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Makeover finished – for now.

A couple of weeks ago, the last of the new permanent planting was done in the Sunset Border.

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Another mixed bag.

Having a few photos that couldn’t be made into a post by themselves, I’ve put them together to make a mixed bag for June. Each morning, at exactly the same time, I get a wake up call.  Not from the … Continue reading

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Blooming marvellous!

The weather this month has been very variable. Lots of very cold winds, coming from the east, a bit of sunshine which became very hot and humid a couple of days ago, coming up from Africa. Then it all went … Continue reading

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P.I.P.s in May.

May is the month for ebullient flowering,  the garden will be overflowing with flowers that are definitely OTT!  The Pips in question are the flamboyant Peonies, Iris and Poppies and they are joined by Rhododendrons and Azaleas, but they will … Continue reading

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Flowers for July GBBD

My garden and I are feeling the same, hot, tired and wilting in all this heat,  hoping that we can have some rain soon,  just at night time of course! It’s well over 4 weeks now since we had any … Continue reading

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Nature is the best gardener!

I’ve decided that nature is the best gardener, she knows best how to do things, I think I will have to hang up my trowel and leave it all to her!  Because of muscle problems, I have concentrated on trying … Continue reading

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Poppies, Iris and Peonies.

Poppies, Iris and Peonies are the star attractions filling the gap between the spring bulbs and the summer perennials. Some of them are so OTT, others, more shy and retiring. The Iris come in all colours, some frilly and flouncy, … Continue reading

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Life after death

Sculpture in the garden is provided by the many seedheads that are left when flowering is over. Sometimes the seedheads are just as interesting as the flowers and they last a lot longer.

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Chasing the elusive blue

About 15 of my Meconopsis have flowered, but the first one came out deep purple, what a disappointment! We have got a few the bright turquoise blue that they should be but the rest were lilac, grey, pink or purple! … Continue reading

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