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Hi all ,its been a while since my last blog. I’ve been feeling pretty rough and off work for the last few weeks.. But as usual the flowers and plants can certainly perk a person up .. I was so pleased to have finally identified the small tree that grows in the center of my long flower border…
Its an Indian Bean Tree , and is just lovely with large heart shaped leaves and these upright white flowers

Here it is in the center of the long ( somewhat scruffy) border

I happened to find a pictures whilst browsing a RHS plant book in the bath the other night!!

I finished off planting out the new much larger border with some Rudbeckia Goldstrum, Salvia Black and Blue and some Guaras

The agapanthus that I thought I’d lost in the severe winter is just about to flower

As is the cape fushia finally about to flower after a successful move this spring to somewhere much more sunny

The chilli’s and tomatoes are doing well in the greenhouse, along with some sedum and penstemon cuttings

And my Elephant Ears bulb is very slowly but surely putting on leaves

As are the little plug plants of the Tibouchina rich blue that arrived unexpectedly from Dobies starting to look bigger and healthier

so everything is coming up rosy in the garden and certainly cheered me up whilst venturing out with my camera today..

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Sorry to hear you are under the weather, it does make a difference to see things progressing in ones garden and can make you feel better in yourself even if its through the eye of a camera, hoping you are back to full strengh soon, take care...

13 Jul, 2011


thanks Lincslass, I'm an awful patient, can't wait to be up to speed again..Gardening is a good therapy though, even if its through a camera lens..:)

13 Jul, 2011


Hope you soon recover. Liked your blog.

13 Jul, 2011


Sorry to hear you've not been well. I hope you're on the mend now :o) I'm glad your garden cheered you up. They have that effect don't they.

13 Jul, 2011


You're right there Hywel, they do have a good effect. When I've had a s****y day at work, I have a nice stroll round the garden, make a cuppa and just sit there relaxing. It's great.

13 Jul, 2011


Gardening is great therapy...and your garden is lovely madaboutgardening:) Get well soon, and carry on enjoying your garden x

13 Jul, 2011


Watch over that Indian Bean Tree...they grow really fast and can get enormous! We have to pollard ours every year or it covers too much of the garden!
Perhaps this is the time to do little and just enjoy your garden...Hope you're feeling better soon...

14 Jul, 2011


Thanks for the advice Karen,I was so pleased to finally identify it, its only been almost 3 yrs since we moved in..:) although I think our cold climate restricts it somewhat but it does seems to have shot up this year..

14 Jul, 2011


Glad you are feeling a little better Jane and able to get out in the garden.

14 Jul, 2011


Thanks Anne :) Not being doing much, just looking really and taking pictures..

14 Jul, 2011


Lovely to see the Indian bean tree in flower - never seen the flowers before, only the beans.

17 Jul, 2011


I know its a bit late in the day....but might still be relevant.
I had a bean tree and like Karen in france. There they are fast growers indeed, throw out lots of suckers, good for cuttings, but they are pollinated by flies and smell pretty awful. They look gorgeous though with the advantage of beautiful big leaves but maybe not too close to the kitchen door!! How is yours doing after all this time?

1 May, 2014


Hi Resi , sorry just seen your comment . The bean tree is doing great. I've had to trim off some lower branches that were over hanging my neighbour's garden, and the leaves were much bigger as Karen mentioned , so trimmed more this spring. I've not really noticed a smell but maybe it's because it's not as hot here as in France. It's just coming into leaf now .

31 May, 2014

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