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Too Much Beauty

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After doing some tidying, removing annoying honeysuckles from little red tiled patio, I had to fetch my camera again because everything looks so beautiful.

This is my favourite salvia. I’ve had it for two or three years now, fantastic colour. It’s called Cerro Potosi I have three of them which I bought from Sarah Raven

This is alstromeria Apollo, an amazing plant which I bought many years ago. After I moved it it vanished for a few years then, as if by magic, reappeared. It can grow to about four feet high. Many of mine were blown down in the very strong wind we had, then raised their heads to the light and stand about eighteen inch to two feet or so high. You can see the difference in height from those which eluded the wind.

This climbing petunia survived the winter as did its fellows in other places.

Please ignore if I’ve repeated pics, it’s so hard to do on this laptop:-)

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Ba, you're right, everything does look so beautiful in your garden. I would like to know why your small Roses haven't dried to a crisp as most on my little peach patio rose have done! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos ... :o)

25 Jun, 2020

 

What a jolly mix; I love it. I see you have a love for roses. I like the yellow and peach ones particularly. The alstro. is a beauty. I have just moved my 'Indian Summer' because it was disappearing under a shrub rose, so I hope it doesn't sulk and die on me. Probably wasn't the best time to choose..Is that your Ann Folkard I spy?

25 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Shirley, the peachy yellow ones are flower carpets, a few years old and they have a faint perfume:-)

25 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Anget, I had a load of top soil delivered when I had my makeover in, I think, 200 I'll have to look at my old blogs. The year after I had the topsoil, rather lovely alstromerias appeared. THeir roots are very strange:-) It is Ann Folkard and blushing turtle in front of the Apollo:-)

25 Jun, 2020

 

A free gift then. How fortunate!

25 Jun, 2020

 

I can totally share your joy in the beauty that is all around you. Your garden photos are so lovely and each plant seems to be doing its very best for you.
Keep on enjoying it and keep on appreciating it.

25 Jun, 2020

 

Ba, I've just scrolled through here again and your garden really is looking fabulous ... :o)

(Sighs with envy at the Roses) ...

26 Jun, 2020

 

Anget I've had many free gifts, but normally, I presume, from the birds:-)

26 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Chris, but I can't help wondering why you won't swap:-)))

26 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Shirley, my roses have done well on the whole. Now as to your above question as to why mine are looking good and your patio roses are dried to a crisp ..... I would suggest watering :-)))))))

26 Jun, 2020

 

BA: my free gifts this year have been from spent compost that I have put onto the borders, only to find unexpected plants popping up that I don't remember planting ('cos I didn't plant them - I threw away the compost too early!!) I now have some lovely candleabra primulas that sprung up. Couldn't remember them at all, then found the spent seed packet from yonks ago.
Love your peach 'flower carpets'.

26 Jun, 2020

 

Ba you are going to get such a cheeky retort from Shirley before the day is out, lol. Your garden looks absolutely lovely, so full and colourful....I am always happy when a plant you think you've lost returns.....

26 Jun, 2020

 

Now look here Ba ... there are some things that just shouldn't be said! Never forget who gave you the recipe for the much-loved Plum cake ... nuff said! :o)

26 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Lincs and thanks for the warning lol:-)

26 Jun, 2020

 

Lol shirley as if I could. I have passed it on to friends and they love it too. It's a pity you couldn't go into business:-))

26 Jun, 2020

 

Ba, here's a fact that may surprise you . . . that recipe was posted TEN years ago. Now, I wonder just how many of them you have made in that time ... :o))

26 Jun, 2020

 

Is it really so long? That's right I came on here in 2009, so many friends no longer on here and our lovely Yorkie, such a shock. Funny how one thinks of times gone by at the moment. I had a friend visit me today and we sat in the back garden, passed a very pleasant hour. Never stopped talking lol. That's two friends I have met in the last week. We've all been quarantining since early March. If there's no second wave we may get back to some semblance of normality in the next month or so fingers crossed and I'll bake a plum cake to celebrate:-)))

26 Jun, 2020

 

BA your garden is so colourful and it all looks so happy and healthy.

26 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Waddy, it's a lot of work at times, and watering can take hours, but it's a privilege to have one isn't it:-))

26 Jun, 2020

 

Ba, I miss Yorkshire too, her sharp wit whilst commenting was hilarious at times! I miss Pam too, along with many others. Oh well, folk have their reasons to leave and I appreciate that.

I bet you really enjoyed meeting up with friends in the garden. Let's hope we return to some kind of normality before too long ... :o)

27 Jun, 2020

 

Your garden is lovely B.A. and everything is doing so well and colourful! I love Alstromerias and have just recently bought two more plus one arrived this morning from a very dear friend of mine which I think may be similar to yours.
They also last a few weeks as a cut flower too which is a bonus. I had a lovely Salvia sent to me by Hywel, but sssh..don't tell him as I thought I had brought it with us when we moved, but it was the winter!

27 Jun, 2020

 

Very pretty :)

27 Jun, 2020

 

Absolutely gorgeous

28 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks all, Rose, I think Hywel might know now:-)

1 Jul, 2020

 

I don't remember sending Rose a Salvia … my memory must be failing :D
What salvia is it Rose ?

1 Jul, 2020

 

lovely pictures, your garden looks so full of colour

1 Jul, 2020

 

Thanks Davey, bought a new rose on line, just arrrived.....no idea where I can put it lol:-)

1 Jul, 2020

 

Hahaa!

2 Jul, 2020

 

That'll teach you, we'll all try and find a space by looking through your pics, lol....

6 Jul, 2020

 

Hywel, I can't remember the name but it was when we lived in Laceby and we lived there 5 and a half years, so could be a few years ago when you sent me it! I will have pictures of it from that time on here, but it was a purple one.

7 Jul, 2020

 

How did I miss this Ba??

Just amazing and your title says it all, Too Much Beauty..

How gorgeous it all looks, you have some wonderful plants and they're all flowering away, ten to the dozen, which is a very odd saying, as a dozen is more than 10..:oD
I love the little apricot rose with the Welsh poppies and the little bright pink flower with the grey felt leaves, I have it myself and can't for the life of me (crikey here I go again)
remember it's name..
You've worked hard Ba, and your gorgeous garden is a credit to you (better than a debit) oh my word, must stop this, I'm feeling like Mrs. Tishell from Doc Martin..:-/

And if you'd like a few seeds of a pink with whites edges version of said plant, let me know..

7 Jul, 2020

 

Lol Janey, it's lychnis coronaria (rose campion) great self seeding plant. How's the neck ? Yes I'd like any seeds:-))

11 Jul, 2020

 

That's right! Haha, well I could certainly do with her permanent support right now..lol!
Ok, I'm just drying them, then I'll send them through.

11 Jul, 2020

 

Luvly thanks :-)

12 Jul, 2020

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