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#791935 - Sat May 05 2012 04:32 PM The new 2-week theme is "Garden"
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It can be yours, or anyone's, even the local council's.
I know we are in for some treats!
Here is mine, although I do not do much work in it.


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#791936 - Sat May 05 2012 04:46 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: ren33]
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Oh ren, that is so pretty.

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#791937 - Sat May 05 2012 04:56 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Christinap]
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Part of my garden last summer

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#791939 - Sat May 05 2012 05:07 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Christinap]
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Here's the one as you come into our little estate from the main road

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#791940 - Sat May 05 2012 06:00 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: satguru]
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Oh great start!
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#792353 - Mon May 07 2012 08:18 AM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: ren33]
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I shall show the seedier side of gardens, the not to beautiful.

I just went to the garden centre for some weedkiller as the person who sorted my garden last autumn only buried perennial weeds so it is worse than ever. Whilst I was there I spotted a gadget advertised on telly here to uproot lawn weeds with minimum effort and no bending. As I have a back problem I decided, at great expense, to get one and give it a whirl.

This is the result after about five or ten minutes. So yes, they do work.

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#793153 - Wed May 09 2012 06:44 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: sue943]
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"I'd like to be, under the sea, in an octopus' garden, in the shade."

A garden of coral...
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#793211 - Wed May 09 2012 09:17 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Christinap]
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Christina can you tell me what the red flowers are at the bottom of the flower bed? Also what kind of plant are the large leafs near the bottom right. You are inspiring me!
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#793267 - Thu May 10 2012 01:56 AM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Tori_2s]
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Tori - the reds are - on the right geraniums and on the left nasturtims. The large leaf plants are gladioli. You should be able to grow all of these without any problem.

LDV - that is stunningly beautiful. Do you have an underwater camera or was it through glass at an aquarium or similar?


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#793545 - Thu May 10 2012 06:10 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Christinap]
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Leo, that picture is amazing!
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#793594 - Fri May 11 2012 01:47 AM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: AlexxSchneider]
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These are all beautiful (and well-behaved) gardens. I love the nasturtiums and sunflowers -- pure summer.

Raindrops dripping from a pot of fuchsia buds into the watering can. That just about sums up my lazy gardening skills - let nature sort it out.


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#793852 - Fri May 11 2012 10:26 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Chavs]
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Not my garden, but somebody's lilac making a good showing on my walk today.


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#793860 - Sat May 12 2012 01:43 AM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: spanishliz]
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That's pretty. I love the smell of lilac

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#794116 - Sun May 13 2012 07:47 AM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Christinap]
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Part of the newly restored walled garden at Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. The barns were built by the Knights Templar, but the walled garden is from Tudor times. Over the last three or four years Essex County Council have painstakingly restored it back to the original form, even down to having bee hives and chickens scratching around in the vegetable part of it.

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#794285 - Mon May 14 2012 05:48 AM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Christinap]
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Do you have an underwater camera or was it through glass at an aquarium or similar?


I had borrowed an underwater camera and took a bunch of pictures, though taking a picture underwater is harder than you might think. Half of them didn't nearly come out as I expected them to.
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#795737 - Sat May 19 2012 09:49 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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This is a portion of my sister's garden, with their new fountain.


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#795855 - Sun May 20 2012 05:29 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: spanishliz]
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Just scraping in on time, I hope...

The entrance to Powerscourt Gardens, Co Wicklow (aka The Garden of Ireland).

Lovely gardens of an old grand house, see Powerscourt.ie for proper pics (where you can take a virtual tour), with Wicklow Mountains in the background under cloud.



It's slightly nicer when >bigger< and here's >a close up<.

The perspective is a little deceptive because the grass rolls over a couple of hills down to the fountain (centre of the pic) (person standing at the bottom of fountain gives an idea of size) and I took this near the top of the steps - the view from the cafe. A fire left only the outside of the house still standing and now it is full of posh shops, but...

Just imagine living there and having that view every day over breakfast!






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#796233 - Mon May 21 2012 09:00 PM Re: The new 2-week theme is "Garden" [Re: Chavs]
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Locely lovely gardens everyone!Stunning pics.
I was going to have "Wood as a new theme, but we have used it before. I am now onto that old standby - Letter of the alphabet.
Lets go for Letter G. Closing this now.
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