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  2. Fat Controller
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    Still haven't got round to sorting out the bulbs yet. But have added more plants and filled the gaps left by the battered fox gloves that have now gone to the big garden in the sky.Blowing a...
    Still haven't got round to sorting out the bulbs yet. But have added more plants and filled the gaps left by the battered fox gloves that have now gone to the big garden in the sky.Blowing a right old hoolie out there....I look as battered as the plants!!!!
    Still haven't got round to sorting out the bulbs yet. But have added more plants and filled the gaps left by the battered fox gloves that have now gone to the big garden in the sky.Blowing a right old hoolie out there....I look as battered as...
    Still haven't got round to sorting out the bulbs yet. But have added more plants and filled the gaps left by the battered fox gloves that have now gone to the big garden in the sky.Blowing a...
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  3. Perki
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    WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN JUNE 2019

    stunning
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    stunning
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  4. NigelJ
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    SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

    Salvia Salmon DanceFirst flower on Salvia Amethyst Lips
    Salvia Salmon DanceFirst flower on Salvia Amethyst Lips
    Salvia Salmon DanceFirst flower on Salvia Amethyst Lips
    Salvia Salmon DanceFirst flower on Salvia Amethyst Lips
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  5. shiney
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    Show Us Your Recent Purchases 2019

    Ha! That is Dash - Dot and Dash were free from the local cat sanctuary. Why do they always get in the way when you're doing something? They were 'helping' me paint fence panels today... Apart...
    Ha! That is Dash - Dot and Dash were free from the local cat sanctuary. Why do they always get in the way when you're doing something? They were 'helping' me paint fence panels today... Apart from Great Expectations, the other hosta is 'el Nino' - if it wasn't for my slug population, I'd have...
    Ha! That is Dash - Dot and Dash were free from the local cat sanctuary. Why do they always get in the way when you're doing something? They were 'helping' me paint fence panels today... Apart from Great Expectations, the other hosta is 'el Nino'...
    Ha! That is Dash - Dot and Dash were free from the local cat sanctuary. Why do they always get in the way when you're doing something? They were 'helping' me paint fence panels today... Apart...
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  6. lowrider69
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    SOWING SEEDS 2019?

    They look fab @lowrider69 ..Cracking job..:dbgrtmb:
    They look fab @lowrider69 ..Cracking job..:dbgrtmb:
    They look fab @lowrider69 ..Cracking job..:dbgrtmb:
    They look fab @lowrider69 ..Cracking job..:dbgrtmb:
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  7. Marley Farley
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2019.

    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened very carefully as he explained what he was doing, thinking that every Spring I can reuse the basket...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened very carefully as he explained what he was doing,...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened...
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  8. Marley Farley
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    THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

    Gladiolus carneus Pink form
    Gladiolus carneus Pink form
    Gladiolus carneus Pink form
    Gladiolus carneus Pink form
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  9. HarryS
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    Dahlia Tuber Planting ?

    3 of the same variety for me Woo. I like groups of one colour, type, etc. Should look good:)
    3 of the same variety for me Woo. I like groups of one colour, type, etc. Should look good:)
    3 of the same variety for me Woo. I like groups of one colour, type, etc. Should look good:)
    3 of the same variety for me Woo. I like groups of one colour, type, etc. Should look good:)
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  10. Fat Controller
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    Sheds

    I thought you might like to see this @Fat Controller. :)I was talking to my neighbour yesterday who's shed below is right on my boundary as he used to own my plot. He wants to do some minor...
    I thought you might like to see this @Fat Controller. :)I was talking to my neighbour yesterday who's shed below is right on my boundary as he used to own my plot. He wants to do some minor repairs and give it a coat of preservative soon. Although the roof has been replaced at some point the...
    I thought you might like to see this @Fat Controller. :)I was talking to my neighbour yesterday who's shed below is right on my boundary as he used to own my plot. He wants to do some minor repairs and give it a coat of preservative soon....
    I thought you might like to see this @Fat Controller. :)I was talking to my neighbour yesterday who's shed below is right on my boundary as he used to own my plot. He wants to do some minor...
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  11. Marley Farley
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    SWEET PEAS 2019

    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
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  12. Marley Farley
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    GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2019..

