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Garden July 2014

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These are a few photos of my garden taken this morning, before judging for the Village Flower Show, which takes place on the 26th. The judges will be coming to look at it on Friday morning. I have had first place for the last two years and wasn’t going to enter this time, to give someone else a chance, as I feel if the same people keep winning it will deter others from entering, but in the end I was persuaded to enter, so we shall see what happens. The first few pictures are of the lower garden.


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Beautiful ! :o)

16 Jul, 2014

 

If you don't win the others must be bloomin' lovely!

16 Jul, 2014

 

Thank you both. The thing is, I don't think they get very many entries, which I feel may be because for the previous seven or eight years the same person won. But if we don't enter it there is not going to be a show.

16 Jul, 2014

 

Your garden is beautiful...

16 Jul, 2014

 

Well, I'll eat my hat if you don't win again Cinders. It looks even better than last year!!

What is the fleece over please? Love the table and chairs btw.

Oh, it's all just beautiful and perfectly kept. I know what you mean, I would be embarrassed if I kept winning it, but as you say....if you don't enter.....and they need you to set the standard. One day someone will come along and go one better...but until then...you are definitely a winner!!

16 Jul, 2014

 

Oh Karen, you are so kind. The fleece is covering my blueberry. They are just ripening and its a battle between me and the birds, so I am keeping it covered for the moment. The table and chairs were what I bought when my mum died, need a coat of paint now.

Thank you Michaella, much appreciated.

16 Jul, 2014

 

Ah yes! I have to pick the strawbs before they are ripe, and ripen them on the windowsill! The blueberries aren't colouring up quite yet here.

16 Jul, 2014

 

Cinders it is a first from me.......good luck, it is looking delightful...

16 Jul, 2014

 

Thank you so much DD.

16 Jul, 2014

 

Life is a long lesson in humility. So don't feel bad if you win. Good Luck!

17 Jul, 2014

 

Kind of you Loosestrife. Very true saying. Thanks.

17 Jul, 2014

 

Your garden is beautiful, and although I can understand you wanting to give other people a chance, I think your garden deserves first prize every time :o))
Good luck !

17 Jul, 2014

 

Oh you old charmer Hywel !! Thank you.

17 Jul, 2014

 

Looking lovely sylvia.. :)

17 Jul, 2014

 

;)

17 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks Holly

17 Jul, 2014

 

Sylvia, if those judges weren't impressed this morning then they don't know a good garden when they see one! It certainly gets my vote for first prize. It's 12.20 now and far too hot for me to go outside so I'm playing on GoY for a while. Did you get the thunderstorm through the night? Barely any rain but lots of heavy thunder ......

18 Jul, 2014

 

Hello Shirley, yes we did get the storm last night. Its getting pretty warm now. The judges have been, but I won't know what they thought until next Saturday at the Show. thanks for your kind comments. I am just taking a break now from sorting plants etc for the Country Market which is tomorrow, and then we have a stall at the Show next week as well. There is also a Car Boot Sale there that my sister wants me to sort a few things for, as she and her granddaughter are hoping to do, so chance for a bit of a clear out this week ! Hope things are ok with you and Michael.

18 Jul, 2014

 

Oh no, a whole week to wait! Shall send you an e-mail shortly ... :o)

18 Jul, 2014

 

Looking like a prize winning garden to me....lovely.

19 Jul, 2014

 

Absolutely beautiful and all looking so healthy. What a lot of work you do to keep it so pristine. 1st prize again no doubt and well deserved too :-)

21 Jul, 2014

 

Thank you Jane and Nanjo. The difference since judging day is unbelievable (in my eyes anyway) . Rain has beat everything about and knocked off flowers. Just glad the judging wasn't this week.

21 Jul, 2014

 

How did you do in the judging?

30 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks for asking Loosestrife. I didn't win, but I don't know how close I was to it as they only announce the winner. I am happy though, as I have won it twice, and its nice that someone else has it I feel. There was one lady that won it about eight times in a row and I think it stops people from entering as they feel they don't have a chance. It was a lovely day on the Flower Show day, and I was on a stall selling plants in full sun !! I enjoyed the day though, as all my family came and they all came and they all came back to me afterwards and we had tea in the garden. So that made everything worth while.

31 Jul, 2014

 

Well, Cinderella, as far as I am concerned, you are First Prize.

31 Jul, 2014

 

Well they do say winning isn't everything. The winner's garden must have been pretty spectacular if it was better than yours.

31 Jul, 2014

 

You are very kind, thank you. Thing is, you don't know what the judges are looking for. Some like cottage gardens, others like the formal.

31 Jul, 2014

 

Thank you Stera. Unfortunately I didn't see the others, so I don't know.

31 Jul, 2014

 

Shame you didn't win Cinders ... but I bet you enjoyed the family coming over to share your pretty garden. :o)

2 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Shirley, I really wasn't bothered about the winning, but I did enjoy the day.

2 Aug, 2014

 

:o)))

2 Aug, 2014

 

This is a beautiful garden

12 Jun, 2015

 

Thank you so much Chen Xi

12 Jun, 2015

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