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What's your garden like at this time of year?

Discussion in 'Golden Eagles 50+' started by rebornfree, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    I like geraniums and petunias. Occasionally we have summer droughts and not all of the farmers have irrigation systems.

    Last month I didn't think it would ever stop raining. The farmers couldn't even plant. A week ago it started raining and we had hail that filled the town with green maple leaves all over our lawns and streets.
     
  2. rebornfree

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    The plants are beginning to flower now. The snails are enjoying the leaves though! :mad: :D
     
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  3. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    OOPS! I heard that pebbles keep snails away, but can't verify.
     
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  4. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    My hummingbird attractions (supposedly) --- I put out a feeder this year in addition to the flowers. So I looked at my feeder today: a wasp was trying it out and so was a butterfly. I'm going to take it down.
     
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  5. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Supporter Angels Team

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    Yes, with all this rain we have lots of slugs, they love the courgette plants! Tried small stones also a ring of coffee grounds...o_O
     
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  6. rebornfree

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    Thank you for your suggestions ladies. :)
     
  7. musicalpilgrim

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    We have given up and put the courgettes in big pots, o_O
     
  8. Phoebe Ann

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    SOAKED! And covered with sprouting cottonwood seeds. And my ‎zonal geraniums (pelargonium) are so sad that I moved them to my little porch!
    Christian Ark.jpg
     
  9. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    I understand!
     
  10. rebornfree

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    A good idea, I hope they are doing well mp.
    Sorry you have had so much rain Phoebe Ann.

    I've finished the troughs and hanging baskets, and most are flowering now. Most of my neighbours have done theirs too so the whole area looks quite pretty.
     
  11. Phoebe Ann

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    Here it is almost July and we have a severe thunderstorm warning tonight! I've lived in this area since 1988. I don't remember having this much rain before. On [Sunday]Subday [strong]string winds destroyed a daycare an hour away. But thankfully no one was there.

    No wonder this post was FUNNY! I didn't proofread it.
     
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  12. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    Raining tonight! I hope we don't get mosquitoes!

    I bought a houseplant today: a pleated bird's nest fern. I never had one before.
     
  13. rebornfree

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    :eek: They must have been strong! - glad no-one was hurt.
    I hope it does well Phoebe Ann. :)

    I'm really pleased with how the garden looks at the moment. The petunias and busy lizzies are looking pretty, as well as the fuchsia and lavender. The hollyhock has shot up, despite being ruthlessly pruned back last autumn. Funny thing though - there is a small patch of soil yet to be planted, but no weeds have grown there. :scratch:
     
  14. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    :thumbsup: I'm happy about your flowers.

    I hate nasty experiences! I went outside to check on my plants and saw two dead half eaten mice(?) covered with ants and flies nearby.:sick: I got my shovel to carry them to the woods and the head fell off in the driveway. The other one --- I don't know if it had a head or not. :sigh: Gardening is supposed to be fun.

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  15. rebornfree

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    That sounds horrible Phoebe Ann! :eek: Your picture is nice though! :)
     
  16. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    I think I'm going to recover, but my daughter threatened to buy me a toy mouse! ^_^
    That's okay; it was a cute one.
     
  17. joyshirley

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    Green green green after the rain we had on and off throughout winter. :) Rhododendrons and magnolias nearby are in full flower and look beautiful. The local trees are yet to leaf up, but that is something I look forward to every Spring.
     
  18. rebornfree

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    Sounds beautiful js! :)

    At the risk of boasting, my neighbours and I have decided that we've done well this year with our hanging baskets and pots/troughs which can be seen by all. They certainly show the beauty of God's creation. The next job will be planting bulbs.
     
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