Friday, 12 June 2015

Bush Envy

I was just leaving the field gate with a bowl of eggs when a woman I know vaguely who was walking her dog chirped up and said " Haven't you got a lovely bush!"
She wasn't referring to my " down below garden area" , thank the lord, but my bargain from woolies
Ceanosus in our front garden


39 comments:

  1. Blooming loverly John. I LOVE Ceanothus ……. we have a couple but not half as lovely as yours !! Shame that Woolies are no more ! XXXX

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  2. A friend of a friend has a ceanothus in her front garden, too. Driving past her house once, our friend said to me, "That's Janice's bush!" Genteel ladies that we are, we looked at each other and burst into fits of the giggles. And now I can't help but giggle every time I drive past Janice's bush, which is quite often! One day I'll grow up...

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  3. We bought one about 3 years ago, but it didn't grow well. I'm not even sure what happened to it. Yours is a beauty.

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  4. Best post title ever ! You make me giggle.
    One of my favorite colors in a garden against all the colors of green.
    And I love your phone !

    Hope Meg is feeling better today.
    cheers, parsnip

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  5. Like you, I would have checked my zipper is response to that question!

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  6. I love that purply blue colour. Perhaps the VKW (Vaguely Known Woman) should get Alan Titchmarsh in to check out her own less impressive bush.

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  7. That is the best post title ever. Sod what the actual bush was called you are talking about all I can think about now is bush, bush envy and random bushes i have known.xxx

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  8. It's all picture perfect. Here's my real question: did St. Patrick stop on his way back to the continent to drive all insects from Wales? You can throw your windows wide, as the novels say, and lean out! No flies? No mosquitoes?

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  10. Imagine if you did have a "downstairs" bush that colour, Hell of a conversation starter!

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    1. do they even manufacture dye for "that bush"?

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    2. Anne Marie...you got me wondering too....Google found "Betty Color for the hair down there" hahahahaha

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  11. I actually don't know what to say, but you do have a lovely shrub there.

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  12. beautiful!

    with that post title for a moment there, I thought you were going over to "the other side". and my bush looks nothing like that either. :(

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    1. PS - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/11/gay-hair-salon-sign_n_7561994.html

      seriously? this actually happened? do you know the arsehole in question?

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    2. No i didnt but your post comment was timely because i saw the sign on the shop window today and was going to comment on it tomorrow!

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  13. I wanted a blue bush so I planted one of those and it just shrivelled up and died. Replaced it with a hydrangea bush which is thriving but very pink.

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    1. I remember some one saying you should put a nail or two in the soil something like that ?

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  14. Well, you DO have a lovely bush!

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  15. I used to have a Ceanothus John but the frost got it. Some varieties are especially prone to frost - although I guess in Wales it is a little warmer than it is here on North Yorkshire.

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  16. Could've been worse if she'd shouted 'Oi, your bush needs trimmed'!I think your particular Ceanothus is called 'Adriatic Blue'. x

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  17. Reminds me of a button I saw a few years ago during one of the American elections. In big letters it said "Lesbians for Bush!" and then underneath in smaller letters it said "This is not a political button."

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  18. I like the lady next door's bush but she won't let me have a bit of it. She doesn't like me much, partly because I myself have a big overgrown bush that annoys her when she sees it in her line of view out of her window. She wants me to trim it but I am just letting it grow.

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    1. As she lives on her own there is no man to influence her gardening tastes, which is why I told her she had a nice lady garden. She did not seem to appreciate my observation.

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  19. I nearly bought one yesterday but realized that I have no idea where to put it yet - that is gorgeous!

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  20. Very pretty bush.

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  21. I haven't had a bush compliment in years (*sigh*)

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  22. We have a large old one that has just about finished blooming. I find that if you don't give them a good pruning every once in a while they have a tendency to start dying off a bit. It is not a shrub that looks good as a topiary or anything that harsh just knock the tips back a few inches at the most and that will force new growth.

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  23. We have one in our garden and it is in full bloom just now.looks beautiful.nearly lost it after the bad winter of 2010.your bush looks very healthy John!

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  24. Your bush really could do with a trim. And I expect it does too.

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  25. Your bush is lovely John, mine just got nicely trimmed.

    Really, though, it's your telephone I envy.

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  26. You have an absolutely amazing bush, John.

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  27. Oh my, how beautiful!

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  28. I bet for a minute there she'd seen you eating scotch eggs in your underpants in the front garden - oh yes! We do remember! :-)

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