My Garden

My small suburban garden…

Was That It?!…

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We’re just a few hours away from September and I have to say I feel rather cheated out of a decent summer this year. Although there’s been several butterflies, numbers are down on previous years, and bees have been almost completely invisible. Apparently snails are thriving – or so it seems by the destruction of the leaves on my cherry tree despite my best efforts at removing the little pests.

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You can’t go far wrong with geraniums, and mine are no exception. The begonias have done unexpectedly well too, but other plants have been well below par. The buddleia is a disappointment as is the red jasmine (both should’ve attracted the bees but both lacked significant blooms).

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The mint was a good idea as it’s now filled the wall planters after I replaced the lacklustre lobelias. It’s also beginning to flower, which is good. The chives are putting on a great display as always.

There’s rumours of an ‘Indian Summer’ but I won’t be holding my breath…

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