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CONKER invites you along to see his front garden ...

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Hello … we sneaked out early into my front garden

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… before anyone else in the road was awake … Lol …

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… please come with us down the garden path …

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… this is a view from the pavement …

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… Prunus Oku Miyako in full blossom …

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… looking across from my drive …

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… tulips, alyssum and aubrieta …

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… aucuba japonica variegata and osmanthus tricolor

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… Miyako blossom dancing above the rockeries …

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… Pieris Little Heath glowing after the icy winter …

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… from near the window of my house …

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… berberis, tulips, muscari and aubrieta …

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… everything is growing like crazy !!! …

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… thanks for visiting … please call again soon :o) xxx

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bjs
Bjs
 

That is absolutely beautiful,and great to see Conker looking so well.thanks for showing.

16 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Bjs .. Conker is glad you like his garden :o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Wonderful just a haze of beautiful colours and plants, its a credit to you, what a Fabulous view to look out on, no wonder Conkers looking so proud and happy, gone on my favourites;0)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Cannot believe you have so many flowers - absolutely gorgeous!

16 Apr, 2011

 

What a beautiful garden so colourful, very lovingly looked after! Thanks for the tour Conker, I wish I looked as pretty as you in the morning!

16 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Pansypotter, Helenium, and Sarah...
Conker loves posing for the camera ... ;o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

That is such a lovely garden. I am so envious.

16 Apr, 2011

 

Lovely lots of colour :-)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Beautiful, just beautiful. So many beautiful colours. You look beautiful too Conker. :o))

16 Apr, 2011

 

Conker looks happy there, nice blog terra you have a magnificent garden there, your pieris looks a lot like my forest flame one...wonderful terra :-)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Nice garden some one's been working hard

16 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Alex, Kay, Linda and Surreylad ...

Surreylad .... the Little Heath pieris is smaller than Forest Flame and is variegated .... nice one to include in a garden ..

16 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Jiffy ...
I enjoy working out in my gardens ...
... Conker gives me good gardening advice ..
;o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

What a lovely colourful garden you've got Conker. You look very happy there. I like the winding path.
The best time of day is before anyone else gets up :o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Just wonderful!

16 Apr, 2011

 

Woof Hywel ...

we agree about very early mornings ...
... nice and peaceful early on ... :o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Sheila... Conker thanks you for visiting :o) x

16 Apr, 2011

 

Absolutely stunning Terra and Conker is a picture of health sitting so proudly, its a delight to see and a credit to you......

16 Apr, 2011

 

Stunning garden ... like something straight from a gardening magazine ... thanks for showing these pics Tt. Conker looking less windswept today ... lol! : o ))

16 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Lincslass ...
...Truffle and Crocus were looking after things indoors ;o)

Lol. Shirley ... A "good hair day" ...
Yes, no breezes to ruffle Conker's coat .. :o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Hi TT! Your garden is breathtaking!! It shows every ounce of love and attention that you obviously lavish on it!! In fact it's so lovely I went out and bought a mixed packet of aubretia seeds and sowed them, and just today I pricked out 25 little seedlings!! Too many d'ya think!? Nope! I don't think so either! Can't wait to see what colours they are!
I had tried 4 times to send you a pm last night, I was so concerned about you, and I finally thought it had gone through but it obviously hasn't. I was able to pm Sticki, so I don't know what's happened. I just hope you had a happier day and know I'm thinking of you and your little furrys and feathers, take care pet, be happy... sending more calm vibes! ((hug!)) (bark!) (chirrup!)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Libet ...
Thanks for trying so many times to send me a pm... as far as I know the messages are getting through from other members, so it is a bit strange isn't it !

Well done on growing aubrieta from seeds ... I tried last year, but not very successful ... I hope you get some good colours !

Thanks for the calm vibes... peace is what we need !!!
<hugs> from Conker and Truffle ...
... Crocus says you are very tweet. x

16 Apr, 2011

 

As usual, TT your garden is absolutely glowing with colour - you must be really proud of it - it really is a picture - Well Done !

