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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 10:46

Amazing what difference being away for a day makes!


My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 08:50

Dull here today but cannot wait to get out in my garden!  Being away for one day is quite enough.  We saw some lovely gardens but two things struck me - none were as colourful as mine and the weeds in the country are not as vicious as town ones.  I saw no nettles nor brambles but cow parsley and wild roses galore!  Pelargoniums seem to have gone out of fashion!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:48

PS Saw in one of the gardens today the dandelion sculpture Monty showed on TV on Friday.  It looked splendid, especially the bit that stuck out from the seedhead.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:36

Spent the day in Devon visiting two beautiful gardens - Little Ash Bungalow and Burrow Farm Gardens.Lovely weather and food in the tearooms and the flowers and blossom were all amazing.  I bought a dark red sempervivum for the garden with 16 babies on it needing separated from their parent and an echivaria for the conservatory with four babies.  Busy tomorrow.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 19:23

Thalictrum aquilegiafolium.  Its leaves are just like those of Granny's Bonnets but the flowers are quite different   I have them in white and pink.  Back of border plant as they grow quite tall..

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 18:00

More flowers from up my garden Flumpy.  Sorry the ewather disappointed on your time off.  


My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 22:13

And if you look into the flowerhead there is usually an open flower (Fox) and several buds(cubs).

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 16:32

Linda the orange flower is Orange Hawkweed or Hieracium.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 16:23

It is a native (or weed) but so pretty i keep some every  year.  I will look it up for you.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:05

It has calmed down a bit now so went out dead heading the pansies which were full of hungry bees sheltering among the flowers from the wind.


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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

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I too am a nettle lover, Kate. Nettle tea is delicious. You can buy the dried variety if you do not have your own source. 
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