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All around the garden end of July

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The year moves on at an alarming pace,blackberries are already in the freezer,and the first so called autumn Cyclamen are already in flower.Jamie will guide you some of the way.


This is Rudbeckia Irish Mist flowering for the third year originally from seed


Double lobelia not hardy


Summer heathers again flowering for the third year all i have done with them is to shear off the dead flowers and give them a feed


Allium seed heads look good in the fern garden


Cyclamen Purperescens improves by the day


Pleased with the basket planted up by my grandson and given me on fathers day


Jamie will show you a new shaded bed being set up


A change of direction and a plum tree almost collapsing under the weight more for the freezer


Clematis on the ladder has not stopped flowering


Dicentra Macrocapnos the climbing one mine is later than other GOY members theres may get more sun.


Echinea pink double Delight


Echinea White Swan (swans are a lot whiter than this is)


Thalictrum Delevii


New Water lily Nymphaea Froebeli in Jamies old puppy bath while a new place is found for it ,bought on Ebay a couple of weeks ago.


A number of you will know this one Hosta Remember Me looks nice in flower


A new purchase dwarf Hostas


And this is where some have been planted,A couple of weeks ago this was a polystyrene box a strong one which i carved and painted with masonry Paint, several coats


Because it is soft its easy to make holes any where you like and plant at an angle, Lewisias would probably grow well in it.


Jamie hopes you enjoyed this months tour

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Added to favourites - lots of good ideas and nice plants. Love the painted polystyrene.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Great photos Bjs. Love the Thalictrum, Hostas and Alpine troughs. The shady bed looks good too.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Jamie, what a good tour guide you have been! Treats from bjs for you later ... I love the Thalictrum and it's the second time I've seen pics of it on here today. If my tiny Heathers thrive half as well as yours I'll be happy! The Plums look good ... luckily the tree in the garden behind has many branches laden with fruit falling over our garden. Hmm ... more fruit for us this year. Got your treats yet Jamie? : o )))

26 Jul, 2011

 

Lovely blog really good photos especially liked the host and of course Jamie the tour guide:)

26 Jul, 2011

 

certainly did ............... love that trough idea may have to give that a go ............... loved it all !!
and jamie was the perfect host , thankyou jamie x

26 Jul, 2011

 

Well Jamie I really enjoyed the tour. Does he get paid for his hard work Bjs? Your garden is looking really beautiful. I love the white Echinea. (Mine is just about to open). We are having lovely weather in Glasgow this week, so I am still in Summer mode. Last week felt like Autumn.

26 Jul, 2011

 

A smashing blog Bjs, I enjoyed the tour and especially the guide, your Clematis is doing really well, looks pretty against the ladder and I am quite taken with the gorgeous Dicentra. Plenty of plums here this year as well....

26 Jul, 2011

 

Will be very interested to see what you grow in your shade garden. I have a lot of trees and will wait to see in eager anticipation what you grow. Lovely pics, and clever use of the polystyrene box! Thank you Jamie.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Looks superb - love your plants - the ferns are class - starting to collect those myself for shadier parts and woodland look - lovely garden you have, great blog!"

27 Jul, 2011

 

Wonderful blog Bjs, I just love you garden so full of interest, and what a splendid idea for recycling polystyrene. O! and a biscuit for Jamie for being such a good guide. :-)

27 Jul, 2011

 

I enjoyed your tour Jamie and thank you for the walk about, wonderful, what a stunning plant Thalicturm Delevii, and Echinea pink double Delight, thats a lovely present the planted basket very pretty. Great idea too with the polystyrene

27 Jul, 2011

 

I love the polystyrene trough idea Brian, it looks brilliant you would never guess what was underneath. Also love the Echinacea pink double Delight, I will be on the look out for that one. The piece of 'Remember Me' that you sent me is growing really well and now has a flower. It is one of my favourite plants. Putting this in my favs for your box idea ;O))

27 Jul, 2011

 

Wonderful blog Bjs...Thank you Jamie for the tour....Just adore the Echinacea and Rudbeckia....That Dicentra is beautiful...love the colour of it.....I have the same Helenium as you, mine is planted with Coreopsis.....Beautiful Hostas and great planter idea....Thanks Bjs....:>)

27 Jul, 2011

 

Well done Jamie, an excellent tour guide. Beautiful photos as usual Brian. I like the new shaded bed, what have you edged it with?
What a great idea with the polystyrene box, it looks just like the real thing but SO much lighter!

