bikers looked like happy chappies , and your boys came up trumps , as usual .

12 Jul, 2012

 

Hilarious !!. Great fun

12 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely blog Terra - Always enjoy them and the dogs too. Love the watering cans, but we don't need them now - SE Water has lifted the hose pipe ban. Hip Hip Hooray!!

12 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Stroller ..
It's raining again now, so it seems Conker's four new watering cans won't get worn out too soon.. Lol. Yes, I bet those motorcycles are quite valuable !

Thanks, Driad ...
The bikers are such friendly people .. happy to pose for pics, and they were very kind to Conker and Truffle :o)

Hi Inverglen ...
At the Garden Centre, there were more bikers than gardeners ... Lol.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Fine bunch of "veterans",TT......you certainly scored there LOL.:0)))) The sedums are lovely.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Hello Tracey .. Thank you :o)
I'm sure Conker buying those 4 little watering cans was a prompt for hosepipe bans to be lifted all across the UK ;o)

Thanks Meadowland ...
Would definitely need side cars on the motorbikes to hold all the plants ;o)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Nice plants TT
Conker will be able to help you water them in.

12 Jul, 2012

 

those heucheras look great. Conker and truffles are adorable :-)))

12 Jul, 2012

 

Had too smile..... was imagining the boys in their leathers :))))
Nice friendly bunch you met with TT and lovely plants.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Hywel ...
Right now, the rain is watering the plants, but Conker is standing by with his watering cans, ready for duty ... ;o)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Lijemc ..
Very pleased with the heucheras, heucherellas and sedums ..

Lol. Scottish !
Team Terra in leathers ?
Yes, lovely folk in the Vintage Motorcycle Club. :o)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Oh it's raining with you aswell. I thought you had sun ... Maybe it will improve for the week end :o)

12 Jul, 2012

 

That's great Terra, so nice to see the vintage bikes like that, you've got some nice plants there too, with great helpers :-)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Surreylad ..
Lovely bikes and bikers !
... and I'm pleased with my plants ... and my helpers :o)

Hello again Hywel ...
hoping for some sunshine on Sunday !

12 Jul, 2012

 

Great blog terra. Those heucheras and sedums are gorgeous. good choice from the boys.

Lol love the idea of the wrinkly run ending up at the gc. They sound like a great bunch of people.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Sam ..
I love the leaf colours on heucheras ... Conker and Truffle chose well ...

Wrinkly Runs to GC's seem ideal .. but I'm not quite sure what the bikers would do if they decided to buy any climbing plants... could be dodgy to have those balanced across the handle bars.. Lol.
Yes, a lovely bunch of people :o)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Great buys there TT & love the watering cans.
My dogs sometimes water my garden but they say they dont need watering cans!?! Lol.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Brilliant TT...your blogs always make me feel happy! :D

12 Jul, 2012

 

Great blog..love the bikes! Conker and Truffle are wee stars arent they! Nice collectionof plants you bought too :) ANd sun!!!!!!!!!

12 Jul, 2012

 

loved your blog as usual...:-)

12 Jul, 2012

 

I can tell you all enjoyed your visit to the garden centre and what nice group of friendly bikers you met pleased Conker and Truffled helped you to make such great choices those Heucheras are gorgeous and I have Sedum Cape Blanco its a lovely little alpine, we had SUN too today ;0))

12 Jul, 2012

 

Love your blog, pictures of Conker and Truffle, those super bikes and bikers and oh yes and your plants where really nice too - well chosen you boys and keep those cans handy the rain will eventually stop......wont it? :o)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Conker and Truffles are ridiculously cute as well as being good gardeners. Heucheras, Heucherellas, Tellimas, Tiarellas - how does one distinguish? Love them all though.

12 Jul, 2012

 

All of my favourite things, dogs, motor bikes, and Heucheras, what more could I want in a blog? A+.

12 Jul, 2012

 

What a lovely day out for you all, and to meet such nice people, these older biker clubs do so much fir charity I understand, ones I rememer from this area sre easter egg runs to the childrens hospice and christmas presents to the hospital wards, much more I expect......lovely folk as you say...
And the boys have new friends too
I can picture Truffle in a crash helmet.........so funny. :0))))

13 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Willi ...
Lots of Monkey Terrier watering in your garden ;o)

Thank you Karen, Pixi, Sandra, Carole, Neena ...
It was fun meeting the bikers and we're pleased with Cape Blanco. Already have some in my rockeries, but decided to get more !

Yes, Tuesdaybear ... so many varieties now of heucheras, heucherellas etc. !

