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A Walk around our Garden

eirlys

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Ours is a Spring garden and it is lovely to see the colours appearing After a mild Winter the shrubs seem to be even better this year, particularly the Magnolias.

We are in the process of clearing some of our sink gardens and setting up new plants. It’s amazing how quickly these sinks become overgrown.

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Heading should read:

A Walk around our Garden

and I apologise for the sink garden hiccup!!

8 Apr, 2017

 

Lovely 'showy' shrubs there ... you should be able to 'Edit' your heading and delete one of the 'hiccups' Eirlys! Just look at your blog again and click on the 'Edit' option ... :o)

8 Apr, 2017

 

Oh thank you, Shirley. I also found out how to add more than three images.

(Don't grow old!!)

8 Apr, 2017

 

It's certainly is full of colour! Really lovely.

8 Apr, 2017

 

Your Magnolias are magnificent.

8 Apr, 2017

 

Well done Eirlys! Those Acers are gorgeous ... do you keep them sheltered over Winter?

8 Apr, 2017

 

A spring garden indeed - what a joy!

8 Apr, 2017

 

what a lovely garden. I love the walled section with the acers

9 Apr, 2017

 

The Acers shown have been in a neighbour's greenhouse all Winter but we have a large section of Acers that are outside all year. They come into their own later in the year and especially at Autumn.

The trouble with a Spring garden is that there are a lot of green shrubs (Ha Ha) the rest of the year and a frost can create havoc!

The Magnolias are beautiful this year after a mild Winter and longer-lasting it seems to me.

(In another blog I have shown a photograph of a very large pink Magnolia that we saw from the window of the holiday apartment we booked in Devon at Marwood Hill Gardens. That lasted a week and then was fairly bare when we left.

(Some of the above photos have green and magenta stripes across them, I have seen them in postings by others. Anyone know what it means? Photos too large?)

9 Apr, 2017

 

There are no stripes on your photos on my computer Eirlys.

9 Apr, 2017

 

Eirlys you have some wonderful Spring flowering shrubs, a very established garden, lovely....no problems with your photos, if they were too large they would not be uploaded!!

9 Apr, 2017

 

Beautiful Spring garden.....Acers are one of my favourites.

10 Apr, 2017

 

I am having problems with my PC I fear. Speed is very low here but that wouldn't be responsible for the "stripes" My desktop is seven years old and I'm thinking of another but want to wait until fibre (possibly) is here at the end of the year.

Yes our garden is old, first established from a field in 1962, probably before most of you were born! We have lost trees (eucalyptus) since then but others have flourished. Soil is ericaceous but oddly have lost a lot of the heathers we planted in the garden. Used to be so much on the heathland around us though the 1976 fire destroyed a lot. The gorse is beautiful.

The Aubretia is self-seeded and grows around the bottom of the house walls. In Wales we had six foot walls, (to keep the sheep out, Hywel), covered in Aubretia. I brought some plants here and they have flourished. I do like Aubretia. They're such cheerful little flowers!

10 Apr, 2017

 

Eirlys in 1962 I was just starting my second job...

Changing to fibre shouldn't make any difference to what computer you have - at least it didn't here.

10 Apr, 2017

 

Steragram: I was on my second job around that time!

No, I know fibre won't make any difference to the PC; it's just that certain parts of it need upgrading. Have been offered the latest Mac but that system is unknown to me.
When I say "low speed" it once went down to 0.16!

We've just been checking one large Acer which has practically died! One or two branches alive. It's in a pot which we now deem unsuitable. Pretty to look at and large but I think we will have to smash it to get at the Acer. It certainly won't come out otherwise.

11 Apr, 2017

 

Well Eirlys your garden certainly lets you know that spring has arrived, like SBG I love the Acers in the walled section.

12 Apr, 2017

 

Stroller: They've replaced the seat we once had there.
Most are in their own section. We love Acers.

12 Apr, 2017

 

They are lovely. I have to enjoy other people's as its too windy here.

12 Apr, 2017

 

Hi Eirlys, when you say the large Acer is in an unsuitable pot, is it 1 of those that is wider at the bottom than at the top ?, if it is, before smashing the pot, try turning a hose pipe onto it and more or less washing all the soil out of it, if you're lucky the roots may be pliable enough to be squeezed out of the pot, but if not, as you say, the only way is to smash the pot, but worth a try, Derek.

12 Apr, 2017

 

I think it is a rounded pot. (Quite a few pots around!!)
It's a good idea, Derek. I recall the pot is pretty but the Acer just "growed", like Topsy. Most of it is dead.
Will certainly suggest your idea to my Other Half. Thanks!

12 Apr, 2017

 

Beautiful garden !

2 May, 2017

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