    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the biggest conifer I've ever seen in the neighbouring property. So it's really shaded already. I want it...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the biggest conifer I've ever seen in the neighbouring...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the...
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  13. Marley Farley
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    DAY LILY.. (HEMEROCALLIS) FAMILY 2019

    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
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  14. Marley Farley
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    FUCHSIAS 2019

    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year...
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year growing in pots and hanging baskets and you are best taking cuttings and starting afresh ...Spruce
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year growing in pots and hanging baskets and you are best...
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year...
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  15. HarryS
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    Know Your Weeds

    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
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  16. JWK
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    Do you know your soil type?

    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure added over the years. Warm, sunny walled garden not far from the coast. Can grow wide range of...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure added over the years. Warm, sunny walled garden...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure...
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  17. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  19. Upsydaisy

    Agapanthus advice please.

    Well never having grown them from seed I'm not sure, how about waiting until you get your first flowers on them, you can then pick the ones you like the most and plant those ones out. Just pot...
    Well never having grown them from seed I'm not sure, how about waiting until you get your first flowers on them, you can then pick the ones you like the most and plant those ones out. Just pot them on progressively in the next couple of years one or two pot sizes at a time and tomato feed.
    Well never having grown them from seed I'm not sure, how about waiting until you get your first flowers on them, you can then pick the ones you like the most and plant those ones out. Just pot them on progressively in the next couple of years...
    Well never having grown them from seed I'm not sure, how about waiting until you get your first flowers on them, you can then pick the ones you like the most and plant those ones out. Just pot...
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  20. mazambo

    Agapanthus repotting?

    looking greatSpruce
    looking greatSpruce
    looking greatSpruce
    looking greatSpruce
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  21. hoofy

    1000 liter IBC water tanks

    £30 is cheap - can the chap at the farm deliver too?
    £30 is cheap - can the chap at the farm deliver too?
    £30 is cheap - can the chap at the farm deliver too?
    £30 is cheap - can the chap at the farm deliver too?
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  22. mazambo

    Just Curious

    There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon...
    There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon fell off. It was then seen that the tree was rotting fast, as it stood at a low point.Checking on...
    There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon fell off. It was then seen that the tree was rotting...
    There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon...
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  23. Doghouse Riley

    Who'd Want a Job as a "White Van Man?"

    I'm just being pragmatic.In the circumstances, I wasn't going to get anything more than a full refund. I do get to keep the plant, it may survive, but at that size even if it does, it will be...
    I'm just being pragmatic.In the circumstances, I wasn't going to get anything more than a full refund. I do get to keep the plant, it may survive, but at that size even if it does, it will be "lost" anywhere in our garden.I have since ordered a A/P Shirazz (a similar acer) from Larch...
    I'm just being pragmatic.In the circumstances, I wasn't going to get anything more than a full refund. I do get to keep the plant, it may survive, but at that size even if it does, it will be "lost" anywhere in our garden.I have since...
    I'm just being pragmatic.In the circumstances, I wasn't going to get anything more than a full refund. I do get to keep the plant, it may survive, but at that size even if it does, it will be...
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  24. fumanchu

    Poorly Honeysuckle

    It has been pretty wet here too, and I have never fed my poor honeysuckle. TY gardeners.
    It has been pretty wet here too, and I have never fed my poor honeysuckle. TY gardeners.
    It has been pretty wet here too, and I have never fed my poor honeysuckle. TY gardeners.
    It has been pretty wet here too, and I have never fed my poor honeysuckle. TY gardeners.
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  25. Spruce
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    Delphinium gets its name from the Greek word “delphis,” which means dolphin.

    A wonderous sight to behold - thank you, feel as though I've had " my fix"now, :wub2:
    A wonderous sight to behold - thank you, feel as though I've had " my fix"now, :wub2:
    A wonderous sight to behold - thank you, feel as though I've had " my fix"now, :wub2:
    A wonderous sight to behold - thank you, feel as though I've had " my fix"now, :wub2:
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  26. kriss

    What can I sow now?