Thank you, Dotty for our grade of A+ ...
We're delighted with that ! ;o)

Hi Pam ..
It's good that the bikers do so much for charity, isn't it. :o)

13 Jul, 2012

 

Great blog TT ,Conker and Truffle.Hope your all well:))))))

13 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Mark, J and J ...
All well here thanks.
Doing garden tasks between the showers ! :o)))

13 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely blog and pics Terra..some pretty Heuchera's and Sedums..glad your boys enjoyed their new pressies,and made some nice new friends ...I smiled at their names...and it reminded me of when we bought a standard rose,when first married..and propped it up between us on our Yamaha 250 motorbike !..it can be done :o) We were waiting at the lights when a police patrol car pulled up alongside...they just stared in disbelief I think ..can you imagine the reaction now ? Lol.

13 Jul, 2012

 

What a brill time you had at the garden with the two boys helping you and those brill bikers not to mention those lovely machines they where driving, takes me back abit not that i could drive one but loved having rides on them :))

13 Jul, 2012

 

Lol. Sandra .. standard rose on motorbikes ...

Thanks Carol...
I can imagine you as a passenger on those old motorcycles !

Yes, the sun shone, and yesterday I enjoyed a lovely day in my garden, mowing and planting, with Conker and Truffle helping :o))

13 Jul, 2012

 

:))) Pleased you had a lovely day yesterday it was lovely here aswell, but abit misserable today, so a day inside.

13 Jul, 2012

 

Light rain...heavy rain....light rain....you get the picture. :0(((

13 Jul, 2012

 

~Wow, I wonder if they will offer you and the boys a ride if you see them there again. What a great way to make friends Terra. They look a right friendly bunch. People always talk to you when you have dogs, dont you find?

13 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Poppylover ...
I agree .. a very friendly group of bikers ... happy to pose for pictures ..
... and, yes, people do like to stop and chat when they see my dogs !

14 Jul, 2012

 

I see one biker has a side car too TT. I used to scoot about for hundreds of miles on various scooters. We see a lot of older bikers in the Naafi at North Weald air field. They 'fettle up' beat up old machines and try them out for roadworthiness on the airfield. Load em back on the van and away. They are always so friendly. I'm sure Conker and Truffle were pleased to have a photocall with the bikers.

14 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Dorjac ..
It is fascinating seeing the older motorcycles, isn't it.
Just coincidence that I was there at exactly the right time to meet the bikers, and yes, lovely people :o)

14 Jul, 2012

 

Hi TT, I love the second photo from the bottom most of all. :)))

14 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Kat ... that's my favourite photo too :o)

14 Jul, 2012

 

Talking of side-cars Dorjac , my uncles always had side-cars for my aunties just after the war , they were a cheap form of transport and very convenient in those days .
Another auntie and uncle had a tandem with a side-car (for the children ). That uncle is still going strong ( but on his motor scooter now ) . He's 96 yrs .
Lovely gentle days !

14 Jul, 2012

 

I'm late getting on here again having just finished allotment garden, having a fall and looking after the youngest grandchild. Brilliant blog again Terra, I was actually looking out for you when I saw the blog. I just love heucheras now! Your garden is looking lovely, so perfect. It must have been fun meeting the old bikers. Did they let you have a go! Lol.

14 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Rose ...
I hope you're perking up again after your fall.
You did a great job with the allotment !
Such a variety of leaf colours available now for heucheras ..

Yes, it was fun meeting the Wrinkly Run bikers ...
Maybe next time an excursion in the side-car.. Lol.

14 Jul, 2012

 

Stunning Heucheras those Tt, they look very strong and healthy........Conker and Truffle would make anyone smile, I bet those young bikers enjoyed meeting you all!

14 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Janey ..
Heuchera Marmalade is doing well in your garden and I think you'd like the Lime Marmalade too. It seems a sturdy one, and lovely colour. On my previous blog you can see it as a feature in the Wishing Well. That's why I bought two more of the same Lime Marmalade.. I like it so much... Lol.

14 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Terratoonie

am a recently joined member and have fallen in love with Conker and Truffle. I have a dog Willow how I wish she were as useful round the garden I think I will send her to you for some training.

15 Jul, 2012

 

Where did you get that sunshine from Terra?

17 Jul, 2012

 

Your boys are gorgeous TT. love their watering cans, how many have they got now??
Great blog and the bikers were a different addition! :~)

18 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.

Pim ... hoping the sunshine will appear again soon. :o)

18 Jul, 2012

 

Just got some Terra..Thank you. It will not last long though. ;)

18 Jul, 2012

 

Storm brewing here Pim ;o)

Thanks, and woofs to you, Snoopdog :o)

15 Aug, 2012

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