Tag Archives: gardens

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped (IV)

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    Monday 18 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows a gazebo (we think) that …
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  2. Flower Friday – Lemon Tree

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    Friday 20 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    With a normally quite short and mild winter, some of our fruit trees get a bit confused, with new flowers …
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  3. Flower Friday – Autumn Sun

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    Friday 13 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Taken back in the autumn – Turkish sun brings out all the best colours around these parts…  . .

  4. Flower Friday – Syros Streets

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    Friday 06 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s another look at some of the street flowers of the Greek islands. This time we are in the Cyclades, …
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  5. Flower Friday – Colour in the Gloom

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    Friday 23 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my flower for this week. It was a dark winter’s day, but this lonesome bloom was determined to …
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  6. Flower Friday – Pot plant?

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    Friday 16 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Taken in mid December in a park in Turgutries, on the western coast of Turkey.   . .

  7. Flower Friday – Flowers (& Laundry!)

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    Friday 09 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Taken in mid December in the back streets of Bodrum, on the western coast of Turkey.   . .

  8. Flower Friday – Floral Gateway

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    Friday 02 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Taken in mid December in the back streets of Bodrum, on the western coast of Turkey.   . .

  9. Flower Friday – Wallflowers

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    Friday 26 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Taken a few days ago in the back streets of Bodrum, on the western coast of Turkey.   . .

  10. Citrus fruit update

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    Thursday 18 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Most of the fruit is now being harvested, dodging in-between storms. Clementines are our primary crop, and sweet and juicy …
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  11. My autumn colours #3

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    Tuesday 16 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is the third in the series looking at our late autumn colours around the farm.  We get the usual windswept …
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  12. My autumn colours #2

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    Friday 12 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the first look at our late autumn colours, we continue our photographic tour of the farm. With …
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  13. Flower Friday – Floral Astypalaia

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    Friday 12 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back on the Greek island of Astypalaia, part of the Dodecanese in the Eastern Mediterranean, this summer I managed to …
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  14. Reminders of Summer

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    Thursday 11 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . Just a few weeks ago it was still summer(ish) . . We visited some friends in October who were …
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  15. My autumn colours #1

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    Wednesday 10 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Apart from the beautiful skies of November, our winter is mainly a mixture of sunshine (80%) and storms (20%). However, …
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  16. Out with the old…

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    Monday 08 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    End of autumn = time to pull the summer veggies . . One last bucket load to enjoy . . …
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  17. Flower Friday – From Naxos

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    Friday 05 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Still meandering our way through the Greek islands, and loving all the colourful Bougainvillea everywhere… when I suddenly spotted something of a different colour 🙂 …
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  18. Flower Friday – Naxos Backstreets

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    Friday 28 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    On another Greek island, Naxos, we again found narrow backstreet’s to explore, camera in hand of course.…  . . . . .

  19. Flower Friday – More Syros Colour

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    Friday 21 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    More street shots from the Greek island of Syros, the capital of the Cyclades. On every street, at every corner you …
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  20. Flower Friday – Syros In Bloom

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    Friday 14 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Another visit to the Greek islands; this time it’s Syros, the capital of the Cyclades. The abundance of colour catches …
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  21. Flower Friday – Morning Glory

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    Friday 07 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was the view as I looked up from my book this past summer, whilst lazing on the balcony of …
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  22. Flower Friday – Greek Spike

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    Friday 31 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a spikey wee thing I spotted in the grounds of the castle on the Greek island of Kos – …
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  23. Flower Friday – Two Roses

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    Friday 24 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Two roses Two shapes Two colours Different, but equally enjoyable . .

  24. Flower Friday – Ornamental Pond

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    Friday 17 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is another photo taken a few years back by Granny Spike, a.k.a. Uncle Spike’s mum 🙂 The pond was dug …
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  25. Flower Friday – Summer Colour Mk II

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    Friday 10 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Another simple spot of colour this summer

  26. Flower Friday – Summer Colour Mk I

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    Friday 03 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A simple spot of colour this summer

  27. Flower Friday – Twin Colours

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    Friday 26 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One bush, dual colours… . .

  28. Flower Friday – Bottlebrush

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    Friday 19 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back during our spring sunshine, but before the summer heat… .

  29. Flower Friday – Courgette

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    Friday 12 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    From earlier in the summer One of our courgette plants in flower… . .

  30. Flower Friday – Miss Lily

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    Friday 05 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One of our home-grown favourites, flowering on/off all summer long…

  31. Flower Friday – Seven Months a Year

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    Friday 29 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  32. Flower Friday – Vibrant Red

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    Friday 22 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  33. Flower Friday – Seaside Roses

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    Friday 15 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  34. Flower Friday – Summer Rose

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    Friday 08 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Sometimes we get surprises even in summer… .

  35. Flower Friday – Border Colour

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    Friday 01 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  36. Macro Monday: “Stamen”

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    Monday 28 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 . A how I wish I had a tripod… …
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  37. Flower Friday – Summer Softness

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    Friday 25 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  38. Macro Monday: “Fresh Every Morning”

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    Monday 21 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 . These little beauties last only a day… . …
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  39. Flower Friday – From Hampshire

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    Friday 18 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    An old foto of the garden of one of the houses I grew up in 🙂 .

  40. Flower Friday – Spikey Stuff

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    Friday 11 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Spikey flower from Uncle Spike… .

  41. Flower Friday on 4th July!

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    Friday 04 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Special Fourth of July version today . A bit of red . White . & blue . Happy 4th July!! …
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  42. Flower Friday

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    Friday 27 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Pink and perfect… . Flowering through from April to October 🙂 . .

  43. Flower Friday – Oleander

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    Friday 20 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Oleander grows in these mountains like there’s no tomorrow… . We only have pink in our garden, but white and red …
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  44. Flower Friday

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    Friday 13 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Although these plants die back to near enough nothing over winter, once they get going in spring, they show off …
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  45. Flower Friday

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    Friday 06 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yellow Rose of Turkey (?)

  46. Flower Friday

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    Friday 30 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Not from our garden this time; just something I spotted when out and about 🙂 .

  47. Flower Friday

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    Friday 23 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Wonderful Weeds   .

  48. Flowering Wild Onions

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    Thursday 22 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Nature provides simple beauty The flower of a wild onion . Majestic and strong . . .

  49. Flower Friday

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    Friday 16 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Warming up, but these babies love the sun   .

  50. Mini Ground Roses

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    Saturday 10 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Three years ago we bought a few rose plants, not many, just 20 or so to get us started. Since …
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