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A few more pictures on my walk around the garden with Bonnie this afternoon.

Ilex – no idea of the variety but nice and compact, had it years, it doesnt need pruning, isnt prickly, just a perfect holly.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii

Fatshedera lizei (Tree Ivy)? I think.
I actually call this one Uncle Jim as it came from his garden, another relative now sadly gone but nice to have a remembrance :-(

Then we have a few borders -

Verbena bonariensis – just keep on flowering ….

Prunus

Betula utilis

Wildlife Pond – looking very wild

Moving on to the Woodland.
OH mowed the paths today to crunch up the leaves.

That’s all for now folks.

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What a pretty holly.......I cannot contain our Fatshedera, it is now well over 6 ft!!
Your Rudbeckia is doing so well, ours have all finished......love the pond/lake lol its all looking splendid Dawn, love it.

3 Nov, 2015

 

Hi DD and thank you. Do you think it is a Fatshedera? Its good for clothing fences. The Rudbeckia has been flowering for weeks. I like the ilex as its easy too.

3 Nov, 2015

 

Yeah..Fatshedera lizei ...I really miss mine. I'm going to have one for my shady walls around the back. Its a beautiful plant! Needs a bit of shelter up here. The holly looks like my Ilex x altaclarensis 'Golden King'. Dawn, Im ever so glad of this blog. i've hardly set eyes on my garden for days with this thick fog. Its dire. Very cold and damp all day long. I really enjoyed looking at your photos. How beautiful is your woodland floor with all those golden leaves carpeting it? Just stunning. You really are one lucky lady to have all that space to enjoy, and respect to you for keeping it all so beautifully!

3 Nov, 2015

 

Hi Karen, what lovely words, thank you so much, means alot. Thanks for the ID of Fatshedera, I will try and get a cutting going for you, they do take quite easily :-)
Thanks for the Holly ID too, I've googled but I thought Golden King grew taller, mine must be the dwarf variety of it as its only about 2 feet tall.
It was foggy here yesterday and was expecting the same today but just dull thankfully. Poor you, lets it will improve for you soon.
I know I am lucky :-) I cannot imagine being without my space. x

3 Nov, 2015

 

I have a beautiful variegated Fatshedera, is it easy to take cuttings Dawn? because if you would like some, OH can have a go?

3 Nov, 2015

 

Oh yes please if OH doesnt mind DD. I've taken some this year but must check them, my Mum has taken lots of cuttings, I always ring her each evening, I will ask her how she does it in a min.

3 Nov, 2015

 

Thats really kind of you Dawn. I would love one if there's one going! :))

3 Nov, 2015

 

I will try and get one Karen, I will make in note in my diary now.

3 Nov, 2015

 

Your woodland is growing so well...fab pics..x

3 Nov, 2015

 

Love your tidy little holly and the lovely woodland paths, very inviting. I have grown Vb for several years and I was amused to notice that several of my neighbours now have it, whether they wanted it or not. It is also growing in cracks along the road!

3 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks Dawn x

3 Nov, 2015

 

Your garden looks enchanted. I was really struck by the white pampas grass by the pond. It really makes a statement - and those birch trees are a wonderful backdrop.

3 Nov, 2015

 

Its all been said really - the pond pic is lovely - don't remember seeing that before. I've never seen the Fasthedera before - isn't it nice? My Rudbeckias finished several weeks ago - yours are still looking so fresh. its all beautiful.

3 Nov, 2015

 

Your garden is very colourful Dawn :)

4 Nov, 2015

 

Stunning photos Dawn! I absolutely love those swept paths through the wood . . . very inviting :)

4 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks Sandra, Bathgate, Hywel. Thanks Stera, I cannot believe you've not seen the pond before - I bore everyone with it throughout the year.
Gee - that is funny bout the Verbena!
Hi Sheila, those paths need doing again already.

5 Nov, 2015

 

Hmm . . I guess having so many lovely trees is hard work ☺

5 Nov, 2015

 

Dawn, my memory is wearing out before the rest of me...
but your garden in never boring!

5 Nov, 2015

 

Wonderful as always Dawn :-)
That's strange I'd never heard of Fatshedera and have just been admiring Thorneysides picture of her variegated one, yours is lovely too !

6 Nov, 2015

 

Kathy, funny as I kept looking thinking it looks like hedera and also castor oil then bingo, googled and realised it was a cross. Sits at the back of the border and gets overlooked. Variegated one nice too.

6 Nov, 2015

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