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Monday, 13 September 2010
First we have this years picture of the lilies from which my avatar came.
A couple of years ago I scattered some poppy seed from a friend in the lily bed. This year these lovely double red offspring appeared in the cleared bed by the arbour
The herbaceous border looks thoroughly over grown and lacking in colour.
The bed with the lilies, seen from a different direction. The Smoke bush is really misty this year - it has not flowered like this before.
Lastly we have the current view from the arbour, where I sit when ever I can find an excuse and often when I can't
Monday, 6 September 2010
Friday, 6 August 2010
This corner border is not that old but the shrubs are a good size now. I am still developing the back and you will see a picture of any progress in the Autumn/Winter.
Potentillas grow like weeds and self-seed in Northumberland. At this time of the year they seem to take over as they grow fast. I will be cutting them back in the autumn.
One of the many Hostas, with very few slug holes. Is this due to so many birds? Or the hedgehogs? Or both?
This particular rose has taken off this year and has been marvellous. It is past its best now, though. Isfahan was amazing in late June, with its lovely scent, but there are only very few flowers left now
The herbaceous borders are fairly colourful just now
The Astilbe is showing no sign of drought as I watered it earlier, and we have had plenty of rain lately