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July in a Snapshot


Well here we are approaching August – where did the summer go – hopefully we shall have some sunshine back which will last until the autumn.

Autumn bulb catalogues are popping through the door and as always I shall be tempted and so it all starts again – we are getting mixed weather in Shropshire – sunshine and heavy downpours – the begonias don’t like the heavy rain but the weeds do – I have ordered a electric patio clearing brush from Coopers but it has not arrived as yet it looks good in the order book – it is for cleaning moss etc from in between the bricks on the driveway. I have taken a few shots around the garden so here we go

The flamboyant begonias have doubled in size from last year – I also have white flamboyants – they are in their first year so are smaller and are still in the greenhouse – the hostas are showing slug damage although I put the slug preventative wool around them

Old friend – always ready to please !

This Agathapanthus plant has been in situ for a number of years and never bloomed until now – what a surprise! – the plant holder is from The Ironworks at Oswestry

Across the pool – we heard a frog in there the other night !

The bees love this bed – I could watch them for hours

Always lots to do – and it needs a good tidy up

Shot taken from the other side – it is untidy I know !

Streps and Orchids in the conservatory

Favourite strep Polka Dot


Best wishes Jane

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Doesn't look untidy to me - all magnificent!

25 Jul, 2016


I love your pool area, Jane, although it's all lovely and colourful.
Regarding the weeds liking the rain , I think they like all weather, regardless...they just never stop growing it seems, do they?

25 Jul, 2016


It all looks wonderful to me Jane. We are having a lot of rain here in is depressing as it is cold too.

25 Jul, 2016


loads of colour ,love it.

25 Jul, 2016


Stera I took the pictures on the gardens best side if you know what I mean - Paulspatch - yes the weeds are survivors - mind you some of them are quite pretty so no worries! Linda - we are back to rain down here too - do you have lots of mozzies up there ? Bjs - thanks for calling by and thankyou all for your comments - Jane

26 Jul, 2016


It does not look untidy to me also,beautiful

26 Jul, 2016


Thankyou Callie1914

26 Jul, 2016


So pretty and colourful. Love Polka dot!

28 Jul, 2016


Jane I do know what you mean we all do it...

28 Jul, 2016


Your garden is beautiful. I love your greenhouse :)

30 Jul, 2016


Eirlys - all of my streps are grown from leaf cuttings from the original plugs - I root them in pots on my landing window - Hywel - I run out of room in my greenhouse you will know what I mean - Stera - waiting to read your next blog - Jane

31 Jul, 2016


Did you mean the fuchsia part two blog Jane? Some of them are being a bit dozy getting going which is why it hasn't appeared yet.

31 Jul, 2016

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