16 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks, Mariek ...
This springtime, everything is growing fast !

16 Apr, 2011

 

just perfect..:-)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Sandra ... thanks :o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Oh, I really enjoyed that tour TT. Conker is beautiful as usual of course, and SO much spring colour in your garden! It's wonderful, really lifts the spirits. Your front garden shouts out love, joy, happiness and care. No wonder the twisted ones are provoked! :)) Darkness cannot bear light you know!

16 Apr, 2011

 

You have a wonderful garden - the colours are great and tidy too - lovely job you have done with it all

16 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Karen ...
I like to create happy gardens !

Hi Paul ...
pleased you like Conker's front garden ...
Thanks :o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

it is fab Terratoonie

16 Apr, 2011

 

Hi TT, Conker looks king of the castle ... in fact he looks as if he has a jewel casket to care for, what a stunning array.

16 Apr, 2011

 

It's gorgeous, as always. Thanks for showing. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy it peacefully... :) Your garden is an inspiration..

16 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Laine ..
We were out there early morning ...
no one else around :o)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Talk about the WOW factor, Terra...everything in the garden is looking splendid :) I can imagine gazing out on these gorgeous gardens...what a tonic!

Conker looks absolutely regal sitting amongst all the pretty flowers. Spring has definitely arrived in your garden, Terra.

16 Apr, 2011

 

What a picture TT. wonderful garden and the colour an absolute riot!! Keep your pecker up!! x

16 Apr, 2011

 

Fantastic garden TT, amazing colours. Conker looks fabulous amongst it, you work so hard to keep it like that.

16 Apr, 2011

 

for one moment i thought i had veiwed Heaven so many beautyful plants and stunning colours. Thankyou terra.

16 Apr, 2011

 

speachless.... sooooooooo many colours..You have a wonderful garden

16 Apr, 2011

 

Perfect! Absolutely perfect!! :))) Thank you for the tour :))))

16 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Conker for inviteing us to see your stunning colourful front garden big hug for being such a great gardener filling it with such pretty plants.

16 Apr, 2011

 

Crocus has just told me that he is keeping his pecker up for you, and Conker will be saving an 'ambush' hug for when you least expect it, to make you laugh! Chloe and Bear, our kitties, send you a 'Prrring!' and a good knee pampering!, take care Pets! x ((hugs!))

16 Apr, 2011

 

Just beautiful, blazing with color - I am really envious! How wonderful to wake up early, walk out the door and see all those flowers! Clearly a lot of hard work has gone into making it look so perfect. Wow!!!

17 Apr, 2011

 

Conker is a genius for chromatic effects. Dazzling!

17 Apr, 2011

 

Conkers says woof and thanks to Whistonlass, Grandmage, Bob, 230338, Shahida, Michaella, Sixpence, Libet, Chloe, Bear, Lauram and Arcadio.... :o) x

17 Apr, 2011

 

:o))

17 Apr, 2011

 

:~) :~) x

17 Apr, 2011

 

Good enought for a medal at Chelsea!!! 'The Tapestry Garden'. What a great designer you are, Conker - and a superb undergardener to, lol.

17 Apr, 2011

 

beautiful, i'd love a garden like this.:-))

17 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Wagger and Purplepoppy ...

Conker is very encouraged by your comments and plans to keep on with lots more gardening :o)

17 Apr, 2011

 

I keep coming back to this blog, Terra....it is just such a beautiful space to look at....you have a wonderful touch for colour and everything is so abundant. Meow to Conker from Lucy :) x

17 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Whistonlass ...
Thanks for visiting again..
I've told Conker all about lovely Lucy :o) x

17 Apr, 2011

 

Terra, I've just been showing our grandaughter the photos of your garden and Conker and she has just said.."wow, is this lady famous?" When I said no, she answered, "well she should be famous because of her pretty garden and everyone knows about her."

Iona (grandaughter) is 7 yrs. old....out of the mouths of babes eh? :) This should put a smile on your face, Terra.

