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My daughters garden is waking up

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I spend 2 days a week at her home looking after the children and I just love to work in her garden while the little ones are having their nap in an afternoon. These are a few of the plants she has coming out at the moment. Her soil is on heavy clay and it was almost impossible to dig as it’s quite water logged at the moment so just did a bit of weeding and photo taking…

Found these, lovely colours not a bit like the plain brown ones I find in my garden and they went for a ride to the garden bin..

Azalea ’ Snow white’

Azalea ‘Corony’

Azalea ‘Geisha Orange’

Rhododendron

I don’t know the name of this plant but I love the leaves….Thanks to Pimpernel I now know it’s a Brunnera..

Standard Canary Broom…

Vinca minor…

We haven’t found a name for this tree but it’s beautiful…

I love my daughters garden. I just wish I lived closer so I could help more often to keep it tidy.

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The plant with the leaves you love is Brunnera, a GoY friend sent me some a short while ago.

Isn't it a nice garden...one where the children can play for now....but later, such a good space. I love the last picture....Brilliant.

9 May, 2012

 

Its a lovely garden, I can see why you like being there.

9 May, 2012

 

Your daughter does have a lovely garden, and some very pretty plants growing in it...she is lucky that you want to help out..

9 May, 2012

 

Your daughter's garden is a lovely space for the children and there are some great plants there. I can see why you enjoy working in it.
I looked after a garden at a rented property my daughter once lived in and it was one of the nicest gardens I've ever worked in. The soil was great and the planting by a previous owner was inspired. I made lots of discoveries there of plants that have now become firm favourites in my own garden. What a joy that was!

9 May, 2012

 

it's beautiful HB tell her from me :)))))))))))))))))))))))

9 May, 2012

 

Hb. you do the same as me, two days baby minding and gardening, cleaning, dusting, hoovering!! Lol They dont seem to be able to fit it all in like we used to! Lol. Your daughters garden is lovely, lush and green and full of very nice shrubs.

9 May, 2012

 

Its a lovely garden Homebird, I`ve always helped my daughter with both the garden and caring for my grandchildren, as I love both its a joy to me..
Lovely pics..

9 May, 2012

 

Thanks for naming the plant Pim, I am going to look for one for myself. The garden is great for the children to play in with the diferent areas.
Willi and Dd I would have loved to be able to spend more time clearing the dandelions! but playing comes first..lol
Ojibway I wish I could grow azalias in my garden. They are really pretty at this time of year and I love the japanese theme the previous owners created.
There are some great rocks and stones set in it Paul.
We cleared the side garden last year and bark mulched it and they love walking along the tree trunks.
It is true Grandmage, my daughter says she doesn't know how I manage to get it all done in the 2 days...lol.
It's no problem when you really enjoy doing it. Weather permiting that is.
Thanks Lincslass. It's so good to be able to help them out isn't it and a pleasure to be able to spend time with the grandchildren.

10 May, 2012

 

A beautiful garden,Homebird..and an ideal place for the children to play..nice to be able to help out...

10 May, 2012

 

Thanks Bloomer...... :o)

10 May, 2012

 

Try Azalea'a in pots HB they are happy enough as long as they get an acid feed now and then.

10 May, 2012

 

I have one in a pot Pim but it's died off just on one side. I don't know why. It's in the patio so is fairly protected from the cold wind and weather. Must give it a good feed now I have bought some new Ericaceous plant food.

10 May, 2012

 

That's a lovely garden HB - beautiful Azaleas - mine's are so much better than the Rhoddies this year - it's usually the other way around!
I only have one Azalea in a pot - rest in the ground - I usually take of some of the compost and renew every year and give it a wee feed twice a year. It's been in the same pot for 5 years and seems to like it.
The Brunnera divides very easily HB.

10 May, 2012

 

I will replenish the soil in my azalea pot, thanks for that, and give it a good feed. I will take a closer look at the Brunnera next week and see if I can take a bit.....

11 May, 2012

 

Let me know HB...I've found a couple of wee bits growing where I removed a large plant last year - I can easy dig these out for you.

11 May, 2012

 

Thanks very much for the offer Scottish. I will let you know how I get on relieving her of a piece next week....

11 May, 2012

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