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« Reply #50 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 05:35 pm »

Here's my raspberries and in that picture somewhere is two grape 'sticks' 

thank you so very very very much Collie 

and there are leeks, red onion and yams to be planted yet. gonna get out there in a minute and do eeeeeeeeeeet 

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« Reply #51 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:15 pm »

I've just recently laid my entire back yard in concrete. Makes for easy maintenance
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« Reply #52 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:16 pm »

one can only but dream....... 
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« Reply #53 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:19 pm »

one can only but dream....... 

The lawn was dead from all the cars parked on it so i figured why not concrete it.

it all slopes ever so slightly into the centre where there's a stormwater drain. A lot like a shower tray
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« Reply #54 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:38 pm »

that's one big f**koff shower!!
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« Reply #55 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:50 pm »

   sacrilegious talk in this thread... concreting the back yard!!     Get to the man cave with THAT kind of talk

  


and concrete isn't THAT easy to look after, I thought that it was, once upon a time.  so we made a big concrete pad for the kids to play on (and cars to park on etc etc)  The other day I swept off so much tree debris and concrete grit and dirt and dust etc was only a couple of months worth... and then there is the green it grows too.


The mystery of my day though is how on earth I got a burnt cleavage err frontage when most of the time I was bending over weeding   
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« Reply #56 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 09:55 pm »

 eek  the mind boggles 
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« Reply #57 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 07:34 am »

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« Reply #58 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 08:26 am »

  
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« Reply #59 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:05 am »

my wee garden - I don't think it big enough even for Peter Rabbit to hide in 

I dug a new garden alongside the path, as the mower couldn't get into the corner to trim the grass


the other end of it


what it looks like from the footpath, and of course its only just planted with seedlings so they have a lot of growing to do


the other side of the path, which badly needs developing, just has some lavender bushes growing (they were put there temporarily about 5 years ago 


the only real bit of garden that was made when we bought the house, I've added plants, and once the house is painted am wanting to add some trellis for the climbing roses there, and put in a wisteria



my sweetpeas that didn't die over winter, am training them up the trellis which is an archway




 
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« Reply #60 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:08 am »

   looking good..


I have weeds eek
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« Reply #61 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:11 am »

  looking good..


I have weeds eek

classic!!   


hey Raven, it does look good.     and sweetpeas smell so yummy too
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« Reply #62 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:13 am »

they do, aye  funny tho, I'm only just starting to get the scent of them and they've been flowering for ages  eek
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« Reply #63 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:14 am »

mmmm yes and jasmine, love that as well
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« Reply #64 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:17 am »

mmmm pity jasmine is such a rampant grower  I'm going quiet for a while, wolfie has left me quite a task to tackle
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« Reply #65 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:58 am »

great stuff Raven Smiley  Love the sweet peas
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« Reply #66 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:09 am »

mmmm pity jasmine is such a rampant grower 

can't say I particularly like the smell of jasmine 
for climbers my fav is bouganvillia [sp] 
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« Reply #67 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:18 am »

mmmm pity jasmine is such a rampant grower  I'm going quiet for a while, wolfie has left me quite a task to tackle


 

speak up!!!
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« Reply #68 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:36 am »

need red's hearing aid, do ya?  tsk tsk
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« Reply #70 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:46 am »

Here's a challenge for you (or not)    Name the plants that I can't name in these pictures 

The poppies are doing well Raven. Can't wait for them to flower! Didn't realise they grew so high. Will have to rethink where I put them next time round 

Here's my front fence line



By my deck. What are these?



same ones



My chives are flowering    Must learn how to dry them so they don't go to waste Sad



My rosemary bush. But what are the plants around it?



My Fuchsia and a very pretty purple flowering plant next to it. What is it?   

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« Reply #71 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:57 am »

purple flowers look like aquilegia - granny bonnets

I know that I know the salmony ones but can't remember you could take the flowers (or pics) to a garden shop to identify 

looking great 
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« Reply #72 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 12:00 pm »

   The challenge was for YOU to name them, not the garden shop 

 
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« Reply #73 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:14 pm »

aquilegia, chives, fuschia 











I have been out digging up more ground    I need to put concrete mowing strips around all my gardens cause its friggen annoying having grass sneak up along the edges

  how come small jobs always become big plans? 
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« Reply #74 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:27 pm »

do what I do. get out there on your hands and knees and pull the stuff out 


just pulled out all my winter carrots. and thinking I need to plant more cauli and broccoli too. still gotta get the corn and peas in    will do that this avo if I can find the seeds 
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« Reply #75 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:29 pm »

how do you stop Blase from stomping over your gardens if you don't have fencing? eek
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« Reply #76 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:31 pm »

