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  • Photo-upload-449045?1469248096
    22 Jul 2016
    Grey, grey, grey, and windy – what a change from yesterday! The row of suns in the week’s weather forecast seem to be disappearing fast. A little deadheading when I came back from the studio, the gusty wind was really cool however it d...

    Stonecrop SunSparkler Lime Twister Blooming, Rose 'Starry Night' Blooming, Hemerocallis...

    Scattered Clouds 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-449078?1469318422
    24 Jul 2016
    So after a month of complete radio silence, suddenly my house is the hottest thing on the market. Five showings this week, including one second showing, and an actual offer. And I think it’s the garden. I think people walk back there and see...

    Perennial Border garden and SoPo garden

    Mostly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-449038?1469246974
    22 Jul 2016
    From yesterday when the sun shone! The potted plants filling the gaps in Porch are Basil, purple and green; the two Poinsettias from last Christmas and at the back, the Calamondin Orange. The Hibiscus is further along the bed and has had a couple ...

    Seasonal Container garden , Hemerocallis Peach? Blooming, Hemerocallis 'Ruby Stella' B...

    Overcast 20°C / 68°F
  • Photo-upload-449021?1469202440
    21 Jul 2016
    At last the suspected hollyhock is opening, I have to say i was hoping for a nice bright colour, I’ve seen some lovely bright reds and pinks locally. But I get a rather washed out cream! I suppose it is quite pretty…. Constance Spry ro...

    clematis tex.etoile rose , rose constance spry , and clematis florida flore-pleno

    Partly Cloudy 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-449024?1469224367
    22 Jul 2016
    So I harvested a house. I have a definite offer. Whatever else happens, I will sell this place. It’s an enormous weight off my mind. There are still three showings scheduled, so I may get additional offers, which will help me get my price (t...

    Tomato- Black Krim Harvesting, Tomato- Black Plum Harvesting, Tomato- Dwarf Summer Sunr...

    Mostly Cloudy 35°C / 95°F
  • Photo-upload-449096?1469388432
    24 Jul 2016
    Yesterday cool, grey and calm after a shower of rain overnight. The mozzies were are real pest and not much better today although it is warm and brilliantly sunny. The sky was blue from horizon to horizon when I got up but the cloud makers have be...

    Seasonal Container garden , Asiatic lily 'Landini' Blooming, Christmas Cactus Blooming...

    Scattered Clouds 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-449103?1469389143
    24 Jul 2016
    The centre of action has been moving from the east side of the garden to the west. Not that Drive has been short of action but it is a crazy jungle of blooms at the moment. Forecast to go to 28C already 25C at noon. The ‘scattered cloudsR...

    Larkspur 'Gentian Blue' Blooming, 9. Drive garden , Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' Bloomin...

    Scattered Clouds 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-449119?1469543803
    25 Jul 2016
    Aquilegia Canadensis are germinating! I keep going out to peer at the seed tray and see a new one each time I look. Very exciting! Last time I got some of these seeds not one germinated. This time I got them from Plant World Seeds. they are so rel...

    hibiscus

    Scattered Clouds 15°C / 59°F
  • Photo-upload-449139?1469637191
    27 Jul 2016
    With a couple of daylilies I wanted to find still missing, I took some time to compare pictures back to when I first got the plants. I believe the light pink I found by Helix (and possibly in one other place that I’ve lost track of) is Ultra...

    Hem. Ultraviolet Mood , Hem. Susan Weber , Thalictrum rochebrunianum (2) , Hem. Armaged...