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The Garden in August 2014


Tried to take pictures from different places and angles.

Front Garden. A bit colourless at the moment.

Lonicera, not sure which

View from the back door.

Raised bed with conifer Gimborne

Eucomis small white form

Crevice garden.

Teucrium, small form

Lonicera American Beauty

Plants waiting to be found a home

My greenhouse right hand side

Cuttings frame

Delosperma sp. Ouberg Pass




Shade Garden

Hydrangea paniculata form

Prunus Kanzan stump with Clematis.

Scree garden.

The boulder rock garden

Along the Roadside border

End of the New Forest bed

Alpine house right hand side.

Alpine house left hand side.

Scilla numidica

Acis autumnalis

Tiny little Hyacinthella

Dianthus echinacea alpina.

Gravel garden

Raised bed waiting planting up with Saxifrages.

Astilbe Perkeo

Platycodon grandiflora Purple self seeded form

Gentiana asclepidea

Platycodon grandiflora blue form

Platycodon grandiflora pink form

The Field gate, out to the road

Polytunnel Squash

Polytunnel Tomaotes and peppers.

Clematis white with a green splash


Path between the Prairie and the New Forest on the right.

Down the side of the tunnel, Prairie on the right.

Path into the Prairie

Hydrangea grandiflora Annabelle

Hydrangea paniculata form

Hydrangea paniculata form

Yet another Hydrangea paniculata

You guessed it, another Hydrangea paniculata

There is a path under that lot.

Path between the Roadside on the left and the New Forest

Helenium Sahin’s Early Flowerer

The Pergola

Clematis texensis form

Rampant Clematis, possibly vitalba.

Path into the back of the Prairie.

Alpine bed at the back of the Prairie

Hydrangea quercifolia, dwarf form

Path, Prairie left, Ashmead’s Kernel bed on the right

Path between two parts of the Prairie

Slate mulch bed

Cobbled path, possibly Victorian or even earlier.

The Vista from the Swing seat

Lawn in front of the Summer House

Slate Crevice garden

Hydrangea paniculata Phantom

Hydrangea paniculata Limelight

The Summer House.

From the Summer House to the Boulder Bank

From the summer House to the pond

Summer House border

Huge leaves on severely pruned tree

Inula helenium

Across the pond to the Boulder Bank

Joe Pye weed. Eupatorium maculatum

Front of the Pear tree bed

Dry stream bed by Lollipop lawn

Bridge over the dry stream

Another Hydrangea paniculata

And another paniculata

The Yellow border on the right

Purple Cotinus

The River Bed

The Vista from the other end

Across the Sedum scree to the Lollipop lawn

Down the Vista, all fruit trees.

Towards the houses

Front of the D bed

The Nursery bed

Towards the Hidden Garden

Into the Hidden Garden

The Lily pond

White Phlox in the Hidden Garden

Out of the Hidden Garden

Back home via the Rock Garden.

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Amazing - as always

7 Aug, 2014


Looks wonderful.

8 Aug, 2014


Fabulous blog ... Where to start? You must have been exhausted after walking round taking all these photos Owdboggy. You have a lovely garden, thank you for showing us round. Your plants/veg's in the poly tunnels look incredible.

PS Fran155, is just in the process of making her pond, I think she will be delighted if it turns out like yours.

8 Aug, 2014


Congratulations ! Wonderful ! Better and more
interesting than Chelsea.
A bit of everything, Alpines, Fernery, Food. Very good.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

8 Aug, 2014


Wonderful !!, I always enjoy a tour of your garden, so many lovely plants to admire :-), when are you next out ?I've got my spade at the ready lol.

8 Aug, 2014


LOVE your garden and your greenhouses, and particularly the rocky areas and the sunny photos with shadows! Whatever happened to the Prunus serrula? :))

8 Aug, 2014


Prunus serrula Dorothy Clive form is still there and getting bigger all the time.

8 Aug, 2014


oh wow what a garden, amazing how on earth do you find time to do anything else but garden, that is such a lovely garden, it would keep me fit just walking around looking at the plants let alone working and keeping it all so tidy.

