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12 April 2017

It's All Growing Nicely!!!

I thought that I would post a few pics of the garden today just to show how things are coming along less than a year after DD redoing all the borders adding pots and containers for a bit of interest in our very narrow borders.


Agathapanthus looks like she may put on a good show this year with lots of new shoots coming up (larger pot with the light in).
To the left of her is the Hydrangea I nearly killed when it was in a pot in the front garden. Hopefully it will flower to the colour I bought it.....pink and lime green.....and the soil won't change it.
Some of the spaces will be filled with white pansies later on.


This corner has never done very well but that is all changed now and it's filling up nicely.
The rest of the apricot tree will come out this year and be replaced with a large obelisk and a white climbing Hydrangea....the small obelisk is for elsewhere in the garden.
I am hoping for more than one flower head on the pink Peony this year. It's growing really well.


A triffid masquerading as a Hebe. This came out of a ready planted container last year and is growing like mad.
In the round pot is a low growing Sedum which we thought had died....obviously not...lol.


My favourite corner with a bright green Euonymous and a splash of red from the new Skimmia bought to replace the one that didn't like our soil. It is in a pot with special compost so hopefully it will do well.

The fence is new as we lost some panels in a storm. These panels are heavier and should cope better if we get any more high winds.
We are in debate about the colour we are going to use to preserve them....Andy wants brown and I want green so we will see.

Apart from adding the white pansies, feeding and watering these borders can be left to their own devices for a while as DD works on the front garden. It will be pretty much the same with pots and containers for more tender things with a few shrubs and the hope that we can find some way of adding a Clematis...maybe another obelisk.
I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

No Ruby today as she is coming to stay for the weekend so another day of sorting out and cleaning.
I made a good start on the dining room last night so I'll finish that and then go and give the kitchen cabinets and worktops a wash down.
It's cold and dreary here this morning and threatening to rain so the last bit of laundry can go in the dryer....just a couple of towels done on the highest spin so they won't take long.
Sausage and tomatoes has been requested for tea so that is what we are having.

Have a lovely day y'all.
Sheila-x-

15 comments:

  1. Lovely to see your garden Shelia, it all looks very good xx

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    1. Thank you Marlene.
      It's not quite up to the standard of your gorgeous space but it's coming along now-x-

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  2. Lots of growing, looking good. I didn't know you could get climbing Hydrangeas, I shall have to look into having one too xx

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    1. Yes we're very happy with it so far Cheryl.
      I think Roz picked the climbing Hydrangea up from The Range for something ridiculous like £2.99. It looks really nice on the label....all white and frothy so it should look good when it's grown-x-

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  3. It all looks so pretty. I love how the little pots add interest. I might have to get some for our garden. X

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    1. I am really loving the pots. They were Roz's idea. Our garden isn't huge since half of it is taken up with parking spaces due to it being impossible to park on the front so the borders are very narrow. The pots just add so much interest and the spaces in between will be filled with annuals...mostly white pansies which I adore-x-

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  4. Your garden looks beautiful Sheila and it'll get better and better throughout the summer too xx

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    1. It's getting there Trudie. Roz only started it at the back end of last summer and we nearly have it how we want it....well the borders at least. I can hardly bear to look at the side behind me as I take pics of the nice bit...lol-x-

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  5. It's always exciting when things get growing again in the Spring isn't it. x

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    1. It is Jackie and particularly this year as we weren't sure what would survive the winter in pots.
      Very few losses so we are hoping for a good show in the summer.
      Hugs-x-

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  6. It looks lovely Sheila, DD must have worked hard on all those borders. I think I've killed my jasmine off. Everything else is growing really well but there's not a shoot in sight.

    A weekend with Ruby, how lovely. Bet you can't wait. xx

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    1. She did work very hard Suzanne and I love her so much for that. I used to do the garden but I just can't manage the kneeling and bending any more.
      Our jasmine came out in the end it just wasn't much of anything really teeny tiny flowers and no smell so it had to go.

      Really, really looking forward to seeing Ruby tomorrow.
      Hugs-x-

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  7. Loving your garden Sheila.I love to plant in pots as it's so versatile.I need to brighten up my pots I think :) We only have a back garden and the soil is awful.The bungalow was built on the site of demolished houses in 1987.I moved in just over a year ago and am still digging up the rubble :)

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    1. Awww thank you Chris.
      I'd never considered pots before but Roz talked me into it and I love the interest it gives to a pretty boring garden.
      Our soil is bad too.....pure clay which has never improved even with constant digging and adding of compost to try and break it up....horrible stuff.
      Our house was built in the 1950's to house soldiers from the local army barracks and we keep digging up bits of pots and china. There is one piece of cream with a green pattern on it....I desperately want whatever it was as it's beautiful....lol-x-

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  8. Lovely! I've not got to my garden at all. It's been too wet and everything is muddy.

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