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Elizabeth7's Journal June 2013

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For Hazel

30 June 2013 01:17:00
For Hazel

For Hazel

I painted my picnic table and the platform, in the background, with the Forget me not and it just seemed to lift that area of the garden.

I should have said 'our' picnic table LOL

Cannas, Gerberas etc in Lidl today

27 June 2013 13:15:26

If only.......

23 June 2013 19:03:33
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If only.......

“If only you were here last week”.  Who has said /thought that when visitors arrive and your favourite plant has shed the flowers a few days previously. That is the case with  this Crambe cordifolia which is looking impressive just now though the shedding has started aided by a strong wind. Meanwhile I will enjoy it and the lovely scent.  I do hope the skeleton makes interesting viewing LOL


20 June 2013 18:57:40

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Lupinus texensis, the state flower of Texas known  as the Texas Bluebonnet. I grew this years ago and decided to have another go this year.  Sowed seeds very late but some germinated. It grows to about 12inches tall and is like a miniature Lupin a little dote!! Have a Google and see fields of it , amazing sight.

Then I 'did a Fran' and huddled a few potties together, not at all like Fran's artistic arrangements; I am bad at plants in pots but making an effort this year.


19 June 2013 21:15:11

Plant with attitude!

18 June 2013 19:59:05

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Roscoe  Kew Beauty. It sat in a pot for ages and I knew not if it was dead or alive. Then the snouts appeared and it seemed only days before it produced two very pretty pale yellow flowers.

Foxgloves are rampant this year and very welcome to land where they like.

Well Monty has a Jewel garden and so have I. Mine has Antirrhinums growing up through Lamium !!

A Funny/ Weird day!!

10 June 2013 21:21:46

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Yes an odd day indeed. I have visitors coming on Wednesday for a few days so seeing as the wet stuff was coming down decided to blitz the house and it needed one.

Mid this a very dear friend called so we had tea and a chat. Then when friend departed I lay down on the sofa and fell asleep!!!!  Meanwhile Maisie and Meg had taken to my bed and done the same. I don't do this I thought when I woke 3 hours later... I think maybe I have been working so hard in the garden it caught up with me dont know what excuse the animals have.

So the house still must be done, food bought etc.  I look forward to my Canadian friends coming and then it is all systems go for the few weeks leading up to my Open day . After that  ....FLOP  for weeks.!!



A few photos

09 June 2013 20:23:28

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I got the first Iris about 5 years ago and it growed and growed like topsy until the Rhizome was huge but never a flower until this year. I remembere the name for about 3 years but then forgot!

The hot bed

Finally Calycanthus Hartlage Wine which though very young produced 4 or 5 flowers for me this year.

Bedding impatiens/Busy Lizzies

03 June 2013 19:40:27

Just a few more

03 June 2013 16:16:45

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A few photos I took this afternoon.  One is of Irish Holden clough, which is a precious plant for me. Then showing part of the bed where the Poppies are;  getting doubts again about '''The Plum''' , it is looking very plum coloured today!!

And finally just a general view with Erysimum  in two areas. I think it is 'Winter sorbet'.

More Mrs Mop !!

03 June 2013 16:04:56

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Who ever thought gardening was about scrubbing. But again today out with the brush and bucket. I made steps from pieces of broken terracota pots about 4 years ago but have not cleaned them over the past two years , so down on the knees and will need to give them another go and replace a few pieces of 'mosaic'.

Also there is a bad bank in that part of the garden from the soil excavated when making the terraced look. Though I get it strimmed felt it needed a feature of some sort. So got a concrete slab and sealed and painted it and then found a rather nice potty and it worked rather well I think. I did the same in another part of the bank so it breaks up that area quite well.

Mea culpa

02 June 2013 00:17:29

Patty's Plum

01 June 2013 22:59:43

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I had hoped to get a sequence as this lovely poppy opened. However it got stuck half way as the sun failed to shine! Maybe tomorrow it will open fully.


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