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Gardening blogs from May 2017

Trying something....

I've spoken about my plans to remove the raised beds and get them back to ground...

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cottagekaren

31 May, 2017
Cottagekaren

me a gardener

hi every-body up till a few year's ago I never (in all my 63 year's) liked gardening...

9 comments

pollylynn

31 May, 2017
Pollylynn

Nature in the garden

I went out this morning and spotted a caterpillar on one of the blackcurrant bushes....

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numbersfarm

31 May, 2017
Numbersfarm

It is getting there

Today, I had a lovely chat with neighbour Bruce about how amazing the garden looks...

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hillsidegirl

31 May, 2017
Hillsidegirl

Cyprus hols

Hello everyone, I've just returned from two weeks away in Cyprus, partly to celebrate...

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waddy

30 May, 2017
Waddy

A Fuchsia id if possible

As Hywel is our resident "specialist" in Fuchsias, (like many consider me to be the...

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balcony

30 May, 2017
Balcony

Blessed With Happiness

Yes, The Bluebirds of happiness nested again in their box this year too. Here are...

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loosestrife2

30 May, 2017
Loosestrife2

Starting to reduce the potted plants.

Where I used to line them up looks a little bare. I've been planting out anything...

14 comments

stan510

29 May, 2017
Stan510

Garden Visiting Part Two

The second garden visited was number 29. A lovely calming garden, with a lovely summer...

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samjp

29 May, 2017
Samjp

Birthday present

My son & his wife gave me a birthday present of a ‘Calla Lily’ (Zantedeschia...

6 comments

balcony

29 May, 2017
Balcony

Garden Visiting

Friday evening a couple of weeks ago I spent a very pleasant couple of hours wondering...

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samjp

29 May, 2017
Samjp

Flowers are FUN

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terratoonie

29 May, 2017
Terratoonie

Invasive weeds

Just to say thank you to all who have given me advice on the above TRIFID...weed. The...

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graemehewes

29 May, 2017
Graemehewes

Spring 2017

I haven't posted on here for a while so I've put some photos of my springtime plants...

34 comments

hywel

28 May, 2017
Hywel

Roses and other May blooms

It seems to me that each day brings something new in bloom, whether it be a Rose...

20 comments

shirley_tulip

27 May, 2017
Shirley_tulip

The Bigger Picture and The Little Things

The first few years in my garden were all about the big picture. The shape of borders...

17 comments

cottagekaren

27 May, 2017
Cottagekaren

Water soluble crayons are available to buy singly at Art Shops.

I started collecting them last winter. Now realise they can give much pleasure whilst...

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dianebulley

27 May, 2017
Dianebulley

Parents and Child...I'm Guessing

This being the fourth year I have been the custodian of our garden, I have started...

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cottagekaren

27 May, 2017
Cottagekaren

Our garden in May

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homebird

26 May, 2017
Homebird

Bonsai etc. for Steragram

I have been 'talking' to Sue about growing dwarf trees, so thought I would take some...

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sheilabub

26 May, 2017
Sheilabub

Hottest Day of the Year

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year. The temperature in the garden was nearly...

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marjories

25 May, 2017
Marjories

With the sudden onset of hot weather..........

I was glad I had a box of 'Coolglass' packets in my greenhouse. Years ago we used...

3 comments

dianebulley

25 May, 2017
Dianebulley

Latest project

I'm hoping to do a lot of gardening during my 20 weeks off for summer and I've started...

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dandanspondpage

23 May, 2017
Dandanspond..

After the sun...the rain

We had very heavy rain on Friday, in the morning and then again early evening. Yesterday...

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csarina

22 May, 2017
Csarina

Hanging Baskets etc.

The weather has warmed up quite a lot since last week. I have brought out all of...

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cottagekaren

22 May, 2017
Cottagekaren

Rampant Spring!

Now that we can say (more or less) that the night frosts have finished everything...

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honeysucklegold

22 May, 2017
Honeysuckle..

Sunshine in Notts

Well... the grass seed is ordered so I finished the prep of the lower garden today....

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hillsidegirl

21 May, 2017
Hillsidegirl

Well, I'm Not All Talk.......

Here are some photos of my garden work in progress. This year I laid in a new mulch...

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loosestrife2

21 May, 2017
Loosestrife2

Digging for Britain!

As you might know I'm having a rather wonderful summerhouse built so I've had to...

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amsterdam

21 May, 2017
Amsterdam

Our Pond Again

As several people have commented on our pond I thought you might like to see a wider...

7 comments

eirlys

21 May, 2017
Eirlys

Herbie and Herbert

Hi All A picture of my latest project Herbie the wee pig and Herbert the labrador...

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longforganlad

21 May, 2017
Longforganlad

Lonely!

Doesn't he look lonely? That's because a heron took nine of our smaller goldfish...

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eirlys

20 May, 2017
Eirlys

PURPLE HAZE

Purple haze is all around ... Purple high above the ground ... Purple haze invades...

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terratoonie

20 May, 2017
Terratoonie

Barlow Nursery - spent a fortune :-)

This morning hubby wanted to go out again so I surgested we return to Barlow Nursery...

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jenlewis

20 May, 2017
Jenlewis

Digging again

I've been nibbling at the lawn again lol. Well it needs it-that's my excuse and I'm...

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samjp

20 May, 2017
Samjp

North Durham Garden May 17 Update

I thought that I'd post some pictures of our hard work- I've taken an amble around...

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crv1963

20 May, 2017
Crv1963

Progress on the hillside

I recently posted a few photos of progress in the lower garden. Using the freecycle...

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hillsidegirl

19 May, 2017
Hillsidegirl

Raining Cats and Dogs

We have much welcomed rain today but it doesn't know when to stop. I have just been...

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marjories

17 May, 2017
Marjories

Is it spring or is it Autumn !

I know I live in Wales and it's known for rain ? but as my photos show this is what...

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kidsgran

17 May, 2017
Kidsgran

Rhododendron Mini Blog

Some of you will remember that early last summer I took eight cuttingsof R.Rose...

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bjs

16 May, 2017
Bjs

Photographing flowers

I like to take photos of my flowers and upload them to GOY and to a Flickr account...

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wylieintheazores

16 May, 2017
Wylieinthea..

Middle of May meandering!

Since I am not going to be able to garden for the next 4 to 6 weeks I thought I ought...

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Owdboggy

16 May, 2017
Owdboggy

A Little Gold Border Re-Vamping

This is the central section of my Golden Border this morning. And as you can see...

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cottagekaren

15 May, 2017
Cottagekaren

This years new project and OH says its definitely the last!!

So here we have it, firstly we had to removed what was my pride and joy a large Jasmin...

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stroller

15 May, 2017
Stroller

Mingling in Maytime

In the month of May, my flowers like to mingle ... This is my back garden raised...

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terratoonie

14 May, 2017
Terratoonie

Gardening and Mental Illness

Hi there. I am a great believer in promoting gardening to those who are struggling...

21 comments

amsterdam

14 May, 2017
Amsterdam

Before the Frost Images

My PC speed is abysmal and it takes ages for photos to be uploaded. Am trying again! Love...

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eirlys

9 May, 2017
Eirlys

The garden on arrival and now

The garden when we arrived at the end of August 2015 was rather bare, just a back...

21 comments

numbersfarm

9 May, 2017
Numbersfarm

Spring 2017

Just thought I'd put a few photos together in a blog rather than separately of a...

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daylily

8 May, 2017
Daylily

Before the Frost

Thanks to the mild Winter and the early days of Spring we have had lots of colour...

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eirlys

8 May, 2017
Eirlys