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Early evening sunshine..

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After a cloudy,and chilly start this morning,,it turned into a beautiful warm sunny day,so as we were sitting out at the front garden after tea, I decided to take a few more photo’s of the view of our section of the long border across from our Bungalow. As you probably remember,each owner is responsible for their own section.
from left to right..

The Zebra Grasses are huge this year !

This is the awkward front garden border on a steep slope,mainly filled with evergreens, and sedums,but splashes of colour in summer,to liven it up..

Moving down to the flat area ,and looking across to the long border,the half moon bed has a Fuchsia ‘Empress of Prussia ’ in the centre,surrounded by ’Purple Emperor’ Sedums , both hardy,and Begonia Semperflorens ,as gap fillers,so it doesn’t really change much each year,as it’s so easy care .I’m all for that these days. :o)

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Beautiful.

25 Aug, 2021

 

I agree with Linda, beautiful.

26 Aug, 2021

 

How lovely, Sandra..you can see the care that has been used there.All like minded people.

26 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Linda, Klahanie and Julia. We ,and our next door neighbour on the left,have the larger sections,which is ideal,as we are both keen gardeners. This is just my section,up to the area on the right,where you can see the dry stone wall ,of our local Bowling Green.The shrubs at the end,belong to our other 90 year old neighbour,but we look after it for him,as he has just recently gone into a care home,bless him. Luckily,his son is now going to be our new neighbour :o)

26 Aug, 2021

 

what a lovely community spirit there.
Am I remembering correctly that one new set of neighbours removed loads of shrubs earlier in the year or was that some one else?

26 Aug, 2021

 

We are so lucky,Eileen, to have such lovely neighbours..all except the ones at the end Bungalow,who decimated the banking ! They don't speak to anyone, so we leave it at that. Thankfully,it has regrown much better and quicker than we all ever dared to hope.!

26 Aug, 2021

 

Always looks so attractive Sandra, pleased the bank at the end has grown back.

26 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Sue, and so are we,but the frontage still looks a mess ,where the block paving is,as the brambles etc are covering it now,and anytime now,it will be growing across the cul de sac road. Everyone else keeps their clear..Hey ho !

26 Aug, 2021

 

It looks lovely Sandra, good neighbours are a blessing, ones who like gardening and willing to help each other even better...
I'm pleased that eyesore has grown and filled in again, we now live in funny times, I was brought up on the estate we live on and knew nearly everyone, in fact our house was lived in by only one family before us and the lady was an old friend of my mums, when we moved here in 1974 I was amongst old friends, obviously things change and now hardly anyone knows each other by name, most do not even acknowledge each other if passing by in the street, that situation seems to have got worse in the last couple of years as with wearing masks for so long people weren't even able to see a smile..

26 Aug, 2021

 

Sandra the word that came into my head right away was Breathtaking! Its only a pity that its in a cul de sac so won't be seen by hoards of people! I'm glad that the end plot is greening up again. Do you think they would notice if a few seeds got accidentally spilled on that bit?
Lincs, that's sad. I hope that as time goes on people will get a bit more sociable!

26 Aug, 2021

 

Sandra that is a real credit to you and looks beautiful. So rich in colour and so well looked after.
It reminds me of Rotten Row in Southport near where the Flower Show is held. It was always immaculate and looked really lovely.

26 Aug, 2021

 

I agree,Sue,( Lincslass).there are only nine Bungalows here,and still mainly the original people who have lived here from the beginning,almost 20 years ago,so we know each other pretty well ;o) It's similar,everywhere ,it seems,we used to know most locals by name,not any more,but I do make a point of saying'Hello',and most will reply :o)

26 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Sue (Steragram ) that is a lovely compliment.As for the hordes of people not being able to see my garden, It's maybe as well they can't,or I'd never get any weeding or dead heading done,would I ? ha ha.plus,I'm a bit of a chatterbox,so that's another good reason.
As for some secret seed sprinkling, I'm afraid they would never get chance to see the light of day,but a nice thought,all the same .x

26 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Chris,that is so kind of you ,and I didn't know there was a Rotten Row in Southport.! I will have to check it out,next time we go :o)

26 Aug, 2021

 

Wow looks beautiful, my zebra grass is huge too, love it :-))

27 Aug, 2021

 

Love your borders Sandra, they're looking gorgeous! A very pretty fuchsia there in the middle at the front. The reds are beautiful, especially the sedums. I had a purple emperor (sedum that is..:)) a while ago, haven't see it for a couple of years now.
Your section of the long border looks just beautiful, love your planting..

