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09/07/2013 at 18:25

As I've only just joined & live in SW France I thought I'd add a few photos of my garden  .

Camelia beside patio


Summer clematis on patio trellis


Clematis Montana rambling along side fence

Euphorbia polychroma loves life here but didn't seem to thrive in the UK

My husband's pottagère & view to our poplars at the end of the back garden

Summer clematis climbing along a side fence

Juvenile windbreak of photinias & variegated shrubs overlooking fields up to next village

Old well in front garden planted with arum lilies & aquilegias

Magnolia stellata in front garden



I particularly like this Albezia tree because the flowers remind me of the 'clock' dandelions we blew as children but these flowers are more delicate & the palest shades of pink. Never seen them in the UK. Twice tried to grow a Chocolate Albezia (has gorgeous aubergine coloured leaves) but they both died. Too expensive here to keep buying more.

Buddleia which I grew from a cutting overlooking evening sunflowers

Buddleia with butterfly


Campsis tree beside rear patio


Container shrubs & hanging baskets on rear patio



09/07/2013 at 19:35

what an amazing garden thank you for sharing

09/07/2013 at 20:13

Welcome Bazrob. Your garden looks really lovely. Some beautiful plants

09/07/2013 at 22:11

Hello and welcome Bazrob. I live in SW France too, in Dordogne. Are you in my area? It's all so vast I suppose you could be quite far away. There are photos of my garden further back on this thread. How clever of you to send photos so soon, took me ages to fathom it out when I started. But technical stuff is not something I'm good at. Lovely view from your place.

09/07/2013 at 22:25

..very nice indeed... two stand out for me... the colourful use of windbreak.. and the Campsis formed into a small tree... ingenious that...

10/07/2013 at 00:05

 Sorry I've been absent from the forums, been working pretty much non stop.

Just a couple of pics of what's happening now, I'm sure everyone is enjoying their gardens large and small at this time of year, its what we all work so hard to achieve.


P.S. Clive, that zantedeschia is to die for. You are very lucky to have

Welcome to the forum Bazrob.

10/07/2013 at 08:34

I love seeing photos of your pretty garden, Wintersong.

11/07/2013 at 10:31

Bazrob, what a lovely garden; I have a Campsis growing along a fence, mine has custard yellow flowers. It is always the last thing to produce leaves and flowers as possibly Norfolk is a little chilly for it.

Wintersong; I feel the same, too much to do and not enough time to do it in, but your garden is looking fab as always

11/07/2013 at 17:55

What an amazing gaden Bazrob.

Heres how mines looking at the moment...

 The Scabius is in flower, along with the last of the Aliums. Ive loads of sunflowers (just off picture) ready to burst into colour. Hope they dont do it whilst im on holiday

11/07/2013 at 18:07

Lovely pix as always. Leadfarmer your garden's looking terrific just now. Happy and healthy!

Welcome Bazrob. Beautiful garden and lovely to have more members from outside Britain. 

Wintersong- do you think Clive would notice if we popped in to have a 'look' at the Zant. when he goes to Finland again??

If something was to happen to it while he was away.....we could  'look after it' for him couldn't we.....

Nudge nudge, wink wink ....

Are those foxtail lilies in your second pic? They look very good.

11/07/2013 at 18:26

 Borders looking quite full at the moment.

11/07/2013 at 18:36

How lovely, and what a great view.

11/07/2013 at 18:54

...and here lies the result of a mis timed haircut...

One single flower on the lavender! 

11/07/2013 at 20:46

Netherfield, that looks like a beautifully well kept garden.

I tried to spend the day sat on the patio under the parasol, but as ever my mind wanders to all the little jobs that need doing in the garden. Do instead I trimmed the privet hedge, mowed the lawn, supported the sunflowers.... Eventually I did get to sit down.



 Im still struggling to view the larger photos when clicking on them, is this an issue with this site, or just me?

12/07/2013 at 10:27

Lovely garden, Netherfield, and so is Leadfarmer's though I've said so before!

12/07/2013 at 17:13

Beautiful gardens everyone - I'm a bit jealous of the larger ones but have become quite good at cramming lots of things into a relatively small area!:


12/07/2013 at 18:47

That is lovely, Bob.

12/07/2013 at 19:13

More wonderful gardens. Thank you everyone for sharing

12/07/2013 at 19:15

Bob, I love your garden

12/07/2013 at 19:24

Bob- where there's a will there's a way- you keep putting the plants in - lovely jubbly!  

It's not you Lead - some of the pix don't enlarge - it's something to do with the size of them or something. Someone techy will explain it! I use an external site and transfer them and they seem to work fine but I didn't do anything so it may be that my camera's just suitable in some way.

Netherfield- great views- you must love it.

Isn't it lovely seeing everyone else's gardens whether they are big, small, urban or rural, cottagey, contemporary or grand.