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Gardening blogs from Jun 2017

Around the garden

I just had a walk around my rather wet garden and haven't been in my garden for nearly...

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amsterdam

30 Jun, 2017
Amsterdam

Wind and Rain Yet Again...In My Greenhouse

Yesterday we had a dry day so I took the opportunity to get my tender succulents,...

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cottagekaren

29 Jun, 2017
Cottagekaren

Pigeon deterant..

Some of you may have seen my question regarding plants to deter the pesky Wood Pigeons...this...

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waddy

28 Jun, 2017
Waddy

Predatory Birds in the garden

While it is lovely to have a garden full of all sorts of birds, which we do, Robins,...

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honeysucklegold

28 Jun, 2017
Honeysuckle..

Pruning quandry...looking for some advice.

This week I posted a picture of my Blue Spruce 'Koster'. Here it is.... And this...

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cottagekaren

27 Jun, 2017
Cottagekaren

Time is ticking...people are coming !

So for all my family and friends that thought the gardening bug was a five minute...

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new_at_this

27 Jun, 2017
New_at_this

Before summer goes...

Before summer goes, I thought I'd take a couple of pics...just to remind me. It's...

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waddy

27 Jun, 2017
Waddy

Tomato 'Moneymaker' plants put into growbags

Today, 20th June, I spent a few hours on the balcony & finally got around to...

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balcony

26 Jun, 2017
Balcony

Dug up "remnant" Day lilies.

This is easier than posting separately so here goes. These were dug up pieces after...

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thorneyside

26 Jun, 2017
Thorneyside

The gardeners who worked on Estates years ago

can teach us all something. I have 'Tales from the country estates' by John Bailey from...

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dianebulley

25 Jun, 2017
Dianebulley

Heaven Scent

Trachelospermum jasminoides is growing up the right hand side of the front door,...

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siris

25 Jun, 2017
Siris

It Goes By Many Names......

Yes this guy or girl goes by many names... are you ready? .....Marmot,Monax,otcheck,monk,pasture...

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loosestrife2

25 Jun, 2017
Loosestrife2

Back from our hols.

When we returned the garden had grown a bit like a jungle so I set to and have given...

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marjories

24 Jun, 2017
Marjories

Purple garden!

Looking around today there seems to mostly purple flowers in my borders. I suppose...

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homebird

24 Jun, 2017
Homebird

Nastursiums that don't bloom

I've had great luck with nastursiums until this season. Tried everything, every trick...

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kimgarden

24 Jun, 2017
Kimgarden

How can this be?

Back on the 23rd April I showed a pic of my Easter Cactus plant which was covered...

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green_finger

23 Jun, 2017
Green_finger

NEW ARRIVAL

awhile back i wrote a blog and posted a woodpecker picture, a bird i have never seen...

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vjd

23 Jun, 2017
Vjd

Penstemon...Blueberry Fudge ...

This was a lovely gift from Amy,a couple of years ago,and it has really taken off...

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bloomer

23 Jun, 2017
Bloomer

A tropical "canal" in Hayward!

I was shocked to see that Alocasia portadora had naturalize as far left and right...

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stan510

23 Jun, 2017
Stan510

*Summer 2017 - June*

It's been a long white winter..now we can enjoy some colour. It's everywhere you...

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Lori

22 Jun, 2017
Lori

Local pics on a warm summers day...

Just some block or two photos in Hayward. The tall fan palms are planted by an old...

9 comments

stan510

21 Jun, 2017
Stan510

*Solstice 2017*

Here we are again, and it has turned cool. Only a few sweltering days so far and...

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Lori

21 Jun, 2017
Lori

Early Summer 2017

I thought I'd have my garden tidy by this summer, but I haven't lol ... however,...

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hywel

21 Jun, 2017
Hywel

Recent projects..

Hi everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the weather! Been busy here with two projects.....

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dandanspondpage

21 Jun, 2017
Dandanspond..

Roses in June

I just wanted to record how well the Roses are doing this year. This is just a few...

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cottagekaren

20 Jun, 2017
Cottagekaren

Watering the garden...or myself !