27 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Daylily,I love mine too,especially the buff colour in winter. I split it a couple of years ago,and one is just in the 2nd photo,but the 3rd one,which I planted in a large pot,didn't do well at all,no idea why,so I had to get rid of that one.

27 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Janey,that is so kind.I've had the original of the Fuchsia,almost 20 years ,which was a gifted 'moving in' present. I now have another seven,from cuttings, around both back and front gardens,:o)'Purple Emporer'Sedum was also a gift a few years ago,from a good friend of many on Goy, Carole (Pansypotter) x
I'm sorry you seem to have lost it,Janey,as it's been very hardy here..must like being 'up North ' :o) xx

27 Aug, 2021

 

Sandra, I think your enjoyment of gardening shines through in this blog! I love your planting schemes, both your front garden and the long border. So many interesting plants on show.

I smiled when I read the mention of Rotten Row as I knew a couple of folk who lived in a street of that very name in West Sussex, in Sidlesham, not far from Bosham. I found this info.:
"Rotten Row" is a location in at least 15 places in England and Scotland, such as in Lewes, East Sussex and Elie, Fife. It describes a place where there was once a row of tumbledown cottages infested with rats (raton) and dates to the 14th century or earlier, predating the London derivation.[6] Other historians have speculated the name might be a corruption of rotteran (to muster),[7] Ratten Row (roundabout way), or rotten (the soft material with which the road is covered).

Here endeth the school lesson for today! :o))

27 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Shirley,I'm really pleased with the garden this year,it seems to have all gone smoothly,and I don't seem to have had any losses,or little nasties decimating anything.!

Wow,that is so interesting ,re Rotten Row,I do like to know the origin of certain words or sayings,so thank you Miss Shirley, for the excellent History lesson ! :o)

27 Aug, 2021

 

Sandra your garden is absolutely beautiful!! There is a 'Rotten Row' in Southport as Wild rose has mentioned. It runs along the topside of the showground. It's worked by volunteers, but I don't think they could teach you anything... perhaps the other way around!

27 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Julia,It's been more enjoyable this year,waiting to see Janey's Dahlia seeds, come into flower,as I didn't sow any seeds last year. I shall look for 'Rotten Row' next time we go to Southport,and I'm sure there are some good tips that the Volunteers could give me.Always something to learn in a garden .:o)

27 Aug, 2021

 

Absolutely beautiful planting, the colours are simply gorgeous too! Your lawn is immaculate also.

28 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Kate,I'm like you,I do love a nice mingle of colours in summer,so I don't have a plan as to how I plant them.:o) I only mentioned to my OH tonight,how green the lawn looked,as it has only been aerated this year, and dead thatch taken off.It hasn't been fed at all.

28 Aug, 2021

 

It's bursting with colour ... beautiful :) x

29 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Hywel, let's hope for an 'Indian summer',so our gardens last well into Autumn :o) x

29 Aug, 2021

 

I think we need an Indian summer this year Sandra.
The builder that's going to work on the back of my house (soon hopefully) told me he read somewhere October is going to be warm.

29 Aug, 2021

 

We have been very lucky here,Hywel,lots of sunny warm days,and lovely evening to sit out,and watch the sunsets. Both water Butts have been emptied three times this year !

I hope October will be warm for your building work to be done too,not just for you,but us as well ! :o)

29 Aug, 2021

 

What a lovely selection of plants Sandra! I bet passers by love to look at them!
At the moment we are not getting any summer ! Cooler and dull!

1 Sep, 2021

 

Thank you Rose,it's been good this year,and most gaps have been filled now,as it's knitting together nicely.We get quite a few people looking over the high Bowling Green Wall,at the border,as not many pass our Bungalows,with it being a cul de sac,and are surprised to see it from above. :o). Only last week,a lady Bowler asked what one of the plants was ( Blue Echinops )so I put a seed head in an envelope ,and had a walk round to the Bowling club with it,she was delighted :o).

Same weather here too,Rose ! :o(

1 Sep, 2021

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