Tag Archives: gardening

  1. Flower Friday ~ Last peach blossoms

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    Friday 06 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  2. Grass/weed cutting time

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    Monday 25 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Very soon I’ll be heaving the gas powered grass cutter onto my back for two solid days of tackling the …
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  3. Flower Friday ~ Double Pink

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    Friday 22 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  4. Last of the winter veg

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    Sunday 17 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Temps are a climbing… up to the early 30s again now (that’s touching 90F), so time to rip up the …
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  5. Flower Friday ~ This morning’s roses

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    Friday 15 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Taken an hour ago, here are some of the rose beds. With spring providing cool nights, occasional rain and sunny …
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  6. Macro Monday: Bees in the orchard

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    Monday 11 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another Macro Monday…. and for this week we have a shot taken by a friend of ours who …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future (I)

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    Friday 08 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first Weekly Photo Challenge idea of the ‘future’ shows a broad bean plant having just is poked through after …
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  8. Flower Friday ~ Blossom; never enough

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    Friday 01 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

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  9. Flower Friday ~ Mountain colours

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    Friday 25 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here in the West Taurus mountains, we have plenty to roam, with pine forested peaks as far as the eye can …
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  10. Flower Friday ~ Plum tree blossom

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    Friday 18 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here are some not-so-close-up images of the plum trees which are in full blossom right now. At night it actually …
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  11. Macro Monday: Plum blossom in the rain

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    Monday 14 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  12. Broccoli plants

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    Saturday 12 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    A little while ago we saw these beautiful flowers, and Joanne from My Life Lived Full mentioned wanting to see …
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  13. Flower Friday ~ More Apricot Blossom

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    Friday 11 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  14. Macro Monday: Broccoli Flowers

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    Monday 29 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  15. Cabbages…. my five year wait is over

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    Sunday 28 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Never had a lot of luck or the right weather conditions for cabbages, but finally, I have some – yay! …
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  16. Flower Friday ~ First Apricot

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    Friday 26 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Taken just a few minutes ago… This is the very first of the beautiful flowers that blossom on the apricot …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons (IV)

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    Thursday 25 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows how the farm is inbetwixt (love that word) seasons, …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons (III)

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    Tuesday 23 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the start of the seasonal burn-up after winter. All 250 trees …
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  19. Something simple from the freezer

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    Sunday 21 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    With three freezers full of homegrown produce, it’s a pretty regular occurrence that I delve into their depths with not …
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  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons (I)

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    Saturday 20 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is typical for springtime here in southwest Türkiye. Everything is green, the …
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  21. Flower Friday ~ Spring has arrived

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    Friday 19 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    (courtesy of a good friend who visiting our farm)

  22. Flower Friday ~ Winter Grass

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    Friday 15 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  23. Flower Friday ~ Flags & Flowers

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    Friday 08 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  24. Lemons, just a few

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    Thursday 07 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Following the disaster of last January, when our big freeze wiped out all the lemons, killing one decent sized fruit-producing …
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  25. Wot No Cabbages?

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    Wednesday 06 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    The sudden cold snap (aka, winter) dissipated after five-six days, and we are back to mild weather, with a mix …
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  26. Kumquat success

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    Tuesday 05 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst many crops have not favoured the weird weather of 2015, the humble little kumquat tree seems to be as …
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  27. Flower Friday ~ Summer colours

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    Friday 01 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Bit later than normally posted, but here is my Friday floral offering. For many of us, we are now ‘mid-winter’; …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (III)

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    Monday 28 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third Weekly Photo Challenge entry is from our veg area today; finally, some half-ok broccoli 🙂 Hope you …
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  29. Macro Monday: Fig leaf bud

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    Monday 28 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  30. Autumn colours, in Winter

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s officially past mid-winter…. yeah right! Our trees are only just shedding their leaves, as our weird weather continues unabated …
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  31. Flower Friday Pot

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    Friday 18 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops! (IV)

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    Monday 14 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth Weekly Photo Challenge take on Oops! was from the day I was trying to get a decent pose …
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  33. Macro Monday: Softness

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    Monday 14 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . We have a fair amount of these grasses dotted around the ‘house garden’ on the farm. Each year I …
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  34. Flower Friday ~ Bitola Balcony

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    Friday 11 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about this for a few flowers on your balcony? Taken in the middle of summer in the southern border …
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  35. Flower Friday ~ Ok, it’s another White Hibiscus

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    Friday 04 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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  36. Flower Friday ~ Yellow Trumpets (Burgmasia)

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    Friday 27 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  37. Flower Friday ~ Monster pink beauty!

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    Friday 20 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As per usual for me, I have no idea what this is 🙂 It looks like a whopping big rose, …
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  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory (III)

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    Tuesday 17 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My third Weekly Photo Challenge entry is all about is perseverance towards uncertain victory! Or just plain old digging a hole for a …
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  39. Macro Monday: Cherry tomato

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    Monday 16 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My entry for Macro Monday this week is a simğple shot of the top of a small little sweet cherry …
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  40. Flower Friday ~ Roses are red…

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    Friday 13 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  41. Flower Friday ~ Twins

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    Friday 06 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  42. Flower Friday ~ Another White Hibiscus

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    Friday 30 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  43. Last summer produce

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    Sunday 25 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s been a weird old year…. we’ve seen lemon trees decimated and some killed off by very rare severe frosts …
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  44. Flower Friday ~ Twin Reds

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    Friday 23 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  45. Last Peppers

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    Sunday 18 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Drying the last of the summer peppers before the rains start…

  46. Flower Friday ~ Blue (something)…

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    Friday 16 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not sure on this one. At first I thought it looked like a blue hydrangea, but like a tiny version. Any …
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  47. Flower Friday ~ Purple strikes again

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    Friday 09 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This one was taken in the UK a long time ago. Not sure what it is, but the flowers so …
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  48. As fast as I put them in….

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    Thursday 08 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  49. Flower Friday ~ Bluebell

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    Friday 02 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Simple elegance The humble Bluebell is one of nature’s best examples. Often seen as a mass of blue like a …
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  50. Back when the monster was small…

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    Thursday 01 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This was a few years ago now When the kiddo was light enough to hold! Taken on the roof – …
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