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


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


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.



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?


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??


The potty gardener

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

Deanos Diggin It

Hi Guys! 

Just wanna a show a return from the veg plot! 

 Lizzie! Your garden looks gorgeous as always! 


that is really impressive Deano

Thanks for the warm welcome! 

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

Deano, WOW, I can but dream!

The potty gardener

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


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)



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

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


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.


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




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! 




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.





 spuds. shed and runners summertime and the livin is easy


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


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.