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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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The flowers in my garden.

aprilapril ModeratorPosts: 11,015 mod

Proudly, I present you the flowers in my garden.

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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    edited July 2015
    To tell you the truth, @aladdin ; I don't know the name of my flowers :) .
    But according to Google, this one is also geranium and this is the one I have, right?



    Thank you for watching, @aladdin .
    You rock. :)
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    Apparently there are at least 422 species of geranium.

    This is the one I have I think :)





    or is it this one?




    I'm confused :)



  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    Anyway, there is no snails in my garden, @Xanthippe :) .

    @chyijung , thank you for watching.
    Do you have a garden
    ? :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 2,022 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @April, lucky you! Some snails are OK but not hordes of slugs. :(
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 40,702 ✭✭✭✭
    Ugh. I really don't like slugs!
  • chyijungchyijung Posts: 2,227 ✭✭✭✭
    Your garden is lovely @april
    I have a garden at my hometown, not here,I'm living in a concrete jungle at the moment. My mom had planted two mango trees in our garden, they bear plenty of fruits every year. You can see our mangoes from my profile picture, I took the picture while I was at home.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    Which sort of mango is it, @chyijung ?
    If I look at the picture, I think I recognize it, but I don't know its name in English.
    Did you climb in that tree when you were a child? :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 Inactive
    Awesome, @april . Did you edit the video also? It's amazing, I can't edit videos anyway.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    Yes, @Helvio , using Windows Live Movie Maker.
    Thank you for your appreciation, @Helvio :) .
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 Inactive
    I need to try this app, @april. I have a lot of disorganized photos waiting for a video like that. I'm needing more time. Who knows, a half time job that pays twice. :#
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 Inactive
    In my house we haven't a garden, but there are some fruit trees. In special I like the acerola tree (west Indian cherry) and the fig tree.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    Due to change in weather, I can see the dull, wilted flowers in my garden. But, during Monsoon they will be refreshed.

    @Helvio how long the fig tree takes to give fruit?
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 Inactive
    Here it takes two years, @bubbli.
  • chyijungchyijung Posts: 2,227 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2015
    I don't know what type of mango is it @april
    It is sweet and juicy with small seed inside, also it has very few fibers.
    My family moved house several times in my childhood. I never had a chance to climb it as the branches could not bear my weight.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Helvio can we plant it in big pots?
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 Inactive
    How big is it?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    I think it's like this mango, @chyijung . :)


  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    edited July 2015
    I have a yellow one!

    flower
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  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @april we use these green raw mangoes for pickles. :) I will share the picture of pickle made by my mum.
    april said:

    I think it's like this mango, @chyijung . :)


  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    I do that too, @bubbli; a sort of pickles or as fruit salad.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @april we call it "kerry", mangoes with a bit sour taste.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 40,702 ✭✭✭✭
    There are lots of kinds of mangoes in Asia, but I'm not sure very many varieties make it to the shops in Europe. But they're a lot more available than they used to be. Mango juice is quite popular too. But I'm not sure they're grown locally in Europe. What do you think @april?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    I don't think we could grow mangoes in Europe at this moment.
    I seldom eat really nice mangoes here, to my discontent.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge there was a mango festival held in UK recently. I have read about it in the newspaper. People from different countries took part in it and shared different dishes, juices, and variety of mangoes.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @april Pakistan is famous for its mangoes variety. But, we don't get that high quality mangoes because most of them have been exported to different countries. But, still it is the cheapest fruit that is available easily these days having different varieties.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    Why do they do that, @bubbli ?
    That's not fair!

    Which variety do you like the most?
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @april we usually use "Sindhi, Chonsa and Langra" three famous varieties of mangoes.
    For exporter, it doesn't matter what is fair.
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 864 ✭✭✭
    Only a few flowers are there in our garden, instead there are a lot of bushes.
    Sometimes they need cutting because they are exactly on the way of car entrance. Unfortunately my car has been badly scratched several times.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,015 mod
    edited July 2015
    Do the bushes have the function as hedges, @aryarchi ?
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