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Stream bank at the end of July.


Stream bank at the end of July.

Clematis 'Gypsy Queen' is still blooming away, and the 'ordinary' orange Crocosmias are in bloom. The Loosestrife is a cultivated one called 'Robert'.



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Aww Spritz, I just love this!. Just beautiful ..... I'm turning green with envy, my brook banks are wild, at the moment - watch this space.

25 Jul, 2009

 

wow beautiful

25 Jul, 2009

 

exactly eileen, wow its beautifull

25 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks! Dawn - good luck with yours!

25 Jul, 2009

 

Spritz - does the stream run through your garden? What I mean is, can you plant both sides, if you know what I mean. Our's acts as the old parish boundary between our village and the next one.

25 Jul, 2009

 

Yes, it does, Dawn, but one side is a stone wall - it is covered with Virginia Creeper, but there's no bank there. Then the stream dives under a wide bridge, and after that I have another small area of planted bank...the other side is again a stone wall.

25 Jul, 2009

 

How wonderful Spritz. The opposite side of our brook is overgrown and beyond that fields but it is not maintained. It probably meanders for 100m along our boundary so quite a length to maintain by me. I'll battle on :-(

25 Jul, 2009

 

I haven't measured ours...I should!
Have you tried growing Loosestrife from seed? It germinated Soooo easily!

25 Jul, 2009

 

Funnily enough, I have grown Loosestrife from seed this year and I've set the plants around the pond, I must try some more along the brook but at the moment its all grass, nettles, weeds .... I need to retire Spritz ......

25 Jul, 2009

 

How amazing and the low growing conifer just sets it off wonderful

26 Jul, 2009

 

Absolutely glorious Spritz. Wonderful, peaceful spot.

26 Jul, 2009

 

:-) I do know how lucky we are to have this in the garden!

26 Jul, 2009

 

I'm sure you do Spritz and the way you keep your beautiful garden is a credit to you and an inspiration to us all. The stream and all of your garden couldn't be in better hands.

26 Jul, 2009

 

And so say all of us.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Toto's right Spritz - you and your garden are a real inspiration - in fact, you've inspired me to get in by brook this afternoon, in the rain, in my waders, clearing the banks.

26 Jul, 2009

 

You are just as mad as the rest of us, Dawn! I wonder how far you've got??

:-) Thanks for the lovely comments!

26 Jul, 2009

 

agree with all the above..a beautiful spot...........

26 Jul, 2009

 

Well .... my gloves were filled with water, my waders kept getting stuck in the silt, the stinging nettles, dog roses and hawthorn were nasty and those holes in the side of the bank gave me the creeps but I battled on :-(
Lots of clearing up to be done again now before I continue.

26 Jul, 2009

 

It's great to hear of a woman doing some work aye Bonkers? Just wish I could have been there to watch.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Its like water off a ducks back Toto!
How was your weekend - a restricted one?!

26 Jul, 2009

 

Yes Toto..a rare spectacle for sure.The tickets would have cost a fortune ! Lol

26 Jul, 2009

 

You can both come in for free if you want to come along and help me - or maybe it would be a bit hard going for you.

26 Jul, 2009

 

More of a spectator sport Dawn methinks !

26 Jul, 2009

 

Well, I say 'Well Done', Dawn! It sounds like a great start! :-) I'd help - only I'd need waders, by the sound of it, rather than my wellies! Have you got a spare pair?

26 Jul, 2009

 

Perhaps we could start a book on how many times she falls in Bonkers.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Thank you Spritz - these men are all talk and no action, lol.
I need to set a hedge on the other side of the brook in the autumn so that will have to be done standing in the brook and the brook is at the bottom of a bank like yours, so not an easy job but I'll carry on.

26 Jul, 2009

 

I'm sure I could get you some waders Spritz in exchange for your help and expert knowledge. I see the men havent offered to put their waders on.
Toto: I think your book may have a few entries going on past events.

26 Jul, 2009

 

I'm always sliding down the bank, Dawn! So far, only one foot has ended up wet - but to weed the bottom part, I have to stand in the stream. Henry enjoys that bit - he dashes up and down, and I get soaked!

26 Jul, 2009

 

Good idea Toto ! Dawn..always wading into deep water with you women ! Lol

26 Jul, 2009

 

What a sight we must be Spritz, as we slide down the bank, ha ha. Your stream looks stoney on the bottom - its lovely. Our banks are silty and tend to collapse into the brook, so when you put your foot in you sink right in.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Cameras ars called for.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Not allowed when I'm sliding un-gracefully down the bank on my btm. LOL.

27 Jul, 2009

 

No cameras allowed!

27 Jul, 2009

 

Have you got a long lens Bonkers?

27 Jul, 2009

 

Uh-oh! Trouble ahead!

27 Jul, 2009

 

Yes have long lens but not sure will stretch that far from Yorkshire Toto !

27 Jul, 2009

 

GOOD!!! (or thank goodness) lol.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Oh...just a minute Toto..we could try a satellite link ! Lol..Or you could "Bug" them !!!

27 Jul, 2009

 

I know some good bugs. And we could try Google Earth. Think I prefer the sneaky approach though. If your fighting women you need to adopt their tactics.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Ha ha ha. Dont know what to say .... you just make me laugh!!

