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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.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 09:39

@lillylouise.. your garden still looks stunning as ever, it is a pleasure to admire, you work so hard on it, i can only ever hope to have look like that, far to windy on top of hte cliff here.

@dean.. your garden is looking great and those veg gorgeous, we had our own swede, peas and carrots last sunday roast and will do the sam today so much nicer.

@rainjustlearning.. lovely rose such a lovley mix of colour unusual.

@Penninepetal.. yes it si amazing how much space you gain after cuttingback.. was same when i did my lawn edges had anther 4ins fo fill up.. ha ha bubyb moans everything over hanging when trying to cut the lawn.. but hey it look sgreat i tell him.. he huffs of normally and carries on.

the waether has been rather good last few days.. bit of rain yesterday for hour but that all.. today is blue skies and cloudy so off out there in a min to do some more.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 10:16

... wish we could have a laughing smilie face to add.. that is what i am after sotongeoff.. for that one..


July in the garden!!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 10:13

@hyppybyker.. thanks for that info.. think i remember that one where he did that.. i dont envy your other half making them into a corkscrew shape.. some patience for that.. make sure you post a piccie so i can see it.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 10:12

well it certainly looks like her standard fuschia sat there and the white cosmos... and the address was given on her garden open sign.. so think it is.. it is beautiful.

so much care and love is put into that garden.. the back garden is just as impressive.

Cowslips in July ????

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 10:10

no.. mine are flowering again now as are my  mums, so think it is the fact of cold weather then a bit of heat again.. they all mixed up.. arent we all with the weather at the min..

i couldnt belive it when i saw it flowering again.. and i have just sowen more seeds for next spring.. so doing well with them..

Candelabra Primulas.

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 10:07

i have managed to get mine to germinate.. i treated them just like i did my cowslips and primrose seeds.. keep moist in the greenhouse out of 50 seeds i had 42 come up.. doing smae again now with them.. and they were dried seeds.. will let you know how this lot do..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 10:05

this morning is blue skies and sunny with still breeze and dark clouds coming and and carrying on over.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 10:04

oh.. right is is her garden.. thought i recognised it.. shame i live to far away to come see it for real.. would love to.

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