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HyppyByker

Thanx for the tips - apart from waiting for the sunshine, that's a bit hit n miss

Gracie5

A lovely wildlife haven you have there, HyppyByker. My kind of garden!!

gardeningfantic

@hyppybyker.. wehre did you get those plant supports form i woul dlove some of them for mine..

here ar the pics i took hae managed to get them uploaded at last.

 

               


 

               


 those are the sunny borders.

               


 

               


 Those are the woodland borders.. this autumn have got to remove the grass as it goes to just moss and lay the bark.

 

                 


 

                  


 And this little fella has flowered wellt his year.. tried to show in second picture that nearly every branch as got a bud on it ready to open. I was daring last year and gave ti a good cut back as was so woody and badly shaped.. and this is my reward. stunning.. was grown frm seed by hubby's Dad who bought it back from Australia with him many many years ago. it is about 20 years old now.

 

 

Lilylouise

Gardeningfanatic - your garden is beautiful  I love your Bottle Brush - mine is still recovering from the 2 bad winters we had - I am hoping for flowers again next year

Pam x

HyppyByker
Gracie5 wrote (see)

A lovely wildlife haven you have there, HyppyByker. My kind of garden!!

Thanx Gracie - really trying hard to make it so

 

gardeningfantic wrote (see)

@hyppybyker.. wehre did you get those plant supports form i woul dlove some of them for mine..

I followed Monty's instructions on GW last June - 6mm round steel rods from the steel merchants, they come in 6m lengths, then the other half cut them to length, bent them round various sized tubs and buckets, bent up the ends and hey presto!

I'm really pleased with how they've turned out - they're really easy to get in the ground, no faffing with twine and they look nice.  Downside is they're rusty so messy esp when wet and I've got to sort out where to store them over winter.  Worth it tho.

I've got quite a few rods left over so I'm getting him to make a corkscew support for some soneysuckle this weekend

Certainly helps to have a man who can

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Lilylouise

I missed the pics of your garden Hyppybyker - you have a lovely garden

Pam x

HyppyByker

Thanx   Been really rewarding this year despite the rotten weather

yarrow2

Seems to me that all you gardeners South of the Border are doing better with your plants and veg. than we are here in Central Scotland.  It's fun and games in my garden and weather forecaster said today that in the whole of July we'd had an hour and a half of sun.

This little lavender patch is being propped up from constant flooding at it's bottom.


 My beetroot is going the same way as the cabbage I had to pull up which had white mould.


 But there's a little beet at the bottom and I don't know whether I should just pull them all up now or whether they have to be binned.


 The rain and humid spells are going for most things.  So I decided to cut down dense foliage, part of a tree and a privet hedge which was wild.  I'm merrily sawing away the privet when in the middle I find it's produced flowers for the first time.


 My young hydrangea has had infected (or something) leaves for 2 months and now it's worse.


 BUT - everything 'yellow' seems to be loving this continual rain - especially the tubs which have Nonstop Mocca begonias.  They just keep blooming and blooming.


'Wargraves Pink' and other geraniums seem to be in their element.


 And - my little Hebe 'Caledonia' has flower buds for the very first time which I'm really chuffed about.  Makes splashing about in puddles all worthwhile.


 And we've had a day today where it didn't rain.  Hurrah!  Celebration time.

 

 

 

Gary Hobson

Well done Yarrow. It's comforting to know that other people are finding things difficult. I noticed an article on Google News saying that some Midlands apple growers have only 10% of their normal crop.

On a brighter note.... the photo below is NOT my garden, and might not have been taken this year. On the Fork Handles thread, Pam posted an invite to her Open Garden next weekend. Being curious as to where this garden is, I put the address into Google Maps. Google produced an image of the road, and by clicking 'enlarge', this is what you see (you can click on the image to enlarge it further)...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/pams-open-day.jpg

I don't know when Mr Google took that photo, I'm guessing that it might have been this time last year. I assume this is the correct house. It looks very fitting!

gardeningfantic

that looks like lillylouise's front garden.. waiting for video of it this year.. such a delight to see.

 

Miss Becks

Oh wow! Now that is a pleasure to look at! Very nice Lilylouise!

gardeningfantic

oh.. right is is her garden.. thought i recognised it.. shame i live to far away to come see it for real.. would love to.

Miss Becks

I don't know if it is or not gardeningfantic, but it sure is a lovely garden! I'm sure she will confirm if this is her hard work later.

gardeningfantic

well it certainly looks like her standard fuschia sat there and the white cosmos... and the address was given on her garden open sign.. so think it is.. it is beautiful.

so much care and love is put into that garden.. the back garden is just as impressive.

gardeningfantic

@hyppybyker.. thanks for that info.. think i remember that one where he did that.. i dont envy your other half making them into a corkscrew shape.. some patience for that.. make sure you post a piccie so i can see it.

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Lilylouise
Gary Hobson wrote (see)

Well done Yarrow. It's comforting to know that other people are finding things difficult. I noticed an article on Google News saying that some Midlands apple growers have only 10% of their normal crop.

On a brighter note.... the photo below is NOT my garden, and might not have been taken this year. On the Fork Handles thread, Pam posted an invite to her Open Garden next weekend. Being curious as to where this garden is, I put the address into Google Maps. Google produced an image of the road, and by clicking 'enlarge', this is what you see (you can click on the image to enlarge it further)...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/pams-open-day.jpg


I don't know when Mr Google took that photo, I'm guessing that it might have been this time last year. I assume this is the correct house. It looks very fitting!

I can confirm it is my garden

I think that photo was taken at the end of the 2009 summer- the flowers look as though they are 'going over' - it was taken on a friday - the dustbin is usually hidden in the side garden  I am going out to take a photo

Here you go - it would look so much better in sunshine instead of rain 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/frontgarden002-3.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/frontgarden008-2.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/frontgarden010.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/frontgarden012.jpg

 Side garden - plants still not flowering like they should be

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/frontgarden013.jpg

 Lawn and pond area

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/frontgarden014-3.jpg

 Pam x

Miss Becks

Oh Pam! My heart has just melted! It's georgeous.

Lilylouise

Thankyou very much for your kind words about our garden - much appreciated

Pam x

Lilylouise
Insomnia1973 wrote (see)

Oh Pam! My heart has just melted! It's georgeous.

Thankyou so much

Pam x

Pennine Petal
Your garden looks immaculate and beautiful Lilylouise, just been out in mine for a short while and it is totally out of control. I am going to have to take the shears to geraniums and alchemilla mollis, my steps have disappeared under them. Good job I have some holidays coming up.