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Good morning!


I was just happy as can be when my husband sent me the link to Growsonyou. He saw it on one of his usual haunts, and thought it would interest me. It does!
This summer, after so many crazy weather changes, I finally gave up on having our usual garden, and decided to just put the tomato and broccoli plants that I’d started from seed into containers on our patio. They’re actually doing well, and we can pull them under the car port when there’s a severe thunderstorm alert containing hail.
This was supposed to be a ‘day off’, but as usual, there were just some things that needed to be done before it was time to relax – and relax I did. It was great to just sit down outside, enjoy the morning breeze before the heat sets in, and listen to the birds sing.
I’ve got some Dahlias in my brick planter on the patio, and am looking forward to getting some helpful information on their care and success. I think I blew it when I dead-headed them the first time.
We’ve had one hummer come by – but haven’t seen him for a few days. They’ve been very scarce this summer. May be due to all the wild fires and extreme heat. Who knows?
Well, this was a start for day one. Be back tomorrow.

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Welcome to GoY!

15 Jul, 2012


Welcome :o)
It's nice to read about your garden.
I'm glad you were able to relax. I find it difficult to do that because I keep seeing things to be done lol
I'm glad to hear your tomatoes are doing well :o) There's nothing nicer than a freshly picked tomato ...

15 Jul, 2012


Welcome from me too.... :0)

its interesting that your weather has been unusual its been a non summer here just odd days like today that I,ve seen the sun and able to sit out.....

Did you mean a humming bird? How lovely........itwill be so interesting to see what you grow different there

15 Jul, 2012


Nice to hear from you, abrayton. We have just had an influx of American gardeners onto the site due to it being recommended on an American web site. We are looking forward to hearing more from you all and seeing how our gardens and growing environments differ. Any chance of some pictures of your garden?

15 Jul, 2012


Welcome to GOY from me too will like it here!
It will be interesting to read about your garden and the difficulities you face. I do hope you will be able to share some picutes with us in the future :)

15 Jul, 2012


Welcome to Goy Abrayton, your weather cannot be any crazier than ours at the moment, it will be interesting reading and seeing your garden..

15 Jul, 2012


Hi and welcome from me. Certainly hope to see more of your garden.

15 Jul, 2012


And welcome from me - photos, as the others say, are always a treat, specially in gardens overseas. I, too, am wondering what 'hummers' are...

15 Jul, 2012


Hummingbird on Abrayton's photo I think?

15 Jul, 2012


I thought the big car/truck thing at first until I saw the picture of the humming bird :)

15 Jul, 2012


Welcome from me to it is good to see how other gardens
grow in different areas ...very much looking forward to seeing pictures :o))

15 Jul, 2012


Welcome from me, too! I wish we had "Hummers" - how exotic! Yes, some pictures would be great - then we can imagine you in your surroundings.

16 Jul, 2012


Welcome from me to. As the others have said the weathers been strange just about everywhere I think. We're all sick of thecd and rain. Anyway looking forward to seeing more of your garden. Quick word of warning though; this site is very very addictive lol.

16 Jul, 2012


welcome from me to, happy gardening :o)

17 Jul, 2012


Hi there , Abrayton , I'm sure that you are going to enjoy this site .
Like Bulbaholic says ,quite a few people in America have recently joined . Welcome .

19 Jul, 2012


Welcome from me enjoy the site and like me keep hopping after those grandkids lol

14 Sep, 2012


..and from me too..I only found you this morning for some reason ! :o) I have been browsing through your blogs and pics,so I have got a lovely insight into your garden and area where you live..nice to have you aboard! :o))

16 Sep, 2012


I just looked back at all these wonderful, friendly comments. Thanks so much. My computer is really short on power tonight, but wanted to quickly say thanks before I have to shut down and plug it in. Will take time first thing tomorrow to check all your sites and photos to get more acquainted with you and your gardens.
Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!!!!

19 Sep, 2012

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