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The End of Summer


I have been meaning to do a blog for months, but just hadnt got round to it. I hope its not too late to show a few pics of my garden in September.
The wet summer has affected the garden of course, but the hardy fuchsias finally “came good”.

The back borders were washed out in many ways but the good old fibrous rooted begonias did give us some colour in the back borders.
The cosmos also produced a little late colour, although I have to say they were not at their best.

I was pleased with this phlox, bought from a lady in Ledbury.

So there we have it, a bit of colour on the patio,

and a bit of colour from the evergreens in the central border.

The pelargonias had a final flurry in September, after the dreadful weather in June, July and August.

The lawns looked pretty good once the floods had cleared.

The last container still had lobelia – a sign of a cool summer perhaps?

Lets hope next year will cheer us all up! At least the new Eleagnus will give me a bit of winter colour!

We are off to Luxembourg for Christmas, flying this time after our ordeal on the snowbound motorways two years ago! Happy Christmas everyone!

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Have a lovely Christmas in Luxembourg.
Your garden looks very pretty .. plenty of plants flowering well in September... lovely fuchsias, and the containers add a lot of interest.

Safe journeys to you and Season's Greetings. :o)

19 Dec, 2012


How lovely to remember that we did have a brief spell of summer, I try to group my fuchsias,but they always look as if they are in a row, must get some various size pots.

19 Dec, 2012


Summer wasn't good was it. Here's to a better 2013!!
Have a good time and Merry Christmas x

19 Dec, 2012


with it dark, pouring with rain and blowing a gale its lovely to look at your garden

have a lovely christmas xxx

19 Dec, 2012


It was a treat to have a look around your garden, my summer bedding drowned, lol, the autumn ones were gorgeous though, they started flowering early and went on for weeks so not all bad.
Have a safe trip and enjoy your time in Luxembourg.
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2013...

19 Dec, 2012


It was nice to see some summery photos in the depths of winter :o)
Safe journey to Luxembourg, and have a great time :o)

19 Dec, 2012


Merry Christmas....have a safe journey.

19 Dec, 2012


It's never too late for pics. of summer flowers R's mum! Wasn't it a dreadful summer? I felt exactly like you...there was only "a bit of colour" all summer. Please let's not have another like that for a good long while! Hope you have a great time in Luxembourg! :) Happy Christmas x p.s. Aren't the hardy Fuchsias great? So reliable!

19 Dec, 2012


I enjoyed your pictures. Merry Cristmas

20 Dec, 2012


One of the great joys of Goy is to be invited to look around private gardens we would normally never go into.

20 Dec, 2012


Thanks everyone for your comments! I wish all the very best to all of the poor people whose houses and gardens have been flooded.
Tomorrow is the longest day! Yippee!
Happy Christmas and Dry and Warm New Year!

20 Dec, 2012


correction, sorry! Today is the

21 Dec, 2012

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