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Back garden today..

Sunshine and showers,great for the flowers..:o)



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Looking really lovely, like the Pieris Sandra especially.

13 Apr, 2012

 

that looks lovely! look at that pierris ~ stunning.

13 Apr, 2012

 

oh sorry cinderella posted same time ~ great minds eh???

13 Apr, 2012

 

Definitely Sticki,

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you,Cinders and Sticki..the Pieris has been wonderful this year....and Cinders if you look closely,on the left,you can just see the Golden Oregano peeping through that you sent me..at the left of the tulips and trough :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Oh yes. Mine has gone mad, I shall be pulling a lot out shortly before it takes over my veg garden !

13 Apr, 2012

 

That's so nice Bloomer!! Great job

13 Apr, 2012

 

Does it grow big then,Cinders ? Wonder if I should pot it up,or move it to the long border in the front ?

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Paul..in hindsight,I wish I had planted more shrubs in that back border now,so it hides the fence a bit more..but I have three roses which get quite tall in the summer,so it will have to stay as it is now...

13 Apr, 2012

 

lovely view Bloomer :-)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks S.lad..easy to maintain too :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Depends what you want it for really Sandra. It does make a lovely edging to a garden, but you do have to keep it under control a bit. If you don't want it to do that then I should put some in a large pot/

13 Apr, 2012

 

I do like it there,Cinders..so will do as you suggest,and keep it under control....mmm,it would probably look nice in a big pot....just thinking ! :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

The whole look is really lovely and everything looks so healthy and happy.
The pieris is beautiful, I love them.

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you,Wildrose..I am looking forward to all my pots on the gravel,in the summer..and no slugs or snails bother to crawl over it either ! Lol...I have another Pieris in the side border,which was a layered cutting from this one..I posted a pic recently,with a Camelia next to it..both still looking good :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

It's a nice fence that does suit your garden - but even so maybe still could be possible if you really wanted :))

13 Apr, 2012

 

There is a path,between the border and the fence ,Paul..not what I had in mind,but OH wanted to be able to paint the fence ! ..hey ho :o)...so it's not very wide...no idea where I could put the roses though..

13 Apr, 2012

 

This is lovely Bloomer! :))

13 Apr, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It looks really pretty Sandra , well laid out to a good plan and planting :o))

13 Apr, 2012

 

Beautiful . . . a perfect circle surrounded by lovely shrubs. :)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you,Michaella,Amy and Sheilabub..pleased you like it..the lawn we used to have was pretty dire ! I much prefer the gravel.:o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Same with us Bloomer - I personally don't miss the grass for all its trouble

13 Apr, 2012

 

Gorgeous.....

13 Apr, 2012

 

So much easier Paul,we feel the same..we still have a small lawn in the front,and would do the same there,but
a steep slope wouldn't work ! Lol.

13 Apr, 2012

 

How about a rockery ? :))

13 Apr, 2012

 

Cheers Moti..:o) .how is your lovely Remi doing ?

13 Apr, 2012

 

I have a small one at the top corner...but where would
I roly poly ? Lol...that conjures up a picture,doesn't it ? ..as if ! :o))

13 Apr, 2012

 

lol Bloomer - you're always so funny - some cheese to throw down it too

13 Apr, 2012

 

Lol.lol. I can't see you roly polying Sandra nor me come to think of it!! The Pieris are wonderful this year, this area is really looking great much more interesting than grass;0)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Good thinking Paul,,Must buy a full Edam....I only have a square pack of mature cheddar..and triangles !..ha ha :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Ah,there you are,Carole :o)....we could roll down together! You could have rolled your Simnel cake..right shape..if you hadn't eaten it ! Lol.I agree about the Pieris,it's been the best year for mine....thank you for your nice comment :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely Bloomer :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Im here Sandra and sorry but the Simnel Cake has all gone now but have an empty wine bottle we could roll lol

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you,Neellan,pleased you like it :o)..

13 Apr, 2012

 

That says it all,Carole ! :o)))

13 Apr, 2012

 

Looking great! :)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Also bloomer is the red shrub berberis ? Looks lovely - would like one of these myself

14 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Pixi..no more backbreaking work,getting rid of weeds ,or doing edges ! :o)
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No it isn't a Berberis Paul..it's a variety of Hebe,called Caledonian...evergreen,and very hardy..stays compact,but I trim it over after flowering to keep it bushy..still had a few flowers on all through winter..I think I have a pic of it somewhere,in full flower..that's if I haven't deleted it..I will have a look...
Found it,Paul..first photo on page 6 ....

