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Elizabeth7's Journal July 2015

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Blue moon tonight

31 July 2015 23:04:30

Alstromeria problems

30 July 2015 19:35:50

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


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