17 Apr, 2011

 

Iona ... that put the best smile on my face I've had for l-o-o-o-o-o-ong time ...thank you :o)))

Have you seen my blog where my dogs have lots and lots of watering cans ?

http://www.growsonyou.com/terratoonie/blog/10441-cans-and-roses-mister-blue-sky-s-up-there-waitin-o

17 Apr, 2011

 

They've just left to drive home but I will send her mom the link so she can show Iona. I'm now in recovery mode and got the coffee maker on....R E L A X :)

Happy to oblige with the smiles, Terra. :)

17 Apr, 2011

 

You relax now, Whistonlass :o)))

17 Apr, 2011

 

Oh am soooooo envious!!! absolutely beautiful TT, and conker looks so well! Rocky sends woofs...

17 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Skilla ...
Thanks ... Conker says hi to Rocky :o)

17 Apr, 2011

 

What a wonderfully colourful garden you have Conker, I wished I could walk past it early in the morning to breath in all that beauty and perfume people in your road are so lucky to benefit from it all without having to do any work, well done you.

17 Apr, 2011

 

Hello Sheil15 ~
Thanks ... very kind words ..
Conker would love to have you walk past his garden ...
... early morning or any time :o)))

17 Apr, 2011

 

those colours are breathtakin you obviously spend a lot of time in the garden its real credit to you

17 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Jackie ...
... thanks for visiting Conker in his garden.
... and thank you for such kind words ... :o)

17 Apr, 2011

 

I don't think I have ever seen so much colour and variety of plants together in one garden,Terra,absolutely beautiful..and Harrogate flower show had nothing as good as this..I award Conker,and you,of course..a Gold medal,and a special merit certificate.! :o)))

17 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Bloomer...
... thanks for our special awards ;o)

17 Apr, 2011

 

Just magic. Don't know whether to give up now or be inspired!

17 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks you for the tour, what a magnificent feast of colours! Early mornings are so serene, a good time to enjoy the garden :)

18 Apr, 2011

 

Beautiful- so much colour! :-)

18 Apr, 2011

 

You are obviously able to spend hours in your garden. It is certainly worth the effort.
It's great to see your name appear on the new blog list. I always find it an inspiration to see just what is possible in a 'normal' persons garden.
Conker always adds to the atmosphere - I must get myself an advisor just like him!!!
Whistonlass - I thoroughly enjoyed the Watering Can Blog it is definately worth a visit.

18 Apr, 2011

 

Yes, I agree, Gillspec...our grandaughter has looked at the blog this morning and is even more in love with Conker and the beautiful garden :)

18 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Steragram, Limpet, Red aly ...

I enjoy working in my gardens.

and lovely comments, Gillspec and Whistonlass ...

Conker thanks you all :o)

18 Apr, 2011

 

Absolutely stunning, and my favourite little dog Conker.

18 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Cinders .. woof and <hugs> :o)

18 Apr, 2011

 

never seen such a beautiful garden and of course i love conker

18 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Ann...
Conker sends you a <hug> and says thank you :o)

18 Apr, 2011

 

Hi the garden looks wonderful so jealous

18 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Oldcrock...
Thanks ... I'm pleased you like this :o)

18 Apr, 2011

 

wow! that looks so vibrant! i love the colours terra. you must have lots of passersby that stop and admire it.

18 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Tilly ... Thank you ..
Unfortunately there are few gardeners in my road ...

... so that's why I especially appreciate the GoY comments.

18 Apr, 2011

 

Oh for a flat lawn like that, TT :) Brilliant photographs, you had better patent your garden design or you might find it lifted and winning Gold at Chelsea. It is just stunning.

18 Apr, 2011

 

thank you for the invitation i would love to call again ~ you have a truly beautiful garden TT ~ it must be the envy of the neighbourhood!
such colour and so many different textures!

18 Apr, 2011

 

Love your gardens as always Terra :o)))) Give Conker a huge pat from me and Frances - happy gardening!

