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This is what it's all about


This is what it's all about

The first bit of sun for quite a while and a table in the garden, it seems such a treat, we have never had a garden table and chairs before!



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Thats lovely, I do hope you get the weather to go with it ST.

23 Jul, 2011

 

thanks drc, i hope so too ~ for all of us! never mind at least I've now got a photo to look at!!

23 Jul, 2011

 

That looks purrrrrrrrrrrrfect . . . may you have many moments of sunlit idleness! :))

23 Jul, 2011

 

I bet that's nice :o)

23 Jul, 2011

 

Your so right Sticki, reminds me of our evenings in Gran Canaria. Ahhhh. What a lovely setting.

23 Jul, 2011

 

wonderful

23 Jul, 2011

 

Great. That IS what its all about. Enjoying the garden and a nice drink.

23 Jul, 2011

 

Cheers.

23 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you everyone. I don't think it's quite as warm as gran canaria!
It was a case of making the best of the opportunity!

23 Jul, 2011

 

You will have many more of these moments,Sticki..enjoy them as often as possible...other things can be put on hold..:o)

23 Jul, 2011

 

Oooooo that looks lovely stickey,enjoying your garden with a nice glass of wine,hope you have many more times sat at your table and hope you get some nice weather to go with it ! :)

23 Jul, 2011

 

Great pic! Lovely garden furniture..long may you be able to use it!

23 Jul, 2011

 

That looks lovely Sticki, and hooray we had a bit of sunshine today !! :^)

23 Jul, 2011

 

Sticki, Gran Canaria was a fabulous experience, but 40 degrees, more than you can bare day after day. (great if your on holiday) and we missed the seasons very much. And of course of family.

24 Jul, 2011

 

thanks daylily, bit more today with a bit of luck!

did you live there grannyb?

24 Jul, 2011

 

That looks a wonderful setting, love that garden furniture too. Enjoy! and yes, sheers! I mean cheers!!

26 Jul, 2011

 

were the sheers for the pruning lulu?
lots of greenery ~ there are some flowers but not so many at this time of year ~ better in spring.

26 Jul, 2011

 

typo error Lol!

26 Jul, 2011

 

Added to favourites. What a treat! Jx

26 Jul, 2011

 

Perfect, just perfect..

26 Jul, 2011

 

very nice indeed, what you drinking there

26 Jul, 2011

 

i had the mateus ~ remember that?? it was a little bottle that only cost £1!!! OH had the red wine.

26 Jul, 2011

 

I remember, it looks very secluded where you are, fantastic actually

26 Jul, 2011

 

woods to the side and behind ~ there are neighbours the other side.
the woods belong to the council but not many people walk there, its only little.

26 Jul, 2011

 

so nice and private then, lucky you

26 Jul, 2011

 

yes very lucky, i like it.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Oh, that just looks the BIZ!! :))

26 Jul, 2011

 

thanks karen, tea out there again tonight!!

26 Jul, 2011

 

not here sticki....freezing cold and cloudy again :(( Sun came out today for about an hour and it was lovely..I was out walking with the dog...but it went away when we got home :((

26 Jul, 2011

 

Your garden looks fantastic Sticki and your table very inviting. I love eating in the garden. The family were here yesterday..well quite a lot of them, for lunch. Made veggie madras, Bombay potatoes and cardamon rice which all turned out well, followed by lemon meringue pie which wasn't home made, very nice though. Lovely afternoon, long may this weather last:-))

28 Jul, 2011

 

your lunch sounds really good Ba it was nice and warm for some of yesterday but the evenings seem to be cool?

sorry its so cold near you karen.

as you can see most of the garden is greenery not flowers like your gardens ~ im trying to put more in.

28 Jul, 2011

 

I would tell you it's raining and miserable again Sticki, but I'm sick of the sound of myself moaning now!!...lol..oops! :))

28 Jul, 2011

 

oh dear, i cant believe what bad weather scotland has had this year ~ i always tell people what wonderful weather we have had there.
can you suggest some plants for my green garden karen? white and yellow seem to work best, its quite acidic, free draining and shady!!

28 Jul, 2011

 

Sticki, I will gladly do that for you...how much space do you have there and are we looking for evergreens, herbaceous, shrubs, edging plants or what?

28 Jul, 2011

 

Not much space left but room for smaller evergreens, herbaceous or shrubs, but not edging plants please. Fragrant would be a bonus. But mostly it's colour I'm after, preferably not annuals, and not very tall cos of the slope, about 2 to 3 foot high would be good.
Oh dear I don't mean to sound so fussy. Sorry

28 Jul, 2011

 

No, that really helps! I'm busy just now, but will get my thinking cap on for you!

