Sunday, 27 July 2014

A Late Entry

 Tomorrow Mr Butler will be wandering around the village with committee member Irene, in a bid to judge various garden categories for the Trelawnyd Flower Show.
We never have many entries, so this year I have felt obliged to enter our front garden...which looks ok -ish if you ignore the dog pee burn marks in the lawn.
Mr Butler is a national judge where Flower Shows are concerned, and travels the length and breath of the country during the summer " show" season judging for the most part vegetable and fruit entries .
Our show is one of the smallest he attends , but he says that it is one of his favourites as generally one of our younger female committee members a companies him on his rounds


 I am on nights tonight, so hopefully I will be hiding away in bed for an hour when Mr Butler arrives
I couldn't quite cope with his gently shaking head when he spies the slug holes in my hostas
And the hastily bought garden centre blooms which I have just bunged in at random this morning

40 comments:

  1. wow what a view!

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  2. I think your front garden is beautiful!

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  3. No lawn is complete without a couple of dog pee burns in them surely?

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  4. This title could be for Julian Clarey's second autobiography.

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    1. Indeed. You don't work in publishing by any chance?

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  5. Looks very pretty to me!

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  6. It looks great from here!

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  7. Love it...and it's my favourite colour scheme!
    Jane x

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  8. Your garden us very beautiful , our local so how is in two weeks

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  9. Well bunged, even if you only schemed them out this morning. Love the dog pee; no lawn is complete without.

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  10. Get some Dog Rocks and your dog pee burns will be a thing of the past. They work a treat and are totally natural, although our cat did an almighty cartoon style, double take the first time he saw stones in the water bowl they all share :-)

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    1. Just had to google these,, never heard of 'em before. The front garden looks great to me, John! What do I know, I live in a flat!!!

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  11. All looking very nice John, but quick....dead-head the Buddleia!

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  12. It is not Ok-ish.
    It is beautiful.

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  13. A WINNER in my eyes!!

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  14. It's lovely John - of course I haven't seen the others so I can't be the judge - some folks take it so seriously. But it looks absolutely first class.
    The farmer is a fruit and veg judge at local shows too.

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  15. I agree. Beautiful view and lovely garden. ♥

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  16. Looks lovely to me. As Joanne said, "well bunged". It would be nice to go around looking at beautiful things all day long. The judging part might not be as fun.

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  17. You garden is wonderful because it is not only beautiful but looks like a family lives there and enjoys living there.

    cheers, parsnip

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  18. From what you've shown us it looks lovely.

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  19. Can I enter mine in the show? ;-)
    http://isserfiq.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-flowers.html

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  20. A little piece of heaven on earth.x

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  21. LOVING your garden. And snails and dog pee burns are all part of it.

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  22. Good on you. It's a lovely, pretty garden and as one who has been known to kill even plastic plants, I am seriously impressed!

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  23. Hostas and snails, John. Please do spare me. It's stalker's paradise in the garden. Only mitigating circumstance in favour of snails that the damage they do and leave behind resembles lace. Yes, lace.

    U

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  24. I adore your garden. I hereby award you the first place ribbon.

    Love,
    Janie

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  25. It looks well loved and lived

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  26. I love your garden ..... and ...do I spy a pink Buddleia - I love them!

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  27. It is beautiful, John!!!

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  28. A beautiful garden, John, but aren't you supposed to have grown the entries yourself. Is it kosher to pop in a few garden centre blooms at the last minute? Don't worry, I won't let the cat out of the bag.

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  29. Lush and gorgeous! It means a lot to bring beauty into the world, especially into spaces where we live. The effort is important; the reward is beyond description. Beautiful.

    Lana

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  30. Your yard is beautiful, John. Puts mine to shame. Good luck with that. Haven't seen much of Albert lately. What's he been up to? Deb

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  31. I think your back yard looks fantastic. I wish mine looked this good.

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  32. Holy Moley, that' the first time i've seen your view. God, you live in a postcard of English countryside. The garden looks lovely and i love your colour palette. Just don't snore too loudly during the judging.

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  33. It looks beautiful John xx

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  34. Well i like it and it's a winner in my eyes!
    A pen firend I had in California, used to get her lawn sprayed with green food dye during the really dry spells......might work in your garden along with the rocks in your pets' water bowl?
    Good job it's not my back garden in the judging, it's always got chicken poo droppings at the moment, despite regular scooping of the poop! Ah, but, my compost will feed the garden next year!
    Hope you had a good sleep xx

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  35. Serious garden envy.

    XO
    WWW

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  36. so beautiful! i wish i could get my garden to look that lush. you deserve a prize. x

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