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A DAY IN THE GARDEN AT SPINDLES HAMPSHIRE...

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THE GARDEN HAS HAD MANY CHANGES IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, AND NO DOUBT WILL HAVE MANY MORETHESE ARE THE LATEST ONES

THE PATH HAS SETTLED DOWN WELL AND THE PINKS ARE LOVING IT, ALSO THE LOW GROWING HARDY GERANIUMS AND ERODIUMS, THE NEW HOSTA, GRASS, AND SPIKEY BORDER LOOKS AS IF IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE (FINISHED LATE WINTER 2013)THE URN HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE CENTRE OF THE LAWN AND HIDDEN AWAY WITH THE GRASSES (PETERS IDEA) WAS NOT SURE TO BEGIN WITH, BUT I LOVE IT NOW….ANOTHER ARCH HAS BEEN ADDED IN FRONT OF THE CONSERVATORY (AN OLD ONE WHICH WAS ON ITS WAY TO THE TIP…. IDEAL FOR EXPERIMENTING WITH!!….AND MORE IDEAS IN THE PIPELINE !! BUT NOT UNTIL AFTER WE HAVE FINISHED OPENING THIS YEAR..

WELL AS THEY SAY FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR NOW, THE GARDEN WILL CHANGE WHEN SUMMER ARRIVES WITH THE DAHLIAS, LILIES AND AGAPANTHUS AND ALL THE TROPICAL PLANTS….NOW! I HAVE SOME CATCHING UP TO DO…..SEE YOU ALL SOON..x

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I do love your garden and how I wish I lived nearer. Mind you, you'd probably never be rid of me ;)
It's amazing how much is added by those posts - something so simple makes such a difference.
I said on your other blog, good luck with the openings :)

4 Jun, 2014

 

oh how lovely is that last picture!! Your garden is such a feast for the senses. I just know you're going to have another wonderful open day! Great to see you have joined me in the new 'Pinks' craze! They are all starting to flower here now, and soon the patio will be heady with the scent of cloves! I love them!

4 Jun, 2014

 

Wow stunning, love all the borders all looking lovely and lush I need to get more plants lol to fill mine out :))

4 Jun, 2014

 

Fabulous garden. If I had a car I'd be visiting on the open day. I got rid of my car in February, but how I miss it for visiting open gardens(& carting compost from the garden centre). Had to get a taxi last time! Thanks for sharing it with us.

4 Jun, 2014

 

Feverfew, I suppose you can get compost delivered?

4 Jun, 2014

 

K we sent for lots last year from Whetmans Pinks and they took a while to settle, look lovely now, we have always grown Dianthus, even in the sinks, unfortunately they do become leggy after a few years, so we had to renew them all last year, we have some in pots just outside the conservatory (scent first ones) just heavenly!! Peter does not do well with cuttings, one of those things!! they are just so traditional, as you say the scent of cloves on a warm night ...magical...
Thanks Scottish I love the posts it has made such a difference, really chuffed, it is a pity you are so far away, two Angelas are better than one lol

4 Jun, 2014

 

Feeling quite depressed now Dd, your garden is wonderful, immaculate, well designed and basically perfect. Love the new gravel. Can I ask a few questions please:
Do you remove the bottom leaves from your black bamboo to show off the wonderful stems?
Penultimate pic - what are the two big leaved plants either side of the variegated hosta?
Last question, my plume poppies are about 12 inches high, what's the secret ;) ?
Super blog, loved it. Dawn x

4 Jun, 2014

 

A beautiful and interesting garden :) There's so much to see ... you've worked hard to get it like that .

4 Jun, 2014

 

Fabulous Dd.... would just love to stroll around it...:>)

4 Jun, 2014

 

Yes I agree, its fabulous DD. A wonderful garden and so neat and tidy, it must take lots of hard work from you both.

