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Horse chestnut in full bloom


Horse chestnut in full bloom (Aesculus hippocastanum)

This tree grows just inside our front gate.



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That is enormous would take up most of our garden lol......

18 May, 2010

 

It's the biggest tree we have, so I'm glad it's where it is! The leaves fall all over the lane and our car park, and they're a pain to clear up, but it's a lovely tree.

19 May, 2010

 

Beautiful.
I remember when I was a child my granfather would cut a couple of twig which had those big, sticky buds and put them in a ontainer of water so that I could see the leaves develop.

20 May, 2010

 

We always did that at school when we were 'allowed' to have a 'Nature Table' in the classroom!!!

20 May, 2010

 

What do you mean "when you were allowed to". Surely a nature table is harmless enough!

20 May, 2010

 

In came the National Curriculum, and out went Nature Tables, Toto. :-(((

20 May, 2010

 

Utter rubbish I say.......

20 May, 2010

 

Sorry Dotty but I believe her!

21 May, 2010

 

Thank goodness I'm out of all that now! :-)))

21 May, 2010

 

Ha ha Toto, Barbara I bet you are, I worked at a play school for more years than I care to remember, the changes were unbelievable, all different again now, back to how it was when I first started, (emphasis on play and mixing) and about time too!!

21 May, 2010

 

Oh dear! The next thing will be competative sports where someone is allowed to win and kids grazing their knees. Where will it all end. We should think about the poor lawyers and parents who may not be able to make lots of money from compensation claims.

22 May, 2010

 

I hate all this 'PC' and 'Elf & Safety' nonsense. A pub in Somerset had to remove all its beautiful hanging baskets in case they fell on someone...how??

Lots of old traditions aren't allowed any longer, either. Crazy. We'll all be sitting wrapped in cotton wool soon in case we trip over! Grrrrrrrrr.....
Sorry - rant over!

22 May, 2010

 

Please carry on ranting, you are only expressing the thoughts of the vast majority of people who want to be left alone to enjoy their lives.

23 May, 2010

 

How true, Toto! Lucky we haven't got 'thought police' or I'd have been carted off years ago!

23 May, 2010

 

You've been reading too much Orwell although we do have the old sixties group, "The Mindbenders" which now inhabit the Palace of Westminster.

25 May, 2010

 

LOL....

25 May, 2010

 

i love the flowers on these barbara, so many round here and have gone mad with flowers this year ;o))

27 May, 2010

 

There do seem to be lots on the tree this year - the wind today is blowing blossom everywhere, though. :-((

27 May, 2010

 

yes does seem more and so much hawthorne blossom to which looks stunning along the lanes, shame the wind blows it off so quickly,

27 May, 2010

 

I was hoping that my hawthorn tree might still be in flower next week, but it won't be if the wind keeps up!

27 May, 2010

 

what a shame barbara are you having open day?

27 May, 2010

 

Yes - 3rd and 10th, plus a group of New Zealanders on the 9th.

27 May, 2010

 

thats great barbara, wishing you all the best ;o)) xx

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks. I just watched the local 5-day forecast...rain, rain. When is OH going to get the grass cut? :-((((

27 May, 2010

 

oh no barbara, its forcast here tomoz so not happy i was looking forward to being in garden after work, but should be getting better again mid next week they say, hope its not going to be continuous rain this summer, hope you get the lawn cut

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks, Sandra. I've got my fingers AND toes crossed! At least I can get my Plant Stall plant labels written up tomorrow - I need to do that job...and even do some long-neglected housework!!!! ;-/

28 May, 2010

 

housework! whats that barbara lol i do as little as possible during spring and summer, hate it, give me the garden any day ;o)

28 May, 2010

 

Haha - there are cobwebs in all the corners! We do get a lot of spiders in such an old house...Henry also kindly donates his hair all over the place. LOL.

BTW, it IS raining, so I'll have no excuse today. BOO.....HISSS.....!!!! Out with the broom and duster. ;-((

29 May, 2010

 

raining here to barbara that fine stuff but think its good tomorrow fingers crossed, im going to dust off the hoover today hahaah

29 May, 2010

 

Well - it's stopped raining, I've written all my plant labels, and stuck them in the pots - but have I done any housework yet? Nope. I will, though! :-/

29 May, 2010

 

lol barbara, glad you got your labels done ;o))

29 May, 2010

 

Next problem - how much to charge! (???)

29 May, 2010

 

;o/ not sure as ive never been to any barbara, you have though havent you so you have an idea to what they charge, or maybe someone on here may advise you, like andrew

29 May, 2010

 

Usually, they have a Nursery who sets up a stall, and only some have their 'own' plants for sale. I've had to get a local Nursery to do a stall this year, too, because my friends who ran the stall last year aren't well...:-((( It makes it more difficult for me to price my own plants.

29 May, 2010

 

can understand that barbara, just do what you think is a fare price, whatever they price theirs at is sure to be more if they are selling for their nursery, hope your friends soon better x

29 May, 2010

 

Thanks - S. has had two bouts of flu, and J. has angina, so they're just not up to running it this time. They did it so well last year, and they ran my part of the stall, as well. I'll miss them!

29 May, 2010

 

what a shame, i wish you lots of luck and hope all goes well barbara ;o) x

29 May, 2010

 

I expect we'll talk before Thursday, but thanks, Sandra! :-))

29 May, 2010

 

yw ;o)

29 May, 2010



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