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Along the bed in the side garden.


Along the bed in the side garden.

Looking better now that most of the flowers are in bloom. The Osteospermum had closed up when I took the photo...



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A border to die for, immaculate edges, so important OH would love you!!

23 May, 2010

 

Your have a beautiful border.......

24 May, 2010

 

beautiful

24 May, 2010

 

Thanks - I do actually enjoy snipping the edges, Dd - it does make a big difference. Takes ages - but worth it!

And thank you for the lovely comments. :-)))

24 May, 2010

 

I think it also helps with the 'bingo wings'!! Beatiful B! Really stunning. :)

24 May, 2010

 

What 'bingo wings' Karen? lol.

Thanks. :-))))

24 May, 2010

 

One was speaking for ones self!!! :))

24 May, 2010

 

LOL........I used to swim every day, I'm sure that helps! I can't now - it's too far to go. :-((

24 May, 2010

 

Beautiful Im love big beds.

24 May, 2010

 

This one was done virtually from scratch, Denise, as it had a HUGE Eleagnus in it, which died quite suddenly. That was actually an opportunity to redesign the whole bed. I was sad about the Eleagnus at the time, though!

24 May, 2010

 

That is SO lovely! The pinks and purples go so well together. :D

29 May, 2010

 

Thanks, Beattie...:-)))

29 May, 2010

 

Osteos are one of my summer favourites...and really worth dead-heading though it takes so much time!

31 May, 2010

 

Tell me about it - I have a bed with just Osteos in it - and it takes forever to deal with. I do it, though, because they keep going for so much longer.

31 May, 2010

 

Wow...I bet its gorgeous in the sun!

31 May, 2010

 

Yes - except that the plants are old, and some in the middle have gone 'woody' and refuse to spread. There's a gap - I'll have to track down some new plants, I think.

31 May, 2010

 

They do do that.....I remember my Spanish garden...I ended up pruning them right back, then they came from the middle again. I planted Argyranthemums amongst them and they seemed to hold the osteos more upright. I bought two white ones yesterday, which I'll plant in a couple of pots..........

31 May, 2010

 

The really woody ones have had it, Janey. I really need to do some digging, fertilising, and replanting. I tried som other so-called 'hardy' ones but not a single one turned out to be hardy. Even O. 'Cannington Roy' died off...these are O. jucundum plain and simple. No names other than that. I'll have to find a reputable source of new plants next month and get busy repairing the holes.

31 May, 2010

 

Thats a shame Barbara......the garden is always changing and developing though isn't it? Mine could really do with fertilising and next year, a load of top soil...somehow this soil doesn't hold the moisture very well....it's taking a lot of watering!

31 May, 2010

 

Yes, I agree - it's never 'finished' and I do like changing it a bit, but I have a soft spot for the bed of Osteos, and I'd like to 'repair' it if I can. They do flower for such a long time, don't they!

You'll see a difference with new soil - remember when Hywel got his, how his plants all grew so well?

31 May, 2010

 

what a beautiful border,looks very established and your colour choices are great !

22 May, 2011

 

Thank you, Whdebor. :-)

23 May, 2011



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