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By bjs


Every so often Val asks me to take photos in her garden some will have seen her garden before ,personally I am always amazed at what she achieves for a lady who for the most part needs help to move around and working at ground level means sitting on it ,she is an example to me when my back aches bending over and I think how the H—- does she do it.
Val was in the shower when I arrived and didn’t want her back washed so I took the pictures.
Anyway lets go

Could still smell the scent of the Roses in my mind as I looked at the Pics

Just had to have a close up of these

sorry Val should have been one higher

How on earth did Val get those up there ? she lives on her own.

now this what I call a Semp wonder what they are liked cooked ?

Would never have considered putting a white climber on white UPVC but it works clever girl.

Just realized the cats have stopped eating the grass

Inside the house more colour

Vals constant companions

Not so secret anymore. hope you approve .

Brian x

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Beautiful - you have to admire her - but I know you do a lot to help. Do you know what the fuchsia in the first pic is?
(My Hoya bella has flower buds I was so surprised - will put a photo on when they come out.)

19 Jun, 2015


beautiful pictures, sure Val will approve. :O)

20 Jun, 2015


Such a beautiful Garden,.and it's so lovely to be able to see all the hard work Val puts into it all..If you read this Val,I take my hat off to you...and to you too Brian for taking all these wonderful photo's...If only nine looked as wonderful as this..thanks for sharing :o)

20 Jun, 2015


What a beautiful garden - Val works wonders. I love the hanging basket with the begonia.

20 Jun, 2015


Well done Val. Your garden is definitely up to Chelsea standard again. Brians photos do it justice and I can smell all those lovely scents from here. You must tell us how you got those pots up there, or is it a secret between you and the fairies at the bottom of the garden. The sedum roof on the bird feeder is doing well but I wonder what the birds make of puss taking over.

20 Jun, 2015


Beautiful, specially love the orange begonia - mine didn't do so good last year - & the yellow rose too. Both fav colours of mine.
Compliments to Val.

20 Jun, 2015


A credit to her and obviously a much loved and cared for garden, I too am wondering about the pots but am a great believer in " Where there's a will " I think Val probably is of the same mind and long may it continue.
Lovely photo's Brian, you have done her proud, thankyou for sharing..

20 Jun, 2015


Definitely! Approval is granted for Val's garden! I especially love that Dianthus! Can you give it a name please Val...if you can. Oh, and stay off the step ladders, you naughty lady (popping pots on your rooftop).

20 Jun, 2015


Wow,wow,wow ... definitely a lady that loves her garden and its great that you shared it with us Brian.

20 Jun, 2015


She is an inspiration to all of us.

It must have been a real pleasure to wander amongst all those beautiful scents to take these lovely photographs.

20 Jun, 2015


Lovely, enjoyed that Brian. Val's garden is a credit to her, very nice. Some great plants there. Brian? will you come to mine and do a blog please, Jamie can run around with Bonnie too.

20 Jun, 2015


Very. Colourful Brian....can almost smell the sweet peas!

20 Jun, 2015


Lovely garden, lovely pictures. Roses are all beautiful.

21 Jun, 2015


Wow what a wonderful garden!!!!!

22 Jun, 2015


Thank you Brian , you make my garden look superb ( its not that good 'onest)
I cant believe it myself !!!
Once again , thank you Brian !!

Cottage karen --- the Dianthus has been in so long , I don't know !!
Sorry !!


22 Jun, 2015


Thank you for your lovely comments!

22 Jun, 2015


Val and Karen I think this is an Allwood dianthus hybrid but I'm not sure which one.

22 Jun, 2015


You have a beautiful Garden, lots of colours. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden with us.

26 Jun, 2015

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