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Afternoon All,

Another lovely sunny day with a warm gentle breeze, 18 degrees here today.

Front gardens need mowing again will do either later today or skip until Friday, know we are to have rain tomorrow. Hollyhocks are getting very tall again this year, no flowers yet they will appear on 1st July but I will need to get them staked again soon with the bamboo canes, I gave my Hebes plant I had in the garden which the previous owner left, I had intended to plants some bush roses there instead last year, so dug up the Hebes plant and gave it to my son in law him being a keen gardener, but the Hebes must have seeded as another tall one has already grown in its place this Spring and I never got round to planting the bush roses. Also I see the Euphorbia plant has seeded again too which I had previously dug up last year knowing it was quite toxic. So that's more jobs for me when I get round to it.

Hope everyone is well, have a good day everyone.Very HappyLinked Image

Posted at 24th Apr 2019 - 12:37PM   Posted by Camilla   Afternoon Post Comments: 13

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Had a lovely talk from Lucy Bellamy (gardener and editor of Gardens Illustrated) at the book festival last week about her new book and the wildlife friendly "new perennial" movement in gardening.
Sounds right up my street with our current lack of time to garden - once it's all planted you leave it to get on with it until the following spring then cut it all back just before the new growth starts. It would work nicely in our weird higglety pigglety ground surface too.Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Apr 2019 at 04:12PM

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Camilla's Avatar Any relation to David Bellamy I wonder? love the sound of that book FN. Mind you I have huge amounts of gardening books sat on the shelve. Love Perennials too, hardy annuals just don't seem to last as long.


Could you have Hollyhocks in your garden FN? I wish I saved the seeds from last years ones I meant to take some even send some to Fennie but completely forgot to save end of last year.

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Apr 2019 at 06:00PM

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Camilla's Avatar Just realised it is my 49th Wedding Anniversary today, heck that was a long time ago,! It was a Friday when we tied the knot at 3.45pm in the afternoon. A lovely warm spring day much the same as today.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Apr 2019 at 06:05PM

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Camilla's Avatar No need for congratulation messages thanks...Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Apr 2019 at 06:06PM

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Fennie's Avatar Were you in Marylebone? I'd have come along and thrown you some confetti! Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Apr 2019 at 09:49PM

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Camilla's Avatar HahaVery Happy yes indeed Fennie it was Marylebone Registry Office huge grey building with the two Lion statues outside. Was you there working in 1970 in London though?

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Apr 2019 at 12:36AM

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Fennie's Avatar Of course. I was working for the National Institute of Industrial Psychology in Welbeck Street and living in Wimpole St, just round the corner. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 25th Apr 2019 at 08:57AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar She comes from the north of England from parents with no background in ecology or gardening so I don't think she's a relative of David's.
I'm looking forward to reading her book.

As for the Wedding anniversary then...

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Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 25th Apr 2019 at 09:57AM

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Camilla's Avatar Very Happy thanks FN for the medal of endurance, yep I have certainly endured that's for sure.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Apr 2019 at 01:19PM

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Camilla's Avatar I think used to subscribe to Gardens Illustrated FN, what is the title of her new book?

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Apr 2019 at 01:21PM

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Camilla's Avatar Well knock me down with a feather Fennie... good old Wimpole St, if I had known you could have shared a glass of Champers.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Apr 2019 at 01:22PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar It's called Brilliant and Wild Camilla.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 25th Apr 2019 at 02:47PM

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Camilla's Avatar Thank you FN.

Posted by: Camilla on 30th Apr 2019 at 06:10PM

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