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Summer has arrived

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 16:01

I walked round my neighbour's garden this morning to see her summmer flowers - all so lovely.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 19:17

Busy-Lizzie, I am searching for the label of this one .  i think it is a speciespeony from the Bristol Botanic Garden which has many.  the smell is really lovely.  I do not get notifications about any of the threads on the forum. The Lone Gardener, apart from the notes on the right hand side.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 17:47

My peonies just seem to want to go on and on flowering this year.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 07:59

Is it not lovely when you grow something that is newto you and you fall in love with some aspect of it?  This summer it is the beautiful colour of the flowers of Senecio polyodon for me.

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:42

I have a lot of ivy in the front garden and it just appeared.  i have sown seed from Newport Docks at the bristol university Botanic garden and had some success.  you have to be patient.  i have also planted pieces of ivy with the pseudo bulbs attached which were brought from the Bristol gorge as part of thr remit of the Bot. garden is to show local native and rare flowers and had some success.  the Garden itself, not mine i@m afraid was established as a private garden in 1879 when the house was built on an ancient woodland site and has toothwort appearing in corners difficult for the visitors to see so the curator collected seed and the head gardener gave them to me to sow under suitable host plants.  Everytime i visit i go and look from April onwards just in case!  they are so beautiful and so interesting.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 12:04

Two lovely summer newcomers to my garden - a parasitiv broomrape - i think it is Orobanche hederae and my latest rose "Nurse tracy".

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 09:30

Pentatemon "Electric Blue" is hardy for me and bushier each year.  Lvely blue.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:45

Ahhh. that is why I did not understand.  Envy is one of the Ten Commandments and maligning people is too.  Difficult .

Summer has arrived

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:54

Verdun, you will have to translate.  I would never be cruel intentionally, nor am I given to being mischievous.  If my plateful of garden lusciousness is anything but a pretty picture of the two gorgeous fruits I am enjoying from my garden at the moment then it is quite unintentional.  I have gluts of fruit as iIhave a huge garden but I give loads away.  I have posted this on a fb site and none of my friends got the message you seemed to get.  I just thought it was appropriate to post it here as these are a great sign of summer.  What would summer be without Peach Melba and strawberries at Wimbledon.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 17:18

I went up after it rained to pick some strawberries for my Peach Marion tonight.  Never had such big strawberries and a terrific crop.  once I am at the stage of having them three times a day, I will make some jam and freeze the rest.

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