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Just a little catch up with what has been happening in my garden during August.

There was still quite a lot of rain about during the month but we did get some good sunny days too.

I’m still waiting for my Morning Glory and my Cosmos to bloom but sadly time is running out, I’m afraid the miserable weather in July held up a lot of plants, that along with the slugs and snails!

However there has still been plenty of colour during the month.

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So that’s all the blooms for August, I’m hoping for a lovely Indian summer so I can enjoy my garden for another month!

Thank you for the lovely comments on my August Girls in my last post, Sweet Pea, Dahlia, Morello, Madeleine, Cornflower and Milly are all off to their new homes.

Thank you as always for dropping by today I do appreciate everyone of you who take the time to visit me here for every post. With birthdays, a wedding anniversary and a week in France coming up, I’m going to take a blog break and step away from this tired little space for a while, you’ll still be able to keep up with my coming and goings on IG though.

Have a lovely new week ( weatherwise, it has started off well here) and Happy September!

‘See’ you all soon! :)

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We are very lucky that from where we live we can get to two lovely disused canals within half an hour.

These abandoned waterways have been given over to nature and nature being nature has done what it does best….take over.

On the past two Sundays we have taken a walk along the tow paths of each of them.

Our first walk was at Scarva on a stretch of the Newry Canal.

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Our second canal visit was to an area known as the Broad Water on the Lagan Canal, equally beautiful and equally teeming with nature.

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There were many other creatures such as giant dragonflies, pretty little damsel flies and other butterflies that completely refused to pose for photos and sometimes the only sound to be heard was the mewing of a buzzard overhead.

I love days like these.

Thanks as always for visiting, have a good week. :)

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Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post, so many of you loved the tins and as you can see I have been making good use of the sweet pea one.

How lovely is sweet pea, it just keeps coming and it is one of my very favourite flowers to grow.

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I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make a sweet pea bunny but here she is now!

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Sweet Pea and I would like to wish you all a happy weekend! :)

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Well I have to be honest July has been a bit of a wash out and my poor garden has spent quite a bit of it drenched.

It’s not been great for the roses or poppies, they just can’t cope with that much rain and I have a greenhouse full of green tomatoes as there hasn’t been enough sun to ripen them, they are only now beginning to turn!

During the past two years July has been a lovely month here and August has been the wet month, I’m hoping this year after all the rain that August will behave itself!!

So I’m sharing some images of my garden that I’ve taken throughout the month on the drier days when I could get out there.

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Thanks as always for visiting.

Happy weekend & happy August, fingers crossed for a dry and sunny one with lots more gardening time! :)

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Busy bees are quite difficult to photograph, they aren’t very good at staying still and posing, I have only managed to get a few photos on our travels during the month and in my own garden.

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This little bee however was much easier to photograph, this is Melissa, her name comes from the Greek and means ‘bee’.

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Since I started making my bunnies I’ve realised that over the past four years, I’ve made a ‘bee girl’ each year!

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” Albert Einstein

Whether Mr Einstein was right or wrong and I must agree it does all sound very logical to me, we have to look after our bees!

Thanks as always for dropping by, have a wonderful weekend. :)

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As mentioned in my last post during July my Hb and I have had some lovely days out visiting gardens, parks, castles and the seaside.

The weather didn’t always behave itself but in this country if you waited for the sun to always shine, well quite frankly you wouldn’t get very far.

So these are just a few photos of some of our days out.

The above photo is the lovely lavender lined paths in the gardens at Clotworthy House at Antrim Castle Gardens.

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Antrim Castle gardens are always well worth a visit.

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Another place well worth the visit is the walled garden at Bangor Castle, it is particularly well cared for with many flowers, shrubs, vegetables and herbs.

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These amazing sunflowers (my favourite flowers) were at the entrance to Ward Park, Banger, Co Down, for a moment I actually could have believed I was back in France, the sun was even shining that day!!

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Somewhere else we always love to visit at this time of year is Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park in Belfast for ‘Rose Week’.

The roses are stunning!!

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Just a shame I can’t share the scent.

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Of course no summer would be complete without a visit to the seaside (cue the not-so-sunny skies again).

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The seaside photos were all taken at Groomsport, Co Down.

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It wasn’t a day for playing in the sand and making sand castles but we did enjoy a lovely walk!

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Speaking of sand, I’d like you to meet my new little bunny….her name is Sandy and she’s a beachy kind of girl!

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Thank you to those of you who took the time to comment on my last post.

Just as I was about to publish it I realised it was my 500th post, so I had a little secret giveaway of all you lovelies who left a comment on that post and the number chosen was 13, who was Helen, so a little pack of goodies are on their way to you Helen.

Again thank you to all of you who so faithfully visit and leave me a comment, I really do appreciate them all.

Wishing you all a happy new week! :)

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Just dropping by to wish you all a peachy weekend……..this is Peaches by the way.

The weather this past week has been a lovely for the garden, I have enjoyed being out there most of the time.

The peaches by the way are bought, I don’t grow them in my garden…I wish, we’re getting through quite a few of these delicious little doughnut peaches at the moment.

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Thanks for visiting and for your very kind comments on my garden in my last post.

Happy weekend everyone and to my lovely friends in the U.S., have a great Independence Day, enjoy your holiday! :)

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