    Sow the nigella and cornflowers directly outside, no point in doing anything else now. Other favourite "quick fix" annuals of mine include poppies, nasturtiums, English marigolds and night-scented...
    Sow the nigella and cornflowers directly outside, no point in doing anything else now. Other favourite "quick fix" annuals of mine include poppies, nasturtiums, English marigolds and night-scented stock.And take a look at the Thompson & Morgan website, which has a sale on and free delivery...
    Sow the nigella and cornflowers directly outside, no point in doing anything else now. Other favourite "quick fix" annuals of mine include poppies, nasturtiums, English marigolds and night-scented stock.And take a look at the Thompson & Morgan...
    Sow the nigella and cornflowers directly outside, no point in doing anything else now. Other favourite "quick fix" annuals of mine include poppies, nasturtiums, English marigolds and night-scented...
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  27. GardeningNewbie

    Please help identify plant

    It's Arum Lily.
    It's Arum Lily.
    It's Arum Lily.
    It's Arum Lily.
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  28. Doghouse Riley

    Bird Feeders

    We've two hanging seed feeders, plus the little house I made myself and two peanut butter feeders. So they're always busy.Hard to get photos, as by the time my wife has called me into the...
    We've two hanging seed feeders, plus the little house I made myself and two peanut butter feeders. So they're always busy.Hard to get photos, as by the time my wife has called me into the lounge, they've all flown off. They come back as sioon as I go out of the room.Anyway, I caught a...
    We've two hanging seed feeders, plus the little house I made myself and two peanut butter feeders. So they're always busy.Hard to get photos, as by the time my wife has called me into the lounge, they've all flown off. They come back as sioon...
    We've two hanging seed feeders, plus the little house I made myself and two peanut butter feeders. So they're always busy.Hard to get photos, as by the time my wife has called me into the...
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  29. SimonZ
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  30. Doghouse Riley

    Garden Furniture

    one year, as my pillows in plastic were all stored in the gazebo, some industrious mouse built her nest under the plastic. Have too many pillows to get one of those huge plastic bins.
    one year, as my pillows in plastic were all stored in the gazebo, some industrious mouse built her nest under the plastic. Have too many pillows to get one of those huge plastic bins.
    one year, as my pillows in plastic were all stored in the gazebo, some industrious mouse built her nest under the plastic. Have too many pillows to get one of those huge plastic bins.
    one year, as my pillows in plastic were all stored in the gazebo, some industrious mouse built her nest under the plastic. Have too many pillows to get one of those huge plastic bins.
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  31. andrews
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    Echium On The Move

    @CarolineL I'm not sure if they like free draining but they are on a south facing free draining slope so free draining seems to suit them as much as the echiums. I think they went in last year,...
    @CarolineL I'm not sure if they like free draining but they are on a south facing free draining slope so free draining seems to suit them as much as the echiums. I think they went in last year, maybe the year before. We wanted them to echo the kniphofia that are nearby but are not yet in...
    @CarolineL I'm not sure if they like free draining but they are on a south facing free draining slope so free draining seems to suit them as much as the echiums. I think they went in last year, maybe the year before. We wanted them to echo the...
    @CarolineL I'm not sure if they like free draining but they are on a south facing free draining slope so free draining seems to suit them as much as the echiums. I think they went in last year,...
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  32. Doghouse Riley
    Funny x 5

    Decisions..Decisions

    So maybe you should get six one and half a dozen of the other. .. :scratch: :loll:
    So maybe you should get six one and half a dozen of the other. .. :scratch: :loll:
    So maybe you should get six one and half a dozen of the other. .. :scratch: :loll:
    So maybe you should get six one and half a dozen of the other. .. :scratch: :loll:
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  33. DMM

    Dahlia Help/Advice Needed Please

    Thanks Verdun. I do enjoy immensely a bit of gardening, it has to be said. It was actually the message that I found a little confusing. Lol :) ;)
    Thanks Verdun. I do enjoy immensely a bit of gardening, it has to be said. It was actually the message that I found a little confusing. Lol :) ;)
    Thanks Verdun. I do enjoy immensely a bit of gardening, it has to be said. It was actually the message that I found a little confusing. Lol :) ;)
    Thanks Verdun. I do enjoy immensely a bit of gardening, it has to be said. It was actually the message that I found a little confusing. Lol :) ;)
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  34. shiney
    Like x 11

