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#1055353 - Sun Jul 27 2014 05:09 AM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Jake, I did take that on a cruise a couple of years ago. Didn't try any fishing though.
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#1055551 - Mon Jul 28 2014 04:35 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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A really vibrant begonia


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#1055690 - Tue Jul 29 2014 03:16 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Time for one more?


Is this normal? An apple on an apple tree (so far so good) but that blob of white in the centre of the photo is blossom! - same tree. Weird or usual??

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#1055699 - Tue Jul 29 2014 04:13 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Some pretty yellow flowers...

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#1055704 - Tue Jul 29 2014 04:40 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Chavs, unusual yes, but strangely enough one of my apple trees is doing the same thing, suddenly has some more blossom coming. Must be something to do with weather conditions this year

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#1055708 - Tue Jul 29 2014 06:06 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Martin: very pretty yes. They are Osteospermums (commonly known as African daisies amongst other names). They're not truly daisies, but are in the same botanical family. If you have more pics of them, might be good for the Gatsby thread when it arrives : )

Chavs/Christina: did either of you prune your tree after it leafed out this spring?
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#1055721 - Tue Jul 29 2014 07:36 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Eh? Prune ...?! Sounds like hard work. Bits may have fallen off in the wind., of course... I am very into mother nature taking care of things.

We were just saying earlier this year that the blossom was particularly good this Spring, so maybe there's a correlation.

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#1055722 - Tue Jul 29 2014 07:49 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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The flowerbeds on Teddington Lock

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#1055727 - Tue Jul 29 2014 08:29 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Outside a church in Salzburg
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#1055729 - Tue Jul 29 2014 08:37 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Here's a coneflower in my garden a week or so ago after my neighbour and I did some weeding. Only have a few this year instead of the thick patch of them I had last year.


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#1055776 - Wed Jul 30 2014 06:26 AM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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This is an expensive lupin! I went outside to take its picture, closed the door behind me and... had to call a locksmith to get me back in! cry

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#1055779 - Wed Jul 30 2014 07:02 AM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
ren33 Offline
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They never had such modern rabbit hutches when I was a gal. Just a hook and a nail kept my bunnies indoors.
But I would add, that lupin is well worth it. Lovely


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#1055780 - Wed Jul 30 2014 07:12 AM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Wow. You have doors that automatically lock? In summer, I generally leave everything open = doors, windows, garage etc. Perhaps it's the security alarm signs or the cameras that keep the bad people away, but nothing's ever been stolen (touch wood). I locked myself out of my car once. Since then, I just leave it unlocked. Someone stole my "stash" of 2 emergency cigarettes plus my lighter before we installed cameras, but hey, at least they didn't have to break my car window to get at them lol.

In any case, the picture is quite worthy. Lovely lupin, whatever the "expense" : )
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#1055783 - Wed Jul 30 2014 07:54 AM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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It was morning, I hadn't opened up the back doors yet and anyway I was planning on a trip to the supermarket so would only have had to lock it all up again plus the lupin is at the front so I went out the front door... which, yes, locks automatically when you pull it shut. There are places in England where you can leave the doors and windows open - this isn't one of them. It's a very quiet street and until recently there were no problems at all - but there was a spate of burglaries a few months ago since when we've all been taking more precautions. I could be xenophobic and tell you all about the influx of criminals from Eastern Europe - but it's just as likely to be a local criminal who's taken the chance to blame immigrants... either way, I've now got a new lock.
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#1055854 - Wed Jul 30 2014 03:46 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
ren33 Offline
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Thanks all for your Theme photos. There were some real beauties (as usual). We will be closing this one soon and starting the new one which I hope everyone agrees will be dedicated to The Great Gatsby.
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#1055860 - Wed Jul 30 2014 04:14 PM Re: July's One per week Theme is Froot and Flars
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Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
Martin: very pretty yes. They are Osteospermums (commonly known as African daisies amongst other names). They're not truly daisies, but are in the same botanical family. If you have more pics of them, might be good for the Gatsby thread when it arrives : )

Chavs/Christina: did either of you prune your tree after it leafed out this spring?


Prune, no, like Chavs I've had some stuff off with wind damage, but no pruning.

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