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1st of July in the garden.

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Really this is just as a record of what is in flowering my garden at the beginning of July so I can compare it with last July. I’m sure I have lost a few plants and gained a few new ones. Lol. After a few days away I’ve found one or two new flowers opened. Although the weather here has been atrocious, so I’m told, the plants haven’t faired too badly.
When we had those 2 days of blisteringly hot weather a couple of weeks ago I didn’t notice until it was too late that my Phalenopsis in the conservatory had scorched leaves and I feared the worst. I put them outside to cool down and the rain while we have been away has washed them and thankfully there are signs of regrowth. Time will tell if they survive. I was so upset that I hadn’t thought of protecting them from the strong sunlight. It wasn’t until T bought me the new ones for our anniversary that I looked properly at mine and noticed how much damage there was. .


Fingers crossed that all 5 can recover.
On a brighter note, in the garden today, the plants have dried out a bit and some that had been floored by the heavy rain and wind have bounced back somewhat.
The Astilbe by the pond is just a bit lax but looking its fluffy best ..

The lemons are obviously enjoying the wet.

These giant knapweed are getting their yellow hairy topknot out. I prefer them when they are gold balls on sticks. They are also covered in pollen beetles.

Elswher round the garden…


I suppose this is a record of what is in flowering my garden now so I can compare it with last July. I’m sure I have lost a few plants and gained a few new ones, but there doesn’t seem to be as many flowers out as there usually is. It’s looking reasonably colourful out there though so mustn’t grumble…. :o)

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Lovely blooms! May I ask the name of the pink geranium on the 8th photo from the bottom? Looks so pretty.

2 Jul, 2017

 

Sorry Amsterdam, it was bought on a car boot sale several years ago and was just labelled as a Hardy pink Geranium. The seller didn't know what it's name was.

3 Jul, 2017

 

Garden is looking lovely. Far more colour then mine as I've still got to introduce some. I like you went out during the hot weather and some plants got burnt in conservatory, I could have kicked myself.

Amsterdam, I have the same Hardy Geranium and when I looked it up its not got a very nice name but gives a lot of colour for a long time. In mild winters it even keeps it's leaves. It's call "War grave Pink". See what I mean about name.

3 Jul, 2017

 

Oh dear what a shame about your Phalenopsis I do hope they recover. If there's not too many leaves damaged, you could try cutting them off. Your garden looks great, and the Passion flower is lovely. I managed to kill mine with too sever pruning.

3 Jul, 2017

 

Thanks Jenlewis. I appreciate that.

3 Jul, 2017

 

It looks very nice - my sort of relaxed planting. The Astilbe is really lovely and what a splendid lemon crop! So glad your Leucanthemum is doing well. Is it Banana Cream?
The one I bought disappeared overnight having fed goodness knows how many snails...

3 Jul, 2017

 

So colourful! Does the Passion Flower grow outside?

4 Jul, 2017

 

Your garden looks great so many blooms your Clematis s look great and love that Acer.

4 Jul, 2017

 

Lovely colour in your garden.

9 Jul, 2017

 

Jen you might like the name of your geranium more knowing that Wargrave is all one word and the name of a village!

9 Jul, 2017

 

Sue, Thankyou very much. the Leucanthemum superbum is "Broadway lights". It's the best it's been for ages and its early I think.

10 Jul, 2017

 

Eirlys, thankyou, yes the Passion flower is in the garden. It's only its second year and we did have a mildish winter so I don't know if it will keep coming.

10 Jul, 2017

 

Thrupence, Thankyou, I love my little Acer and its turning into a really good year for the clematis isn't it. I think they've enjoyed the rain we had earlier on.

10 Jul, 2017

 

Jen, isn't it frustrating when we get caught out and the plants suffer. Two of my Phals look as if the new leaves are growing. They other 3 don't look so good. I won't throw them out though until all hope is lost...lol.. ;o)

10 Jul, 2017

 

Linda, Thankyou. Have you, or are you, opening your garden again this year?

10 Jul, 2017

 

Julia, my Passion flowers are only in their second year, I've never managed to keep one overwinter before so fingers crossed they survive. :o)

10 Jul, 2017

 

when I opened up my garden several years ago there weren't that many people visiting up in this part, and with my knee ops etc I haven't bothered since. There were about 20 gardens opened at the end of June. There are the well dressings on display, and Derwent brass are playing in the bandstand with a blessing of the wells at 2.30pm on the 16th July. at the River Gardens in Belper. the events happening in Belper are on the internet. Hope this helps.

10 Jul, 2017

 

Thanks Linda. We had our Wells blessed last Saturday. It's so nice to see all the children on parade with the brass band. They march past our house on the way to church to meet the vicar. Terry and I must try and drive over to Belper next Weekend. It's a lovely place to visit. I particularly liked the gardens backing onto the river and the one with the extremely steep back garden. Actually it's great to visit a garden steeper than ours to see what they achieve within it.

10 Jul, 2017

 

Thank you Sue for the bit about it being named after a Village, it is such a hard working plant and flowers so long that I plan to divide some of the clumps and put in different parts of garden. It has even survived Shadow, the little darling cocking his leg all over it :-(.

Homebird, fingers crossed that other two make it through.

13 Jul, 2017

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