    Growing Aquilegias

    Thanks @NigelJ, that was what I thought. I'll do a combination of both then, collect some seed to see what comes through but have a few known backups as well!
    Thanks @NigelJ, that was what I thought. I'll do a combination of both then, collect some seed to see what comes through but have a few known backups as well!
    Thanks @NigelJ, that was what I thought. I'll do a combination of both then, collect some seed to see what comes through but have a few known backups as well!
    Thanks @NigelJ, that was what I thought. I'll do a combination of both then, collect some seed to see what comes through but have a few known backups as well!
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  35. 2nd_bassoon

    An idiot's guide to taking cuttings?

    Thanks all - I'll try the perlite tip for sure. Maybe a mix of some in soil and some in water and see how they get on?! And geat shout re washing up bowls - I've got lots of perennials that I...
    Thanks all - I'll try the perlite tip for sure. Maybe a mix of some in soil and some in water and see how they get on?! And geat shout re washing up bowls - I've got lots of perennials that I was planning on dividing and was dreading the sheer number of individual pots it was going to take! ...
    Thanks all - I'll try the perlite tip for sure. Maybe a mix of some in soil and some in water and see how they get on?! And geat shout re washing up bowls - I've got lots of perennials that I was planning on dividing and was dreading the sheer...
    Thanks all - I'll try the perlite tip for sure. Maybe a mix of some in soil and some in water and see how they get on?! And geat shout re washing up bowls - I've got lots of perennials that I...
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  36. Marley Farley

    Wyevale and Dobbies

    There is a dobbies near me i would not go there my freind bought me a cucumber and tomotoe plant from there no bigger than your thumb andover charged £1 50 EACH , they told her put them...
    There is a dobbies near me i would not go there my freind bought me a cucumber and tomotoe plant from there no bigger than your thumb andover charged £1 50 EACH , they told her put them outside they grow well l i put mine for a while in sunhouse to grow abit but DESPITElooking after...
    There is a dobbies near me i would not go there my freind bought me a cucumber and tomotoe plant from there no bigger than your thumb andover charged £1 50 EACH , they told her put them outside they grow well l i put mine for a while in...
    There is a dobbies near me i would not go there my freind bought me a cucumber and tomotoe plant from there no bigger than your thumb andover charged £1 50 EACH , they told her put them...
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  37. Marley Farley
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    WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN MAY 2019

    Yes indeed Jenny.....I have several large clumps of it. I regularly trim back during the summer and this enhances foliage colour and prevents any self seeding :)
    Yes indeed Jenny.....I have several large clumps of it. I regularly trim back during the summer and this enhances foliage colour and prevents any self seeding :)
    Yes indeed Jenny.....I have several large clumps of it. I regularly trim back during the summer and this enhances foliage colour and prevents any self seeding :)
    Yes indeed Jenny.....I have several large clumps of it. I regularly trim back during the summer and this enhances foliage colour and prevents any self seeding :)
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  38. Doghouse Riley

    Photos

    I've just trawled through the photos of the garden I took in May and deleted quite a few. I'm left with 169. I file them away by month. i.e. 2019-5 Garden. These join the 2,500 plus photos on my...
    I've just trawled through the photos of the garden I took in May and deleted quite a few. I'm left with 169. I file them away by month. i.e. 2019-5 Garden. These join the 2,500 plus photos on my laptop and duplicated on a back-up hardrive in the "Garden" file, a subsection of my "Home and...
    I've just trawled through the photos of the garden I took in May and deleted quite a few. I'm left with 169. I file them away by month. i.e. 2019-5 Garden. These join the 2,500 plus photos on my laptop and duplicated on a back-up hardrive in the...
    I've just trawled through the photos of the garden I took in May and deleted quite a few. I'm left with 169. I file them away by month. i.e. 2019-5 Garden. These join the 2,500 plus photos on my...
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