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Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 20:42

And pinching ideas - at least that's what I do.  I cannot believe the increase in tempo now the temperature has gone up.  Photos and stories galore.  just shows what a bit of fresh air can do!  The aerial photograph is great.  There is a good video of my front garden on Google Earth!  They just happened to be passing with the camera rhe year I won a Silver in Bristol in bloom for my front garden1

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 14:39

My Scottish heritage gets great delight from heucheras.  They give you colour in the garden all the year round and lovely flowers in the summer plus they are so easy to increase.  my lime green one became four fine plants in less than a year.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 13:15

A whole week of warm weather ahead.  My garden is already bursting with the late spring plants and now the summer ones!

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 Did you spot the Key Lime Pie heuchera in the pot, Artjak?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 13:08

My friend has just emailed mr pics of his ivory flowers.  The foxgloves are flowering Bristol and this is a lovely camassia.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 12:03

Thank you, Bev.  I am saving my garden vouchers i win for my gardening journalism ventures to buy lots of "Golden daffodils",  Did you see my letter and picture in June's "GW"mag. that earned me £25?  Those vouchers buy me lots of lovely compost as well.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 11:42

Some of you may know that on June 1st next year i will have been looking after my present garden for 50 years and plan a Golden Jubilee Garden.  I have been tryingout plantings for it this year and here is a close-up of rhododendron "Klondyke AK" and late golden dwarf tulips and Welsh poppies which i hopw will spread into my prairie planting.  I may help by scattering some seed in September.

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My laburnums are gloriously golden

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and give a good show every year.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 10:45

Really lovely, Lavender Lady.  Your gargoyle looks friendly.

Used and old compost - is it good for anything?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:46

I am taking my tulips out now all green has gone and drying off till November.  The remining compost will then be sown with bee friendly annuals for the summer and autumn. After they have died down the whole potful will go on the compost and new compost used for the new tulips.  The old tulips will go in the borders or the prairie planting in the spinney.  Yes, gardening can be expensive buying compost, seeds, bulbs and plants but the returns are hundred fold.  Reuse everything possible and try the William Morris principle in the garden - have nothing in it which you do not know to be useful or consider beautiful.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:34

Add Christopher Lloyd to those , Salino, and I'll be him!  Ha ha. Chicky.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:02

My Key Lime PIe Heuchera is now four lovely plants, growing rapidly.  What gorgeous pictures already and only the second day of summer.  Chelsea has nothing on us.  And we show for free.  I was gasping at the beauty in my garden this morning as i deadheaded (still hundreds of grapehyacinths and bluebells to do so no doubt my camera will be out again in between serving my two visiting sons Sunday lunch and tea.  Keep the pictures coming.  I am loving it.  And when the bearded iris and roses flower - well!  My iris are late this year probably for the same reasons as the bulbs but there are rosebuds aplenty.

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