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August/September 2017 garden diary

Virginia Creeper – autumn is on the way

Rose – so fragile

Hylotelephium spectabile (a sedum – we think this one is known as the Ice Plant)

Sedum spectabile – as above, but the more popular sedum

Unidentified – we thought this might be Ginkgo Biloba, but it isn’t; it also isn’t Japanese Knotweed (thank goodness!), though it does look suspiciously similar in some respects; we’ll keep investigating – suggestions welcome!

Japanese Anemones – just keep on blooming …

Foxglove – Spring flower? – nonsense!


Garden spider – constant tweaking

And now we’ve embarked on a new project, to restore Lynn‘s Dad‘s garden to its former glory. There’s going to be a lot of hacking, chopping, pruning and shredding going on … more news later!

Garden restoration 1

Garden restoration 2

Garden restoration 3




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June/July 2017 garden diary

Rose (1) – all the roses in our new house are as yet unidentified 😦

Rose (2)

Rose (3)

Rose (4)

Rose (5)

Twisted Willow (before pruning)

Twisted Willow (after pruning)

Lavender, Pansies and Petunias

Japanese Anemone – staring through dining room window …

Penstemon – earliest flower, many more to come

Verbena Bonariensis

Bee on Echinops

Bee on Lavender

Buddleia – grows like a weed, but butterflies love them, of course

Butterfly – this rather “moth-eaten” Red Admiral often suns itself on our table, frequently chasing off a Cabbage White – they twist and turn together in the air, but the Red Admiral always wins

Courgette (1) – have to grow our veg. in pots/growbags in our new garden

Courgette (2)

Cucumber – getting a fantastic crop, just grown in a growbag in a sunny spot on the potting table (var. Telegraph Improved)



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