4 Jun, 2014

 

Cinders many thanks, it does take a lot of hard work to keep it looking tidy......
Motty your welcome any time......
Hywel there are other parts of the garden which would be more interesting to you, will put another blog later on......thanks for your kind comments.
Dawn my dear I would swop your garden with mine any day......and so would my OH....it is lovely so please do not be depressed, ours has to be tidy because there are so many plants in it, they have to be kept in order otherwise it would look like a jungle...
Yes we do remove the lower leaves from the black bamboo, the large leaves belong to hardy geraniums, or Astrantia.....as for the Plume poppy, we do nothing with it at all, the soil is free draining medium loam...pleased you like the photos, there will be more...sorry lol
Daylily thanks for your lovely comments and thank you too Feverfew we both work hard in the garden, and if it gives pleasure to other people that it will have been worth all the effort...

4 Jun, 2014

 

Hi Dotty ..
garden looking great ...
I hope your open days are well attended ...
so many lovely areas for folk to enjoy :o)))

5 Jun, 2014

 

PERFECTION.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Looks a really interesting garden, DD.....great set of photos.

5 Jun, 2014

 

It looks wonderful Dotty, I love the new path and the hidden urn :o)

5 Jun, 2014

 

Beautiful - just so lovely. Now you have to stop gardening and start baking for the big day. lol. I wish I lived close by then I should visit although its your day on the 21st isn't it. Cricket on Saturdays, the boys need their grub in between innings. lol. I never get to see open gardens here because they are always open on a Saturday and I am always feeding men in creams. lol. Now next year when I retire from being 'THE TEA LADY' I am going to do all the open gardens within 15 miles of me. lol Oh I shall enjoy myself.

Hope you have a fantastic day and get lots of sunshine and lots of lovely visitors. Enjoy yourselves. :O)

5 Jun, 2014

 

looks lovely and well designed.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Enjoyed looking around your lovely, well designed garden Dottydaisy. Wish I could be there to enjoy the smells as well.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Thanks Dotty for the answers. I'll get to work on our bamboo leaves and look for large leaved geraniums and astrantia. The way you keep your plants in check due to limitations is brilliant. I do love my garden but have to accept it will never be perfect, best viewed from a distance.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Dawn your garden is lovely, ours is not perfect I can assure you, just neat, because it has to be.........there are many hardy geraniums with big leaves to suit your garden.......good luck with the Bamboo it takes ages!!
Thanks Khalanie the garden does smell good at this time of the year.
Thanks MB.....it is getting there.
Olive many thanks for your kind comments, what will the cricketers do without you? although it is great fun visiting open gardens, especially the tea and cake side!!
Thanks Annella, Meadowland, T T and Costas we hope the weather will be kind to us, it makes such a difference when the sun shines...

5 Jun, 2014

 

Wow is all I can say. The garden is looking amazing, I especially love the new path (particularly in the first photo) it looks so lovely.

Good luck with the open day, I'll keep my fingers crossed for sunshine for you.

6 Jun, 2014

 

Thank you so much Samjp. I think the path is the most rewarding job we have done, every day when I walk up the garden it cheers me up....

6 Jun, 2014

 

Lovely, lovely garden, DD2 and what a beautiful lawn. Hope your open days go well. Look forward to hearing all about it - and I too wish I lived nearer.

8 Jun, 2014

 

Gee thank you very much, I wished you lived nearer as well, will certainly let you know how we fare on the 21st....

9 Jun, 2014

 

Dotty - I have just been browsing through your garden blogs of 2011 and am astonished at the many changes you have made! All looking wonderful - have a lovely day tomorrow. :o)))

20 Jun, 2014

 

Shirley we have made a lot of changes....and not finished yet!!

26 Jun, 2014

 

I can well believe that ... you two don't stand still! :o)

27 Jun, 2014

 

Plenty of time for that Shirley.....!!

28 Jun, 2014

 

Yes indeed! :o)

29 Jun, 2014

 

I just love it all. So lush, colourful and full.

3 Aug, 2014

 

Look again at this blog Angela! It was looking beautiful just last summer! :)

5 Nov, 2015

 

Yes Karen thanks it was last summer, this summer it wasn't as good, could have been the weather.....also we have has some upsetting news, which has put a bit of a downer on the garden......sigh! for both of us...

5 Nov, 2015

 

I did wonder if you were feeling a bit low Angela.....sending you a big hug. Yes, it was a rubbish year this year for the garden, even in your part of the world. Next year will be much, much better......we hope! :) Whatever the bad news is......thinking of you. x

5 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks Karen your so kind.....will pm you later on...x

5 Nov, 2015

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