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Enjoying the warm weather :o) up dated with a photo for Sheilabub :o)

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Calibrachoa,and Lobelia baskets.

Spider plant,out for the summer..

Wall trough..

Another view of the back garden..

And lastly,yet another ‘Empress of Prussia’ Fuchsia .I think two photo’s of this variety,is quite enough,so I won’t overload you with the other five ! :o)

Just for you Sheila.. fancy some ‘Slap and Tickle ?? Lol.This is the name of the’full stop’Dianthus in the corner border. Just taken a photo,as there are still a couple of flowers on ,but it’s been beautiful ..x

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Stunning.

29 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Denise,I'm very happy with my garden this year.. x

29 Aug, 2021

 

Colourful, tidy and stylish.

29 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Siris.

29 Aug, 2021

 

Beautiful photos of your garden Sandra, your shed looks the same colour as mine, except the paint is peeling off mine lol
Love the spider plant in the chimney pot :) x

29 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Hywel, I had the spider plant in the chimney pot last year,as well.I will bring it back in,when the weather changes,and give it a trim. The paint on the shed is called 'Wild Thyme' one of the Heritage range.I love it too :o)

29 Aug, 2021

 

Not the same colour then, mine is called Pebble Trail (or something similar) and it's Cuprinol Shades.

I always put my spider plants out for the summer too. I think they like the wet ! :D x

29 Aug, 2021

 

You have an amazing display of colour for late August Sandra … wonderful 🙂.

29 Aug, 2021

 

What a beautiful garden you have Sandra, everything looks so well cared for and very pretty! Lovely shed....or garden room, being the colour it is..:))
Have to laugh at Hywels comment, my spider plants have missed summer outdoors and you can tell...:( yours fits perfectly in the chimney pot.
As for external paint colours, someone has painted our sky, battleship grey. I hoped it was the undercoat to cerulean blue, but no, it's definitely the top coat and it's matt...:))

29 Aug, 2021

 

Forgot to say the fuchsia in the last pic fits lovely there too...

29 Aug, 2021

 

Ha ha Janey - great comment about the sky! Battleship grey here too, with tiny patches of cerulean blue, and Very Cold. What a crazy summer …

Sandra, I like your “full stop” in the corner with the lovely fuchsia, but can’t work out what it is …

29 Aug, 2021

 

Well, I admit to being quite envious of your colourful plants, Sandra. Everything is looking so bright, fresh and healthy. Please tell me what you're feeding them on !!!

29 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Sheila, and it does seem to be at it's best just now,which is great. I did laugh at your 'full stop' description,so I am going to add a seperate photo ,which might make you smile ! :o) x
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Thank you Janey, I do love the spider plant in the Chimney pot,and it needed repotting this year,so one of the 'Babies' might take over from 'Mum' one day.ha ha.Glad you like the Fuchsia in the corner border,and the shed colour too,it was originally an Orangey/brown colour ,which I loathed,so this is much easier on the eye :o)
..and,speaking of colour,We have had the Battleship grey all day too,with a brief interlude of approx 5 minutes of yellow,and blue at teatime. back to grey now :o((
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Lol,Shirley,I only use a Tomato food, but this year,I've been a bit more attentive,in adding it to my watering cans weekly..well,almost weekly, to be honest ! ha ha.but I've watered them every evening ,weather permitting..I also bought some different Compost this year,which is more expensive than some of the others,so I really think it has helped. I only remove the top few inches of the last years compost,to the borders,and top it up with new,which seems to be fine .x

29 Aug, 2021

 

Thanks Sandra for the Dianthus ID, and what a great name! x

29 Aug, 2021

 

You are welcome Sheila, I have two of these,and both have been spectacular this year.They seem to be as tough as old boots, as I've had them a few years now,and yes,a great name Lol. x

29 Aug, 2021

 

lovely displays there!!! love your shed and very elegant planters they fit into , looks very neat and tidy wish is what I am trying for .

Wish I could enjoy weather but dull dull dull dull dull is getting boring now lol

29 Aug, 2021

 

Sandra, it’s lovely!!!! It’s all looking immaculate, beautiful and colourful! You have an eye for garden design!

