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Berghill

Very nice PunkDoc. Love the Summer Hosue.

Reb4. Yes all of our garden.

The area is just les than an acre, Verdun

Fairygirl

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 

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

 

Busy-Lizzie

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.  

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Berghill

Very purdy ma'am!

oh my, what beautiful gardens.

The potty gardener

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

What beautiful gardens

Wintersong

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

The potty gardener

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

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag97/Bev_Pounsett-Krynauw/1607-07-13_zpscd08b9fb.jpg

 

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag97/Bev_Pounsett-Krynauw/1306-07-13_zps9b71f083.jpg

 

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag97/Bev_Pounsett-Krynauw/1106-07-13_zps28bf8dc3.jpg

 

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag97/Bev_Pounsett-Krynauw/0506-07-13_zps60cf4930.jpg

 

Berghill

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.

 



 

 

As promised Fairygirl my black Calla lily enjoying the sunshine!

Busy-Lizzie

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.

Fairygirl

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?

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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!

Fairygirl

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.

Gardening Grandma

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.

punkdoc

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

Fairygirl
punkdoc wrote (see)

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