Thursday, 21 August 2008

Summer showers!

One of this summers numerous "showers", more like the biblical deluge. Can't understand where it all comes from. It's making gardening very difficult.

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Monday, 4 August 2008

Hollyhocks



The latest overseas addition to my garden are Hollyhocks from New Zealand. They have not grown very tall but are beautiful nonetheless. Thank you for sending me the seeds Joy.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Birdland

The village of Bourton on the Water is well worth a visit if you are ever in the Cotswolds. As with other towns in the area all the houses are built of local Cotswold stone as are the many footbridges which cross the crystal clear river Windrush as it flows through the centre of the village. The one place to visit there is Birdland. Not only are there many birds from all over the world, (the penguins are my favourite) but also many sculptures which appear to be made of old motor cycle parts. A great way to recycle.









and finally, the star of the show no doubt is Metal Mickey. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_5320000/newsid_5327900/5327922.stm