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Gardening blogs from Aug 2016

Tree for Karen.

Here is the Abies Koreana. The cones aren't showing the true blue in the photo...

8 comments

homebird

31 Aug, 2016
Homebird

An August Garden

My garden is a jumble of plants, and they are so overgrown, that it really needs...

26 comments

hywel

31 Aug, 2016
Hywel

The end of the line for the fruit cage.

When we moved into this house Feb 1996 Elizabeth was 3 1/2yrs old and loved fruit...

10 comments

seaburngirl

30 Aug, 2016
Seaburngirl

elephant hawk moth

Back in April I cleaned the greenhouse thoroughly and on sweeping up under the staging...

11 comments

seaburngirl

30 Aug, 2016
Seaburngirl

A change is good for me and the garden...

The dogrun had served its purpose and was badly in need of a facelift, one of the...

15 comments

lincslass

29 Aug, 2016
Lincslass

Promise of Autumn

I hope you have enjoyed the mixed Summer we have had. Yesterday it rained non stop...

7 comments

marjories

29 Aug, 2016
Marjories

I am being kinder to my compost bin from now on.

I am making a better job of sorting waste material that is thinner stemmed, softer...

11 comments

dianebulley

29 Aug, 2016
Dianebulley

The last of the summer colour.

I woke to a lovely sunrise this morning and couldn't get dressed quick enough to...

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homebird

29 Aug, 2016
Homebird

Slowly drawing in .....

Hi Everyone, As summer slowly draws to a close and I look back at the year and think...

4 comments

gnarly_gnome

28 Aug, 2016
Gnarly_gnome

MyCucumbers

Little did I think my Telegraph Cucumber plant would yeald so many cucumbers, I grew...

8 comments

LadyEssex1

27 Aug, 2016
Ladyessex1

Watering right about now getting tedious...

As small as the yards are hand watering has always been the way. But with no rains...

4 comments

stan510

26 Aug, 2016
Stan510

Summer 2016

From start to almost finish,this summer has fostered resignation. It started out...

10 comments

Lori

26 Aug, 2016
Lori

rock garden

i was sitting on my newly built patio deck, and looked over at the corner of my...

4 comments

vjd

26 Aug, 2016
Vjd

Lost roosting places

The house at the end of my short garden has new owners who moved in a month or so...

6 comments

arbuthnot

26 Aug, 2016
Arbuthnot

Garden Highlights and The Veg Patch on A Hot Late August Evening.

Here are a few photos I took this evening as I had a stroll around the garden. I've...

17 comments

paulspatch

24 Aug, 2016
Paulspatch

Away with the privet...

When we came 10 years ago the privet hedge went all the way to the bottom of the...

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steragram

23 Aug, 2016
Steragram

A new Hydrangea

Hi, I really wanted a white hydrangea, so off we went to a well known nursery where...

8 comments

loupylou

23 Aug, 2016
Loupylou

What to do when planting up new plug or small plants?

Over the past couple of years I have dug up plug plants that have died after flowering...

11 comments

homebird

23 Aug, 2016
Homebird

Spiders in the kitchen!

Spiders in the kitchen! As this is a gardening blog what other spiders could I be...

10 comments

balcony

22 Aug, 2016
Balcony

Gladioli today..

I am so pleased with the Gladioli this year. So many lovely colours and patterns...

12 comments

homebird

22 Aug, 2016
Homebird

So this is summer and what can I do nothing !

Well it's rained here in Wales for 3 days it stared Friday evening Saturday was horrendous...

5 comments

kidsgran

22 Aug, 2016
Kidsgran

All Four Seasons yesterday and today....

This photo shows all four seasons are currently happening at once in my garden! They...

19 comments

cottagekaren

22 Aug, 2016
Cottagekaren

Great year for roses but where are the green and black fly?

Its been a great year for my roses and it has just occurred to me I have not seen...

27 comments

drc726

22 Aug, 2016
Drc726

Drastic Measures

I've got a 'shelter' in the garden, which I built from wood and sheets of perspex, and...

29 comments

hywel

21 Aug, 2016
Hywel

Down go the Roses..

I cut them down. Every year its been the same problem..they need too much water AND-...

11 comments

stan510

21 Aug, 2016
Stan510

bird migration

could it be the birds are telling us here in new york we are going to have an early...

