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08/07/2013 at 15:30

Very nice PunkDoc. Love the Summer Hosue.

Reb4. Yes all of our garden.

The area is just les than an acre, Verdun

08/07/2013 at 15:40

Punkdoc- beautiful! Summer house is gorgeous as Berghill says - you must have some lovely times sitting there. Lovely views and planting, and what a stunning house 

08/07/2013 at 16:54


Sorry now Ive got the camera back I have been snapping everything. Beats doing jobs in this heat.


08/07/2013 at 17:05

Thank you for all those photos of your beautiful gardens Berghill and punk doc. What a treat! I've seen photos from both of you before and it's lovely to have some new ones.  

08/07/2013 at 17:16

Some of mine.


08/07/2013 at 18:01

Very purdy ma'am!

08/07/2013 at 18:33

oh my, what beautiful gardens.

08/07/2013 at 19:02

Stunning pictures from all of you

08/07/2013 at 19:17

I haven't been getting e mails from this thread so haven't had a look for a while.

What beautiful gardens

08/07/2013 at 19:45

Now the competition is hotting up

Impressive gardens from you all! Obviously berghill, punkdoc and BL have les grandes maisons,  but all of the photos are inspirational from Daisyheadcase and Deano too

Thanks for sharing everyone

08/07/2013 at 20:02

Not on such a grand scale as some but here are some pics I took this weekend


08/07/2013 at 20:09

Wintersong, this house is a 1900's farm workers cottage. The best thing we could do with it, would be to knock it down and start again.........oh for the money. I wish it was a 'grande maison'. It would be nice to have somewhere where there was a square corner.


08/07/2013 at 21:38



As promised Fairygirl my black Calla lily enjoying the sunshine!

08/07/2013 at 22:01

I have an old stone French farmhouse, there is so much more land in France and houses and land are cheaper.

What gorgeous colours lone gardener. I love looking at other people's gardens.

08/07/2013 at 22:06

Clive -that's a little stunner!!

Thanks for sharing 

Do you find them quite straightforward- anything tricky? I see you have yours in pots- is that better than in the ground or is it just a personal choice?

09/07/2013 at 07:56

Nothing really tricky Fairygirl but when in pots you should change the soil every spring and you must be careful not to damage the roots when doing it. We have them in pots so that we can bring them in over the winter as they are tender and make beautiful indoor plants too. Also, although, heavily improved our underlying soil is clay and they don't like soggy feet!

09/07/2013 at 15:06

Thanks Clive. What I find confusing about them is that they are supposed to prefer damp soil and can be grown at pond edges yet some are obviously the opposite! I suppose each variety has it's own needs. Think the species one especially is hardier and can be grown as a marginal as long as the water doesn't freeze. I expect the coloured varieties will be more tender.

09/07/2013 at 15:45

Just want to say I appreciate the photos. I don't visit this thread too often because it makes me a bit envious of the size of the gardens! It is lovely to see what people have done, though, and illustrates exactly why we love gardens.

09/07/2013 at 16:58

GG. As Im sure you know its not the size but what you do with it that matters!!!

09/07/2013 at 17:52
punkdoc wrote (see)

GG. As Im sure you know its not the size but what you do with it that matters!!!