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    Some of the flowers round the house.

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    Post by Guest on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 4:11 am

    Had a quick walk round with the camera to give you an idea of the flowers we grow. No order just snapped as i walked.





    Geranium




    Pouches of petunias and busy lizzie




    Some of the pots




    Fuschia's




    Baskets




    Lobelia




    Sweet pea and white campanula




    Lobelia




    Nasturtium




    Bedding geraniums




    The path and beds at the front of the house




    Sweet peas




    Front bed, looking down the veggie garden




    Side of house and main flower bed.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 8:07 am

    :wow: What a fabulous Englsh cottage garden you have BigBilly. Love it all. :love: It is outstanding & is a great credit to you & your wife. :bravo: Sweet peas were a favourite in gardens when I was younger, back in New Zealand, as they grew so easily from seed & flowered so prolifically, covering wall spaces with their pretty flowers. Geraniums, of course, are such wonderful plants with their year-round flowers. Your fuchsias are absolutely stunning & I do have a soft spot for these flowers. EVERYTHING in your garden looks so good. :cool4:

    As you said, it is "horses for courses" as many of your gorgeous flowers would not do as well, where we live, as they do in your garden. I tried lobelia, once, in a pot but, while it did flower profusely, the heat of summer killed it, despite being cared for. :hot!: Alyssum, marigolds (French Petite & African), petunias (I liked the doubles), phlox (Vegas Lights) & balsam (Extra Dwarf Tom Thumb) are also some I have grown from either seeds or seedlings & they did much better during our winter & early spring. They struggled during our summer & didn't last. :(

    Thank you, so much, for taking us on this tour of your splendidly beautiful garden. It is wonderful to see. :photos: :smile:

    PS. Thank goodness for digital cameras. :whistle:

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    Post by Guest on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 5:39 pm

    Thanks Joy. So agree with you re the digital camera, makes it easy even for a dud like me
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    Post by Joy on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 6:04 pm

    You aren't a dud with the camera, as far as I am concerned, BigBilly. The pics, you post, of your beautiful garden are wonderful. The real beauty of digital cameras, apart from their ease of use & the great pics they take, is the fact that you don't have to spend all that money on film & developing costs. You can shoot away to your heart's content. Well, I do. :lol2:
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu 11 Aug 2011, 2:20 am

    Beautiful flowers Big Billy.

    The pink geranium is awesome!

    I love the look of the ivy growing up to the house top. Gives the feeling of coolness.
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    Post by Bruce on Thu 11 Aug 2011, 3:03 am

    2 words "Plant Heaven" :D
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    Post by Guest on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 4:48 am

    Glad E Olah wrote:Beautiful flowers Big Billy.

    The pink geranium is awesome!

    I love the look of the ivy growing up to the house top. Gives the feeling of coolness.





    The " ivy " on the house is virginia creeper Glad, goes a fantastic colour later in the year
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    Post by Guest on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 4:57 am

    A few more pics

    Trailing begonias in a pouch




    The house from the veggie garden. Its semi detatched, my son lives in the right hand side






    Sunflower sown by the birds.



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    Post by Joy on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 9:46 am

    What a great sunflower, BigBilly & it is a very pretty gift for you from the birds. :D The begonias are beautiful & look so good in that pouch. These are a wonderful idea for those who have places to hang pouches. They are a lovely mass of flowers & foliage.

    Your garden is so gorgeous & is so colourful. I'll bet your son also has a terrific garden, thanks to you. :whistle: :lol: Is that the "Big House" in the background??

    Thanks for these :photos: . :thankyou:
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    Post by Guest on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 5:35 pm

    The house in the background is what used to be the village school and teachers house,all combined Joy. It is now divided into two separate houses. The big house that i may have referred too could have been one of two, more likely to be the one where i still do a bit of gardening, but its not in the village . The one in the village is what used to be the Manor House but is now a very posh hotel.

    Have pics of them both if you would like to see them.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 5:59 pm

    Certainly would, BigBilly. :smile: Would that be a belltower for the old school, on the building behind your home?? Everything looks so different to our scenery.
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    Post by Guest on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 7:01 pm

    Absolutely right re the bell tower Joy. The school room, the end nearest us used to be owned by the village and was used as the village hall, but the upkeep got too much so it was sold, but just before it was put on the market the bell was taken down and given to the nearest village school.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 7:15 am

    So happy to hear that the bell is still being used as a proper school bell, instead of a buzzer. :D
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 4:08 pm

    How old are these houses?

    Would love to see a peek inside too.
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    Post by Guest on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 6:25 pm

    The plaque on the front of our house Glad.

    If you are ever in England come and see us, you would be most welcome.



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    Post by Guest on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 1:31 am

    Wrinklies rest area is looking nice now.




    The daisies are at there best now.

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    Post by Guest on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 1:46 am

    bruiser wrote:2 words "Plant Heaven"





    Thanks Bruiser we are pleased with the colours at the moment.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7:33 am

    Looking good, BigBilly. :cool4:
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the invite BBilly. Would love to come to England but may not be able to afford the gasoline.
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    Post by Guest on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 11:45 pm

    Autumn colours as the creeper on the old school starts to turn.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 9:17 am

    That creeper looks magnificent & is so colourful, BigBilly. Trouble is, we know such leaf colour changes are a sign of a cooling down of the temperature & that autumn is on its way, with winter to come. We do not have such leaf colour changes in our foliage here as everything stays green, all year round. Rather boring in a way. :whistle:

    Guess we could look at the beautiful autumn foliage colours as some consolation for the cooler weather ahead.

    Thank you for that beautiful image, BB. :photos:
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 3:25 pm

    Your whole garden is really beautiful BigBilly21. My favourite's though would be the Begonias in a pouch and the sweetpeas and the sunflower!
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    Post by Guest on Wed 28 Sep 2011, 7:07 pm

    The colours change daily now




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    Post by Guest on Wed 28 Sep 2011, 7:23 pm

    Fuchsia Annabel is showing off her skirts.

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    Post by Dawn on Wed 28 Sep 2011, 7:54 pm

    Your Virginia Creeper is giving off such a fantastic display BB, it looks like a bridal veil coming down that tower. it is very striking! a real delight! and the fushia's have a beautiful delicate colour, lovely to see. I have never had any success with is fushias, so I can just enjoy yours and Joy's. Thank you for the photo's Big Billy

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