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Suggestion please Part 2

27 July 2015 19:09:29

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I headed to Ballyseedy to day to look at Acers.  The ones there were of the tall rather than spreading variety so guess what I came home with a Phoenis canariensis.  This was to be for my hot area but I placed it in the centre of the problem bed. Because this area of the garden is quite conservative I felt it might add an unusual feature and distract from the rest!! Ah yes I would put some planting around it. What do you think?? Also to use the three photos I added a pic of a very very orange Crocosmia and not so orange Watsonia.

Suggestions please.

26 July 2015 16:24:13
Suggestions please.

Suggestions please.

The bed in the photo is actually much larger than it appear. This is where my beloved double Primroses live. It looks great when they are in flower but as we come to June and the following months as you see it is pretty dreadful. The Lamium seen in the photos looks good earlier in the year but that too dies back. I think bulbs are needed but how to get  continuous interest during the high ( hahaha) summer months. I have a few Iris but they too are early. Perennials would swamp the Primroses so it is a problem. The bed is in the centre part of my Summer garden area and rather difficult to miss!!!

Hot border

14 July 2015 17:35:54

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I have been unable to do much work in the garden for a while....won't bore you with my aches!!  However the hot garden does a good job of hiding many of the numerous weeds that are flourishing so it is to there I now go for a stroll.  The Monarda amazes me when I recall the problem I had establishing it and now serves as a great link along the hot areas; a few photos to show what is going on !!

Hemerocallis ID

14 July 2015 17:25:00

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I would welcome ID of these please. Thank you.

Blarney in Bloom and Friends

11 July 2015 16:12:42

A muse...not had one for a while!

02 July 2015 16:27:11

Calling Kathrin

30 June 2015 20:03:37

Couple of photos

30 June 2015 19:50:31

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A couple of Clematis and Cornflower  . The sun is only coming out now!! Very overcast all day down here in Cobh. I hear the East had a very hot day.  Heavy rain last night demolished most of the Roses but saves watering for the time being.

Gaps

29 June 2015 18:51:19

Penstemons

26 June 2015 19:27:48

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I don't know if it is true but over the past few years it seems to me that Penstemons are not appearing in gardens very frequently???  I love them though spent many hours dead heading long long rows of them in another life!  Here are just three and apart from Apple blossom I am not risking putting names to the others cos I am not sure. Do you grow them?

A few more photos for Jacinta

24 June 2015 22:20:20

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Here we go.

Garden visit

24 June 2015 20:45:58

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Was away for a few days and went to a couple of gardens. One I had been to a few years ago and loved called Aultnagreagh near Dunmanway . A real cottage garden and full account is on their very good website . Not weed free by any means and reminded me of my garden as we had many weeds in common including that willow that seeds all over the place!  Pergola , pond  , secret garden . They grow loads of veggies and fruit and you can get a cuppa there as well!!  Would recommend it to anyone who loves a profusion of plants in lovely surroundings.

For Fran Kew Beauty

15 June 2015 21:05:43
For Fran Kew Beauty

For Fran Kew Beauty

Fran I was very interested in your photo of Roscoea Kew Beauty. In your photo it seemed almost white? I have grown this for a few years and it is a lovely pale yellow. Doing a spot of Googling there are pictures of it looking white and some with a hint of yellow. Did yours show the true colour on the photo? I took a pic of mine today and it is even yellower than in the photo. Wondering if the colour can vary.

I think of these plants as being the very quiet ones, no sign of growth and then oliver sudden there are flowers. Red Gurkha I thought I had lost and yesterday saw it appearing above ground....probably be flowering tomorrow lol.

Martin more photos.

15 June 2015 20:03:52

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Took some more once the sun had moved away abit!  Hope they are better.

Fern ID please

15 June 2015 18:32:31

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This one has been puzzling me for a couple of years. It looks to have spores on both sides .......but  that cannot be so what is going on!!






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