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#1092500 - Wed Apr 22 2015 02:08 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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You're taking up exotic dancing

You're going to use it as some kind of plant support

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#1092505 - Wed Apr 22 2015 03:39 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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You've taken to wearing crinolines
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#1092506 - Wed Apr 22 2015 03:47 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Getting some practice in before you head out to make more crop circles

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#1092510 - Wed Apr 22 2015 05:20 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Phew! None of you got it so I shall be able to keep this magnificent and extremely expensive prize to myself. whistle

CmdrK was closest. The hoop is filled with gravel. I'm going to put a round grobag on top of the gravel and then grow runner beans in it. I have another hoop on the other side of the growhouse for tomatoes. And the gravel will help keep the slugs away!

This is my theory anyway. I've invented this method, it is copyright to moi so clear off all you sneaky gardening tip thieves. grin

I was going to heave bags of compost around today but I've woken up with a terrible cold so that will have to wait - but I will let you know if it works. smile
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#1092540 - Wed Apr 22 2015 10:52 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Years ago, I read that coal cinders spread around would deter slugs. But in the '70s few in New England were heating with coal. And where I live now, few need to heat with anything. laugh
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#1092546 - Wed Apr 22 2015 11:30 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Could well work, slugs and snails avoid going over anything with sharp edges. Eggshells work well as well.

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#1092551 - Wed Apr 22 2015 01:35 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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I'm going to add some slug pellets in there too and put another variety on to actual growing medium - it may sound like overkill but the slugs we get round here are terrifying! smile

My dad used to use soot for various things but we don't have coal fires here anymore so getting hold of cinders isn't practical. Honestly, they may be trying to save the environment but I want to kill things!
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#1092552 - Wed Apr 22 2015 01:37 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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A family of sheep in Mill Hill

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#1092627 - Thu Apr 23 2015 09:57 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Our sixty year old cherry tree, seems to be sprouting flowers direct from the branch.


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#1092642 - Thu Apr 23 2015 03:03 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Gosh that's amazing!
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#1092663 - Thu Apr 23 2015 08:41 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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A view from near Ivinghoe Beacon. I was going to take a lot more on the way back but took a wrong turning so lucky I did a couple first.

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#1092796 - Fri Apr 24 2015 03:42 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Great Spring photos! smile

These oversized tulips look more like summer, I think, but they are spring flowers -- freshly picked from a friend's garden and currently in a vase brightening up a dark room - when the evening sun shines on them they really glow!


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#1092799 - Fri Apr 24 2015 04:58 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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They're beautiful. Tulips are so full on - "look at me!" they scream and they can't be ignored. I have a terrible cold so I appreciated the sunshine, thanks! smile
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#1092808 - Fri Apr 24 2015 07:19 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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The last of the "from the train" photos before we reach Prague. All I can say is this is the Elbe River a tad past the Konigstein Fortress near Dresden. I am clueless as to the name of the town.


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#1092812 - Fri Apr 24 2015 09:11 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Ivinghoe Beacon which I think I saw for the first time

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#1092830 - Sat Apr 25 2015 05:36 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


One of the many crocheted or knitted ANZAC poppies in New Zealand for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in World War 1.


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#1092852 - Sat Apr 25 2015 07:52 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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That's lovely, Howie, what a neat thing to do.

"Fallen in the cause of the free."
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#1092962 - Sat Apr 25 2015 05:34 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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A field a few miles north of Hemel Hempstead

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#1093008 - Sun Apr 26 2015 04:10 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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The front of a ceramic seat in the main street of Kawakawa in Northland, New Zealand. I know there are two people in the photo so please delete the photo if needed.





Edited by flopsymopsy (Sun Apr 26 2015 06:38 AM)
Edit Reason: I've blurred the faces so they're not identifiable to anyone except their nearest and dearest, which I think is probably enough. People who walk through [b]my[/b] photos deserve to be blurred. ;)

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#1093165 - Sun Apr 26 2015 06:50 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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An avenue of trees at the South of England agricultural centre in Ardingly

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#1093176 - Mon Apr 27 2015 04:36 AM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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The back of the Kawakawa ceramic seat. Yes, it was a slightly damp day on the way north. I was hoping the next day would be okay as we were heading to Cape Reinga.


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#1093271 - Mon Apr 27 2015 03:21 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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A woodchopper's field in Crawley

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#1093278 - Mon Apr 27 2015 03:55 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Spring in the desert.

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#1093286 - Mon Apr 27 2015 06:02 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Ooh, I love those - they look like a small spiky crowd looking the other way and waving. smile

My pic for today is rather more, well, boring. There we were, waving our spring flowers at you all and thinking of planting our tomatoes, when suddenly the temperature dropped and we have frost warnings. It's supposed to be so cold tonight that I wrapped my new growhouse in fleece! You can get special covers for them but why spend the money when there's a length of fleece in the garage?

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#1093372 - Tue Apr 28 2015 01:32 PM Re: April Photo-a-day thread!
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Shops in Balcombe in the middle of Sussex

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