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CORNER OF SHADY BORDER AND NEW CHAIRS:-)

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Very pleased with brunnera this year, especially Jack Frost, The light coloured heuchera is Midas Touch, a small shade lover, I can’t remember which the dark leaf one is and it’s raining so not going out to see if I have a name for it. Acer Orange Dream coming on too. Corydalis Blue Dragon, lovely blue:-)


Now the more observant among you may have noticed what looks, to the untrained eye, rather like a dandelion….fools….its a rare japanese golden ray orchid!

This is a lone giant tulip (Blushing Beauty) in a sea of forget me nots…..all its brethren damaged by heavy rain:-(

And now the new chairs…ta da! There’s posh…came yesterday from Greenfingers sitting on my little quarry tile patio:-)

That’s it for now, pouring down here again, Lincslass will be pleased;-)

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those chairs look beautiful, already for a lovely cup of iced tea in the hot sun!!!?????
that shady corner looks really pretty, i love that acer.

9 May, 2012

 

Your garden is very pretty Ba. and I love the table and chairs, hope you get time to use them this year!!

9 May, 2012

 

Such a lovely shade garden Ba...and doesn't the new furniture work well! So light and bright and elegant and perfect! :)))

9 May, 2012

 

Love the colours in your border Ba and the posh table and chairs. Heavy rain again here too ;O))

9 May, 2012

 

Love this shady corner Ba...and your gorgeous new furniture...very very pretty and inviting!

9 May, 2012

 

What a pretty border you have there, Ba, Its amazing how many shade loving plants there are. Love the table and chairs, now all you need is the sun!!!

9 May, 2012

 

What a lovely shady corner, the plants are so vibrant and blend in so nicely together and your table and chairs just perfect on the terracota tiled floor;0)

9 May, 2012

 

It looks really lovely Ba, I do hope we get a nice summer it seems years since we enjoyed a warm summer evening.....
Weather started well today but has gone downhill since then.........

9 May, 2012

 

Pretty planting Ba. I'm adding to GoYpedia Seats :o)

9 May, 2012

 

Lovely border Ba so much colour, love that corydalis beautiful blue, I'm going to hunt one down at Malvern this weekend :-))
Love the new table and chairs too :-)

9 May, 2012

 

I`m swimming down the yard Ba, lol, the garden loves it..
Your garden looks lovely and I really like your quarry tile patio with the new Very Posh table and chairs, I really think you should have nipped out to get us a closeup of the orchid.
Wish my Heuchera`s looked as healthy as yours.....

9 May, 2012

 

Your garden is lovely and colourful. A lovely place to sit and dream... That's if you've got any spare time...!!

9 May, 2012

 

So much colour in a shady border, It looks stunning.
Looooove the patio set, very posh :-)

9 May, 2012

 

Such a colourful shady area, looks lovely.

9 May, 2012

 

Beautiful BA, sorry to disappoint but im afraid i have some of those 'rare' orchids, but they are a bit annoying when they grow up between other plants :^)

9 May, 2012

 

What a beautiful area of your garden..simply stunning! :)

10 May, 2012

 

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, it's taken some time to read them all and have the odd chuckle. I'll have to have a look at GOY chairs Terra thanks:-) It goes without saying that seeds of the 'orchid' will be available very soon and anyone wanting some had better get in the queue. I never noticed it until I saw it on the pics lol. The quarry tiles used on the little patio were taken out of my OH's daughter's kitchen many years ago. They're not really outdoor ones so I don't know how long they will last, they've been down about 14 years. I can't come on GOY much today, must get some housework done as I'm off to Malvern tomorrow yay! Must remember to take my camera:-)))))

10 May, 2012

 

I would love a seed :))))))

10 May, 2012

 

and your boots BA

10 May, 2012

 

Beautiful photos Ba . . . such a pretty border, and I love the shadows cast!

I wore my walking boots to Malvern today - was VERY glad . . . lots of folk in wellies, or strong shoes. The ground is SO MUDDY!! Some exhibitors have put plastic down, but some entrances take great ingenuity to get by.

Lots of luck to you all, and btw I met Vicki from Plantagogo - she sends her love. :))

10 May, 2012

 

did you buy some nice things sheila?

good thing i bought those wellies!!!

10 May, 2012

 

Sticki, I only bought two Veronica gentianoides 'Tissington white' and a beautiful Pelargonium 'Jacki Totlis' which is pink and white. I'm sure you'll find plenty of lovely things. :))

10 May, 2012

 

was it one of those shows where you didnt find much to buy? or do you prefer to look at shows and buy elsewhere?

is there somewhere nice for coffee sheila? i think there are 7 of us that i know about going tomorrow, im sure someone else said they were going too, sorry, i cant remember who.

10 May, 2012

 

There was masses to buy, Sticki! But I was conscious of having vouchers to spend at Crocus and Knoll, so was only going to spend if I was really captivated.

Plenty of coffee stops, but don't remember any specific names. There were some beautiful crafts in Wye Hall, but the Floral Marquee was the best bit :))

11 May, 2012

 

Thanks Sheila, better take the camera I think. I can only buy what I can carry!

11 May, 2012

 

Hope you have a good time tomorrow Sticki, we're going on Sunday :-)
You need one of those fold up trolleys, I've got mine out at the ready :-)

11 May, 2012

 

oh, thanks simbad ~ i had a GREAT day!!!

wore my wellies, but not too terrible today

met up with 6 others from GoY plus vicki's OH. [who sells the heucheras]

just as soon as i have down or is it uploaded the 100 photos i will do a blog!!!

if you enjoy yourself half as much as i did simbad you will have a really good day.

11 May, 2012

 

lovely blog, great garden..thanks for sharing

13 May, 2012

 

Hi BA, hope you have recovered after Malvern. Im just trying to catch up with peoples blogs (who I met a the show) Your border is very pretty and not an easy place to get things to grow. I have alot of shady places in my garden too, but have never managed to get plants to grow under trees very well. The plants always seem to walk - do you find? The Jack frost I can see you have planted at the back of your birch tree looks like it is doing the job really well. Im going to give it a try now. You have inspired me. Like the new table too - very classy!

13 May, 2012

 

you a have a lovely garden, i like you garden table and chairs, it could do with a bottle of wine of it though!

17 May, 2012

 

You bringing one Dawn? :-) Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :-) Poppy, my 'birch' is the trunk of a lollipopped holly, Golden King. Taking all the lower branches off has allowed me to plant lots of goodies. I find that lamium is good for impossible places and beacon silver's leaves are lovely and bright and it's not hard to dig out if it travels too far. Brunnera Jack Frost has been amazing this year I love it :-)

18 May, 2012

 

well you arent far from me if your in the midlands im in staffordshire, id bring 2 bottles actually and some nibbles!!!!!! i hate seeing an empty table!! lol

18 May, 2012

 

Goodo, look forward to that:-))

18 May, 2012

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