19 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Gee, Buzzbee, Sticki and Pip ...
A few years ago I did some work and a small amount of design on a friend's garden at the end of my road .... so that still has a slight "look" of my garden, with aubrieta etc.

<hug> for Frances :o)

19 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Conker for a lovely tour;-) do you help with weeding as well? lol

19 Apr, 2011

 

Exquisite - breathtaking colour - how thrilled you must be to walk out into that every morning - clever green fingers indeed - thank you for showing us around Conker =)))

20 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Kasy and Cate ...
Conker works hard in his gardens :o)

20 Apr, 2011

 

and it pays off Tt-- I do admire Conkers skills--I need a good weeder-- does he charge by the hour-- I could lay in a supply of bonio's

20 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Pamg ~ Thanks ...
Conker is all ready with his garden tools ...
... to head towards the West Midlands ...
... Bonios by the hour please ;o)

20 Apr, 2011

 

oh good ~ is he coming my way too?

20 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Sticki ...
Conker has his Sheltie-nav set for Worcs too ;o)

20 Apr, 2011

 

excellent ~ bowl of bonios waiting conker!!
minty [cat] will be well out of the way.

20 Apr, 2011

 

Beautiful...I'm jealous. How many years did it take to create this garden?

20 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Cynthia ... Thanks ...
When I first worked on this front garden it was mostly lawn, and was overgrown with a plant which had sent out underground runners in all directions.

... the only way to go was to dig out all the areas which had been invaded by the rogue plant ... about half of the garden ! :o(

... so, much of my design started that way, and I've added plants gradually ... you could make something like this in just a few years ...

20 Apr, 2011

 

Its a beautifull display, you should be proud of it
sue

20 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks, Sue ...
I'm pleased with the colours ...

21 Apr, 2011

 

Stunning! ............only word needed.

21 Apr, 2011

 

What a glorious garden Terratoonie just awash with colour, and Conker look's so handsome :-))

21 Apr, 2011

 

Hello Sueb and Mavis ... Thanks ...
and Conker says thank you :o)))

21 Apr, 2011

 

Absolutely beautiful! Lots of pretty colours!

22 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Greenfingers ... thank you...
... springtime colours are vivid aren't they !

22 Apr, 2011

 

TT it is so lovely. I think it is even better than last year. Thank you for sharing this and for all the hard work that you and Conker put into it.

22 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Scotsgran ...
Conker has learnt a lot from GoY which has helped improve his gardening ;o)

22 Apr, 2011

 

What a gorgeous riot of colour! Really beautiful - Conker is adorable!

23 Apr, 2011

 

Hello Constance... thank you...
... and Happy Easter :o)

23 Apr, 2011

 

Congratulations on your 'Bornagain's Flowerpot' Award, Terra, and Happy Easter!

25 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Pip ... Happy Easter .. :o)

25 Apr, 2011

 

Loved your garden - I have been away and hope to post some pictures soon. Thank you - I will get the hang of this blogging onbe day.

30 Apr, 2011

 

Hello Muffin...
Thank you... with all the fine weather and the Bank Holidays, many GoY members are having trouble catching up with photos etc...
Looking forward to your pictures etc. when you have the time. :o)

30 Apr, 2011

 

What a kaleidoscope of colours ...your neighbours must LOVE you! Your garden is strikingly beautiful! I love your Prunus Oku Miyako. :-)

3 May, 2011

 

really beautiful Conker!!!

5 May, 2011

 

Thank you Sunrose ...
That's my favourite Prunus ..

Thanks Arlene...
Conker sends hugs. :o)

5 May, 2011

 

Wonderful tapestry of colour - really lovely to see!

7 May, 2011

 

Thanks David... what a nice comment :o)

7 May, 2011

 

I must be late tonight, coming in at the end of everything, but conker you look very proud sat in your lovely garden very well done to you and I bet Tt did a bit to lots of hugs to you both

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Vabascum, and Conker sends you a special hug :o)))

14 Jul, 2011

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