Lettuce letters

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The letters G I Y spelt out in lettuce in two different colours,  the i is shaped like a garden fork and the y is a seedling.  Photo taken a few years ago in Bloom.

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Happy Place

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A happy place is anywhere near water but particularly beside the pond, watching the goldfish.

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Boundary fence

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A rough fence enclosing a nature sanctuary area of the veg garden in the Botanic Gardens,  a boundary between the wild and the formal.

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Monochrome harvest

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A harvest in yellow; pumpkins, squash and corn.  Photo taken in the veg garden of the Botanic Gardens.

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Connection, grafted apple trees

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Bud wrapped to rootstock

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Budded rootstocks

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Budded apple tree bursting into life

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Kerry Pippin apple trees

Successful budding, a type of grafting using rootstock that continues to grow until the following winter/spring before being cut back to let the chosen variety take over.  It’s all about making a connection between the rootstock and the bud.

These are two apple trees, Kerry Pippins,  that I budded on a course a couple of years ago.

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The land beneath our feet

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A trip to the cliffs of Moher, leaning over the edge to see the depths below.

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cliff edge

The layers of rock are history and geology exposed.

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Inspirational flower

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I saw these really unusual poppies down by the canal.  Pink and purple with a frothy cloud of petals,  they must be garden escapees!  Whether as a result of selective breeding or something that has naturally occurred they are an inspiration for the garden

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Symbolic flower

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The Rose, a flower that symbolises love. 

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View through the door

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Door to a garden, nice view on a rainy day.

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Rainbow flowers

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Red poppy

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Vivid orange

Orange lily

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Yellow rose

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Staghorn fern

Green fern

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Blue scabious

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Not quite indigo and not sure of the flower!

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Violet lavender

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June 22, 2015 · 6:46 pm