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JoanG's Journal September 2012

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Gentle gardening

21 September 2012 22:11:33

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Some non-gardening matters had to be attended to this week but I did get out there on a couple of days and enjoyed tidying up and cutting back spent perennials, gave the lawn an autumn feed, harvested some rather tasteless tomatoes (as lack of sun to sweeten them), marked out part of the lawn for a new planting area, and was happy just to meander and start making plans for next year. 

Then the postman brought the spring bulbs I had ordered, so I can look forward to planting them soon; first time I've bought bulbs this way and they look nice and healthy.   

Have started a Sept-Oct album.  Rudbeckia goldstrum is a favourite perennial of mine, in flower since mid-July and still looking great.

Happy gardening everyone. 

Lovely visit

13 September 2012 21:06:10

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Yesterday evening Jurgita and I visited Clare's (Clara's) garden and oh what a delight.  In a normal sized suburban space Clare has created separate gardens on different levels, features that please the eye wherever you turn, a secluded seating area, beautiful planting, so much interest that speaks of her artistic talent.  Everything she plants seems to grow so well.

And we had a delicious meal, great chat and a lovely evening among garden friends.  Thank you so much Clare and Greg.

A favourite little shrub

10 September 2012 22:26:34
Ceratostigma willmottianum

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Summer drawing to a close has its compensations when the plumbago flowers open.  I love it for its strong blue flowers and later as the leaves turn gold and red.  The photo doesn't really do it justice.

One of my all time favourites.

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