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June garden in the sunshine

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We’re just back from two weeks away (on the Sussex coast with our Aussie family and two little granddaughters for which there will be a blog shortly!). The garden looked incredibly overgrown at first sight, but now OH has cut the grass and the sun has come out, so there are a few highlights to share with you.
View down the garden . .

Hanging basket No.1 – I’m pleased that the purple/pink on the Fuchsia is picked up by the trailing Geranium.


Hanging basket No. 2


Hydrangea petiolaris


‘Dwarf’ Pseudo acacia, ha ha

tub with Argyranthemum, Lobelia, Verbena Sissinghurst and V. Silver Magic

Wild flowers: mostly Ox-Eye Daisies and Cornflowers; spot the Corncockle!

Lovely Primula poissonii from Karen – thanks Karen :))

Silver birch (Betula utilis jacquemontii)


Heuchera with pink Geranium


Happy Liquidambar


Looking across the fruit tree area (orchard?!) to the wild flower patch


Hope it stays sunny and warm for everyone!

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Oh, I always love a stroll around your garden Sheila. Welcome home! We had a lovely sunny day but it has now started to rain, so I shan't have to water the plants :). I'm glad your primula poissonii is doing so well. Mine are flowering now as well. Funny how some things here are so behind you and others not. Your garden is so gentle and calming. I love it!

26 Jun, 2016

 

Oooh, what a lovely kind comment Karen - thank you! The sun as now disappeared (of course), just as we were planning to have supper in the garden. Oh well, maybe we'll be lucky one day soon :))

26 Jun, 2016

 

Yes, 'Snap' it is!

Your garden looks wonderful and the hanging baskets are some of the prettiest I have seen. Maybe our gardens would thrive on neglect and our absence? I don't think I dare risk it though! Ours gets rapidly out of hand even when we are here!!

I love all your trees too. Liquidambar is a beauty!

26 Jun, 2016

 

Thanks Chris for your lovely comments! I always use the white Bacopa in my baskets, as it seems a good foil for most plants :)

26 Jun, 2016

 

It a lovely peaceful looking garden Sheila - easy to imagine yourself wandering round it.

26 Jun, 2016

 

I love your garden Sheila, its always a pleasure to view and we seem to like the same plants. Soooo many flowers on your climbing hydrangea! Ox eye daisy is also a favourite. Is your Betula a multi stemmed one?

26 Jun, 2016

 

Thanks very much Sue.

You're very kind Dawn - thank you. I love that Hydrangea because I don't have to do a thing to it - and you're only seeing half of it! Yes, the Betula is multi-stemmed . . . all the trees seem extra happy after all that rain (good thing something's happy, lol) :)

26 Jun, 2016

 

Youre welcome Sheila. Raining here again now, but I try and think positively as the plants are loving it.

26 Jun, 2016

 

It looks as lovely as ever, Sheila. I hope - and I'm sure - that you had a wonderful time ?

26 Jun, 2016

 

Thank you Susanne. Yes, it was amazing to have a whole two weeks with the little ones . . . we'll see them again in 18 months time!

27 Jun, 2016

 

Sunny here today, too, Sheila.
Everything is growing so fast and everywhere looking so green as it usually does more in early May, it seems to me, but there's been so much rain and very little hot dry weather to slow up the growth. But. It all looks lovely and healthy, and neat, now you've got the grass cut. Did mine, too, this morning.

27 Jun, 2016

 

Thanks Paul . . . yes, cutting the grass makes all the difference!

27 Jun, 2016

 

Beautiful and serene garden. Always a pleasure to see it. You baskets are fabulous. How old is your climbing hydrangea, Sheila, I just got couple of dead trees chopped and the tree service left about 10 feet for me to grow plants on it such Hydrangea petiolaris . I like the look of it in your picture.

28 Jun, 2016

 

Many thanks Klahanie. I think our Hydrangea petiolaris must be more than 20 years old . . . perfectly happy in semi-shade. It's great - I even have a dead sprig in a small vase by my desk as it's still pretty!

29 Jun, 2016

 

Blooms on hydrangeas die gracefully do not they? They look wonderful even when they dry up.
I do have it on the retaining wall and it never have a chance to bloom (deer). I thought if I can grow it vertically, maybe I will be able to enjoy few blooms. I love that picture you have posted, just wonderful.

29 Jun, 2016

 

Yes, you're right Klahanie, and thank you again for your kind comments. I wish you success with your Hydrangea, in spite of the pesky deer . . .

29 Jun, 2016

 

I love your garden Sheila. It's laid out so naturally and the borders full of lovely plants. It's surprising how the garden looks 100% better when the lawns are mowed.

29 Jun, 2016

 

Thank you Sheila - what a lovely comment :))

30 Jun, 2016

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