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SOME OF MY FAVOURITE PHOTOS AND MOMENTS OF 2011.

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I will start with February…..


This is one of my favourite Pulmonarias..
March..


Always pleased to see this Hellebore.
April…


Our new pond, started in an old whiskey barrel……
May……


Aquilegia Woodside a very old favourite of mine.
June…..


The garden at it’s most floriferous
July…..


One of our many arches bringing colour and scent to the garden.
August…..


Golden Bouquet added to the collection.


Highlight of the year our daughter Charlotte got married in Las Vegas (we were in France at the time) a lovely surprise to one and all!!
September….


A toad and two frogs appeared in the little pond.
Ootober….


Lonicera Mint Crisp is still filling the air with it’s perfume.
November………


Rosa Rhapsody in Blue is still putting on a wonderful show….and there you have it…
December will finish with our new border planted.. (hedge removed) just adding the final touches!! hope you enjoyed looking at my favourite moments and photos through the year of 2011.

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Wonderful memories, Dotty ... lovely photos :o)

11 Nov, 2011

 

What a lovely garden, DD! Must be nice to look back over your year and see how good it has been. Lovely blog.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Fabulous photos DD Absolutely stunning. You must feel very proud of your acheivements. Also the daughter looks lovely.

11 Nov, 2011

 

every one looks really beautiful ~ including the lovely bride!!

11 Nov, 2011

 

Beautiful garden beautiful bride.

11 Nov, 2011

 

What nice pictures, you have a beautiful garden Dd.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely garden!

11 Nov, 2011

 

lovely pics you do have a beautiful garden, love the frogs and the whiskey barrel pond is just great.

11 Nov, 2011

 

I DID enjoy it DD....very much! :))

11 Nov, 2011

 

so enjoyed blog Dotty and your daughter is stunning, we got married in vegas to, chapel of the flowers, loved every min,
your garden is beautifull dotty, you can come and do mine if you like lol :o))

11 Nov, 2011

 

and am sure thers plenty more !! so lets see em lol ........... these were just a taster ! ............. xx

11 Nov, 2011

 

I did enjoy looking through your gardening year Dd. Thank you and your daughter looked lovely too.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Absolutely beautiful!

11 Nov, 2011

 

Thoroughly enjoyed looking back at the year in your garden....it is absolutely gorgeous!
Your daughter is beautiful :)

11 Nov, 2011

 

Those pictures take us back to a wonderful, warm late summer's afternoon...great memories of a thoroughly enjoyable day DD..
Daughter? Thought it was your sister!

11 Nov, 2011

 

Love your garden, Dotty, lovely pics ... but have to say when I read the title out to OH he asked if he was in it! ... Best not to bring him to your next Open Day methinks ... lol! ... :o)

11 Nov, 2011

 

Shirley......sorry to OH will put him in next time lol
Tet it was a hot one wasn't it....happy memories......sister ha ha!!
Scottish and Michaella thanks.
GM so pleased you enjoyed the photos..
Cristina I believe in short and sweet, will put the new border photos on when the next panel is up, decided to add some panels down the side.
San fancy you getting married in Vegas too, we have the DVD of the wedding it is lovely the preacher was so sincere, it bought tears to my eyes when we viewed it, could not believe it was our daughter, she has a 23 year old son, a daughter of 22 and another son of 2 and a half!!
Karen pleased you enjoyed it....
Val and Pimpernel and Nariz it cheered me up going back over this year in the garden thanks for looking...
TT yes happy memories indeed.
Sticki thanks for that.
Ojib it pays to take loads of photos,
Cinders....well you have seen it in the flesh, have made lots of changes in the last month, still have a few more to make before next year's opening.
Cazcat the pond has been a real success, missed our large pond so much, OH and I talk to the frogs all the time lol mad or what?

11 Nov, 2011

 

Absolutely lovely Dd, looking at all your photo`s over the months it makes one realise how long our flowers and shrubs have been showing off this year, its great to look back and your garden pics are a treat to see and admire..
The Wedding photo is lovely...

11 Nov, 2011

 

That was a delightful glimpse into your year, Dd. I enjoyed it...and your daughter is a lovely woman. :-)

11 Nov, 2011

 

Your garden is just a little piece of heaven - I don't know how you do it.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Lincs thanks for your kind comments, where would we be without our digital cameras and our computers though? which enable us to keep track and share pictures of our gardens through the year?
Spritz so pleased you like it, we have three lovely daughters, we are very lucky.
Steragram you are right it is our little piece of heaven, I do not know what we would do without it.....

