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Postby abwal » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:29 pm

Yes, I know they are almost regarded as a weed in some areas, but not here. Anyway they are pretty. The Big fish? Part of a whirlygig I made to amuse the grandchildren.


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Postby The Estate » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:38 pm

I agree, cant go past aggies pants, if you dead head ect... and keep under contol okies in my books, they look great btw. :P
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Postby Luzy » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:06 am

Nice shot of the agapanthus, abwal - very pretty! :D And your fish does look rather interesting...
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Postby The Estate » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:29 am

:idea: :idea: maybe some aggies pants in that corner in the near the dining area might be a go, a few cannas in the back and a few aggies in the front , what you think :roll: :roll: and can collect for free from thee :lol:
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Re: Agapanthus

Postby froglover » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:43 pm

Yes, I know they are almost regarded as a weed in some areas, but not here. Anyway they are pretty. The Big fish? Part of a whirlygig I made to amuse the grandchildren.

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Lovely photo, abwal - I can't wait to see ours in flower down our long driveway! There's almost 200 of them and they are ALL in bud this year, so it will be a stunning sight coming down the 40 metre driveway to the gate! Will post a photo when they bloom! :)
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Postby Comeilotei » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:47 pm

How lovely Abwal! Yes they are a weed here in NSW, but like TheE said, if you dead-head them and don't let the seeds disperse into the bushland, they'll reward you with glorious blooms forever!

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Postby Pam » Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:12 am

Clever idea, abwal - the fish and the sea of blue! You sure the whirlygig was to amuse the grandkids, and not the grand dad? :lol:
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Postby abwal » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:12 am

Pam, there is not a whole lot amusing about a first effort to make a whirlygig. Everything has to be just-so or it won't work. At least I will know what to do - and not do - next time. For a while there, the poor fisherman kept getting thrown out of the boat into the mouth of the shark.
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Postby Pam » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:31 am

For a while there, the poor fisherman kept getting thrown out of the boat into the mouth of the shark.


:lol: :lol: Oh dear! :lol: :lol:

My father in law went through a whirly-gig stage a few years back. I don't think there was a single pole or star picket that was safe from being crowned with a whirly-gig. :roll: He's always liked to fiddle and make things, but doesn't get much time for it these days.
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Postby The Estate » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:46 am

The is an old dump of a house not far from, should be bulldozed, and they had old fans nailed to the fence, should stop and take a pic, look shocking :shock:

Another just up around the corner had stuffed toys hanging out of her trees :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby abwal » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:21 pm

The Estate, Hey! Whoa! I have only one and have no intention of propagating, though I might start collecting gnomes. Aren't they just so special. You know " Gnome Sweet Gnome". "Gnome On The Range". "Gnome Is where The Heart Is". "Gnome Among The Trees". Etc., etc.
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Postby Pam » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:25 pm

That's alright, abwal, it will propagate itself in no time! :wink:

I guess you could always add to your list, gnomeman's land. :roll:
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Postby The Estate » Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:02 pm

countryroad take me Gnome 8)
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Postby Pam » Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:16 pm

You don't gnome me!
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Postby The Estate » Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:31 pm

Gnomeward Bound I Wish I was Gnoneward bound lalalalala
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Postby abwal » Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:48 pm

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Postby midgin » Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:03 pm

Wizard gnome loans, gnome renovations, a dogs gnome, an old people's gnome ....where does it end? gnome idea...
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Postby The Estate » Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:27 pm

:oops: :oops: Gnome Beautiful :lol:
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Postby abwal » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:34 pm

Gnomestead, gnomegrown.gnomework,gnomecooking,gnomebody
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Postby The Estate » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:49 pm

Geez feel a bit push out of gnome here, any body spare room to let in their gnome :evil:
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