Friday, 25 October 2013

The Gardens of Delargo Towers - October

Well me dears the gloom and the damp descends but at least the cosmos have managed to flower here in Delargo Towers at last.

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They have spent all summer growing rather than flowering but made it against the rain and the wind.

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Indeed thet must be a contender for the tallest ever.

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Autumn has kicked in in ernest now but the petunias are battling on while they wait to be replaced with violas and spring bulbs.

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We have been so pleased with them this year.

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In the main garden every thing is on the turn.

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but we are still green for the moment and there are enough flowers to keep it jolly. 

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The pears have been picked.

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and the tubs are still full.

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The cosmos are doing their best here too.

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The osteospermum -

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and the fuchsias are still flowering well.

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And we have cuttings to take them into next Spring.

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Donny casting his eye on the newly arrived winter bedding,

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and looking forward to the new lily brought home from the RHS winter show.

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Turks cap - Maroon King
It might not flower in its first summer but this is what we are hoping to see next July



Friday, 11 October 2013

Random Pinkness

Every year we all in our "gang" come up with an idea for a theme for the next year's Gay Pride costumes. Then the votes are cast and the verdict is set in stone.. This gives those of us who can sew time to do so, and the rest of us time to shop.

Our theme for Pride 2014 is Shocking Pink.

So here we go with a pot-pourri of pinkness to get the ball rolling.

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We have indeed used this theme before to great success so lets see what we can come up with next year

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What ever we do it will be absolutely fantabulosa and we will all be dolly palones and bona omies