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This is a few photos of our front garden.
The lawn is barely in existance. I hope the rain comes soon(preferably in the night) and then it will hopefully return to a luscious green.

This conifer is due to be removed any time as it has seen better times.

This is the Castor Oil plant that has been grown from seed. It is about six weeks old.

We are now going to watch the match and hope that England gets through 🏐

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My lawn looks very much the same. It'll green up whenever it rains. I just keep my tomatoes & peppers watered. They are in blossom now and I can't wait for those first ones.

I think removing that conifer is a good decision. It's a huge distraction from the front garden which is impeccably laid out - just writing my thoughts. :)

11 Jul, 2018


Very pretty front garden. It's always nice to see good looking gardens as one passes by.
I hope your lawn recovers soon when we get rain.

11 Jul, 2018


I have been watering our lawns. It is hard work. The garden is under a lot of stress. I would prefer the rain overnight too.

11 Jul, 2018


We haven't touched our lawns: haven't watered them: haven't had them cut. They are surprisingly green! Must say lawns do seem to bounce back so here's keeping fingers crossed for us all.

Pretty Fuchsia.

11 Jul, 2018


Some very attractive plantings there Marjorie. Agree with Eirlys, thats a lovely fuchsia - but all the containers are so healthy looking and colourful.Will you be replacing the conifer with something else?

11 Jul, 2018


Stereogram yes we will be replacing the conifer .
Suggestions readily accepted. The gravel area will be replenished as it makes less work.

We like Acers but are now a bit wary of them as I have lost three during the dry windy spell. Next season they not be dead but we will have to wait and see. They have all been well watered but we are on heavy clay soil.😥

12 Jul, 2018


How abut a small crab apple? There are different sizes and shades of flowers from white through pink to red. And fruit into the bargain - crab apples jelly for you and snacks for the birds.

13 Jul, 2018


Yoir garden looks lovely agree the big conifer must go .

13 Jul, 2018


I would replace the conifer with something more to scale with the rest of the garden...a knockout rose bush, an Encore Azalea (they bloom 3 times a year & can handle full sun), Orange Rocket Barberry.

What are your winters like? I have a few others worth checking out, but they can't take harsh winters - Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum, Sunshine Ligustrum.

My friend Jim can tell you all about the Loropetalum. Here is his video.

How to Grow Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum - Pink Flowering Evergreen Shrub

14 Jul, 2018


Looking good , my lawn looks awful but I would rather water the borders .... baskets are looking good as well

you have to be tough at times when removing old trees but will make such a difference


14 Jul, 2018

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