29 Jul, 2011

 

thanks karen
there is a bit less space now ~ i saw an amazing heuchera ~ liquorice ~ in the GC today ~ i had to have it ~ will put a photo on later.

29 Jul, 2011

 

Just found this photo - that's what I call a good winding down to the day! As long as weather allows we always finish our days on the balcony or in the garden with a glass of wine, talking about what's been done and what needs to be done, but not being in too much of a rush to do it ........ Ho hum.

29 Jul, 2011

 

if only we had your weather nariz i would be out there more often!
its too cold today.

29 Jul, 2011

 

yes i agree mmmmm looks good to me like it :))

29 Jul, 2011

 

Ah, I was just about to say why not go for a Heuchera or two Sticki! lol! Now if you have room left, you could get a Tiarella which is similar to Heuchera with smaller leaves and the flowers are prettier also...evergreen. Brunnera Macrophylla is great too because you get really early new growth in the spring, pretty flowers and then gorgeous mounds of heart-shaped leaves, many with lovely silvery variegation...lasts long into the winter if its not too cold. Or how about a really choice dwarf conifer, one that won't grow much at all of course.....for some lovely wintry form and texture. If you want a white flower, why not try a miniature patio rose....it might be ok in a sheltered spot. I am very pleased with the Polygala 'Purple Passion' that I discovered on Hywel's pages in the late winter...lovely evergreen leaves and tough as old boots...with purple and yellow pea-like flowers in the spring. It's a small plant and doesn't grow fast at all. Did you see the Sedum that I recently bought...white flowers....might be worth considering.

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Mark

Thank you Karen - GoY's very garden guru.
I shall make a list of everything you said and off to the garden centre. Evergreen and flowers sound very good, I have some sedum which grows well but it's pink - a white one would be so much better, thank you.

29 Jul, 2011

 

Mmm...let me see...what was it called....'Summer Glory' that was it...got it at Dobbies I think. :)) glad to be of some use!

29 Jul, 2011

 

ooh thank you, you are very kind. we dont have dobbies, i dont think but we have lots of others so i shall look.

29 Jul, 2011

 

Did you say your garden was shady Sticki? Some of the aucuba are very colourful and can take some shade. I have a lovely one in full shade and it's so colourful. I've bought a boyfriend for her.. aucuba golden king..this in in a sunnier spot, but only a few yards away. Picturata is very bright. These need such little care, yet have really brightened their patch. Lovely white foxgloves and dicentra goldheart..bright yellow leaves, flowers for ages likes part shade. How about some of the hydrangea family too? Very little care needed...all fine on acidic soil:-)

30 Jul, 2011

 

Ooh ooh what about some shaggy leucanthemums? Mine are looking fantastic at the moment...astrantia...Spritz's faves, geraniums...can't stop now...keep trying to think of more lol:-)

30 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Ba, those are very interesting and helpful, I shall have a longer list to look for now. I have the golden dicentra and the other one which did so well I had to move it! I have just bought a White astrantia to give it a try cos I like it. Hydrangeas tho for some reason did not do well so I took them out - I think it may be too dry for them?? I put them in the front garden instead where they seem happier? I have bought a white foxglove and some seeds, all the foxgloves were pink!!

I have to look the others up cos I don't know them, not sure about boyfriends and girlfriends - no hanky panky in my garden thank you!!!

30 Jul, 2011

 

Just thinking....one of the brunnera has white flowers....I THINK it is Mr Morse...but check first!

30 Jul, 2011

 

i'll have a look, thanks karen

30 Jul, 2011

 

Just Discovered that Sedum 'Summker Glory' has lilac NOT white flowers! NIce surprise!

30 Jul, 2011

 

That looks soooo inviting Sticki. Just perfect. :-))

1 Aug, 2011

 

glad you are pleased karen

thanks muddy, just need a few warm days!!

1 Aug, 2011

 

Fabulous composition sticki, pour one for me I'm on my way over lol.

5 Aug, 2011

 

cheers treetop!! its poured ready!!!

5 Aug, 2011

 

Just found this Stickie, I expect you've been using the furniture a while now.It looks a real nice set.

24 Aug, 2011

 

within the budget rose [most weren't!!] and yes we have used it a few times since which is nice.

24 Aug, 2011

 

Looks ideal sticki.

24 Aug, 2011

 

that was on a warm day treetop ~ dont think we have had many since!!

24 Aug, 2011



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