27 Jul, 2009

 

I reckon we just give up and let them play, don't you, Dawn?

27 Jul, 2009

 

You won't be so cocky when your pics appear in the Suday Sport. What about that eh! Bonkers?

27 Jul, 2009

 

I agree Spritz.
Toto: Sunday Sport?? What do you think our garden attire is - bikinis?? Or is your imagination running away with you - well I'm speaking for myself, not sure what Spritz wears whilst gardening, lol.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Imagination is a wonderful thing Dawn. That's all I have left now.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Think you need to review that reading material in your shed Toto !Lol

27 Jul, 2009

 

The mind boggles - I cant imagine what's in that famous shed, sunday sport, restrictive 'things', lol.
Toto: I hope you've behaved this weekend and that the male nurse has been good to you.

27 Jul, 2009

 

My gardening attire is very respectable, apart from the hole in one knee of my jeans. I did that falling down the bank! lol.

I didn't laugh at the time, mind you. :-(

27 Jul, 2009

 

Ripped jeans are very trendy Spritz. Falling down the bank has its advantages, lol.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Me, trendy? LOL. LOL again!

27 Jul, 2009

 

Well you are now in your ripped, designer jeans, lol.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Not ripped, just a hole, Dawn! I am not going THAT far! I should imagine that rips make jeans very uncomfortable to walk about in!

27 Jul, 2009

 

I'll let you know as mine will probably end up ripped at this rate - going to don my waders now - in the brook I'm going again.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Good luck! :-)

28 Jul, 2009

 

Well Spritz, after all that banter last night with the boys, I'm so pleased no-one was here with a camera. I slipped on the bank trying to exit the brook and fell in, landing on my backside - all I can say is, thank goodness the waders were on as they come up to my chest. Just wet my back a little, lol

28 Jul, 2009

 

Is that under or over the chest Dawn.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Calm down Toto - sort of mid chest, lol

28 Jul, 2009

 

Ah! a teaser.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Yes, picture this ... nothing on, except waders, lol. Nah, too cold for that!

Anyway, I'm more concerned about my toms at the mo, put a question up and everyone is saying they have blight :-((((

28 Jul, 2009

 

Sorry to disappoint Dawn but my toms are lovely with no disease whatsoever.
Bonkers, where are you. I am being mercilessly teased by one of them women. At this rate I'm going to need another cold shower and some of that stuff the nice nurse puts in my tea.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Pleased you are disease free Toto. Nice to hear.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks Dawn. I am glad to say that I have a lovely crop of nice tomato's this year. I have only had one with blossom end rot. It's such a shame that after all the anticipation of a nice crop, you end up with little or nothing at all. All I can do is to wish you better luck for next year.

29 Jul, 2009

 

Now now Toto...been caught like that myself.They seem to sense when you are out there on your own,and they "get stuck in " !Lol

29 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks Toto - its nice to see your considerate side, lol.

29 Jul, 2009

 

Oh dear! I've let the side down again. Oh well never mind. I arrived home from work tonight and as usual went to the greenhouse to check on the toms and chillis. I don't mean to boast but two of my toms had actually broken their stems under the weight of the fruit.

29 Jul, 2009

 

Toto...thats naughty ~

29 Jul, 2009

 

Sorry Bonkers.

29 Jul, 2009

 

Thats okay Toto...only Ive spotted it just before Dawn and dont want to see you mercilessly teased two nights in a row my friend !!!

29 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks Bonkers. They were not nice to me yeaterday so I told my nurse. He said he would sort them out.

29 Jul, 2009

 

Good !

29 Jul, 2009

 

I'm back, guys, from an enforced absence due to the telephone line breaking...now you'll have to behave, won't they Dawn?

Have you recovered from your cold dip? I'll try not to laugh.. (hehe)..sorry, couldn't help a little chuckle!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Wondered where you were Spritz - just when I needed your support, lol. Yes, watch out Toto and BB, she's back!. Go on, you can laugh at my expense - it was inevitable I suppose.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Sorry I wasn't online as back-up... I was really frustrated at the delay in mending the telephone line - especially as it was such a nasty day yesterday...I needed to have chats!

We've had a sunny afternoon - how about you? Got lots done outside!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Spritz....Jane here.Sent you a pm ....

30 Jul, 2009

 

Pleased you saw the sun Spritz - been a bit like April showers here, on and off all day - nothing done in the garden again today - it will be like a wilderness at this rate.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Dawn...we had a storm this afternoon with hailstones.What has happened to our "hot,barbeque " summer ? Plus you were right...August set to be more of the same...unsettled !

30 Jul, 2009

 

Same here Jane, thunder and hail at midday. Do you remember when we had the snow (how could you forget) and we were all looking forward to a hot summer as we were due one .... well ...

30 Jul, 2009

 

Hm...feel sorry for the people who decided to holiday in Britain because of the credit crunch.What a disappointment for them...let alone us...just wanting to get out in the fresh air ! Grrr !

30 Jul, 2009

 

I feel for them too :-( I'd rather be at home to be honest.

30 Jul, 2009

 

We too !

30 Jul, 2009



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