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16 August 2017 11:54:08

Water Lily

19 July 2017 08:40:27

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I don't have a name on this small water lily, but it is bulking up great from the small piece I received from a friend a few years ago. The flowers are really enjoying the recent sunshine.

A real beauty.

17 July 2017 08:01:53

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This Iris ensata came from Terra Nova as tiny plant a couple of years ago. It is planted in one of my bog planters and has just produced it's first flower.

Well worth the wait, don't you think?

Thanks Gracedieu

13 July 2017 10:48:58
Dierarma

Dierarma

I have no idea how long I have been trying to grow Dierama in the garden here, and if there was a prize for failing with one given plant, I'd have the gold medal in this case. I tried growing it in so many parts of the garden to no avail.

Visiting Paddy and Mary last year I came away with a lovely clump and said to myself, this is my last attempt.

I divided the clump into three sections, one in the ground, one in a planter and some small pieces that fell off into a pot.

As with many other efforts the plant in the ground is no more.

Small pieces in pot are doing well.

The clump in the planter are flowering away happily and I'm delighted to see it doing so well.

Would anyone offer a reason why it has failed so often in the ground for me?

Paddy and Mary, many thanks once again.

General Sikorski

11 July 2017 09:44:40

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I never got around to putting in the supports into the ground for this wonderful Clematis. It seems to be happy enough scrambling it's way through all the surrounding plants, I'm liking the effect all the same.

Arum Picasso

11 July 2017 09:40:42
Arum Picasso

Arum Picasso

The first of my Arums has just opened. I love the deep colour of A. Picasso.

Architectural

07 July 2017 08:51:05
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Architectural

Lobelia tupa, a big stunning plant has everything going for it.

Size, strong upright stems, sharpe pointed leaves, the list goes on and on.

But for me the main feature is just starting to show, the flowers, even before they open the lovely shape of the flowers buds add amazing interest to the garden and the flowers aren't even open yet........

Looking good now.

05 July 2017 21:34:30
Looking good now.

Looking good now.

Hemerocallis Frans Halls is turning into a super sized plant and looking great just now.

Splish Splash

05 July 2017 21:26:39

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One of my favorite Geraniums is starting to put on a great splash of colour ;)

Terra Nova July 2017

03 July 2017 08:50:41

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We were away for the weekend with some non gardening friends. I was a little worried about bringing them to Terra Nova, I had nothing to worry about.

They were smitten straight away. It ended with me nearly pulling them away. The garden was looking super as ever, the shop packed to the gills. Needless to say we came away with plants and goodies from the shop.

Martin and Deborah were as welcoming and generous with their time as ever. Our friends were hooked and are interested in seeing the garden at other times of the year.

Hope you like the album.

Amaryllis

27 June 2017 15:24:27

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Since Myrtle first mentioned some years ago about having this plant outside in the garden, I as many of us do here on the site, copy ideas.

Thai plant has been outside in a pot for the last two years, and seems to be enjoying the great outdoors.

Saracena

21 June 2017 08:52:05

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These plants donated to me as tiny plants some a couple of years back were finally planted into a proper bog planter last year.

They are rewarding me now with some of their amazing and unusual flowers.

Cannomois grandis

21 June 2017 08:43:04

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This plant, given to me some time ago by Bruno is fast becoming a top favorite here.

Lovely to watch in the wind, stunning after rain as the droplets create a lovely effect. The fine foliage and stem colouring only add to the overall beauty of this plant.

I'm thinking of dividing later in the year and having two pots at the main step of the decking.

Cloudy and some rain here, but due to clear off shortly.

Have a good day folks.

Another bog planter.

16 June 2017 08:41:12

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This is another one of my so called tricks. A planter with no holes in it, I then drilled a hole about 10cm from the top.

I place an iris that came from my late sisters pond, added some water. At years end I cut away the dying growth and that's it, totally maintance free. Trouble free gardening at it's best.

The Iris has bulked up great and may need diving this year.

 

AND I SEE WE ARE HAVING YET ANOTHER ISSUE WITH PHOTOS, GETTING VERY CLOSE TO ME SAYING GOODBYE TO GARDEN.IE !!!!!!

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07 June 2017 21:56:26
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Nothing better than having a fellow gardener pay you a visit. Had the great pleasure of having Rachel call by this morning. There is nothing better than a good chat with a good friend. Thanks Rachel.

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