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18/08/2014 at 11:41

I would have no problem with that lily pilly, I like to earn my keep 

Sorry have no ideas bout the pics but their is old thread by Victoriasponge that is brill and may help you, I'll tryfind it for you and bump it to top of thread list x

18/08/2014 at 19:30

Swoon swoon ..... Waiting more pics with anticipation.  Even the upside down one looks perfect now I have learned how to lock the screen of my IPad.  I could sit and watch that all day

18/08/2014 at 19:36

Chicky you are saying all the right things but I had a lightbulb moment this afternoon when I realised nature gives us winter to rest

 The baskets and tubs still need watering and have had a seaweed feed to top them up. Hope the flowering lasts for family's visit in two weeks time!

18/08/2014 at 20:04

Well, I miss posting for a while and look what happens! More beautiful gardens appear! 


18/08/2014 at 20:05

That is a very good light bulb moment lily pilly  Your display of pots looks lovely and I'm sure if you keep em watered and fed they stiil will be beautiful when your family comes  I really like the hydrangea with the dark stems, so close to buying one this year but were very exspensive down here  Will go on my wish list for next year 

18/08/2014 at 20:08


a couple of mine in whatever order they decide to appear! 

Hydrangea paniculata (for SgL) only one bloom this year.

rudbekia ( one 'normal' and one cherry brandy) with hebe (? name escapes me)

lobellia queen Victoria with pink cosmos ( not the best colour combo but there ya go)


18/08/2014 at 20:13

Oh mrs garden another hydrangea I really want on my wish list, beautiful pics 

18/08/2014 at 21:09

Love the hydrandgea pani-wotsit - only one bloom, but what a whopper.  And now i can see why Queen Vic gives you a smile that lasts all day

18/08/2014 at 21:10
18/08/2014 at 22:03

MrsG, that bloom is lovely. Its very full. Although I have a few on mine they are not as full as that.

Love the Queen Vic, not heard or see it on my list 

18/08/2014 at 22:05

 Heres my paniwhatsit.

18/08/2014 at 22:06

Everyone seems to have lobelia and I thought it was a low growing annual until a few weeks ago  It's now on my wish list 

Love the hydrangea paniwhatsits too 

18/08/2014 at 22:38

I don't have a lobelia OL - mine got eaten by snail/slugs last year  

My rudbeckia was a clump that my brother gave me as a Christmas/moving in pressie - not sure how many there were to begin with  I love them. I've got another clump a bit further along but they don't have black middles. Not sure what type either of them are

LilyP your garden looks lovely, and your pics turn round when I click on them  

18/08/2014 at 23:04

Beautiful paniwatsits star gaze, really would like one 

20/08/2014 at 10:01

This isn't my garden, but a nearby War memorial which I'd mentioned  before because they have a bed of Hackenochloa in front of it and it's beautiful on a breezy day - looks like a golden version of the sea. I took this yesterday when I was out and, although it was quite a calm day, you can see what a lovely grass it is. I don't like the surrounding bedding but that's just me -  the parks dept. always do it for the summer.


20/08/2014 at 10:09

Beaus Mum. The hydrangea was a gift last summer and I overwintered  it very carefully as they can fail here.  Mild winter and a wrapping of bubble wrap helped.

fairy girl. I have never heard of havanotchichhchc? Looks nice, is it easy and hardy or is it an annual?

20/08/2014 at 11:02

Fairygirl, such a lovely photo  you can understand why planting grasses in drifts is recommended can't you. Oh, for more garden space.

20/08/2014 at 12:03

A few now the suns back out...

 Ruby Penstemon and apricot Dalmation Foxglove

 spuds have been delicious this year.

 Turkeys in the back field.. Think they have got a taste for something in the veg patch?



20/08/2014 at 12:20

Lovely, Ighten. How is your house coming on?

20/08/2014 at 13:51

Kitchen finished and staircase going in (pretty much the last jobs) just the old pointing to remove and replace outside. Then the scaffolding can finally come down.

 Forgot this pic of  verbena bonariensis. I quite like it - Others don't and say its a weed. I think I should have nipped it out a lot more - we came back from holiday and it was 10ft tall in places still it helps hides the oil tank.