14 Apr, 2012

 

great Bloomer - means I can add to Goy too :)))))))))))))

14 Apr, 2012

 

ok ,Paul..It's Caledonia..sorry,added a 'n ' on the end :o)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Yeah I'm not missing mowing the wee bit grass I had now..filling up wiht lots of plants :))))))

14 Apr, 2012

 

Much easier,Pixi..I knew you would like it,once you decided to get rid..more time to spend doing other things in your garden..or just chilling out :o)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Yeah! :) bit cold for that today :)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Looks lovely and tidy...

14 Apr, 2012

 

Same here,Pixi..so cold today..brrr..
Thank you Carol..It's so small,it could hardly be anything else but tidy ! Lol....to be honest,I hardly seem to get many weeds..and easily spotted if I do :o)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Beautiful Bloomer :-)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you,Willinilli..how are you and your lovely doggies ?

14 Apr, 2012

 

Your garden looks good and the shrubs are colourful. The early flowered varieties have flowered well this year.

15 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Linda..I agree,everything seems to be doing well this year,thanks to our better winter here..still got a keen frost this morning,but a lovely sunny blue sky now..it will soon clear .:o)

15 Apr, 2012

 

We've had some really lovely sunny mornings here but it's clouding over again now so I've just got the washing in.

15 Apr, 2012

 

Oh B your garden is gorgeous, this is the first time I have seen it!!! Your Pieris looks very healthy, what a delightful little garden.

16 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you,G.mage..Yes,only small,but enough at the back for me..only problem is ,I like so many plants and not enough space !...looking foward to having the summer pots on the gravel though. Just a waiting game now :o)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Like us Bloomer we only have a small garden and I want so many plants in it especially when I go to a garden centre, I have to think twice about the plants sizes now.....Like you I can't wait to get the fuchias and geraniums into the garden, and the other containers

17 Apr, 2012

 

Looks gorgeous Bloomer, love your circle :0

17 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Linda,so frustrating ,isn't it ?..but somehow we manage to find just another little space ! Very heavy showers today,and then sunshine..so in between,I have taken my Fuchsias out of the plastic growhouse,to give them a decent watering..hope I get chance to go out and put them back later :o))
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Thanks Ydd..OH was instructed to make a perfect circle..with a plumb line on a stick in the centre ..and he did !..one happy Bloomer Lol.

17 Apr, 2012

 

I'm trying to leave all my plants in the greenhouse until May, and then I shall pop them into the flowerbeds and patio area. The fuchias are flowering well already. Gerry gave them a feed yesterday as they are going a bit yellowy.

18 Apr, 2012

 

I am going to have to plant all mine out in mid May,Linda..as we are now going away for a week,so I can't leave them inside..just hope we don't have a late frost,as they don't usually go out till the end..They will have to take a chance..all the tender bedding seedlings will be living on the kitchen table !

18 Apr, 2012

 

They should be ok for mid May. Any frosts aren't usually that damaging then. I usually acclimatise my plants for two days before actually planting them out. I am lucky in this neighbourhood as we all look after each others plants etc when away and help one another.

18 Apr, 2012

 

I think so too,Linda..a lot of the Fuchsias were from last year anyway,so pretty well grown,and overwintered ok..
My neighbours used to look after mine,but being in ill health and in their eighties ,I wouldn't dream of asking now..but it was good while it lasted.:o)

18 Apr, 2012

 

Some of my fuchias were from last year but I did take cuttings so they will go into the flowerbeds and the bigger ones, stay in large pots for the patio.

19 Apr, 2012

 

Ditto,Linda...hope we do well with them this year..:o)

19 Apr, 2012

 

:0)))

19 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Bloomer...Remi is doing well, thank you.....growing big and strong and plenty of chat...20 months now...:>)

20 Apr, 2012

 

Same here,Moti,great to listen to now..even if we can't always decipher some of it,when he gets excited! ..just love this age :o)

21 Apr, 2012

 

This area is a pleasure to look at... :o))

7 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks H.bird..The roses at the back are taller than the Euonymous in the centre now..still in bud stage here,though..and the Delphiniums on the left are like triffids ! so much foliage,and spikes only appearing...wish everything would open now..I'm so impatient ! :o)

7 Jun, 2012



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