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Hot border in August.


Hot border in August.

Most of the plants are in flower, now.



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How beautiful.

14 Aug, 2009

 

What a well chosen viriety of colours and plants well designed looks florishing and beautiful.

14 Aug, 2009

 

And does'nt it look well.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thank you. :-) Sbg sent me some scarlet Lychnis - they are too small to be in flower as yet, but they are planted to the left of the orange Crocosmia. I'm hoping for a bright splash of colour there next year!

14 Aug, 2009

 

absolutely beautiful.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Stunning....

14 Aug, 2009

 

i agree with janette, stunning

14 Aug, 2009

 

Just fabulous.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Gosh, this border really does get "hot", looking great! :-)

15 Aug, 2009

 

It looked a bit different in June, didn't it, David!

15 Aug, 2009

 

It did, had to just imagine it then. :-)

15 Aug, 2009

 

Glorious -- straight on to 'favourites'

15 Aug, 2009

 

It looks 'hot' enough to cook on B. How big is this border? its glorious

15 Aug, 2009

 

WOW!!!!!

16 Aug, 2009

 

Another example of your wonderful garden. This looks great.

17 Aug, 2009

 

Thank you...

Ian, it's a very large border - about 20' long and 10' deep.

17 Aug, 2009

 

Wow, thats what I call a border. :~))

17 Aug, 2009

 

That's I call a garden!!!!

17 Aug, 2009

 

Now don't make me feel guilty, Mp. I do know how lucky I am to have a big garden!
We did start out with a small one when we got married!

17 Aug, 2009

 

You deserve every inch B. and it looks beautiful, all down to your hard work. :~))

17 Aug, 2009

 

I'm not trying to make you feel guilty, I'm just envious!!
It must take a lot of work tho, to keep it looking THAT good!!

17 Aug, 2009

 

Your border is glorious Spritz..hope to see it next year !

17 Aug, 2009

 

I love late summer flowers and you've such a selection here Spritz! Beautiful! Is that Montbretia /Crocosmia to the left? This year mine have really flowered well, but the clumps are way too big for the border....looks like a good digging session will be on the cards......:o) Do you remember your daughter's Hebe.....well its come on a treat, and has had one or two white flowers!

18 Aug, 2009

 

WHITE?? It's supposed to be PURPLE, Janey! The ones I kept are! I can't imagine why that should be?? I shall ask the other people who got them, to see if they have white or purple flowers!

Yes, the clump of Montbretia (LOL - I call them that too!) was at least three times that size - I gritted my teeth and dug a whole lot out a few weeks ago, to make room for the scarlet Lychnis Seaburngirl sent me plus that new red Helenium I planted. They were very difficult to shift.

Oh - I must post a photo of that Kniphofia - it has one small flower! :-))

18 Aug, 2009

 

My Hebe is purple, Spritz. :-)

18 Aug, 2009

 

Well, I'm glad to hear it, David! I shall have to ask Arlene and Andrea. :-)

18 Aug, 2009

 

Lovely splash of colour Spritz.

19 Aug, 2009

 

Crikey I'll have another look at the Hebe tomorrow I'm sure it was white....Lol..shall have to get some new specs....your Kniphofia has got one up on mine then...no flowers or buds as yet....:o(

19 Aug, 2009

 

Hi B. just a quick question, Its about your crocusmia's. How many did you plant there? and how long have they been there? oh and how do you grow more?
Whats the word I'm thinking of? like propergate? is that right? ? ? ?
Like I said, just a quick question and several other longer ones. Lol :~))

19 Aug, 2009

 

They were there when we came, Ian - they spread like crazy! They propagate themselves, but you can give them a helping hand by digging up a clump and splitting them, then replanting.

You start off by buying a packet of corms (like bulbs...) and planting them either in late autumn, or in early spring. There are quite a lot of different ones, differing in height and colour. The tallest is that bright red one - 'Lucifer'.

Is that enough info.??

19 Aug, 2009

 

Thank you :~))
We have ONE that we bought this year and I was just wondering how long it would take to get a 'drift' going.

19 Aug, 2009

 

How could you get ONE?? Was it a plant in a pot? If it has more than one stem. it must be several corms.

19 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Barbara, I bought it as you say in a pot. I have put a photo up with it in the front of the bed, just in front of the Clematis.

19 Aug, 2009

 

I'll have a look...count the stems - that'll give you an idea of how many corms there are!

20 Aug, 2009

 

A lovely hot border you have there Spritz.

20 Aug, 2009



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