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Some Border Colours. (end of May)

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These are pictures of the front garden, which is warm and sheltered and south facing.
Here are some of the plants and colours that i love out there !

2 pictures of gorgeous and beautiful alstroemeria ‘Elvira’ – my absolute favourite !!!

Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’

This shows how big the plant is – it’s invading this part of the border, here it’s about 14" in a perfectly round shape !

Clematis ‘Bijou’ – carpeting a different border !

Further along that border – clematis ‘Bijou’ with verbenas, aquilegias, irises, gerberas and dianthus !

Iberis ‘Gibralterica’ – this darker image shows the light lilac hues on it.

Clematis ‘Belle of Woking’

Freemontadendron …. This is in the back garden – i think it was TheOldGunner or TreesandThings that wanted a picture of the whole plant .Here it is with a buddleia, aucuba and viburnum and not very well seen – apart from the butter-yellow flowers which stand out beautifully !

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Ah! Lovely Louise, very pretty, love the Alstroemaria too. Also, now I know what my Belle of Woking should look like. Its beautiful. Obviously mine had a wrong label !! Grrrrh !!

30 May, 2010

 

I've just looked at it, i fear someone 'did' mess with your labels because it's quite different isn't it ? How annoying for you, grrr indeed.
I'm glad you like the alstro .... isn't it gorgeous :-))))))))

30 May, 2010

 

lovely pics and colour in your garden louise, i love the scabiosa, i use to have them in my last garden ;o))

30 May, 2010

 

oh, Alstroemeria is fantastic... and the rest of plants are also lovely:)

30 May, 2010

 

It all looks lovely Louise, beautiful plants!

30 May, 2010

 

Stunning alstromeria Louise.....love her "tiger face and slanty eyes"...puuuuuurrfect. and....Belle of Woking is gorgeous...thats your new one isn't it?......Lovely shots of lovely plants :-0)))))))

30 May, 2010

 

love them all Louise :))))))))))))

30 May, 2010

 

:-))))))))))))))

30 May, 2010

 

Lovely blog and photos, Louise! Think I might have lost my Alstro's to last Winter, sob sob:~((! Yours is a beauty!

30 May, 2010

 

beautiful Louise...that alstromeria is gorgeous

30 May, 2010

 

Lovely blog and photos Louise, You have so much colour in the borders already.

30 May, 2010

 

Lovely purples in your garden Louise ... all looking good.

30 May, 2010

 

lovely louise.....

30 May, 2010

 

Absoloutely lovely plants, I can see why the Alstromeria is your favourite it looks like its got a cheeky little face! the colours go really well to gether;0)

30 May, 2010

 

Very colourful and cheerful to see :o)

30 May, 2010

 

I wish I was one of your neighbours - being able to walk past your garden every day must be a joy...........and without all the hard work you put in!!!

31 May, 2010

 

;-)))
Am in mega pain today Wagger :-(((((
Decided late yesterday to move a small shrub and the place i wanted to plant it in was the worst 'dumping ground' i've yet encountered here, in the end we had to leave a lot of the rocks (builders rubble from 30 years ago) down there :-(
I heaved and dug SO much that there's not a spot of me that's not hurting today - i'm not working outside today :-((((

31 May, 2010

 

Hope you're feeling less delicate soon Louise, that sounded like tough work my friend! :~((

31 May, 2010

 

Hot bath, hot toddy & long sleep!

31 May, 2010

 

Now that really is going beyond the call of duty, Louise. I hope you've had a restful day and are feeling a bit better. I agree totally with Fluff.

31 May, 2010

 

Had the long sleep but was still aching, not too bad this morning :-/
Today i think i'll go to work for a rest ;-)

1 Jun, 2010

 

Glad you're improving - a bit drastic, working for a rest! lol.

1 Jun, 2010

 

Home now ;-)
It's been a hard ol' day, poor me ;-)

1 Jun, 2010

 

At least you won't have to go outside watering - or did it not rain in Somerset?

1 Jun, 2010

 

LOL, oh yes, it's been at it solidly since last evening .... now if only this would happen 'every' evening :-/
Living on this often-windy hillside means such a dry garden :-((

1 Jun, 2010

 

If we could only control the climate the way we (try to) control the weeds. 'Sprinkler on at 10pm - off at 6am please. 23 degrees tomorrow,'

2 Jun, 2010

 

Love this blog Louise and the flower colours you have chosen...:>)

2 Jun, 2010

 

Love that Alstro and Belle is looking splendid.......

3 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Moti and Dd :-)

4 Jun, 2010

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