My Garden

My small suburban garden…

Red and Yellow and Pink and Green…

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I really love this time of year, when the garden is beginning to fill with colourful blooms. I have a couple of ornamental poppies in the border which are always a pleasure to see. The tescos lobelias are doing remarkably well and really do look nice in the tubs. Two of last years red geraniums have survived outdoors last winter, proving how mild it actually was.

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The jasmine has started going off a bit but the planters are stunning with marigolds, californian poppies, alyssum and lobelias. I’m still hugely impressed at quite how much self-seeded from last summer, saving me a small fortune on bedding plants.

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The begonias that I over-wintered in my shed are starting to show promise, although it’ll be a while yet before I find out what colours they’ll be. Nine of the original twelve appear to have survived, which is more than I ever imagined. I’d like to see the orange and yellow ones but I suspect I’ll end up with reds and whites. We shall see…


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