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Sharing new plants with my old camera!

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I’m a bit bashful about doing blogs, because so many of you are such wonderful photographers, but maybe this will encourage those (like me) who are not expert. I’ve been spending my vouchers, so went round the garden yesterday morning and took some pics.

This is the view from the kitchen window


View down the garden with little Amelanchier turning bronze (on the left)


My favourite Salvia ‘Cerro Potosi’ growing through Cotinus (shame about the dying Tradescantia!)


Newly cleared area with Cyclamen and delicate Origanum ‘Kent Beauty’ near the front


Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ with H. ‘Mint Julep’ (will she survive this sunny spot?) and H. ‘Ebony and Ivory’


Another shot of the Heucheras amongst Campanula and perennial Geraniums


Schizostylis ‘Pink Princess’ looks white to me, but it’s my pride and joy


I’ve put the Schizostylis next to purple Physocarpus in dappled shade; also H. ‘Cherries Jubilee’ near the front, and a red Acer in the distance!


Thank you for joining me in my garden. :))

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Nothing to be bashful about Sheila!!!!
Lovely, blog, pics and garden!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Agree with Lil... Well done Sheila...:)

30 Sep, 2011

 

Bashful? Now come on Sheila, lovely blog and your pics delightful, that view from your kitchen is wonderful. More blogs sometime please. :~)

30 Sep, 2011

 

Oh, I just love your Garden Sheila...I think it is simply beautiful. I hope the pale heuchera will be ok in the shade of the shrubs and trees, but keep your eye on it, and if it starts to look sad, or develop brown patches, move it somewhere shadier. I love that Origanum, it's really pretty.

30 Sep, 2011

 

..btw, if I had that view from my kitchen I would never ever get anything done other than washing up!! :))

30 Sep, 2011

 

Woohoo . . . you speedy four! Thank you so much Lil, Franny, Grandma and Karen . . . you've made me smile. :))

Thanks for the advice too Karen - and now you know why we've never bought a dishwasher, lol.

30 Sep, 2011

 

Lucky girl, its a wonderful garden. OH is my dishwasher so he wouldnt give up the job with those trees to look at! Nothing wrong with any pictures Ive seen on your blogs Sheilabub and certainly enjoyed these!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Beautiful view from the window, your photo's are fab, well done,

30 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you Tet and Val - very kind!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Oh Sheila what a fabulous garden and such a great view from you kitchen, just loved it all the heucheras the cyclamen, what is the purple plant in the third pic it looks stunning????

30 Sep, 2011

 

Bashful be gone SheilaB !!
a perfect set of photos & one of the nicest gardens. Lovely wooden greenhouse looks snug tucked into the side & those beautiful trees frame open blue sky.
Cyclamen ( a personal favourite) & heuchera always a winning combo plus a host of excellent plants.
Yesterday afternoon I took a ton of rubbish photos of dragonflies on our cloths line ( Im blaming the camera naturally ;-)) but Im putting them up all the same.
Hope the little cutting strikes on your windowsill,
btw: we too never have & never will own a dishwasher. Happy days !!
More photos as the seasons change please SB !!

1 Oct, 2011

 

Well those were brilliant pictures. You need not be bashful any more :o)

1 Oct, 2011

 

Don't be 'Bashful' (or 'Grumpy, or 'Dopey') Be 'Happy' instead! The photos are lovely! Love your Heucheras. I'm planning to get some, but I'll have to keep them in pots so I can move them out of the ferocious sun we've been having. Hope nothing in the garden makes you 'Sneezy?' ;o)

1 Oct, 2011

 

Oooh Nana, thank you for your lovely comment. The purple shrub is Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (common name Smoke bush) - one of my all-time favourites.

Gosh, you're observant Bampy - and thank you for your generous comments. :)) The little cutting is a Fuchsia, it's doing its best to grow a root or two; I LOVE my greenhouse - my sanctuary - and yes, a carpet of Cyclamen always raises the spirits. Looking forward to the not-at-all-rubbish photos of dragonflies!

Bless you Hywel!

Nariz - you do make me laugh - very clever too. :)))

1 Oct, 2011

 

lovely pics sheila and garden to :o)

1 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely garden ... lovely photos ... and I just love the 'Pink Princess' flower even if you think it looks white! ... :o)))

1 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Sanbaz and Shirley! :))

1 Oct, 2011

 

hi sheilabub, lovely photo's, i wish i could see what you see out of my kitchen window, i see tree's & a railway line
thank-goodness the trees are in front of the railway line & not the other way round.I wouldn't be bashful, not with photo's like these. smurf.

2 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you Smurf!

2 Oct, 2011

 

Love your garden Sheilabub. That view from your kitchen window......Well everyone else has said it all. I'm almost envious.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely views sheila!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks for commenting Songthrush and Meadowland. :))

3 Oct, 2011

 

These photographs are smashing Sheila! You've created a lovely blog, to go along with your fantastic plants and garden! No excuse now not to put another blog on, you've done a great job!

3 Oct, 2011

 

You're a kind lass Libet. :))

3 Oct, 2011

 

Oh, shucks! Sheila! You've made me go all pink!!! You're a lovely lady yourself! :0)

3 Oct, 2011

 

! :)))

4 Oct, 2011

 

What a lovely garden, and a view to die for!! so no more excuses, want to see it all through the year now please, I only wish we had a garden as large as yours, sorry but I do own a dishwasher would not be without it, OH doesn't do washing up, that is why he bought me one lol still he is a treasure in the garden and you cannot have it all ways !!

4 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Dotty! We're definitely in the minority not having a dishwasher, and most holiday homes seem to provide them now . . . we find ourselves hunting everywhere for a washing-up bowl, or at least a plug!

4 Oct, 2011

 

Well we have one thing in common Sbub - no dishwasher.I find that whiling away the time washing up and gazing through the window at the garden gives me time to study and reflect on what looks right and what needs moving.
Enjoyed the photos of your lovely garden, especially the one of the long vista seen through your window, and I particularly like the Schizostylis.

4 Oct, 2011

 

Oooh thank you Stroller - exactly! Washing-up with a view is hardly a chore. Glad you like our garden, and the Schizostylis too. :))

4 Oct, 2011

 

Hope you are convinced now Sheilabub..Your photos are not rubbish and you have a lovely garden, that quite a few of us would love to see more of! Its also a really good way of keeping a record to look back on for yourself. Keep blogging....please? :0)))))

4 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Poppy - no not "rubbish" photos(!) just a bit inexpert - and yes, I am lucky to have the space. :))

5 Oct, 2011

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