11 Nov, 2011

 

Excellent, lovely to go back over the year isn't it? (not much of this one left now)

11 Nov, 2011

 

Gorgeous photos Dotty, and lovely idea for a blog. Cannot believe that your beautiful daughter has grown-up children!!

Sorry to ask a question, but OH wants to know how you keep water clean in a barrel??! Thanks . . .

12 Nov, 2011

 

What a lovely blog DD. Its great to get an idea of what other members really love about their gardens. I too love dark pink and purple flowers. Can you follow this blog up with a few more of your favourite flowers? You have lots of arches what do you grow on them? You have whetted my appetitie now. Love your garden.

12 Nov, 2011

 

oh lovely blog for this time of year reminding us that spring and summer will appear again, cheered me up to see that :o)

12 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely blog to remember the your year, enjoyed your photos

12 Nov, 2011

 

I loved every photo Dotty, your daughter is beautiful x

12 Nov, 2011

 

Annella how kind I am sure Charlotte would be very flattered...
Clarice pleased you liked the photos....
Sewingkilla thanks it cheered me up looking back at the photos too.
Poppylover, I will do another one on our arches and what we grow on them.....
Sheila I cannot believe Charlotte has grown up children either, her daughter Catherine is a beautiful girl with a lovely nature too. As for the water in the barrel we have a little pump also several pond plants and the water has stayed crystal clear all through the year.
Sheila glad you liked it....

12 Nov, 2011

 

Very enjoyable blog and a beautiful garden, all enhanced by a lovely bride. I wish them all the very best for the future...

13 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks for that Breadakelly....very nice of you.

14 Nov, 2011

 

Incredible garden and pics! Love the frog photo. Beautiful pic of your daughter and son in law as well!

14 Nov, 2011

 

Superbe, Dotty. Oh, if only my garden looked half as good I would be a happy man.

Great to look over your garden at a time when things are getting really quite drab.

14 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely Blog Dotty. Beautiful photo's, and garden. Looking forward to next years :o)

14 Nov, 2011

 

Lilcrawford that is very nice, OH and I do love our froggy friends lol
Somhairie we do tend to spend a great deal of time in it, a bit of an obsession some would say!!
N3 pleased you liked the photos, have made several changes this last month thanks to the really mild weather.

14 Nov, 2011

 

Dotty, just beautiful, you have an amazing garden, and your daughter looks stunning, congratulation. I was about to write in my blog, the way to get some motivation is to look at everyones garden throught the year, and see what happens in spring summer etc. then get going. this time of year my garden is a mess with the dahlias dying I still have some chrysanths, but I lose motivation. now after looking at your I shall get going with some tubs!! well done, a credit to you. x

15 Nov, 2011

 

Patricia thanks for your very kind comments, most peoples gardens are a little drab at this time of the year, it is difficult to have the garden looking stunning all through the year.......obviously if you can use a good mix of evergreen plants and shrubs that does help......it would be lovely if we could have a mild winter this time, tet us hope so.

15 Nov, 2011

 

What a great blog and pics Dotty. Your Charlotte is beautiful, and grown up children too, she only looks in her early 20's! I have a Charlotte :) I only have the one daughter, how have you coped with 3, lol.
I'm hoping for a kinder Winter too and a red hot 2012 summer.

15 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Dawn, Charlotte has always been a very attractive girl, and the biggest problem lol so I know what you mean three can be hard work!! another month of this weather would be just fine, and as you say a hot summer to follow.

16 Nov, 2011

 

I've so enjoyed looking at your favourites, all really lovely - and what a beautiful lawn, that's how I'd like mine to look one day, but not any time soon I fear.

16 Nov, 2011

 

Dotty, what is more amazing than your beautiful Charlotte having grown up children, is you having grown up grand children!

16 Nov, 2011

 

I hate to admit it but Charlotte is a Grandma and we are great grandparents lol but keep it quiet!!

17 Nov, 2011

 

Not now great grandma Dd. !!!!!!!!!

17 Nov, 2011

 

Ginellie thanks lawn not so hot now
with Mr Brock digging for worms every day lol GM I knew I would live to regret divulging my big secret lol

17 Nov, 2011

 

Well well. How amazing is that. You have got to be the fittest Great Grandma ever!

17 Nov, 2011

 

Only some days Dawn......

18 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely blog DD - to my favs - gorgeous garden - I love it !!!

30 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Paul......and so is your garden....

30 Nov, 2011

 

:)))))))))))

1 Dec, 2011

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