Jim Boynton

Jim Boynton

Posted on 06/09/2014


Photo taken on June  2, 2014



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Dandelion
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Don't sneeze.

Don't sneeze.
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I've said it before, Dandelions are my all time favourite flower. What other flower has two completely different forms, both delightfully pretty.

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Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
If it was up to me I would say 'Damn the neighbours' and leave them be. Margaret had other thoughts on the matter so I had to say goodbye to the lovelies.
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3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
All are good, Jim. But I absolutely love the last one. What a sight so many dandelions! Oh, I too would say: damn the neighbours! :) :)
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Levina de Ruijter
I do tend to fall behind in my yardwork duties, but it's not my fault that it always seems to rain on gardening day.
3 years ago.
4 Vellie Yoda Fred & Finn (Til)
4 Vellie Yoda Fred &…
They are beautiful, aren't they?
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to 4 Vellie Yoda Fred &…
I should get you to send me some of your good weed killer that is now banned up here.
3 years ago.
Shine&Sparkle
Shine&Sparkle
I like them too, but I do attempt to keep some control over their numbers :) These are all nice shots, but especially the last one with dandelions as far as the eye can see.
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Shine&Sparkle
A lot of the really good weed killers are no longer legal in Canada except for cemetery and golf courses. Some people drive across the border and smuggle the good (but bad for people and the environment) stuff back. They don't have any weeds at all...poor people.
3 years ago.
Shine&Sparkle has replied to Jim Boynton
I don't ever use weed killers or bug sprays. I like the birds, and hedgehogs and frogs etc, and even if the stuff is well targeted and only kills what you want it to kill, you still leave a hole in the food chain and other things starve. Taking weeds out one at a time by hand means I do keep the garden slightly less 'messy' but always have plenty left for the bugs that need them.

Your cemeteries are allowed to use weed killers which are banned for the general public? Many of our cemeteries (especially the older ones) act as wildlife reserves, providing good habitats within the cities. They are managed, but allowed to run a bit wild, and stepping off the paths in summer means struggling through knee deep grassland :)
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Shine&Sparkle
I don't use chemicals either as you can tell from my backyard shots, but since they banned most weed killers etc almost all of our public boulevards and parks have gone this route.

I don't know about 'off path' in cemeteries, but the grounds and the walkways are pristine...second only to the golf courses. Those are the public ones. I have seen older ones on church grounds that are a bit less pristine.
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
I usually don't spray, but I do have a lot of dandelions. I tend to keep them under control by mowing. It's interesting that there are so many of them in May and June but after that they seem to calm down a bit and not be so prolific.
3 years ago.