8 Aug, 2014


wow, where to start??

I love the crevice planting, is it a natural feature or did you make it, and if so, how? Three-dimensional planting always looks better than flat planting, and the plants really look at home there.

That's a greenhouse worthy of the name! lol got about four small plants in mine at the moment.

Awesome amount of lawn! does it take very long to mow?

the new forest bed is wonderful - I presume they're tender plants as they seem to be permanantly under cover? like the bed they're in, I've been trying to find pics of raised beds for myself, couldn't find quie what I was looking for (not helped by the fact that I wasn't sure what I was looking for!) but this is a very steal-able idea

creating all this, and keeping it like this, must be a full-time job. if i were wearing a hat, I'd take it off to you

8 Aug, 2014


Apologies Owdboggy - I've obviously confused Prunus Kanzan's stump (thought it was 'serrula'). Glad your 'serrula' is thriving!

8 Aug, 2014


Great Blog yet again, and it looks so different in high summer from the earlier one. I love the way the polytunnel seems to fit into its surroundings. The crevice garden is maturing beautifully and looks very settled - I couldn't imagine what you were going to do with it when you started! Is that a dainty white hydrangea about 27 up from the end? If so please could you tell the name as I have a similar very young one and have lost the label (again) I'm with Fran, taking hat off to you.

8 Aug, 2014


Sorry Fran, the pictures were wrongly labelled. The New Forest is a big tree and shrub filled area.
The Crevice garden I built using hypertufa blocks. Think I might have done a Blog on building it.

8 Aug, 2014


I'll have a look, dear, thanks. lol wondered how a new forest would manage in a covered bed!

8 Aug, 2014


Owdboggy- I bow to you! What an amazing garden- it just never stops. I love the different areas you have created. I would love to have all that space - how large is your garden? You've given me inspiration and ideas to keep on working on my own garden. Thank you. :)

9 Aug, 2014


I know I'm in for a treat when you post another blog O'b and enjoyed every single step you took with your camera, I do love all the white Hydranga's, ours all turn pink in my area except of course if grown in pots and treated and lets face it they need to be in the garden really.
I have to admit since following your blogs I've also begun pinching some of your ideas although obviously on a smaller scale so you keep showing us around. Thankyou so much for the tour........Btw hope you stop for a rest sometimes and admire what you've got there...

10 Aug, 2014



10 Aug, 2014


Owdboggy - the clematis "white with a green splash" is probably 'Alba Luxurians'.

10 Aug, 2014


Thanks Andrew. That's the one. We had over 100 Clematis (lost a few now) and the names have gone long time from almost all of them.

10 Aug, 2014


I looked at it all with my daughter Cassie we are both exhausted. Stunning!

10 Aug, 2014


Wow, what a lot you have going on, love it.

I see you have numerous Hydrangea paniculata - is this because you like them or is it because they flower better for you, in my case its the latter, I've given up on the Hydrangea Macrophylla as I cant get them to flower - I think its due to late frosts I get here but paniculata is much tougher, dont you think. I think one of your un-named ones may be Pinky Winky, I have that and recently bought P. vanille fraise.

10 Aug, 2014


We both like H paniculata and they are the only types which grow here. I think we have almost all of them except, Kyoto which did not survive, Bobo which is a new one and a bit pricey and another new one whose name escapes me, but again too expensive. Running out of room as well.

10 Aug, 2014


Thanks Owdboggy, sounds like your conditions are like mine as regards Hydrangea, I like paniculata too, I'll take a look at Kyoto and Bobo.

10 Aug, 2014


Dawnsaunt, lovely to have both those (Vanille Fraise and Pinky Winky) I've been dithering about which one to buy for abut a year now (haven't really got room for both without a lot of digging)

10 Aug, 2014


Hello Stera. I know the feeling about alot of digging, I've had to dig out some plants to make room for new, can be quite hard going. My Vanille Fraise has lots of flowers but quite small flowers - Pinky Winky at the moment (still quite young) has one huge flower, gorgeous, out of the two I would go for Pinky Winky, starts off white and then changes to pink, very nice.

12 Aug, 2014

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