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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 16:47

Powwow, love that ladder planting! Thanks for sharing your garden pics--it looks wonderful.

Glad to hear you got some needed rain--I could use some sun.

My ceanothus has finally bloomed, along with the odd iris--the bluebell and autumn crocus foliage has been composted, and now there is room for the geraniums. I have a bright magenta collection that I have propogated and saved for about 15 years-I was looking at some old photos the other day, and there they were!

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 16:21

PS--that is a gorgeous fringed poppy!

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 16:20

Berghill, I have only figured out how to post them one at a time from my desktop.But there must be a better way! Perhaps the problem is your file is too large. I had to make each picture smaller.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 15:39

Cloudy day here on the west coast of Canada--rain for the last few days on and off, and all the weeds are burgeoning. Today will be a composting day. Here we are plagued by an explosion of tent caterpillars, so I do a patrol morning and evening. They go in cycles, and this year is really bad. They love fruit trees and roses particularly.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 00:22

Took some photos for the beginning of June diary-

 Volunteer berberis--they came up in an trough sitting beside the potted original.

 Looking up the hill

 Wild columbines in front of sambuca-down the hill


Wigelia and Aquilegisa--an ancient gnome peeks out


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 20:06

Rained all night here and today I suffer from a lack of ambition.Have gone up the ladder and cleared some gutters-but that's it for outside today.

Wintersong, admiring your bayberry in the photo inspired me to go out and check my babies--I have 6 self-seeded ones in a pot, and two are 6" tall already. They are "Rose Glow" as well--and bright pink. Bonus!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 23:30

David, what is that stunning blue flower?

Winter, I have decided to fill my gaps with propogated plants, seeds, and swaps from friends. I have made the mistake of spending a fortune in the past, and then having things die from drought in the summer, as my water supply is limited. I am constantly dividing and moving things around. I often grow things in pots to fill the gaps. Of course, I am fortunate to have a large attached greenhouse to overwinter things.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 14:50

Aren't we lucky to be able to be passionate about doing what we love? And I am grateful for this website which connects me with people who understand completely!

Love the photos particularly.

More rain for at least today and tomorrow--think I'll take the opportunity between showers to take a bunch of cuttings. Might transplant some London Pride!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 01:45

Must admit, Dean, I couldn't spot a weed--they wouldn't dare, would they? Looks like a good spot to rest on your laurels and enjoy a well-desrved bevvie.


May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 21:02

Beautiful, WS--is that a froth of London Pride in front of the fern? Lovely.

Very inspiring!

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