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Thursday 04-05-2009


Hi Folks
The weather here has been really really hot for the last few days, the temperatures have been in the high eighties, ( I suppose that is cool to you in Oz and the States),and a few plants seemed to be on the point of giving up as they were wilting quite a bit, but come evening they perked up again when the automatic watering system came on, that has been a blessing in diguise, as going around each night to water all the boxes and pots can become quite a chore, (just counted up we have 25 boxes and 27 pots of different shapes), and carrying round 10 litre cans can begin to get very heavy after a while,but it has been nice to see the sun again, but today it is a lot cooler but the sun has come out again, and the sky keeps clouding over so that is what is keeping it cooler, well things are still moving on in the garden the potato tops are now just over 3 ft high so if there half as much undeneath as what there foliage on the top we should be in for a good crop, the ones I have in the old dustbins, the growth on top are nearly as high as the dustbins, so it will be interesting to see what is in the bin, the tomatoes are now on their 3rd truss of flowers, and on Saturday tha boss suggested that she wanted me to make some more flower beds on the edge of the lawn so two more flowerbeds she got, gosh there no ending to gardening these days, not that I don’t enjoy it and seeing things grow especially the veg which I think is the most important, well I have been busy with the new camera and have taken some pictures for you to peruse over, meanwhile this weekend I up in the hills above Macclesfield working with the radio club as we have got contest on, I have been a radio ham for the last 26 years I have found this to be a very rewarding hobby as well, I will be taking some pictures of the site which is about a 1000 ft up on the Pennines so I will post a few on here for you to see what we get up to, and the equipment that we use and some views of the area, what you might call Mother Natures much larger garden.

Shrub called Gaulnettya “Pink Pixie” it grows to about 17 inches high flowering in April – May likes semi- shade and sandy acid soil.

Think this one is called Gloxinia.

Yellow Iris.


This is the new camera that I will be using.

It is quite neat and compact, and has quite a few tricks built into it.


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A good blog and lovely photography (very good little camera mines the same one) pleased all is growing well for you and also that the boss has more flower beds,lol.Looking forward to seeing pics of your sojourn in the Penines,lets hope the weather is good for you.......

4 Jun, 2009


Lovely pics, not heard of those plants but that Iris looks lovely, didn't know it came in yellow!

Camera looks lovely! What sort of contest btw? Quiz is all I can think of? Lol!

4 Jun, 2009

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