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Gardening blogs from Jul 2015

Madeira in Bloom - Monte Palace Gardens

The last of my Madeira blogs. It was nice to look back on the photos, whilst writing...

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siris

31 Jul, 2015
Siris

A few highlights from Oliveoil's Garden yesterday.

This week I have been in Lincolnshire, and lo and behold, the Scottish weather came...

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cottagekaren

31 Jul, 2015
Cottagekaren

More Fuchsias.

Here are some more Fuchsias for you to see, from my garden, that I didn't put in...

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hywel

31 Jul, 2015
Hywel

July Garden Views :)

Here are some views of my overgrown garden, taken over the last few weeks of this...

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hywel

31 Jul, 2015
Hywel

Acer ailments

Acer palmatum atropurpuream I think I have mentioned my lovely Acer in previous...

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fractal_cat

31 Jul, 2015
Fractal_cat

Its almost done

The garden is almost dug, there is just a piece where the waste weeds etc are piled...

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csarina

30 Jul, 2015
Csarina

Just a reminder of a Summer's day !

I'm hoping that there is more summer to come, but thought these pictures might cheer...

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rose1949

30 Jul, 2015
Rose1949

Before and after

These are my patio pots in early spring and now -despite the rain, wind and low temperatures...

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amsterdam

30 Jul, 2015
Amsterdam

Activity in the garden.

G is here digging out the rest of the herbaceous bed, OH has moved the rhubarb, planted,...

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csarina

29 Jul, 2015
Csarina

A Visitor to the Garden

This chap appeared in our garden the other day. He was such a good specimen that...

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eirlys

28 Jul, 2015
Eirlys

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Cheshire

We went to the show on Members day. We were very lucky to have a fabulous day out....

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marjories

28 Jul, 2015
Marjories

Colourful pots for summer.

Having had more time this year I was determined to make my patio for colourful. I...

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lizziebee

28 Jul, 2015
Lizziebee

My 4 year old split bamboo fencing

is beginning to look very mucky, although it is not rotting. I bought a tin of Cuprinol...

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dianebulley

28 Jul, 2015
Dianebulley

wilting eggplant blooms

i thought eggplant needed potasium so i added it organicaly but blooms still fell...

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casper58

27 Jul, 2015
Casper58

Madeira in Bloom - Cacti and Succulents

In the Botanical Garden at Funchal The main house contained an herbarium. Seen from...

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siris

27 Jul, 2015
Siris

Supposed to be wet - what happened?

It was supposed to rain today, I am so cross its been fine all day, I could have...

2 comments

csarina

27 Jul, 2015
Csarina

Containers

Lots of colour in the containers at the moment. The whole garden is a bit wild at...

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melchisedec

27 Jul, 2015
Melchisedec

Here are some photos of my cottage garden.

June has past and the garden is now speeding into summer. Now...

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loosestrife2

27 Jul, 2015
Loosestrife2

rain again

we had rain all day Friday and today it started at lunchtime. OH has finished digging...

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csarina

26 Jul, 2015
Csarina

You May Well Appear Cute And Cuddly..........

Yes, Mr Cyril the Grey Squirrel, we have all said......ahhh when we have seen you...

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paulspatch

26 Jul, 2015
Paulspatch

July Junketting

Took these before the rain set in. Lots of lost label Clematis

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Owdboggy

26 Jul, 2015
Owdboggy

I just logged on to see how Paul is getting on

as its raining. Wonder if his garden is lower than his garden hose /sprinkler neighbour,...

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dianebulley

26 Jul, 2015
Dianebulley

July in the garden

This is the part of summer when I seldom have much colour. Right now I have a few...

9 comments

arbuthnot

26 Jul, 2015
Arbuthnot

This years garden development

Hopefully you will all be able to see how from February to now how much I've changed...

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dandanspondpage

26 Jul, 2015
Dandanspond..

Next door's cat was using my organic vegetable raised beds

as a toilet, which annoyed me. I had to put the hoops over each one, and cover them...

