Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Photo Medley - July

I'm early with this month's round up of photos but I won't be around at the end of July so here's the photos I've taken this month which haven't yet made it on to the blog.

This is the second year I've had my Golden Wings rose and it's absolutely fabulous this year, lots of blooms and the perfume is beautiful.


A few more photos from our visit to Harlow Carr earlier this month. I can't resist taking lots of photos of Allium Christophii, they're so photogenic.


This poem is placed right beside the stream, I can't remember hearing it before.


Salvia Hot Lips. I bought one of these when I visited the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in 2008, they're pretty plants so it's a shame it didn't survive the winter.


Californian Poppies are dotted around the Kitchen Garden and elsewhere at the moment.


A photo from the Yorkshire Dales where we spent out Silver Wedding Anniversary on the 7th of July. It was quite dull for most of the time but we still enjoyed our special day.


It's spring onion time and there's plenty to share with my dad, they're his favourites.


This will be my last post for a while as we go on holiday on Saturday. We're staying closer to home this year, in fact we're not going very far at all at first. Our first week will be spent in Pickering, from here we can head off for days on the Yorkshire Coast and the North York Moors as well as visiting the Dalby Forest which Archie will love. After a week, we're moving further north for another week to Northumberland, somewhere I haven't been since I visited with school thirty five years ago. We should have wi-fi in both cottages we're renting but I don't intend to use it very much so I'll see you all when I get back.

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  1. Have a great holiday, I have had some glorious times in Yorkshire, a stunning county.

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    1. Thank you. I think I'm very lucky to live in such a beautiful county, so beautiful that I want to spend my holidays here. I'm really looking forward to exploring it a little more.

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  2. Have a nice holiday, and take loads of photos!

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    1. Thank you. I always come home from holidays with the memory card full, there's always so many memories I want to capture.

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  3. A lovely selection of pictures. That poem is four lines from Dorothy Frances Gurney's God's Garden.
    Enjoy your holiday. Flighty xx

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    1. That's quite misleading as I thought Geoffrey Smith was the poet but rather this is a memorial stone. I've just googled him and seen that he was Superindendent of Harlow Carr. Thank you for putting me straight on that one. Thank you, I'm looking forward to my holiday.

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  4. Lovely flowers, oh wow look at your spring onions, mine are struggling as usual. Hope you all have a lovely beak x

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    1. I have the occasional misap with my spring onions but they usually grow quite well for me. I know that many people struggle with them. Thank you, I can't wait for Saturday.

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  5. Well a lovely photo medley Jo and that poem by Geoffrey Smith is just perfect.

    Many thanks for all your visits and comments on the low carb diabetic blog. It is always good to receive and read them... and is appreciated.

    Have a wonderful holiday and I hope the sun shines for you.

    Best Wishes to you and all your family, I'm sure Archie will have a great time !

    All the best Jan

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    1. I thought the poem was by Geoffrey Smith too, but if you read Flighty's comment above it's actually from God's Garden by Dorothy Frances Gurney. I'm really hoping that we have some good weather for our holiday, just so long as it doesn't rain, and yet I've been wanting rain for the garden just lately. I'm sure whatever the weather, we'll all have a lovely time.

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    2. Yes, thanks to Flighty for the info ... it is a very nice poem and I like the words.

      I do hope you get good weather for your holiday Jo ... perhaps I'll have to do a sun dance LOL

      All the best Jan

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    3. Ha ha, I'll accept all offers of help.

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  6. The rose and spring onions are impressing me.

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    1. I'm really pleased with this rose, it's blooming it's socks off this year and it's got such a beautiful scent which I catch every time I pass by. I love spring onions, I take after my dad.

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  7. Hope you enjoy your break.

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    1. Thank you, I'm looking forward to it.

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  8. Always good to see your unpublished pics! I have a hot lips and am hoping that I can keep it going as it is very pretty isn't it. xx

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    1. I'd recommend taking some cuttings as a back up as they're not very hardy, it would be a shame to lose it completely like I did.

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  9. Those onions look perfect & the rose is fabulous - I really enjoy deep, saturated colours on most flowers, but for some reason, when it comes to roses, I prefer pale colours.

    And I'm with you on the Wi-Fi...when I'm on holiday, I like to unplug completely. Have a wonderful time on your vacation!

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    1. Pale yellow roses are my favourite but I'm finding that my tastes are changing and I'm liking colours I didn't used to like. Thank you, I do like to switch off when I'm on holiday.

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  10. We went ti Harloiw carr yesterday and the alliums are seed heads now, We have never noticed the Geoffrey Smith poem

    We are thinking of a day at Dalby Forest I'll look out for Archie, Have a good holiday.

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    1. I've never noticed that poem by the stream before, I wonder if it's new. Thank you, I'm sure Archie will love the time we spend at the Dalby Forest.

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  11. Congrats on your anniversary and have a relaxing break Jo.

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    1. Thank you. The last twenty five years have flown by. The holiday has got off to a great start.

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  12. What great blooms - have a wonderful holiday

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    1. I love the vibrant Californian Poppies which we saw at Harlow Carr. Thank you.

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  13. Hope that you have a fabulous and relaxing time Jo. Before your time but Geoffrey Smith used to appear occasionally on 'Gardener's World' many moons ago. The poem is a most fitting one to appear on a memorial for him.

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    1. Thank you, the holiday's started very well. I don't remember Geoffrey Smith on Gardener's World so I suppose it must have been before my time.

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  14. The Allium Christophii is wonderful. I would take lots of photos as well; its lovely.

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    1. They're such gorgeous flowers, they're huge. I'd like some in my own garden.

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  15. Hey Jo, just been having a bit of a catch up...apparently in time for you to go away...lol. Great to catch-up with things and nice to see all the wonderful colours of July!! We too had our wedding Anniversary in July and spent it at the dog show with Trojan...maybe I should blog about that too!!!

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    1. There's some lovely colours in July, all the hot reds and oranges start blooming. We spent our wedding anniversary with Archie too, there wasn't anyone to leave him with so he came out with us.

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  16. Your rose IS absolutely fabulous!!! And those spring onions are amongst the best I've seen. I loved the poem and all your pics...
    Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday! I shall look forward to hearing all about it.xxx

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    1. I'm so pleased with my rose, it was just what I was looking for. I'm usually quite successful with my spring onions, they do need a good long growing time to bulb up so well though. Thank you, we're enjoying the holiday so far.

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  17. Hope you enjoyed your holidays - some of the most beautiful parts of the country, but she! Don't tell everyone about Northumberland, let's keep it to ourselves!

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    1. We had a lovely holiday, thank you. It's a long time since I've been to Northumberland so it was nice to go back.

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