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18/08/2013 at 21:48

Lovely Georgie. It's obvious you've been working very hard to get it looking so good 

19/08/2013 at 17:10

Georgie, your garden is looking really lovely, and it's one of those nice pictures that enlarges when you click on it.

19/08/2013 at 17:23

Here is one of my beds in May, looking reasonably neat.

 And here it is again today looking rather scruffy and yellow and red.

 Here is the lower middle bed, gone blue and pink.


19/08/2013 at 17:54

Georgie - your garden looks great, just a little bit jealous

BL - lovely any time of year as always, but isn't it amazing how a few months can totally change the look?

19/08/2013 at 22:39

Georgie, what a beautiful garden - looks idyllic

Lizzie - love the contrast between spring and late summer.  What is the big yellow clump, and does it grow that size from nothing each year??

19/08/2013 at 22:43

Lizzie I can see the difference in your border but it still looks lovely

20/08/2013 at 19:28

Hi Guys! 

Just wanna a show a return from the veg plot!

 Lizzie! Your garden looks gorgeous as always! 

20/08/2013 at 20:33

that is really impressive Deano

20/08/2013 at 20:50

Thanks for the warm welcome! 

Lizzie I love those sweeping beds, especially the blue and pink.

Deano, WOW, I can but dream!

20/08/2013 at 21:18

Deano- your veg is laid out as neatly as your veg beds


20/08/2013 at 21:19

Deano, good looking veg.  Clearly a keen grower?  it's been an excellent year for veg I think

Today the last to flower dahlia has shown its flower.  And what a beauty!  Got it last year from the national dahlia collection that's based locally. Lost the label ...not like me....but it's a simple creamy yellow tucked in alongside a tall blue agastache (summer sky)


20/08/2013 at 21:46

Thank you all. Chicky, first yellow clump is a helenium, then heliopsis, then Rudbeckia Goldquelle.

20/08/2013 at 22:00

Which helenium,is that busy?  Growing a few this year for the first's a learning curve.  They have been excellent but next year, now knowing exactly how,they grow, I will apply a Chelsea chop

20/08/2013 at 22:09

I got it in a French GC some years ago and all it said on the label was Helenium jaune(yellow). Last year it was quite big so I split it in three and that is one of them.

21/08/2013 at 15:50

Buddleia's out now -bees and butterflies enjoying it thoroughly:


21/08/2013 at 18:32

Sorry this is a late response to Georgie Edwards' post on 18/8/2013

I just had to show Georgie Edwards my Bramley:


Am I right in saying it seems to be growing like the twin of Georgie's apple tree? 

PS beautiful garden Georgie - you can come and do mine anytime! 



21/08/2013 at 18:49

FG how do you tame the butterflies for their photo session?

Found this little critter (leaf fly?) enjoying my rhododendron, not sure if I should have moved it.


21/08/2013 at 19:10

 spuds. shed and runners summertime and the livin is easy

21/08/2013 at 22:25

Great produce Deano - your display shows the real benefit of home grown when done by an expert!

I'm only in my first year of gardening alone and have achieved nothing like your oitput but your harvest encourages us all and gives us a great standard to emulate.

Ditto archiepem: just seen your spuds and beans

25/08/2013 at 19:03

Lovely spuds archie and great produce as always Deano!

So neat isn't he?

Pix of my garden today with the shed out the way and a good bit of clearing done.

The ivies are for the outside of the new fence (next to shed) and the gate in left corner will be moved to give a longer run of fence for climbers and a few bits and pieces with a path alongside it as well. Most of the gravelled area and the bare soil will be a new lawn and the strip of grass will be path. I've started making the borders along the new fence too. They'll be shadier as they face east mostly. The Mahonia is at the centre axis of the new garden- there's a bit of temporary fence on the right which will go when the extension's underway.