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Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:40

they seem to like shade /dapple shade and free draining.. well in my garden they do. they do not do well in full sun here.

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:39

the only thing loving this rain is the slugs, snails and plants and animals of the web feet variety.. i certainly am not

July in the garden!!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:38

@leggi.. great pics can i ask what that tall plant with red flowers in front of your shed in top piccie called as rather nice.

your passion fruit is doing well.. i had lovely one but when my neighbours moved it and dug our for a patioo right upto our ftrellis fence.. they cut it back and cut right through the main truck.. it died.. had big row with them over it..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:20

so geoff...... is that a gold star you got for first prize in best bikini or a silver?

Garden Gallery

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:19

@berghill.. well enjoyed walking round your garden, i would llove that much land, thou hubby not so keen, your cat is rather a poser, sneaks into the shots when ya know looking 

i keep seeing such lovely rose on here, think i will get some and try them, thou soil not right i dont think as sandy and free draining. ALso the dahlias, i bought some fo this year but they have not really done anything.. i must admit i am a rascal for penstemons really.. and woul dlvoe nothing but in my garden, but hubbys says "varitey dear variety".. so i add some otehr cottage garden plants and it looks good, but not enough penstemons

Not all bad news in the garden

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:12

Yeah also a mix bag in our garden, some have done really well and others like veg not so well.. shade loving as you say Lunarz have done very well for all t his wet..but ones that need the sun have struggled.. hoping next month will bring some more warm sun

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:10

the weather today as been gorgeous, blue sky wispy clouds and sun shine, been great for getting out and mowing lawn and pottering.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:10

that's where it went

July in the garden!!

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:08

thank you lillylouise, the bottle brush is in a sheltered spot so misses the snow when coming in from that front.. it has just taken off this year, hubby said i would kill it if i cut it back,, but he is so happy iwth it as it reminds him of his Dad and it is the one plant i never move or mess with, except to cutit as it was looking rough.. thought it is do or die, had to be done..

July in the garden!!

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:05

@little-Ann - supberb pictures love hte yellow rose... they are doing well this year.

@madeleine51.. yes hubbs Dad planted it some odd 20 years ago, (sneaked the seed bod in from Aus when visitng Daughter) no it stays out all year round, rain shine or snow, but mine was looking sick  (well hubbys) last year so took the plunge and gave it good hack back, well since then it has blossomed out with loads new branches and flowers, i think they need to be cut back each year to keep good and healthy as they are a plant for hotter climate than ours really. But maybe as we do stay warmer and drier than up country, that might make a difference,

having gone for a stroll today as gorgeous blue skies and sun i have noticed that many others in my area are flowering very very well this year.. i do not understand why because we have had lot of rain.. but then aome parts of aus cant get lots of rain at times.. so maybe it is more like home to them, i do not fully know why.

ALso i have been told it is easy to take cuttings from them.. when fresh new shoots form this year come out cut them and some rooting powerd and pot up, they do fine.. so i will try this this, t his week and let ya know, if they grow i will send you one... i give anything a go when it comes to propergating.

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