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Border filling out. (Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Mint Crisp)

Honeysuckle filling the air with it's heady scent.



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Dotty you border is delightful and looks beautiful, but could I make a suggestion. Personal I think the orange Lilly would look better over bye you duck egg blue bench.
It is such a strong colour it is taking all the glory from the other plants.

10 Jun, 2011

 

It looks fantastic DD.

10 Jun, 2011

 

very nice, like the planting and the different pavings together, works well

10 Jun, 2011

 

Wow. Hope you're relaxing post-open garden :-)

10 Jun, 2011

 

Beautiful photos of your garden Dotty...

10 Jun, 2011

 

Teds thanks for the advice.....but, what you cannot see is a wallflower with orange in it and an orange alstroemeria, so that is why the orange lilies are there to add continuity to the border......
Dawn I went out at 9 this morning had a lunch break and was out again until 6 pm, cleaned the grass border out and moved some plants that were in the wrong place so no rest yet!!Martyn, Mot, Cinders, thanks...

10 Jun, 2011

 

I love this. I love the paving, the lavender hedge and the climbers on the arch...perfect!

11 Jun, 2011

 

I guess your catching up on jobs that you couldnt start before the opening.I need to move plants in the wrong place too.

11 Jun, 2011

amy
Amy
 

It looks so perfect Dd It makes me feel scruffy :o(

11 Jun, 2011

 

its lovely d.d you opening again .............

13 Jun, 2011

 

Karen thanks, we made a bit of a mistake with the lavender it is much taller than we expected lol Dawn we are constantly moving plants, we have got some big plans already for the autumn......Amy bless....I can assure you it is not perfect at all, I would love a garden your size.
Cristina we are opening again on the 26th and 27th June, hoping the weather will be kind to us.........

13 Jun, 2011

 

i,ll keep my fingers x 4 you then ..................

13 Jun, 2011

 

good luck with the ope garden Dotty. I used to open the one I had down the road and raise cash for charity. It's hard work but it's also nice to see people walking around enjoying it too. I used to have stalls and make teas and coffee.

15 Jun, 2011

 

A lovely "pazzazz" colour combination (if you know what I mean?)!

Great to have a honeysuckle - there are some wonderful scents wafting around just now, aren't there - our Philadelphus is wafting fit to burst, and makes me smile every time I walk up the garden.

15 Jun, 2011

 

Thanks Cristina, Lindak I know what you mean about the hard work, I couldnt cope with stalls as well, making the cakes with our daughter and just keeping the garden looking good is enough, at the moment we have a running battle with foxes digging up the lawn, burying blackbirds (half eaten) in the border, bringing in rabbits, then there is the badger and the squirrels, hey ho!!
Sheila Mint Crisp is a beauty so fragrant, very much like the Philadelphus, you would love it.

15 Jun, 2011

 

sounds as though you have a wildlife park Dottie. Does your garden back on to the countryside? Badgers are a nuisance with digging up the lawn as they do it to get the worms underneath. Do they come through the fence? It might be worth a try to place peanuts over the lawn at night to stop them. It worked at a large house that had a badger problem. Worth a try.

16 Jun, 2011

 

I want a garden like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where to start? I know nothing about anything and have the patience of a gnat...not a good combo. I'll concentrate on my veg which I can at least succeed to a certain extent with. Cottage garden borders will have to wait until I have a bigger plot to work with :(

16 Jun, 2011

 

Hi Nicky it's good to belong to this family of gardeners, as you can learn a lot from their gardening experiences.
You can ask questions and all I can say to you is to just keep on progressing with your vegetables, as home grown taste lovely and fresh. Even if you only have a small garden like me you can still have plenty of different small plants with colour in the little borders. Just enjoy being outside and you could always have a cup of tea or a glass of wine to help you relax........:0)

16 Jun, 2011

 

Lindak we had the badger break through the fence last night would you believe it? we are surrounded by houses, so no open countryside, the setts are in one of the neighbours garden......the trouble with the peanuts is it would encourage the squirrels which we dont want want either lol Nicky we all have to start somewhere and growing veg is very worthwhile, we grow soft fruit, tomatoes, courgettes, grapes, figs, lemons, all on a small scale but great fun.....

16 Jun, 2011

 

Oh Dotty, A catch 22 situation. I don't suppose it would help if you had to dig down and bury a barrier of somekind either I suppose they would find another way. DO you make wine with the grapes DOtty? Gerry has 3 gallons of elderflower on the go. We are not big drinkers but a glass of home made now and again is lovely with a meal.

17 Jun, 2011

 

Lindak they would do unfortunately, we have left a wall exposed for them to jump over and they have a huge hole under a large shrub between us and the neighbour which they use to enter and exit, so why they broke the fence down!! OH thought it could have been anew badger.
The grapes are dessert ones and not for wine making, saying that I do love elderflower, use to make it years ago, good for Gerry.....enjoy!!

17 Jun, 2011



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