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this is my philadelphus, it was in the garden when we moved in over thirty years ago it has been pruned carfully some years, hacked back other years and one year cut to the ground with the chain saw.As you can see it is very exposed to the north and east winds but comes back time and again, i have taken dozens of cuttings over the years and given them away and have one in my garden but none flower as well as the original
sorry the second picture wont enlarge, i will take one later in a small size
little-ann, what a lovely view you have. Whereabouts are you? You haven't said in your profile.
The moth is a Poplar Hawkmoth,
Just looked up hawkmoths but MF beat me to it! Here is a site with lovely moth pictures of top 20 UK moths.
I am an RHS member Matty, so I can get in free in lots of places fortunately.
Off tothe park now for a walk in the woods.
south cumbria lake district
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
Hope this works
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.
Little ann, lovely colour combinations, yes I think I'll get a Phili' for my space.
Little-Anne. What a great garden- view to die for
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.
one of my Fuchsia.
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.
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?