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July in the garden!!

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 11:23

lovely roses. yes the wether is putting a damper on some of the flowers this year.. it is raining here and i am about to go out and pot up my 36 lavenders i got from GW mag.. smell devine.

Coverage of Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 11:21

i watched it in the evening and thought it was good.. must admit the bit on the fact that we have missed 2 generations of horticulturists made me  snigger.. as i thought "well what you expect there is nothing much on tv about gardening programmes, and hte one we do have has been put on hold" that is so bad really that news.

thought the gardens were great but wouldof liked to see a garden from england in there.. but still not bad.. see about the plants for bees and butterflies tonight. so will be ready and waitin for it.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 20:22

today has been very hot and blue skies.. go tsun burn out in garden this afternoon.. mad e my day lillies open it did.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 20:20

@cranesbill .. it is actually purple and i believe to be  toadflax..and once you have it it seeds very very easily, it is great with oranges and pinks.. tall and you can just keep cuttin down the stem to remove dead heads it it keeps flowering.

some gorgeous rose again.. they have done well this year.. the colours are outstanding loving that Pat Austin one very much... lovin your garden too looks like mine just colourful.

Must admit i am not a true rose fan.. bu thaving seen so many beautiftul ones on here I am temepted to get some.. i have free draining sandy soil will they like it..

July in the garden!!

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 15:37

lovely roses.. they do seem to have done well this year.. think it the damp and cooler termperatrues they like.

heres mine today..still looking little wild..hope to ge out there tomorrow.





 this is only border that is really doing anything at the moment.



my gorgeous Pink Fizz Cosmos..bit rain battered but still lovely.




Posted: 04/07/2012 at 15:30

heres on of a huge bumble bee today

 and a bee

 and another type of bee not sure..


July in the garden!!

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 18:00

Yes please do blow it this way.. really totally fed up with the rain now.. and not even getting GW fix... it is not good.

some good thou.. the lavender seeds i planted have started shooting.. but the maltese cross and the violas..nothing.. not enough light level i think.

in the garden the cupids darts is now toatlly flat..dunno if it will pick up.. my lavender dlowers are starting to droop to the ground also. and i have had 3 yellow aquilegas flowering non stop since start of may.. i keep dead heading they keep producing.. unusual for them.. but like a ray of sunshine out there at the moment.

My snapdragons aren't very well !!!

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 17:54

Second year running growing them form seed and t hey are still only 7ins tall and leggy... i will not bother next year.. dont think thye like my climate.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 08:15

your have beautiful roses cranesbill.. they love this weather i think.

i have lot of plants waiting to flower also this year.. it is driving me mad.. not been able to get out there for a few days.. everything getting beaten down by the rain.

July in your garden...

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 08:11

thnaks garry.. didnt know how to remove this one..

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