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General Chat / Re: Cheer for P
« on: June 15, 2021, 05:13:39 pm »
Fabulous, fabulous photos everyone, thank you so much for sharing.  I love that despite all the distances between us we have so many matching plants (and of course lots of different ones, depending on climate).

I have just been dead-heading our roses again, but it's very hot so I think a refreshing gin & tonic is on the agenda very soon...

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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General Chat / Re: Wellness check
« on: June 02, 2021, 08:03:38 am »
@Megatron1505 - we can't wait to see you all again, it has been far too long.

Would also love to catch up @seawolf and the lovely Mrs Seawolf, so do let us know when you make plans, maybe we'll try to gatecrash the SoCal party for a day or two!

 :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

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General Chat / Re: IHUK - A day in the life of....
« on: June 01, 2021, 11:00:30 am »
Was a super evening, belated thanks to all!  @Graham if you were wondering where it went, Giles and I finished your scrummy salad for lunch yesterday :D

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General Chat / Re: Cheer for P
« on: June 01, 2021, 10:56:34 am »
Beautiful pictures, thank you all.  I guess many gardens have benefitted from folks staying home during the pandemic, ours certainly has.  And *finally* we have some warm, sunny weather in the UK.  Most of May was dire!  Everything looks so lovely in the sunshine, roses are starting to bloom, and herbaceous peonies... happy days  :)

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General Chat / Re: IHUK - A day in the life of....
« on: May 27, 2021, 08:23:53 am »
Well, if there's not enough steak, onions and sausages to go round, we will have plenty of Kira's home-made cookies to fill up on! I don't think anyone will go hungry... or thirsty...
 ;) :D

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General Chat / Re: Cheer for P
« on: May 04, 2021, 11:59:54 am »
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Glad I took this photo on Sunday, this poor tree peony has suffered badly from the gale force winds that started yesterday, big chunks and flowers broken off  :(

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General Chat / Re: Cheer for P
« on: May 03, 2021, 11:46:41 am »
Wow @twin - that Dogwood is fabulous!

@goosehd - thanks for the info, I shall be getting some "glory of the snow" to plant under our daffodils for next spring, have already done a little research ;).

How funny that Wisteria is seen as invasive in parts of the US, here it's a fairly expensive plant which (unless you buy a well established one, difficult because of the way it twists and climbs as it grows) takes several years to flower for the first time.  So by no means uncommon but definitely not considered particularly easy to grow.  The ancient one at the front is a Chinese wisteria, we have another on the pergola (planted maybe a dozen years ago) which is a Japanese variety, flowers later and has longer racemes.  Both are gloriously scented.  Weather here is bright and dry, but very cold for the time of year.  It's chilly and windy out there today, but I might venture out later and take some more photos!  :D

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General Chat / Re: Cheer for P
« on: April 30, 2021, 08:17:43 am »
Thanks for the wonderful photos @goosehd - absolutely gorgeous spring blossoms.  I recognise them all apart from the pale blue and white star-shaped flowers, they are stunning - what are they?

It's interesting that most of our spring flowers are over now, so whilst the same flowers thrive in your part of the world they are flowering a few weeks later.

Now our wisterias are flowering and our first tree peony.  The wisteria at the front of the house is glorious, these photos were taken a couple of days ago.  When the sun is on it, the scent is lovely.

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Footwear / Re: Show us your sneakers
« on: April 23, 2021, 08:51:27 am »

@Madame Buttonfly has a bunch of Hoka's - she absolutely loves them....



Hoka trainers were recommended to me by a podiatrist as I have some foot problems, they're amazingly comfy and lightweight, look great, and I can chuck them in the washing machine when they get filthy - love 'em  ;D


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@Megatron1505 - you're right, it's all turned out far too nice!  We want a horror show!  :D :D :D

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This thread has turned into a time capsule of days past, and I love it  8)

Such a wonderful trip down memory lane @Megatron1505  :-*

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I had that white one in black @Madame Buttonfly got it for me when she went on tour in Japan with @Giles
Fews years back



You have a good memory, @Kasi  :D

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General Chat / Re: Cheer for P
« on: April 03, 2021, 11:51:05 am »
Beautiful, thank you @twin - I do love this time of year, and the garden is very colourful at the moment with daffodils, narcissi, tulips, hyacinths, magnolias and flowering cherries.  We've also been lucky with some lovely sunny weather, although it's still chilly.  But it's nice sitting out there, I have a new rocking chair that @Giles gave me on our anniversary last December which is my new favourite "sitting and thinking" place.

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General Chat / Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« on: March 25, 2021, 10:02:32 am »
Dearest @twin we've been thinking of you all x x x

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General Chat / Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« on: March 09, 2021, 08:54:18 am »
Thank you everyone for the condolences. We are doing the best we can at this time. We certainly will miss him.
Always like going out for breakfast & coffee in the morning.

Lovely photo, @twin - now we can see where you and Bobby got your love of a hearty breakfast from.  I'm pleased we got to meet your Pop briefly when we visited your hometown.  We look forward to sharing more memories when we can meet up again.


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