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dianebulley

25 Jul, 2015
Dianebulley

hanging milk bottle planters

I had an idea for using plastic milk bottles as hanging planters – can’t now remember...

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franl155

25 Jul, 2015
Franl155

Kat's gifts at home at last

More than a year ago, Katarina was kind enough to send me a couple of small garden...

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franl155

24 Jul, 2015
Franl155

Garden centre squatters

Went with a friend to the local Percy Thrower garden centre – I’d been before and...

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franl155

24 Jul, 2015
Franl155

My gardens ... our movie backdrop

Overhead, the skies have looked stunning ... ... full of pretty patterns ... ................................................................................ The...

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terratoonie

24 Jul, 2015
Terratoonie

Gardening.

As it pouring outside I thought I would take the opportunity to write a few bits...

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huffmaling

24 Jul, 2015
Huffmaling

My scarecrow

Inspired by my last blog on another plotholder's scarecrow I decided to create my...

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davros

24 Jul, 2015
Davros

Ticks!

Do you have ticks in your part of the country? We have lived here for a long time...

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eirlys

24 Jul, 2015
Eirlys

Our Pond

This is a nice spot on a sunny day. At the moment the laurels in the nearby hedge...

2 comments

eirlys

24 Jul, 2015
Eirlys

Yesterday (Thu 23rd July 2015)

I don't use my garage as a garage any more, and I've had the doors bricked up, and...

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hywel

24 Jul, 2015
Hywel

More Artificial Grass

When we gave up caravanning we were left with a tatty concrete surface and an oil...

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eirlys

23 Jul, 2015
Eirlys

Pod planting update....nearly a year on.

The Pod was installed last August and I planted behind and to the sides of it with...

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cottagekaren

23 Jul, 2015
Cottagekaren

Getting there

Well 3/4 of the front borders have been weeded and dug and we have some plants in...

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csarina

21 Jul, 2015
Csarina

Enough Now!!!

I took a walk around outside, pruners in one hand and cuppa in the other, at least...

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lincslass

21 Jul, 2015
Lincslass

Madeira in Bloom - Jardim Botanico, Funchal

Quoted as 'A Floating Greenhouse' the island of Madeira has many outstanding gardens....

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siris

21 Jul, 2015
Siris

Scarecrow

Owing to its being next to a large park our allotment site is plagued by wood-pigeons.This...

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davros

21 Jul, 2015
Davros

Tomatoes

For the first time we are growing tomatoes outside since our new garden is too tiny...

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arbuthnot

21 Jul, 2015
Arbuthnot

Anyone for Escargot?

Anyone fancy Escargot? Delicious with melted butter and garlic! Plenty more to harvest...

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amsterdam

19 Jul, 2015
Amsterdam

Middle of July..

...in the border Echinops 'Taplow Blue' Persicaria amplexicaulis A tall grasss,I...

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pcw

19 Jul, 2015
Pcw

My Daughter's Garden

My Granddaughter's 21st birthday party was held in the garden last week, a lovely...

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neellan

18 Jul, 2015
Neellan

For Lincslass!

Now, I know you're struggling to sit still, while recuperating from your recent surgery,...

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cottagekaren

18 Jul, 2015
Cottagekaren

Planted

We have just planted the 18 plants I placed yesterday, only another 100+ to go!! Another...

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csarina

18 Jul, 2015
Csarina

Plenty of Tomatoes in greenhouses just now.

Here is a quick and easy Pizza recipe which is low fat. (for 2 people) Handy to...

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dianebulley

18 Jul, 2015
Dianebulley

"Midsummer" in the White Garden

A couple of my friends asked to see this area as it progresses. It's a difficult...

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cottagekaren

17 Jul, 2015
Cottagekaren

?Planting

OH spent part of the morning digging out more of the yellow poppies and turning over...

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csarina

17 Jul, 2015
Csarina

Hosta mystery solved!

I was at my wits end, and having spent hours browsing I decided to contact Mickfield,...

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cottagekaren

17 Jul, 2015
Cottagekaren