Lavender question?

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  1. Keith Elliott

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    Firstly, let me thank you for that resource, quite amazing. Somewhat surprisingly, to me anyway, is that I have a number of books on the subject, a few of which appear on that list. So that's encouraging.

    I think I will need to find all that I managed to bring here when I left Ruxton. Sadly, due to physical limitations and time constraints, I wasn't able to retrieve all my books.

    Secondly, I got this book via one of Amazon's sellers for the princely sum of just $17. It is in new condition, so I'm a happy camper.
     
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    What a great deal Keith. Glad that resource was of use to you also.

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    Today I discovered that Val has two additional lavender plants out on the east side. They've obviously been there since last year. I think I need to get out more often!

    They both appear to be doing really well, probably better than the plant up by the driveway. It looks like they are just a little bigger than the front plant.

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    Looks a perfect spot Keith. Lavender does love the sun.
     
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    Took this photo before the sun got up above the trees this morning. Same two lavenders as above, and a couple of ornamental grasses.

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    Lavenders and grasses on a sunny slope, perfect!!
     
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    Yes, but what you don't see is that infernal black cloth under the mulch. Not to worry, I will start chopping it back on the first available opportunity, which should be this afternoon. I did explain to Val just how wonderful this cloth isn't, but it will take time to get her over to the right side I think. But if I just get rid of it and cover everything with mulch...
     
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    When they go shopping is a very good time Keith, I'm quite the expert you know........Lol.
     
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    I think you should keep that sort of thing under your hat there D! Usually, Val and I shop together as I do most of the driving. Not to mention that I need to limit her purchases of all this gardening stuff! Not that I'm any too good at that.
     
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    Agreed we are 'both' the same here when visiting a garden centre or a nursery. But what a fun pastime eh!!
     
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    I made an early morning tour around the garden this morning and took something like 80+ photos. Most of them aren't worth anything, but a few came out OK. The sun was well below the trees when I started, but since it took me more than an hour to make the trip, the sun had risen enough at the end to get some very different pictures.

    I couldn't resist getting some of the lavender again. The first flower buds have appeared this morning.

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    And all that fresh new growth. I can see why you wanted to show these Keith.
     
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    And today, after a week of steady rain, I'm pleasantly surprised as to how nicely the lavender is coming along.

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    That is looking so fresh and healthy. Lots of flowers for the bees as well.
     

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