15 comments

vjd

20 Aug, 2016
Vjd

Well, it makes a change from the Olympics . . .

but not a lot going on in the garden right now. However, I'm very pleased with...

13 comments

sheilabub

20 Aug, 2016
Sheilabub

I read how people get rid of rabbits in France.

They catch one. Kill it. Skin it. Nail the skin up on the garden fence. The rabbits...

10 comments

dianebulley

20 Aug, 2016
Dianebulley

Thank goodness for Terry..

The Penstemons I ordered arrived today but, Sods law, my knee had given way on Thursday...

14 comments

homebird

20 Aug, 2016
Homebird

Anybody want to see California in August?

This is part of the near daily commute along Sunol Road. The nursery,the creek with...

6 comments

stan510

20 Aug, 2016
Stan510

Mid August already and I am planning for next year.

(This blog is really for my records to remind me of what's where and what I am going...

15 comments

homebird

19 Aug, 2016
Homebird

Turf Seat/Fairy Mountain Maintenance Solved!

You may recall the two turf seats I made with my pond spoil last year. They have...

27 comments

cottagekaren

18 Aug, 2016
Cottagekaren

Goodbye Mrs Popple

Mrs Popple was just too successful! She was getting bigger & bigger each year...

14 comments

green_finger

18 Aug, 2016
Green_finger

In the Garden today

What a change and a joy to have some nice weather. I have been very busy in the garden...

13 comments

linda235

17 Aug, 2016
Linda235

Westonbury in warmer weather

It was in April 2015 that I last visited Westonbury Water Gardens, just off the A44...

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the_white_horse

17 Aug, 2016
The_white_h..

The Drought survivors,and gophers.

The Avocado is on an empty lot next to my home. Over 20 years ago there used to be...

7 comments

stan510

16 Aug, 2016
Stan510

Before & After

As some of you will know this year has been a trial for me starting off in mid January...

14 comments

green_finger

16 Aug, 2016
Green_finger

August Amble

Take an amble round the place this month. Oh...

12 comments

Owdboggy

14 Aug, 2016
Owdboggy

Garden today

This is our garden today, on Friday I cleaned the pond out and gave away 25 fish.

7 comments

roythefoot

14 Aug, 2016
Roythefoot

A hopeless memory :(

I think I promissed someone some fuchsia cuttings last year, but I can't remember...

16 comments

hywel

14 Aug, 2016
Hywel

Summer Heat

It is amazing if my plants survive this summer.I don't ever remember a summer so...

14 comments

dirtygirl

14 Aug, 2016
Dirtygirl

RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show.....in pictures.

Julie and I visited the flower show last Saturday (6th).Although we go to the gardens...

10 comments

paulspatch

13 Aug, 2016
Paulspatch

Garden photos on a very hot day.

A few photos taken today showing how sunny and hot it was.....Niobe giving a second...

8 comments

meadowland

13 Aug, 2016
Meadowland

Nature from the window - BIRDS, rabbits & more

Sometimes looking out the window proves just as much a feast of wildlife as being...

20 comments

honeysucklegold

12 Aug, 2016
Honeysuckle..

A Funny Ole Year in My Garden but I am Getting There !!! ..

I refuse to dwell on last year as regards the garden, I have made up for it this...

18 comments

lincslass

11 Aug, 2016
Lincslass

Even with restricted space, it is possible to grow the famous Waterperry Strawberries.

They were perfected by Joan Stokes and won 15 Gold Medals at Chelsea in the 1960s. The...

1 comment

dianebulley

11 Aug, 2016
Dianebulley

Colour in and around my pond today..

Hi all, here's just a few photos (6) that show the pond this morning and afternoon...

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dandanspondpage

10 Aug, 2016
Dandanspond..

Plants and Names ...

I like to buy plants with names that mean something to me, especially the names of...

19 comments

hywel

10 Aug, 2016
Hywel

Front Garden Photos in August

Here are some photos of my little front garden. It isn't big but I try to make it...

15 comments

hywel

10 Aug, 2016
Hywel

Why do some people get bitten by mosquitoes more then other?

Woke up this morning to yet more bites! Lost count of the ones I've already got....

9 comments

jenlewis

10 Aug, 2016
Jenlewis