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    Miniature roses! I wish my missus would use those and save my chain saw
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    They can be lovely but little can beat the oldfashioned tea rose.

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    Pining for the South of France

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    On top of the kame delta that formed much of the topography of the Niagara Peninsula,
    what is now called Fonthill, there used to be one of Canada's biggest nurseries,
    famous for local plant sales and international seed packets.
    That's been gone now for a long long time.
    Some cherry trees, now looking like a sixty foot tall forest,
    are more like big grape trees, clusters of cherries growing all over,
    one of my favorite bike-hike treats.
    But birds have carried many other seeds around, especially roses,
    and it's amazing to see what they grow into growing wild.
    Yeah, wild roses, my favorite.
    Actually, orange tiger lilies are, growing in huge clumps, lasting a long time.

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    We planted a clump of Mombricia about fifteen years ago. Now it is everywhere. This is one plant that really spreads but I love it for the colour it gives in late Summer.



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    Got the leaf blower/vac out to mop up the Magnolia leaves which seem to be everwhere only to find that the mice had chewed a big hole in the bag, right next to the neck. Everything sucked in blows straight back out again. B****y mice. I wish they would go and live in a windmill!!!!!

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    Just aim the output of that machine at the neighbors yard and make it their problem ...

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    We have had a plague of Mice and Rats this year managed to keep them out of the house but not the cars
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    The runner beans are doing really well this year. Never seen them grow so fast. My wife loves them but I am not so keen. Tomatoes doing OK and French beans coming along well. Must be a bean Summer.

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    I like runner beans and broad beans but I am not keen on car eating mice just in case you are interested
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    How big are those mice Colin, and what sort of teeth do they have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    How big are those mice Colin, and what sort of teeth do they have?

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    They are very small, have to be to get into the cars and probably with stainless steel teeth.
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    Its been a wonderful Summer for the Magnolia, which is not only still in bloom but has a lot of buds waiting to flower. Also a bumper year for blackberries which grow throgh our hedge. I can not remember them being so prolific or tasting so juicy. Apple and blackberry crumble with cream, ice cream and custard. My downfall.

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    We have been told that we have just had the warmest winter on record???? you could have fooled me. We are now just a few days into spring and have been told to expect a severe cold spell, ha whats new. I suppose you feel the cold more as you get older so if there are any young warm cuddly girls out there pop on down here and make my day
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    I suppose you feel the cold more as you get older so if there are any young warm cuddly girls out there pop on down here and make my day
    And what will Mrs JHC have to say about that? Sounds to me like it could be life threatening! Is your motto "Semper in Excreta" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    And what will Mrs JHC have to say about that? Is your motto "Semper in Excreta" ?


    Well, now it is Autumn and I'll submit an early report about berries and mushrooms - WOW!!! What a harvest!!! Gooseberries, Arctic Cloudberries, Blueberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries - And then: Chanterelles...I can't live without them. My wife and I have been making jams and jellies everyday for about three weeks!

    In all: A Blessed Summer Harvest!!!
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