I yell at her  eek
Seriously. Only had to do that a couple of times and she doesn't go near the gardens now
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« Reply #77 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:34 pm »

lucky you to have a dog that learns quickly  I think mine do it deliberately, come to think of it
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« Reply #78 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:40 pm »

   she was and is very easy to train. very obedient.
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« Reply #79 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 03:06 pm »

purple flowers look like aquilegia - granny bonnets

I know that I know the salmony ones but can't remember you could take the flowers (or pics) to a garden shop to identify 

looking great 

Purple ones are what Raven said they were.
Salmon one is alstromeria
Left side of rosemary might be perennial lobelia (does it have a red flower - or blue?) If it is a blue flower - then it is something else but can't remember its name! 
Right side of rosemary might be a coprosma
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« Reply #80 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 03:16 pm »

knew I'd know the name when I heard it, of the salmony ones



that bronze bush looks like it has pale pink flowers, wolfie
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« Reply #81 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 03:21 pm »

knew I'd know the name when I heard it, of the salmony ones



that bronze bush looks like it has pale pink flowers, wolfie

not sure if they are pink! they look like dead flower heads. My eyes aren't what they used to be Raven - too many night prowls I guess!!


 
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« Reply #82 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 03:48 pm »

nah, eating the bunnies instead of the carrots 
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« Reply #83 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 04:01 pm »

There aren't any flower's or flower heads on that bronze bush. You're seeing new leaf growth   
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« Reply #84 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 04:08 pm »

okaaaaaaay...has it had blue or red flowers on it before??? 
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« Reply #85 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 04:36 pm »

I bought a hebe, now have to figure where to put it 


does anyone else feel sorry for all the sad plants that get chucked into the sales bins, and want to take them home? 
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« Reply #86 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 05:53 pm »

There aren't any flower's or flower heads on that bronze bush. You're seeing new leaf growth   

forget that^^^^ sorry wolfie. there are some pink flowers on there.
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« Reply #87 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 05:54 pm »

I bought a hebe, now have to figure where to put it 


does anyone else feel sorry for all the sad plants that get chucked into the sales bins, and want to take them home? 

no eek 
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« Reply #88 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 06:33 pm »

There aren't any flower's or flower heads on that bronze bush. You're seeing new leaf growth   

forget that^^^^ sorry wolfie. there are some pink flowers on there.

*ahem*! sorry Raven 


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« Reply #89 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 07:18 pm »

There aren't any flower's or flower heads on that bronze bush. You're seeing new leaf growth   

forget that^^^^ sorry wolfie. there are some pink flowers on there.
  apology accepted - just!    Might be a penstemon if the flowers are pink.
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« Reply #90 on: Thu 5 November, 2009 - 07:23 pm »

Possibly the coprosma have smaller leaves?
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« Reply #91 on: Fri 6 November, 2009 - 07:40 pm »

nope - coprosma have leaves that can be up to 1 - 1 1/2 long. Depends on variety - tend to be the coloured ones. Corokia have small leaves tho' - always!   
And yes - I have a plant from the rescue bin just waiting ever so patiently to go into its special little place in my garden!!   
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« Reply #92 on: Sat 7 November, 2009 - 09:34 am »

  I always feel they should at least have a decent burial 
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« Reply #93 on: Sat 7 November, 2009 - 10:46 am »

 
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« Reply #94 on: Sat 7 November, 2009 - 11:39 am »

  I just got some really healthy seedlings from a stall at our local annual craft fair - mostly veg of course  but I also got an iris 
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« Reply #95 on: Sat 7 November, 2009 - 11:50 am »

   great! progress pics are a must! 
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« Reply #96 on: Sat 7 November, 2009 - 12:58 pm »

then I'd better take the pics now, before they get in the garden and the bugs find them....or the dogs 
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« Reply #97 on: Sat 7 November, 2009 - 02:05 pm »

Got any chicken wire and a few long sticks/branches? Thread the sticks through the wire and poke em in the ground around your garden. And there you have a makeshift and reusable fence 
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« Reply #98 on: Sat 7 November, 2009 - 02:54 pm »

one would think so aye 



  they see it as a "challenge" 
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« Reply #99 on: Wed 11 November, 2009 - 05:52 pm »

   I recognise that attitude.

but good score Raven - and veges are good - you can eat them      ...honest you can 




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I just picked 2 big heads of broccoli and another bowl full of strawberries and my first raspberry

 

I'll share these strawberries.
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