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July in the garden!!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 09:58

that looks like lillylouise's front garden.. waiting for video of it this year.. such a delight to see.


Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 12:39

Was so excited today thought "oh Friday GW is on" checked the guide and was deflated.. still not on, starting to get withdrawl symptons now I think, with al this bad weather coul do with Monty's garden to look at and compare.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 12:32

Today is is overcast and breezy only had one heavy shower earlier in morning.. but still dry at the moment.  Seems chillier here to and almost autuminal.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 12:30

@hyppybyker.. wehre did you get those plant supports form i woul dlove some of them for mine..

here ar the pics i took hae managed to get them uploaded at last.





 those are the sunny borders.




 Those are the woodland borders.. this autumn have got to remove the grass as it goes to just moss and lay the bark.





 And this little fella has flowered wellt his year.. tried to show in second picture that nearly every branch as got a bud on it ready to open. I was daring last year and gave ti a good cut back as was so woody and badly shaped.. and this is my reward. stunning.. was grown frm seed by hubby's Dad who bought it back from Australia with him many many years ago. it is about 20 years old now.



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 10:26

today it is is blue skies and sunshine with a stiff breeze.. out in garden in mo.. grass has grown again.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 10:23

@gary.. i hve just sowen some seeds for the maltese cross plant red colour sowed the orange one otehr week and they are coming through.. cant wait they are supposed to be nectar abundant and loved by bees and butterflies.. so hope they grow well and next year hopefully flowers.

can i ask.. are they easy to maintain.. any special things to be done.. say winter time etc..

July in your garden...

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 17:04

inkadog.. lovely pictures and the garden is looking supberb.. coming on very well.. you should be very pleased with yourself.. all taht hard work is starting to pay off.

mosquitos breeding in the rainwater butt

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 17:01

oh i used to be one of those people that got bit by anything and everything.. nightmre as half garden is shaded and gets lots of little biting insect... but since i hve been taking garlic and vitaminb caps.. i dont get bitten. so lovely to be out and not end up covered in bites by end of the night.

oh and great info on the butts problems.. i have added oil to mine to day and will see how it goes.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 16:51

it has been blue skies and sunshine today.. thou bit chilly when the clouds come over.. but no rain yet.. have dried two loads of washing today so very happy. as it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow.


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 16:48

yeah and there is certainly plenty of htem about this year.. everywhere.. first time i have had to use slugh pellets in my garden.. unbelievable...

i also have got lots of grey small catipillars on my plants with tiney black heads.. did take picture bt cant load onto my computer at mo.. have eaten everything in their path.. and also my dwarf irises have got covered in eggs small grey ones right at the bottom near soil.. will have to wait and see what they hatch into.. then start collecting them..

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