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The front during June


A couple of weeks in June.

The Alstromeria looks brill

Trumpet lily wasn’t as high this year but looked good anyway

lots of interest amonst the foliage

This that i got given has another offshoot n flowering …
eryngium agavifolium

my planned light screen for the bedroom ; )

all weeded now

think this is about 3rd or 4th flower this year

Trumpet with lychnis in the background

from the side, with foxgloves

grapefruit n orange with peach n blueberries through the juicer ; )

the agapanthus bud is nearly opening

knautia …I think the macedonica one ; )

potentilla perennial

big trellis ok

got bits of diascia poking through


3 clems

poppys just about hanging on

pillu has been moved n doin ok

small trellis is bulking up

whats on the giant verbena

rockery trolly

another of the ST

the arch

Big trellis n front

the holy hock isnt stopping

and there we are the front

one side


next up the veg patch n raised bed alcatraz is doing well

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Is that a painted lady on the verbena? your poppies are lasting very well aren't they? its all looking good.

27 Jun, 2014


I thought a Tortoiseshell. Lovely blog. Will try a Water Lily in the Pond next year.

28 Jun, 2014


Hmm yes I thought it was a red admiral but they have the black bits. Just done a bit of a google n it seems yes to be a Small Tortoiseshell .
Yes poppys have earnt their place by the door but need to replace them soon

28 Jun, 2014


It always looks grand Stevie, wish my clematis looked like yours........

28 Jun, 2014


Had to pull off a few snails the other days when the rains came in, n practiced lobbing them over the roof.
The pillu is doing well now but not had so much from the ville de lyon this year.
My Venosa Violacea on the small trellis is a good doer and has got better year on year now

28 Jun, 2014


All looking lovely Stevie, so colourful.

29 Jun, 2014


Well its about 50yards from the road but I did notice a couple of people stopped in their tracks this morning. Thats the real sign its looking good when folk stop n stare

30 Jun, 2014


I have very similar arrangement of sedum and grass as you have in an old stone pot. I like very much your poppies and I am really surprised, for how long do they bloom. :-) The giant verbena is Verbena bonariensis, I have it too, it is a great plant, it would be more impressive if you combine it with long grasses. Very nice! I saw it last year in Austria and I bought several Verbenas after that, they bloom till November.

30 Jun, 2014

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