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Friday, 31 July 2015

July garden.


 I started this blog as a way to sort out the photos piled up on our home computer. Now I find that the blog is a useful garden diary that helps me to remember what has been growing where, and what needs to be moved, removed or propagated, I am now taking even more photos! With this process I have developed a new respect and appreciation for gardeners and photographers!

Bed at the house door July 25th

There are now several established clumps of lambs ears, Stachys byzantina, smothered in bumblebees and even the odd honeybee. Lambs ears can look a bit raggedy and I haven't discovered how to handle their dominant silver foliage, yet, but I will be only expanding their presence as they are such a good bee plant. July 25th.

Agastache black adder .

Pink Dierama (Angel's fishing rod) at the small pond, with echium blue bedder in the foreground.

 Most of the garden is in meadow, the edges of which are planted up with fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs, fruit bushes.... It is so hard to photograph, this rose is typical of the abundant joyful chaos of it!

 or this photo of the beautiful bee-beloved and rampant  rosebay willowherb.

 Sweet pea is helping to mow the meadow.

 
Houttuynia cordata Flore Pleno (Orange Peel Plant), introduced several years ago and surviving complete neglect in the wilderness at the big pond.

Toadstools on willow near the big pond.

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