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Bring it up here for Christmas Verdun
So, you would do that for me dove? if I buy some Eremurus plants and give them to you, you will grow them in your garden for me. I'm overwhelmed by your kindness.......( ha ha)
I have Eremurus, only disadvantage is short flowering season. Now I know why it does well here. Very cold winters and hot summers in Dordogne. I cut the flowers down when I get round to it.
My eremerus have flowered this year - but it is their first year in the ground, so guess they will have been treated well before they were sold. Will have to see what happens to them next year after a winter in my garden rather than a nursery.
Back from hols. NDN did a wonderful job keeping my pots, borders and greenhouse alive - she must have spent hours over here, but I am so grateful! Everything looks very different to when we left - amazing how much growth can happen in a fortnight. Am off to work today, but will spend evenings this week deadheading and pulling up the most obvious weeds.
Need to take some pictures too, as I am going to have to do some plant rearranging in the autumn - my heleniums are huge, and obscuring everything behind them. But overall very pleased with how it is all looking.
had a great holiday - total relaxation for the first bit, and loved Barcelona at the end. FG - visited one of the Gaudi houses (Casa Batilo) - fabulous. The Sagrada Familia is also spectacular inside now - last time I visited it was a building site.
next time we need a heat wave you can all club together to send me away - I always seem to miss them - even spent the summer of 76 in a different country.
Morning chick- glad you had a lovely time. Didn't get to see the S. Familia when I was there. He is fascinating isn't he? Difficult when you go away and someone has to do the watering! Gardens seem to survive though.
Cool here at moment but it's too get warm again later. Work for me today but hopefully get more done outside later.
Loads of flowers on my Etolie Violette now - love it.
Morning Chicky and Fairygirl,and anyone else about.
Glad you had a good holiday Chicky,thats the kind of NDN we all need
Another hot day for us,forecast in excess of 30C ,but probable thunderstorms tonight or tomorrow.Despite deadheading every day,flower sare going over much faster than usual,and a good storm of rain will perhaps do them good.
Roads near us been solid with traffic most of the weekend,nothing worse than sitting in a car in the blazing sunshine,stuck in a queue with everyone else intent on finding a little space on the beach ,stayed in the garden ,under the parasol with large iced drinks on copious supply. Much better.
Have a good day all.
Gilly I can never understand why anyone wants to sit in a car to go to a crowded beach!
Rain much needed in most parts but hate to think how much damage thunderstorms might do
Hope everything's well staked
Hello all. I am back from a very hot week in Verdun country.
We had plans to do lots of walking but too hot. Did visit a few gardens [ might post a few pictures later ] but generally just sat around. Lovely.
havent caught up with all that you lot have been up to.
Hope you are all well.
Good. Morning everybody
Cooler but still very warm. Quite pleasant.
Fairygirl is quite correct.....for a change, ha ha......thunderstorms could damage tall plants not staked. Dahlias spring to mind.....mine have been supported. Although tall heleniums seem self supporting....first year I've grown them. Thunderstorms rarely water ground or plants properly though so I will still water.
Might look into a nursery later on my travels.....space for coreopsis when I cut back a large geranium but it needs to be of good size. Have a tall echinacea, hot Papya, though that will go there too.....decided as I write, I will put the echinacea there.
Got my fav niece today.......19 and always looking for clothes so maybe I will have to forgo the plant purchase and buy a top or something for her. Well, she NEEDS more clothes...she hasnt had anything new for, ...a week!
Have good day everyone
Morning all. Welcome back from hols those who went. Look forward to seeing your photos. There is a gallery for gardens we have visited.
A few Cornish pictures from Lanhydrock, Helligan and Eden
Punkdoc- so glad you had a lovely time. Did you have a sneaky paddle in those lily ponds!
Lovely pix. I do like a bit of well clipped topiary too.
Verd- for your cheek earlier, I'm sending a thunderstorm to sit on top of your house....
Hello everyone, hope you are all well.....haven't been on the site for a while.....things have been really hectic. felt I had died and gone to heaven this morning, we bought a bench for our communal gardens yesterday, this morning I sat out there with a cup of coffee and enjoyed listening to and watching the wildlife. Absolutely priceless.
Lovely dahlia in top pic, looks nice and cool in 2nd pic, I'm too hot today.
A bit cooler today in Verdunland.
Please, Fairygirl, can you make the thunder overnight?
Love the photos, Punkdoc. Heligan is my favourite. Is the pond in the Italian garden at Heligan?
Hi fairygirl. you dont know how tempted we were to have a paddle. Yes Pam the pond is in the Italian garden at Helligan and is a real oasis of calm.
A belated good morning, everyone! Glad you had a good holiday, Puncdoc and Chicky. Love the photos, Puncdoc.
Quite agree with those who avoided going to the beach today. We five miles from the sea, but I don't fancy the traffic and the crowds.
Well, I'm just a 10 min walk from the beach. 1 min from the Towans...........no traffic for me. Lol