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June’s bounty ! GBBD.

It’s difficult to know where to start, there are so many flowers all vying for attention this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I think I’ll start in the front with some oriental poppies in the Bee and Butterfly border. This one … Continue reading

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GBBD. September flowers.

We were warned by the weathermen that our summer was coming to an end and the first Autumn storm was approaching.  Some of the flowers are looking pretty wet, but in a rare splash of sunlight when the rain stopped … Continue reading

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August Flowers. GBBD.

So far, August has been a bit mixed, weatherwise. We have had lots of hot sunshine but just a small amount of gentle rain which really hasn’t been enough to keep the garden looking happy or the water butts filled. … 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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Still flowering.

Some plants in the garden have been flowering their socks off all summer. The roses and erigeron started in June and the fuchsias in July. The roses have had a short break now and then but the other two have … Continue reading

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Flowers for July, part 1.

Another month where the sun has been in very short supply, non stop rain most days, all thanks apparently to the jet stream in the upper atmosphere sitting over the south of England. Floods in the nearest town are very … Continue reading

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Welcome to Powderham Castle.

Exeter Southernhay’s Rotary Club held their President’s Day this year at Powderham Castle, which is on the banks of the River Exe in Devon. Thank goodness the rain stayed away but it was still very cloudy with a bitterly cold … Continue reading

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Roses, roses everywhere.

All the roses that are flowering at the moment are really enjoying all the rain that we are having.  The climbing and rambling roses especially are much better than they usually are, maybe they need more rain than we normally … Continue reading

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June abundance.

In spite of the awful weather we have been having for a while now, the flowers are bursting open all over the place. Thank goodness, the night we had dreadful gales, there wasn’t much damage done. Lots of branches and … Continue reading

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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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