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Gardening blogs from Aug 2018

Late summer moving in to Autumn.

As one flower disappears another pops up to become the current favourite. Here are...

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scotsgran

30 Aug, 2018
Scotsgran

If you like herbs

We were discussing with Amy the other day, propagating herbs, I thought I would share...

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dawnsaunt

30 Aug, 2018
Dawnsaunt

Variegation

It drives some designers mad. The Rich Brothers famously hate it and I bet they aren't...

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cottagekaren

29 Aug, 2018
Cottagekaren

The South Devon Steam Railway.

The South Devon Railway goes from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and half way is my favourite...

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wildrose

29 Aug, 2018
Wildrose

When the Red, Red Robin ...

When the Red, Red Robin ... Do you remember the song? Many famous artists have sung...

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balcony

27 Aug, 2018
Balcony

Reminiscing..

Thinking back over that very dry summer(although it's not quite over yet) the garden...

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meadowland

27 Aug, 2018
Meadowland

Autumn is on its way.

There is a change in the garden. Autumn is coming and the garden is winding down....

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linda235

27 Aug, 2018
Linda235

Brandon Marsh's

Brandon Marsh 's. was opened by David Attenbourgh to preserve our wild life here...

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thrupennybit

27 Aug, 2018
Thrupennybit

Rambling ...

My garden has rather an autumnal feel already this year and needs tidying, so I have...

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hywel

27 Aug, 2018
Hywel

Aronia Berry Jam

After 3 years in my garden the Aronias have produced a beautiful crop of berries...

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cottagekaren

24 Aug, 2018
Cottagekaren

Allotment!

Just got my 1st allotment of my own! A lot of weeds and bindweed to clear. 5 rod...

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garden_gloves

24 Aug, 2018
Garden_gloves

1,2,3 ...

Parodia comarapana is a small cactus in my collection, which has bright orange flowers,...

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hywel

24 Aug, 2018
Hywel

A Big thank you to Bathgate (Paul )

Bathgate ( Paul ) very kindly sent me a packet of seeds collected from his garden...

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amy2

23 Aug, 2018
Amy2

Almost Ready

Yesterday, 08/21/2018, the builder handed us the house. We're 80% ready. Next week...

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Aleyna

22 Aug, 2018
Aleyna

Where to go from here.

Well I’ve moved the caravan and cleared up so this is my before pic.

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pontoonpete

21 Aug, 2018
Pontoonpete

A few doing their thing at the moment ....

Hi guys I’ve been disheartened this summer as the garden has suffered so much and...

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dawnsaunt

21 Aug, 2018
Dawnsaunt

Penultimate Open Garden Day

Theres only one Open Monday left now. Yesterday we had a beautiful and unexpected...

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cottagekaren

21 Aug, 2018
Cottagekaren

Open Garden at 'Devonia' - 2018

After deciding on the date the previous year, it seemed a long time to come around,...

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AndrewR

20 Aug, 2018
Andrewr

NGS Bracknell-Devonia

I went to see Devonia in Bracknell yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day and there...

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thorneyside

20 Aug, 2018
Thorneyside

My Sunflowers

Hello everyone, and hope you are all doing well.I just returned.I used to be on here...

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richardpeeej

19 Aug, 2018
Richardpeeej

Digger for the disabled or Elderly

My son can't stand on one spot very long doctors orders because of an illness cellulitis...

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thrupennybit

19 Aug, 2018
Thrupennybit

Giving this some considerable thought (which takes me a long time)

I think now that planning to avoid another heatwave disaster should be based on shade,...

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dianebulley

19 Aug, 2018
Dianebulley

Rejuvenation of a new border.

We have wanted to do this for a long time......over the last 20 years the front border...

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meadowland

18 Aug, 2018
Meadowland

August gardening

Yesterday was the first chance I've had to really get to grips with the garden since...

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pb123

18 Aug, 2018
Pb123

August gardening

Yesterday was the first chance I've had to really get to grips with the garden since...

