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That was the week that was.

Whew! That was a busy one! We had a lovely visit with our friends, including a boat ride around the lake their home sits on. The water is still high after a very wet June.
On Wednesday I had a great day with my grand daughter, and although we didn't go where we had planned we still had fun. Thursday was spent with two of our son's children, and yesterday was reserved for a pedicure. All fun stuff but last night I was exhausted and slept quite late today.
One of the things Olivia and I did on Wednesday was visit garden centres. She loves being in the garden and has a good eye for plants and colour.
My friend Shammi featured some geraniums on her latest blog post, and has inspired me to do the same. Here are some of the ones in our garden. As you can see, I like pink!

This one is just coming back after being unwell....

...and a few red ones.

This isn't mine unfortunately. It was spotted in the garden centre, it was huge, about four feet across, and I had no room for it..x
How does your garden grow?


  1. Your pink geraniums are very pretty and seem to be blooming really well. They give a nice dash of colour. I toured six assorted gardens in the village of Claremont today.... some were enormous and grand, some were small and humble, but all were lovely. I'll be posting some pictures. Not much room for a garden where I live, but my hostas are doing remarkably well this year, in spite of being battered to bits by a violent hailstorm a couple of weeks ago.

    1. I just saw your garden tour post. I loved the waterfall.


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