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A few taken today in between showers

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So pleased we’ve had proper rain for hours today.

Amy, remember this :). Actinidia kolomikta

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It all looks wonderful, Dawn.

8 May, 2019

 

Thank you Linda :-)

8 May, 2019

 

Oh wow..it is just absolutely beautiful Dawn. So beautiful! Is that Cornus ‘Miss Satomi’? I had one in my first garden and tried to move it to my last place, but it perished. It is one of my favourite plants. I hav eC. Florida here, but it is really struggling to break bud at the moment. I’ve been feeding it and given it loads of love, but it doesn’t seem to want to grow. Disappointing. Perhaps all this rain will help though.

8 May, 2019

 

Your garden is looking lovely Dawn. The wooded area with the bluebells is fabulous.

8 May, 2019

 

Your garden looks lovely Dawn, the rain has done it good :)

9 May, 2019

 

nothing like a spring rain. Your garden, pond, woodland..looks so lovely. :-)

9 May, 2019

 

Thanks Alan, Hywel, Lori.
Karen, thank you. It's Cornus is X Rutgersensis 'Stellar Pink' a hybrid cross of C Florida and C kousa. Not so many bracts this year though. Yes lovely trees, I'm waiting anxiously for my new one to flower, so exciting, Cornus Venus! Still raining here but we needed it!
Just going back to the Cornus, my controversa variegata doesn't look too hot, think it got tinged with frost

9 May, 2019

 

Lovely Dawn....your Actinidia is beautiful....The one here must have been frosted earlier on.

9 May, 2019

 

Karen, did you see the new bark path through the big border, got that idea from you :-)

9 May, 2019

 

Hi Meadow, thank you. Yes mine got tinged too, turns the leaves to brown crisps doesn't it

9 May, 2019

 

Wow stunning Dawn :-))

9 May, 2019

 

Absolutely gorgeous, and so tidy.

9 May, 2019

 

It looks stunning and so full and well advanced. Not many spaces there to pop another plant in. You must have your own little micro-climate from the sheltering trees.

9 May, 2019

 

It all looks stunning Dawn , Yes I remember the Actinidia K .hasn't it done well ? it looks fabulous, I brought a cutting with me it's coming along nicely I hope it looks like your another year , it's a memory for me as my aunt gave it to me as a gift on her visit from Australia many years ago ....
I love the Cornus its beautiful .

9 May, 2019

 

Thanks Day lily.
Thanks Siris, tidy? Not so when you're close up!
Honey, The trees do protect against frost but unfortunately no micro climate here, I'm in frost pocket.
Thanks Amy, I've never been able to get a cutting going, please tell me again how to do one :-)

9 May, 2019

 

Lovely to have drenching rain, and your garden is a picture! It’s obviously planted with much love . . . x

Cornus are great when they’re doing well: I love my Eddies White Wonder but only eleven bracts so far this year.

9 May, 2019

 

Awww thanks Sheila! Two days of rain, the gardens loving it

9 May, 2019

 

Fantastic Dawn! Love your woodland too, looking magical today...

9 May, 2019

 

I'll PM you Dawn ,there's no hurry you can't do it until about September I actually brought two cuttings with me both doing well ....x

9 May, 2019

 

Thank you Kate.
You've got it cracked Amy, thank you, I remember the Ford garage man going off with one from you :)

9 May, 2019

 

A treat for the eyes. Your flower beds are exquisite.

10 May, 2019

 

Dawn, regarding taking Actinidia cuttings, your plant, which by the way, is coming along beautifully. My small 8" Amy plant was broken down by a cat/rat ? at the split of two stems, I trimmed up the broken-off bit, stuck it a pot, and now it's growing better than the original. Thinking of planting it out soon in a cat free zone.

10 May, 2019

 

Dawn you have an amazing memory fancy you remembering that Ford garage man Lol ..
Well done Sue ,funny I've never had a problem with cats attacking any of mine , Just unlucky I suppose ,its good to hear your new piece is growing well :o)

10 May, 2019

 

Oh thats stunning, lovely large borders, no pruning to keep everything small, this is my dream garden, that top border against the fence, is not that old is it? I remember you doing the fencing!! and the woodland looks so established.....love, love love it!! as Cherish would say!!!!!

10 May, 2019

 

Lovely plantings and I think that cornus is beautiful.

10 May, 2019

 

Thanks Bathgate :-)
That's amazing Siris, I'm going to try in September. Our cat likes rubbing against ours.
Thanks Seaburn, I like Cornus trees too.
Dotty, what you say means alot. Yes it's that borders second summer, just under two years since we cleared it :-)

10 May, 2019

 

I always love seeing your beautiful garden it must be a magical place.

15 May, 2019

 

You are kind Sue

16 May, 2019

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