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Part of the front garden


Part of the front garden (Gladiolus communis subs. byzantinus)

The front garden in May which has Byzantine gladioli - which I love - just as well, they do spread themselves!



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do Byzantine mind seme shade?

15 Feb, 2008

 

I think they need sun, like most Gladioli.

15 Feb, 2008

 

Truly beautiful. So welcoming. Mike C

23 Feb, 2008

 

I agree with Mike C, a gorgeous settting and I love your path!

8 Jul, 2008

 

It's very old and although we'd like to extend it right to the gate we can't because the limestone slabs are only available at Reclamation yards and are VERY expensive!

9 Jul, 2008

 

Very picturesque. Would that be climbing roses on your cottage? What kind of shrub is the large yellow one?

25 Aug, 2008

 

There are 2 climbing roses, a red and a pink - 'Albertine', plus three Clematis montana! The shrub is an Aucuba, not quite sure which variety. It's evergreen and a useful one for 'structure' all the year round.

25 Aug, 2008

 

Good to know, thanks. I've already ordered clematis montana, waiting for delivery...how are yours attached to the wall? String, trellis or self clinging?

26 Aug, 2008

 

Hi Spretz And Henry!! Thought that I just sat down "FOR A MINUTE" and a hour and a half has passed!!! I'm hungry and my laundry is in the middle of the floor waiting. What beautiful pictures you have! ! ! I was lost in your garden and beautiful close ups of every single picture. I'm sure you have thousands of plant fairies hanging out there. Bet you could here thier little wings if it were really quiet! Loved every minute of time spent here even if I didn't get started as soon as I intended.Take care...God Bless ....Lata

26 Aug, 2008

 

Katcod - the Clematis and the roses are attached to horizontal wires. I tie the new shoots of the roses in with plant ties each year and the Clematis looks after itself now, having been trained many years ago by our predecesors.
Lata - what a lovely compliment. Thank you for visiting my garden - I'm glad you enjoyed it! I shall tell Henry - he has retired to bed as he has been in all day with a sore paw....I did let him walk around the garden with me but he's a bit unhappy. :-(

26 Aug, 2008

 

your home and garden are wonderful...........Cory

24 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks, Cory!

25 Nov, 2008

 

its a lovely pic, i love a cottage wild flower look in a garden; uve got it all well done......

16 Feb, 2009

 

That's a lovely compliment - thank you.

16 Feb, 2009

 

yr welcome.. im a lover of flowers growing naturely.. some folks train them into spaces, dont look good,, uneven flowers always look better :)

17 Feb, 2009

 

My husband would be like that - he doesn't like the plants spilling over on to the path! Luckily, the garden is MINE! So I get away with it! :-)

17 Feb, 2009

 

what a beautiful garden you have and a fantastic collection of plants. I have some of these gladioli in front of a golden hop and the contrast is amazing. Im on heavy clay so they havnt spread much but noticed a few seedling appearing this year. Please continue to post new pics

24 Mar, 2009

 

Thank you, Mageth - what a lovely thing to say! Yes, I'll keep posting...

24 Mar, 2009

 

This looks wonderful Spritz...I love the way the path is the same colour stone as your cottage and those wonderful gladioli are one of my faves.........:o)

7 Apr, 2009

 

Do yours spread as well, Janey? Strangely, my friend up the lane can't grow them. She gets quite green when she sees mine...

7 Apr, 2009

 

What a lovely, welcoming front garden.

3 May, 2009

 

Thank you, Pasuki...

3 May, 2009

 

Beautiful house and lovely garden- you must have thousands of plants in there!

18 Sep, 2009

 

Yes, I think you're right! Thanks for the lovely comment, Skillen.

18 Sep, 2009

 

And it still looks wonderful to those of us meandering around the site three years later!! lol.

16 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks - meander all you like! I hope you enjoy it - from so far away. :-)

16 Feb, 2010

 

Yes, me looking at your photo album too! Had to comment on this as I just love byzantine glads. Wish they seeded here too!

8 May, 2010

 

Isn't it odd that they do in my garden, and not in others!

Don't tire your eyes out, Karen...see you in about a weeks time...LOL.

8 May, 2010

 

I love gladiola byzantine. They naturalize here in So Calif. Old House Bulbs carries the best bulbs.

23 Jan, 2012

 

Mine do spread rather a lot. One day I might have to pull a few out!

26 Jan, 2012



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