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Elizabeth7's Journal August 2013

Last Post 1542 days 3 hours ago

A few observations.

29 August 2013 18:19:39

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I have not posted since my moan, still having pump problems but took a few pics today, such a beautiful day.

I was never one for Gladiolus but a kind friend gave me a present of some so of course they were planted. What a pity they need staking as I am enjoying this vivid red one.

Tetrapanax continues to thrive and is getting really big now, huge leaves.

Around the pond the various crocosmias are flowering and the Restion doing very well.

There is still a good bit of colour and lots and lots to cut back.

An OT moan please.

20 August 2013 17:43:39

Awe struck in Cork!

17 August 2013 19:56:50

Mystery daffodils

16 August 2013 13:15:01

I love it when.....

08 August 2013 18:54:19

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plants you have been trying to grow eventually take off. For years I have been striving to grow Monarda Cambridge scarlet. Bruno has given me pieces as have Hosta and Moya. This was the year; maybe because I planted them in the only south facing border i have but now there are three clumps, yippeee. Also Eupatorium , no luck at all until I tried the south facing border and then it  took off. Finally not so much that Dahlia David Howard would not grow for me but I was unable to track it down anywhere until last year.  Then I found two so got them both and will keep one in a pot I think. Odd thing is these three have landed  in the border next to one another and work very well.

Also two photos of Agastache , Orange sprite and Sangria also in the same bed.

Plea to the intrepid garden travellers.

05 August 2013 15:16:04

Garden stroll.

02 August 2013 19:55:03

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Well it was two days since I walked around the garden, during which much wind and rain had blown/fallen.  But the change was quite amazing, a definite late Autumn garden. BUT not a moan from my lips , when I think it was only three weeks since my Open day and how lucky I was to have so much in colour and such a terrific sunny day.  Dramatic change though. All the same there are still some plants still to perform. The Lilies are looking well one is just ginormous with a huge thick stem and loads of blooms. The Cardoon is impressive and the different Crocosmias are about to bloom, some already have.  But cutting back can start and there will be a lot of it.  I think maybe because my big round raised bed where I have lots of Geraniums which have gone over is looking particularly straggly and when these are cut back it will improve a lot. So onwards and upwards there are still elements to enjoy and if the heat wave is partly responsible for the early demise of many plants  well for me it was worth it!!

And my most favourite Lily, Casa Blanca is still to come and oh the scent of that !

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