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Taken a few years back before I went digital and it shows! Nothing like being able to retake a photo straight away instead of having to wait a fortnight before the film comes back.



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wow what a display of colour.............................

4 Apr, 2008

 

Love the tall plants at the back are they Foxtail Lilys ?

4 Apr, 2008

 

Omg What a Lovely Display 4 May!!!!

4 Apr, 2008

 

What a wonderful, vibrant looking garden you have, very nice.!

4 Apr, 2008

 

I bet you're really pleased with this picture no matter how it was taken it's brilliant! Hel.xxx.

5 Apr, 2008

 

Fireworks, wonderful display of colour...The Eremurus look like rockets!

6 Apr, 2008

 

I love this picture and I love the wall behind your garden! What is behind it? More garden? Bad neighbors?
Beautiful picture, digital or not, stunning.

11 Apr, 2008

 

This is beautiful.

3 May, 2008

 

stunning

4 May, 2008

 

Lovely and different! What kind of flowers are these?

29 May, 2008

 

Gosh! There are so many here, but I think you're most likely referring to the tall white and orange flowers which are eremurus cultivars which I planted in direct response to being told they won't grow in heavy soil. Which of course is precisely what they are doing!

The foreground plants are alstroemerias or Peruvian lillies and geraniums, the mid-border flowers are lupins.

BTW The border depth is about 30ft at this point and there is a LOT more planted behind which is 'invisible' from this side. - All part of the experience of visiting my gardens. Like I said it's quite an old photo..........

29 May, 2008

 

It took me a while before I could bring myself to use digital, but once I did there was no looking back.

I love 'sticky uppy things' and your garden has plenty of them.I bought myself a foxglove today and have been eyeing up my neighbours lupins. I could get carried away, I really could.

What's the same plot like these days~ do you have a recent pic?

31 May, 2008

 

Quite different. Simply because the plants around got too big, I had heleniums and rudbeckia there (unseen) which reach 4-6ft and didn't allow the light to reach the low foliage of the eremurus.

Today I have alstroemerias, dahlias, rudbeckia, helenium and geraniums in the foreground. While out of sight in the picture above I had planted a very fine leaved, variegated tree which grows in layers (not the wedding cake tree but similar) which is looking stunning just now. Too early just yet for the foreground flowers. Most of the lupin varieties are elsewhere with my gingers which flower much later.

Have your tried Kniphofia uvaria nobilis? 'It makes a statement' as they say - all 7ft of it! I moved mine in the winter - it was getting too cramped - so it might not reach 7ft this summer, then again....... I'll just have to wait and see. It's just to the right, and out of picture today.

These are all very common problems and joys with gardening in the real world - unlike the shows where they must cram in everything tight and pay no heed to the practicalities of growing room.

1 Jun, 2008

 

fantastic why can't mine be like that

3 Jun, 2008

amy
Amy
 

Just beautiful, a rainbow of colour , you could gaze at it for hours ,
I have some fox tail lilies about to flower ,if they look anything like yours I shall be very happy
Amy

10 Jun, 2008

 

Wow! What a beautiful display!

13 Jun, 2008

 

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! What more can I say but Beutifull. Sigh! x

23 Jun, 2008

 

Absolutely gorgeous. I love walled gardens.

1 Jul, 2008

 

It's a lovely picture

3 Jul, 2008

 

Lovely picture. Looks professional muddywellies! Nice job.

7 Jul, 2008

 

Beautiful:)

10 Jul, 2008

 

what a beautiful display........wonderful picture

22 Jul, 2008

 

I know I've already commented on this picture, but every time I see it I'm mesmerized, it almost looks surreal! So many beautiful plant pictures on this site...this is one of my favorites.

25 Jul, 2008

 

Warm thanks to everyone for your kind remarks which are MOST appreciated.

I've an 'even better' photo taken just a few yards down the path on the other side of the same border. The new picture is destined to promote a new ebook I've written entitled "Muddywellie's Garden Design and Build" which contains over 160 step-by-step photographs to designing and building your own garden borders and features together with practical cultivation advice based upon my experiences of growing 3,000 different plant varieties. 'Publication' due very, very soon.

25 Jul, 2008

 

Seems like a good read, can't wait

25 Jul, 2008

 

Something to strive for!! Wow!

31 Jul, 2008

 

Your garden is amazing. It looks like a Monet painting.

10 Aug, 2008

 

We had an NGS open day today - we were besieged! Run ragged, but thoroughly enjoyed answering queries and talking with everyone!

10 Aug, 2008

 

Wow Monet, what a great comparrison :)

10 Aug, 2008

 

Muddywellies,

Your garden is truly beautiful. It reminds me of Sissinghurst.

22 Feb, 2009

 

I love any "cone shaped" blooms, but have not had much luck growing them..
Lupine and Larkspur were grown from seed and planted into the native soil, but have never thrived like I wanted...
Nice looking space that you have! :-)

5 Aug, 2009



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