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pb123

18 Aug, 2018
Pb123

Revamping a Border (Part 2)

Back in May, I described how I replanted a border in the garden in readiness for...

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AndrewR

18 Aug, 2018
Andrewr

Autumn snowflake

You’ve probably heard of the spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum) and the summer snowflake...

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AndrewR

17 Aug, 2018
Andrewr

October blog....oops, sorry, August!

Cold, grey and windy again. We have reverted to our usual Scottish weather! August...

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cottagekaren

17 Aug, 2018
Cottagekaren

FAO Feverfew

These are two photos of Emmenopterys Henry.

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marjories

16 Aug, 2018
Marjories

Daylily 12

This one is a little complicated, but it is the path to several flowers that are...

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wylieintheazores

16 Aug, 2018
Wylieinthea..

Emmenopterys henryi

This tree has just flowered in a Cardiff park for the first time in a 100 years....

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feverfew

16 Aug, 2018
Feverfew

Visit to The Garden House.

A must if you visit Devon......situated in Buckland Monachorum…...nr Yelverton. This...

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meadowland

15 Aug, 2018
Meadowland

Basil

I've found a novel way to increase my Basil stock .. break a stem off , place it...

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amy2

15 Aug, 2018
Amy2

Mid August Garden

After the heatwave, my garden plants seem to be flourishing better than ever. Most...

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Janey

14 Aug, 2018
Janey

Visit to Karen's garden.

We visited Karen and Scott's wonderful garden yesterday. The weather was not very...

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linda235

14 Aug, 2018
Linda235

Countdown to opening

It's that time of year again when my diary is empty for a week as I make final preparations...

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AndrewR

13 Aug, 2018
Andrewr

New Garden

Hello all, I want to ask first if anyone can remember me, five years ago was my last...

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pontoonpete

13 Aug, 2018
Pontoonpete

I Was Going To Discuss ....

...my use of Cardinal Flower And Black Eyed Susan Vines in the garden and I took...

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loosestrife2

13 Aug, 2018
Loosestrife2

Gardening with friends. 10 years of GoY.

This year, my gardening activities have consisted mostly of demanding maintenance...

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terratoonie

12 Aug, 2018
Terratoonie

Celebrating Raindrops

We don't want too many but they are vital.........

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sunnydais

12 Aug, 2018
Sunnydais

Time for a change?

Thought i would share some pics of progress with my garden, its looking pretty established...

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dgw

11 Aug, 2018
Dgw

Box Blight

To day I had to destroy my Box 'Cloud tree' that I had grown from a normal Buxus...

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vileve

11 Aug, 2018
Vileve

Grey skies oh no !

I want the blues skies we had for weeks and weeks I know it was very hot but at least...

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kidsgran

11 Aug, 2018
Kidsgran

My garden

After a prolonged dry and hot spell I feared the flowers would be baldly hit. However,...

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corpusty

11 Aug, 2018
Corpusty

Getting Back To My Blog “ Leeches In My Pond”......

In my blog of July 14 I thought that I had discovered leeches in my pond. My task...

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loosestrife2

11 Aug, 2018
Loosestrife2

Sensational Sedums

I really love my Sedums, and so do the bees and butterflies! Here's the bulk of my...

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cottagekaren

9 Aug, 2018
Cottagekaren

A walk by the river Arun

Not too sure what category to put this blog under as it includes both wildlife and...

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shirley_tulip

9 Aug, 2018
Shirley_tulip

Rain!!!!

It's raining here in Bracknell! We've only had one wet day here since the eginning...

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AndrewR

9 Aug, 2018
Andrewr

Peaches

So excited to share this! At a friend's place yesterday evening, right here in sunny...

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pamelaanne

8 Aug, 2018
Pamelaanne

Still beautiful weather.........

This has without doubt, been the best summer weather we've ever had in the North...

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sunnydais

7 Aug, 2018
Sunnydais