27 Jul, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Lily
it is indeed a lot lighter in weight,I have given one all painted up to (HeadacheVal ) down the road from me.lol we will see what she plants in it.Probably a Cat!!
The edging is Aluminium sheet strip which i bent to shape around the trunk of a tree.

27 Jul, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Thanks everybody for your comments much appreciated
it makes the effort worthwhile.
Brian & Jamie

27 Jul, 2011

 

Very nice to be reminded of what the Thalictrum should look like as mine hasn`t made an appearance this year.lol.Loved the photo of your new shade bed will be interesting to see how things go there.
It`s so nice to see Jamie looking as handsome as ever.

27 Jul, 2011

 

thankyou jamie for showing us your lovely garden :o)
brian your garden is always lovely and so many beautifull plants to see, i love the thalictrum so pretty, thanx for sharing :o)

27 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Brian, Hi Jamie.
Lucky you, my V plums are still green. I agree with San, love your Thalictrum. Enjoyed your blog :)

27 Jul, 2011

 

I was really enjoying your blog Brian 'till I realized you have been talking about me behind my back ! lol
What made you think I would plant a cat ?
Cheeky monkey !
Seriously, fabulous photo's and the new shady bed looks great.
Save me some plums. ;0))

27 Jul, 2011

 

Lovely garden tour Bjs. Like you I have masses of plums this year and I notice that you freeze yours. I did that last year but they were horrible defrosted - maybe I kept them too long?

28 Jul, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Ginellie
My wife stews them adds sugar and de stones them all before freezing and they are fine ready for tarts,I know because I have just asked,hope that helps
Brian

29 Jul, 2011

 

great blog,really enjoyed looking at your pics,do you have the name of your pink clematis its gorgous ? :)

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Bjs (and Mrs Bjs) for the advice on freezing the plums. I will stew them first this year and I'm sure they will be all the better for it.

30 Jul, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Your welcome.

30 Jul, 2011

 

A lovely blog as always Brian and thank you Jamie for the tour. I haven't seen the Dicentra Macrocapnos before it is lovely. The shade border looks well there, it will be nice to see how it developes. The polystyrene box idea is great and I just happen to have one in the greenhouse doing nothing. Thanks for the ideas.

6 Aug, 2011

amy
Amy
 

How did I miss this ? perhaps I was on holiday ! thank you for showing me round Jamie ,a lovely tour very enjoyable and you were so well behaved :o)) ... I hadn't seen the Dicentra Macrocapnos before either Brian it's very nice !

14 Feb, 2012

 

Absolutely beautiful! What is the name of the plum tree, please? I have just bought 3 plum trees, I now have 4. Hope one of them has the same name as yours. Many thanks bjs.

14 Feb, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Michaella
Not going to be much help on the plum tree many moons ago i inherited two plum trees in the garden both of which have long since died,but they sent up suckers most of which are cut off when the grass is cut,what you see is one of them about twenty years old .Name unknown, not unlike a Victoria, Dessert and cooking are fine.I dont do anything to it to make it fruit some years the blossom is caught by frost then there are very few plums. Makes my mouth water the thought of them.
Takes quite a long time to fruit from a sucker that one took 7-10 years before there was enough to harvest ,thats why most of the ones you buy are grafted on a vigorus root stock, bit like roses.
B.

14 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you so much for that Bjs, I have 2 Victoria Plum trees my favourite!

14 Feb, 2012

 

Following your advice I stewed the plums before freezing them Bjs, and on Sunday made a very nice crumble with some of them. Worked very well, thank you.

14 Feb, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Ginellie
pleased the out come was successful, enjoy

15 Feb, 2012

 

Hello there Brian:-))) Just also looking back at your Spectacular and wonderful BLOGSSSSS, Love it so much :-)))

10 Feb, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Thank you

10 Feb, 2013

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