Created a wigwam out of bamboo canes and garden twine so I could rest the hose and...

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new_at_this

19 Jun, 2017
New_at_this

HOT!!! 40C+/ 102F or so.

Hottest June18th ever. Our low of 68f is near a nice high temperature most spring...

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stan510

19 Jun, 2017
Stan510

Mushroom soup anyone .....

It has been a very, very hot day here on the South coast ... no gardening has been...

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shirley_tulip

18 Jun, 2017
Shirley_tulip

Gentleman would Like to Meet......

He...I was there in 2012, underneath the wheelie bin,. Where were you? She...That...

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siris

18 Jun, 2017
Siris

Fragrant week-end

These flowers are wafting their scent around the garden in the warmth. The Jasmine...

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sheilabub

18 Jun, 2017
Sheilabub

It's Hummer Time!

It never fails, a day or two after the Monarda goes into bloom.... The Hummingbirds...

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loosestrife2

17 Jun, 2017
Loosestrife2

Draining Pondlettes....

In my mini patio area I had a bright idea to put a small pond in a raised bed. So...

14 comments

new_at_this

16 Jun, 2017
New_at_this

NEC Birmingham Gardener's World

Has anyone else been to the Gardener's World show at the NEC in Birmingham? Due...

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honeysucklegold

16 Jun, 2017
Honeysuckle..

Gardeners World Live NEC Birmingham

Have had a lovely day out again at the show, getting a dab hand at it now as we have...

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daylily

16 Jun, 2017
Daylily

Off cuts and elbow grease...

I am so pleased with how my patio area has turn out although its a perfect example...

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new_at_this

15 Jun, 2017
New_at_this

CDs to deter the pigeons - which would you choose?!

Here is our veg' patch. In it we are growing potatoes, runner beans, brassicas,...

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wildrose

15 Jun, 2017
Wildrose

It's a hopeless task!

Sorry everyone, been so very busy, painting and decorating and baby minding and gardening...

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oliveoil

15 Jun, 2017
Oliveoil

A few more roses...

doing what they do best :)) Fighting Temeraire Wisley 2008 Lark Acsending Gertrude...

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waddy

15 Jun, 2017
Waddy

Morning Visitors

I've been trying to capture a pic of the Gold Finches ever since they started coming...

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waddy

14 Jun, 2017
Waddy

Welcome to our challenging cottage garden!?????

You are welcome to join me in our garden in Devon which gives us lots of pleasure...

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wildrose

14 Jun, 2017
Wildrose

For bjs.....(Egret Flowers)

To bjs Here are my egret flowers as of posting this. Peace!

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naoto

14 Jun, 2017
Naoto

Who needs flowers?

It is now ten years since I started work on my foliage garden. Yes, it has flowers,...

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AndrewR

13 Jun, 2017
Andrewr

Fuchsias from Dick

Fuchsias from Dick My friend Dick from church has given me 4 big pots of Fuchsias...

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balcony

13 Jun, 2017
Balcony

Fuchsia gallmite

Just a warning that this seems to be spreading up from the southern nurseries that...

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steragram

13 Jun, 2017
Steragram

A few general views of the garden.

I must apologise for not answering any comments over the last few weeks......we...

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meadowland

12 Jun, 2017
Meadowland

Shoo fly plant.

Last year on a visit to Rosemoor garden in Devon, I saw this strange plant I had...

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cinderella

11 Jun, 2017
Cinderella

The Raised Bed Update

Now at long last I can put photos up of this Raised area without feeling that the...

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cottagekaren

11 Jun, 2017
Cottagekaren

It Was A Very Hot Day Today....

Sooner or later I knew I was going to find this.....

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loosestrife2

10 Jun, 2017
Loosestrife2

Evolution

The Theory of Evolution suggests that only the strongest and most adaptable of any...

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cottagekaren

10 Jun, 2017
Cottagekaren

First Flowering Fuchsias

I always find Fuchsias are late flowering plants here, never doing well until July...

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hywel

10 Jun, 2017
Hywel