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Thanks for everyones help. Will try to rejuvenate as verdun suggests - I quite enjoy cutting things down- and see what happens next year.

Still trying to stay sun free - quite enjoying it, fans going, staying inside, Good to feel cooller


Love the double Philadelphus little-ann and what an amazing view you have. 

Just got back from another hot sweaty days work.

First garden still discovering whats lurking. Went in amongst the enormous shrubs and actually discovered a Philly, thats how overgrown it is. Was 5/6 ft tall hidden by Cotoneaster, 2 laurels, several self layered Viburnum bodnantense all about 15 ft a very tall Leycestra and 2 hollies! Poor thing was still flowering profusely even though no one was taking any notice of it. Has a bit more breathing space now but didn't have long enough to really clear round it.



little ann  it's a lovely part of the world- similar climate to where I am. Your garden looks beautiful - you must love it. And as for beyond your boundary... now that's what I call a 'borrowed view'  


little ann, love the Philadelphus, that might be what I'm looking for at this side of a low boundy fence in a windy area in S.Yorks. View  



Can relate to philadephus stories, dug hidden one out last year, flowering, now in new position and ready to chop back soon. Some pics on another thread not sure where. Again advised well here and other thread, thanks all.

so many timely coincidenxces on here ...

Work done now for 2 weeks. london tomorrow, scarborough at end of month. Family time.


That works ok. 

That is a small part of my garden fairy i will do some pictures and give you all a guided tour but not today its too hot and unfortunatly the wind has started blowing from the east so i might lose a lot of my flowers they just get desiccated when that happens,

Thank you all for your coments

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 Hope this works

Little ann, lovely colour combinations, yes I think I'll get a Phili'  for my space.

Morning all leaving at 1.00am to pick up daughter and 3 friends from airport so i will post some photo's of my back garden.

 One of the four wall planters.

 View from just outside my backdoor.

 Some sweetpeas.

 one of my Fuchsia.

 White Carnation.

 Sweetpeas on the arch halfway up the garden.

 View from the arch halfway up the garden it's about 100yards garage to be built 16feet back from where wife's car is plus that big shed on the right to get taken down and that will be garden.




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Lovely pictures, Alan, particularly like the wall planter! Hope you got to airport and back safely.


Good morning Sue & Andy & all.

Lovely view from back door Andy, big job ahead but sure you'll have it done by teatime

Cooler here, at last. Going to Gala in local park this afternoon so will do gardening jobs this morning.

Have a good day everyone. 


Good morning all   yes, cooler here too - this morning I'll be visiting my elderly parents in their care home, if I can get past  Latitude!  It's right between them and me and there's no sensible way around it, I'll have to go through it, or at least right between the car parks and the entrances!

Lovely pics Andy   I'm trying to work out what the lilac flowers in the second photos are - are they a phlox?


What is "Latitude", Dove?




Good morning all.

A fun packed morning expected here.

We sold some big fish from our pond and they are being collected this morning. Thing is we have to catch them first.  . As they weight from 3lb to 10lb, not going to be an easy job, but who said life is easy. 

Will report back later with perhaps a pic or two, depends on how frayed tempers get, at least it's a bit cooler this morning.

Enjoying seeing all your photo's, some of you live in the most beautiful places. If I ever move I want a view

Enjoy whatever you're doing.



Happy fishing Chris, they're wily little buggers, aren't they? 3-10lbs? Those are monsters, are they Koi?

Dovefromabove  An absolutely brilliant festival Sue - not just music (and all sorts of music) but comedy, dance (including Sadlers Wells), literature, theatre  - just everything - wish I had time to go ...............


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Morning Sue.

No they are mirror carp and some tench. We have some Koi and a variety of other fish, but the carp just stir up the pond and make it cloudy, especially when the weather is warm and they start to breed, amorous beggars,  so that you can't see the other fish. Should have got rid of them years ago, but you know how it is, you don't bother. But the time has come and they are going.