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My Alottment cottage garden.

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By julien

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Here is my allotment garden, i started this fifteen years ago, and virtually everything has been propagated, the garden I have planted so that there is interest throughout the seasons, Many of the plants are so special to me for they were propagated from clients gardens who are no longer with us, and it’s here I spend so much time, it’s very peaceful and calming, hope you enjoy, this is my first ever blog so apologies if it does not come out right, happy gardening everyone.

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Hi Julien...how lovely. I can just about manage to read the photos, although they are all upside down on my laptop. The highlight for me is the fence and gate....so rustic. Love it!

21 May, 2019

 

Thanks Karen, it’s my first blog, have I sent the photos upside down ?

21 May, 2019

 

Hi Julien...it's probably to do with how you saved them, or what you wrote the blog on. Sometimes the photos published on a tablet are correct, but seen on a laptop they come out upside down or sideways. Someone with tech brain will explain it better to you. :) But don't worry. :)

21 May, 2019

 

It's interesting to know that you have propagated your own plants and that many remind you of someone. It is nice to make some of your own experiences part of your garden - it gives it a meaning.

22 May, 2019

 

Yes, I agree with Hywel: great idea . . . and with Karen about the attractive gate and fence. Photos right way up on my iPad!

22 May, 2019

 

Thanks, Karen, Sheilabub,Hywel, I will take some pictures from within in the garden, there are some lovely plants in there just waiting to burst into bloom.

22 May, 2019

 

I'll look forward to seeing them ...

by the way the photos are upside down for me too on my laptop. I haven't got an ipad - they're too small and fiddly, and I'd have to keep remembering where I've put it - impossible :D

22 May, 2019

 

Now I’m on the Ipad, so I can see it much better! Lovely!

22 May, 2019

 

what a lovely labour of love. having plants that have associations is very important to me too.

love that bistort. such a pretty pink.

22 May, 2019

 

Your garden is very interesting and your photos are great.
Welcome to Growsonyou. Keep sending your photos in

22 May, 2019

 

Thanks again to you all, I will try and speak to someone with a tech brain, hopefully next time they will come out the right way, just got an image of you turning your computers round, happy gardening to you all.

22 May, 2019

 

You’ve achieved a great deal Julien, your garden will hold a lot of memories for you. What are the tall pinkish flowers in photo 2? They look very pretty.

22 May, 2019

 

Thanks Kate 123 it’s one of the persicarias, it’s a lovely flower but needs plenty of water when it gets hot as it starts to flag, I have another persicaria that flowers late on this one is deep red and is called I think firecracker,the common name for these are the knotweeds, there are some fantastic plants in that garden which I will post in upcoming blogs, the garden I have planned for interest right through the year, and is nature friendly no weed killers or insecticides are used, and I have had a foxes den under my compost area for some years, happy gardening.

22 May, 2019

 

Sounds lovely Julien! Thanks for letting me know the name of that really pretty flower!

23 May, 2019

 

I've often wondered what your garden was like Julian and hope you will soon show us more of it (possibly the right way up, but I can click on a view option and they turn themselves over - very nifty - I have no idea how the computer knows they are upside down in the first place...) Did you make the fence and did you collect the wood "in the wild"? It has a sort of magical elvish look.

23 May, 2019

 

They seem to be upside down on my main computer. They still look good although I had to stand up and rest the top of my head on the desk. I would love to see more photos of your beautiful garden, Julien.

23 May, 2019

 

Thanks, Kate, steragram, linda235, sorry for the upside down pictures I will hopefully have it sorted for next time, the fence steragram is made from wood from my jobs, I just love rustic charm in the garden.

24 May, 2019

 

I love the fence Julien, I did start to write a reply yesterday, but the computer had a blip (isn't technology wonderful?) and it disappeared! I love rustic charm too and have just cobbled myself a rustic arch to replace one of those thin metal things you can buy - sheer laziness at the time, but I did think it would last a bit longer, hope springs eternal! Your fence looks much better than my arch probably does, might put a photo on when it's a bit more covered with plants - can't see the join as they say. I am very fond of Persicaria, the field next to us was full of the wild one last year, a sea of pink. Thanks too to Stera as I discovered that 'open in a new window' causes the pictures to be the right way up and then the fence is even more picturesque.

25 May, 2019

 

Thanks honeysuckle, your arch sounds wonderful, there is something pleasing about making rustic features, and I agree they look far better than those flimsy things the shops sell, happy gardening.

26 May, 2019

 

I love the look of your garden, Julien, and the fence is most attractive. The photos are also the right way up for me. I use an iPad, and it took me a while to learn how to take photos so they would upload correctly (you need to take them with the home key on the right of the iPad, or at the bottom for portrait pictures). I love the euphorbia in the last photo. I had a couple which I sadly lost. I need to get more!

26 May, 2019

 

Thanks Melchisedec, really appreciate how to upload the photos, I have got the button on the left so will turn it round and hopefully the next blog will have the photos the right way, thanks and happy gardening.

27 May, 2019

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