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My front garden at the beginning of August.

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By hywel

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I’ve been planting some hardy Fuchsias and herbaceous perennials in my front garden.
I was hoping for some colour there this year, but the weather has been so cold that it isn’t as nice as I wanted it to be.

I’ve also got some Begonia semperflorens and Livingstone Daisies there, which seem to be doing well :o)

Here are some photos :-

Livingstone Daisies …

Impatiens and Lobelias in a tub …

Begonias and Fuchsias …

A Begonia, and Tagetes (mostly eaten away) in a ‘cauldron’

Astrantia and Oxalis …

I am disappointed in these Nigellas. They are self seeded from last year, but they are a wishy-washy colour :(
and I have pulled lots of them up …

One last view …

Thanks for looking at my little front garden. It’s only small but I try to plant as much as I can in it :)

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Comments

 

Wonderful.

5 Aug, 2015

 

It's not easy when the weather is so cold and wet but you still have plenty of colour in a small area!

5 Aug, 2015

 

Looking really good Hywel a treat for passersby :o)

5 Aug, 2015

 

Its different from last year but looks a lot more settled.
I really like it. It's been a disappointing year for fuchsias but you have two there that are doing OK - are they Genii and Rose of Denmark? What's the white one? It all looks lovely.

5 Aug, 2015

 

They say small is beautiful,Hywel,so your garden fits the bill :o) I think the Begonias stand up to anything,and I love them too..I wouldn't want to be without them..They look good with your Fuchsias..

5 Aug, 2015

 

It looks really lovely Hywel and I can remember when you first did this border ! I bet everyone who walks by admires it !

5 Aug, 2015

 

You have certainly taught us all a lot Hywel. Putting plants close together eliminates weeds, and makes watering more beneficial to all the plants.

6 Aug, 2015

 

I think your front garden looks lovely, Hywel. I really like the close planting.

6 Aug, 2015

 

I can't quite believe how wonderful your little front garden looks! You certainly make the most of it. :))

6 Aug, 2015

 

Thank you all for reading about my garden.

Steragram the Fuchsias are
Left - Miss California
Centre - Lilac Princess (colour not come out very well)
Right Genii

6 Aug, 2015

 

Never come across Miss California - is she hardy? That's the one I thought was Rose of Denmark.

8 Aug, 2015

 

Miss California is not hardy Steragram. Thre's a photo in my latest Fuchsia blog. The flowers are big and very pretty.
I've got some nice rooted cuttings if you'd like one ...

9 Aug, 2015

 

It's really come on since your makeover, so colourful:-)

9 Aug, 2015

 

Looks good Hywel ... I would stop to have a look if I were passing by!

10 Aug, 2015

 

love the daisies, very pretty :-)))

11 Aug, 2015

 

Thank you for the tempting offer Hywel, but I am trying to stick with the hardy ones because of lack of space for overwintering. Stopped planning for a greenhouse when next door's blew away...

11 Aug, 2015

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