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01/06/2012 at 09:43

Here goes the full on month of June

01/06/2012 at 15:50

Some more photos, hope you don't get bored

 and just to show the massive gaps...


01/06/2012 at 17:49

An Invitation to View Junw 2012.

<span style="font-size: x-small;">Ok,so here is the garden this morning. I could go through and put names on the plants, but I am too tired at present.
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01/06/2012 at 17:52

Try again.

<span style="font-size: x-small;">Ok,so here is the garden this morning. I could go through and put names on the plants, but I am too tired at present.
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01/06/2012 at 17:53

Sorry, no idea how to post a link

01/06/2012 at 17:57
Planted out butternut squash, 10 strawberry plants, a dozen beetroot, sunflowers and globe artichoke. Wandered round for ages with a tarragon and a Rosemary, couldn't decide, so dunked them in pot of seaweed solution to keep them happy. Just getting into swing of a full day's gardening when Bloke turned up with man flu. So that was an hour wasted! Have magnificent sentinels of foxgloves in flower, the peony is just on the brink. First pinks are out as well, will go back out to clear up and cut them for that heavenly scent. Rain forecast for tomorrow afternoon and through the night, so will finish planting up my mate's grave in the morning.
01/06/2012 at 19:26

@wintersong.. never get bored looking at gardens.. yours is so lush and green.. mine is dry and parched i know as i am writing this it sounds wrong but right

yes it is june and everything is slowing down in my garden..needs refreshments.. due on sunday I am told.

@figrat.. you have been busy.. that wouldnt be sotongeoff would it.. he has manflu

my foxgloves are doing veyr well..would add picture..but on other computer and they not on this one.. hope to plant out rudbeckias tomorrow as they are straining in their pots.. and as thye have rain forecast, what better time.

01/06/2012 at 19:47

Another whole day in the garden with that sort of what did I actually do feeling...

I remember the last job of the day was pricking out a load of self seeded Alchemilla Mollis into a tray to grow on and yes-yes, this will become a pest in a few years time but not yet  I love so many things about this plant and its only real drawback is that it wilts a little in the hottest part of the day (big girls blouse).

I also potted on some propagated plants desperate for leg room but not yet ready for open ground and before that I was busy tidying up and oh yes, I cut my Choisya ternata hard back today as it had finished flowering and was more like a wall than a shrub.

Before that I took photos to keep track of things that need changing in the autumn and first thing this morning I was pottering about mumbling promises to OH about not being too busy today.

So that's my day in reverse, now I can go to sleep and wake up one day younger  

01/06/2012 at 20:06

Rained all night here and today I suffer from a lack of ambition.Have gone up the ladder and cleared some gutters-but that's it for outside today.

Wintersong, admiring your bayberry in the photo inspired me to go out and check my babies--I have 6 self-seeded ones in a pot, and two are 6" tall already. They are "Rose Glow" as well--and bright pink. Bonus!

01/06/2012 at 21:19

@Inkadog, oh how lovely! I've never had any seedlings of berberis......yet. I should very much like some although they are reputedly slow growers so future reports on their progress will be anticipated

I'm also not especially fond of their thorns when I have to weed or prune my mature Bereberis Thunbergii atropurpurea in the front garden as I inevitably get scratched, but don't they just add such sultry elegance to a border 

01/06/2012 at 23:36

@wintersong - always love your photos.  Your garden does you proud

Have been trying to download some photos this evening, but it's not happening.  Kept coming up with errors, problem with website.  Will try again another day.


02/06/2012 at 00:22

Took some photos for the beginning of June diary-

 Volunteer berberis--they came up in an trough sitting beside the potted original.

 Looking up the hill

 Wild columbines in front of sambuca-down the hill


Wigelia and Aquilegisa--an ancient gnome peeks out


02/06/2012 at 10:49

Gorgeous garden Inkadog, thank you for sharing

02/06/2012 at 15:44
Really would like to be able to post a link to my garden pictures.

02/06/2012 at 16:20

Berghill, I have only figured out how to post them one at a time from my desktop.But there must be a better way! Perhaps the problem is your file is too large. I had to make each picture smaller.

02/06/2012 at 16:21

PS--that is a gorgeous fringed poppy!

02/06/2012 at 19:52

Dito to the poppy and Berghill's garden is flipping fantastic and huge! You'd lose me for weeks at a time tending to the plants. Oh the joys!

02/06/2012 at 21:03

yep, that poppy's YUM. i'm jealous. sorry for the lack of caps btw - doing this one-handed! i dont have any luck with poppies at all. their stems get eaten thru just when i think they'll finally open. gave them away last year. big fritillaries the same. and daylilies sometimes. boo! i do have some rather scrumptious if weirdly luminous purple hardy geraniums going mad at the mo. potentillas have nearly finished their huge main flush (i know! and I'm oop north too!). i spent this morning planting a dodgy bit under a mature hawthorn. lotsa ferns i've been growing on for AEONS finally went in and look soopadoop. and epimediums. and some phaeum. resisted the urge to put variagated ground elder there (for now) and pruned all my zingy lime green spireas into 4ft balls, all the better to stop them fading to green and to enjoy the flowery frou-frou around them. also confirmed that my much-loved and hard to replace aster divaricatus definitely croaked over the winter. double boo! tadpoles have no legs yet, but look happy enough and the bullfinches have babies. yay bullfinches! unlucky magpies! dont you just love the way every plant is still a slightly different shade of green in june? hasnt all merged together quite yet... best month for me.

02/06/2012 at 21:41
It is the most glorious time of year isn't it? All the trees look as though they're wearing ballgowns!
03/06/2012 at 03:39

My Great Basin Wild Rye.

My ladders just planted.


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