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July in the garden!!

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 15:41

Woke to pouring rain this morning----the only gardeining I'm doing today is digging a grave. My old cat, Deedlepuss Rex, will be crossing the Rainbow Bridge later today. The vet is coming here, so it should be peaceful.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 15:49

Pottiepam, I have had no luck at all with honeysuckle----even though there is a native form that grows here. Think it's my lack of moisture----they don't die, but don't thrive either. My neighbour 's down the hill is gorgeous.My mock orange has disappointing bloom and fragrance this year--but rampant growth due to all the rain earlier. I was out attacking it with the pruners yesterday.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 01:25

I bring the canna in for the winter--it is in a pot.I have given many divisions away. It gets orange flowers later on, but it's the foliage I love--especially with the sun behind it later in the day. The fence is a solid stain called Cherry--house brand of Home Hardware here in Canada. It's a latex stain. I am pleased with the crocosmia--I moved it, and it's doing much better in the new spot.

Hope you all get some sun soon. We actually had a display of the Northern Lights the other night--unusual this far south, but there has been a big storm on the sun. Sitting out at midnight, intoxicated by the fragrance of the star jasmine on the deck. And hardly any bugs!

July in the garden!!

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 17:05

Great pics, everyone--think I might try spuds in buckets next year. Leggi, your photo inspired me to check on my monarda--I had planted it in the deer garden, and it got pruned, so I moved it inside the fence. It has rewarded me--here is a photo

You can see the vertical garden project is coming along, behind on the left.

This one is called Gardenview Scarlet. But alas, not deer-resistant, as claimed.


 And while there, took some others. Here is my canna, African Sunset

 And the crocosmia are putting on a show--will move some to the deer garden

 And that fuschia that I grew from a cutting is flourishing!!!


Fork Handles

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 16:17

Jo, you are not alone--I just yanked my radishes, which went to seed without forming bulbs. Too much nitrogen in the soil, I guess. It has happened before.

Looks like it will be a fine day after yesterday's little rain.

I need to move some hellebores. Wonder when is the best time to do it.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 18:48

We are finally getting some sun here-but there has been thunder and lightning for the last 2 nights. Gardening is down to weeding watering and starting some winter veg. Have harvested garlic scapes and will be digging garlic next month. I am glad I doubled my crop this year. The scapes are delish.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 18:20

Looks very pretty, Dean--hope you are getting some sun.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 04:15

Hi all--did a sun dance for you-let me know if it works. Huge thunder and lightning storm here overnight. Quite unusual for this part of the world, but managed to sleep through much of it.

July in your garden...

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 17:37

Still a ways to go--there is no soil to speak of in those beds-have to dig out rocks and gravel.Eventually there will be strawberries, but I probably won't be planting until the fall rains. Here is a better photo of the vertical garden in the pallet.I'm leaving it to settle before continuing up.


July in your garden...

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 20:38

OOPs--forgot the photo. Here it is--


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