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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: bumper year? Reply with quote

took a drive around north dublin/meath this afternoon, and the amount of flowers out at the moment is fantastic; fields which look almost as yellow as rapeseed fields, but this time from buttercups, and country lanes lined with the white and purple flowers whose names escape me.

the birch trees in a garden i helped plant up are bowed down with developing seeds, and the apple trees are laden with nascent apples. has anyone else noticed an unusual abundance?

that said, the garden was quiet enough today; not too many bees about, despite plenty of flowers available.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an article well worth reading about the beauty of the countryside at this time of year: and it's unexpectedly written by Kevin Myers ! It just shows you how nature and gardening can soften any soul !
Take a minute out of your day to read it, it's magical.

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/kevin-myers/kevin-myers-beauty-of-the-hedgerows-is-natures-great-unsung-gift-2207258.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately, i can't get out of my head that myers wrote it as i read it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know exactly what you mean....but let's face it, everyone has the right to mellow a little as they age ! Just enjoy the flowering hedgerows !
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