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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 14:05

Have missed all these lovely pix while I've been away! 

Kathy - the hydrangea you mention is probably Limelight. It has large greeny flowers which change to  pink later on. Some of us have been debating it on another thread about white ones.

LF - I love those box columns. Very unusual, but a nice change from balls or cones  


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 13:57

Didn't see you there Lesley - yes I waved my wand for the whole week - no midges either  

RB - there's evidence of me stone skimming too - but I'm not daft enough to put it on here 

Had to go out and retrieve the washing as the normal Scottish weather has returned! It's more or less dry though  

I have to revise what I said about my Acteas Verd- they're still only in bud 

Foxgloves normally flower around June/July here, so they were flowering as normal. Do they really flower in spring down south? 

Just having some lunch - eating my first, and only, ripe tomato! 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:24

Quite so Verd. I'd like Brunneras for the foliage but hate the flowers so I'd have to take the flowers off if I want to grow it!

My hydrangea is looking very pretty - brightening up a shady spot next to the shed, along a boundary. It's a good size  - been in about two years now - and will grow plenty more. Looking forward to seeing it in another year or two.  

I must try and get a pic of the front garden of a house which has a huge bank of Limelight in it.  It looks stunning.  On the way to the nursery too...


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:18

Tut tut Hosta  

My Acteas are only just starting to flower Verd. They don't know if it's New York or New Year 

I currently have pasqueflowers and a hellebore in flower while tomatoes are just ripening. Confused plants this year!  

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:11

snappy snap snap! 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:11

I'm assuming the elder is Sutherland's Gold? If it's in too shady a position, the foliage will be greener . Dappled shade is the best site, with enough sun to keep the foliage golden. The more shade it has, the greener it will be. 

Can't help with the other shrub without knowing more B3 


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:02

And I am a laydee lily....

Nice to be back Hosta - although I could have done with another week  

Have you been up late partying again, you naughty boy? 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:59

My older daughter had a talking doll when she was young. It terrified me. I think it had something wrong with the circuitry - it often made weird sounds when you walked past it, or spoke to you....

Reminded me of that puppet in that film with Anthony Hopkins  

compost bins

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:56

Hoeing or pulling it helps weaken it, but it's survived since the dawn of time so I think we're grasping at straws trying to eradicate it.Keeping it at bay is the best we can hope for!  

I only put annual weeds in the compost bin, anything more robust goes in the brown bin. Mine was ideal for the tomato plants to seed... I now have a couple of nice ones growing in the 'box' thingy on my back fence!  


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:49

Thanks Pat. Hope you're feeling well now after your bug 

I may put a few pix on the camera thread later. 

Another wash ready to go out. I'm still in holiday mode so finding it hard to motivate myself into doing anything! Even the grass doesn't really need cutting. I cut it the day we went away, and although it's been sunny, it's not been terribly hot or wet here, so it's not grown much. I may do some deadheading though. 

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