29 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Paul, I don't find it so hard to maintain,to be honest, mainly dead heading,watering etc,now it's established, but don't forget i've had almost 20 years to get it as I want it,and had lots of changes over the years,some good,some not so good ! Lol.plus .being retired ,I have the time .The best idea was getting rid of the rubbishy back lawn, and having gravel instead. Great for pots,drainage etc,and no weeds ! :o) x

30 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Kate, that's kind of you,:o) I just plant what I like,and somehow ,it seems to 'mingle ' well ! ha ha. ..As for Garden design, well,it's ok for me,but not to everyones taste ,I guess. :o) I don't do safe,Lol. x

30 Aug, 2021

 

I’ll definitely look out for this Dianthus Sandra, but will be careful who I ask in our local GC!

30 Aug, 2021

 

It could be a similar shade on our Sheds,Hywel ,as so many look alike .I hadn't thought about the Spider plants liking the wet, but it sounds logical,as I get brown tips when it's indoors,and the air gets too warm and dry,even though I mist it.It hasn't had any whilst it's been outside.. A shame they aren't hardy.! x

30 Aug, 2021

 

Ha ha,Sheila, make sure you get the phrasing right, and someone who looks like they have a sense of humour :o) x.

30 Aug, 2021

 

Very beautiful Bloomer and nicely presented....all of it.

30 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Klahanie, I'm glad you enjoyed it :o)

30 Aug, 2021

 

20 years of gardening hae certainly paid off Sandra. It all looks lovely. A credit to you.
I don't know if you remember but I also got rid of our dreadful lawn at Devon Way and replaced it with a gravel bed with a wooden barrel turned on its side. Much easier and nicer.
Slap and Tickle was another residence in my last garden. It sat under the rose called Hankie Pankie lol!
The baskets etc along the shed look great! Did you grow the plants from seed?

31 Aug, 2021

 

P.S. I have my spider plant in the bathroom. It seems to like it there best.

31 Aug, 2021

 

Very attractive Sandra - it looks like a happy place!

31 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Julia,and I do remember you getting rid of your lawn,and love the combo of the Dianthus and the Rose names.. ! ha ha,,very apt :o).
I bought the shed plants,along with most of the others,and only grew the Dahlia's from seed,but I did do quite a few cuttings of some perennials,which have all grown well,also had some gifted :o)
My spider plant lives in the Conservatory in winter,as there is no suitable space in our Bathroom,or Kitchen,and seems happy enough :o) xx

31 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Sue,we have had a decent summer here,so I guess the plants have been very happy,as we have. :o)

1 Sep, 2021

 

What a wonderful variety of plants Sandra and so colourful! I didn't know you could put spider plants outside! I will have to remember for next year!
Can you send me some sun please ! lol

1 Sep, 2021

 

Thank you Rose, and neither did I ,but My next door neighbours sister had brought some for her Brother,so he gave me one..I had no room for it indoors at that time,so ddecided to put it in the Chimney pot,and it did so well,so out it went again this year :o)
I would love to send you some sun,but if it comes via Yorkshire first,I'll send it on to Lincolnshire ! lol. xx

1 Sep, 2021

 

Just found this ( I wonder why?!!!)
Your hanging baskets looks so very pretty, what a perfect choice of plants and colours. The spider plant looks majestic in that gorgeous chimney pot which I love. You have such a lovely garden which you look after supremely well.
x

2 Sep, 2021

 

No problem,Chris, and thank you so much.I love it in the Chimney pot too,and over the years,this is the best anything has looked in it,expect for an Ivy,which I got bored with ! There isn't really enough root space to have several plants,so this is ample. Everything else seems to be lasting well too,so it's been a good year. x

2 Sep, 2021

 

I'm getting a bit behind with people's blogs! Just come across this one of yours, Bloomer!

Your garden certainly looks very nice & the flower troughs on the shed look really wonderful! 👏

The Spider Plant is often used here by our council gardening departments & has been for very many years. In fact the only plant of it I have came from some flowerbeds nearly 15 years ago! I dug up one plant when I knew that in a day or two they would be removed & go for compost.

10 Sep, 2021

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