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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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    Post by Joy on Wed 28 Sep 2011, 8:47 pm

    BigBilly, I would have to agree, wholeheartedly, with Dawn & her wonderful, poetic comments on the creeper & the fuchsias. :D Do not think I could have been as illustrative with my comments, as Dawn has been & she has hit the nail right on the head.

    The fuchsia has such wonderful, dainty colours & is gorgeous. So very pretty. :D The creeper is really a stunning sight & must look magnificent when it is in full colour as it nearly seems to be.

    Thank you for these lovely pics, BB. :hello2:
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    Post by Guest on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 6:35 am

    Back home after16 days away, been no frosts so amazed at the colour still around the garden.
    Beech trees turning colour


    Bedding geraniums


    Cosmos, nastursium and teasel among others.


    Erigeron


    Nasturtium,,

    Chinese lanterns



    Dwarf calendular


    Varigated leaved nasturtium and ???


    Trailing begonias


    My favourite pink geranium


    More bedding geraniums


    Trees and bushes


    Berries


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    Post by Bruce on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 7:02 am

    Really Nice Billy thanks :smile:
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    Post by Joy on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 10:09 am

    Your flower garden still looks very colourful, BigBilly. All the flowers appear to be still in summer mode. :D Guess it does make a big difference if the frosts have stayed away. Do hope it will be a while yet before they happen.

    Love all the geraniums & pelargoniums. They are such hardy plants, aren't they?? Nasturtiums always give a garden a bright & cheery look. Of course, you have many others which I cannot put a name to. :blush2: Were there some begonias there?? Everything does look so pretty.

    The trees also are very striking in their striking autumn foliage.

    Thanks for these great pics. :thanks: :photos:
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    Post by Guest on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 1:04 am

    Yes Joy there were some Trailing begonias there.
    We had a really lovely autumn day yesterday so managed to get out for a while, still a bit of colour around but its looking really messy with all the leaves coming down from the beech trees onto the garden.

    Nastursium


    Late Mullein




    Chrysanth


    Aucuba japonica


    Very late Lupins


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    Post by Joy on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 9:06 am

    So happy for you that you had a lovely autumn day, BigBilly. Also that your garden still has plenty of colourful flowers & foliage. That variegated laurel is very attractive. Is it an evergreen?? Silly question, I know, as laurels generally are.

    Had to Google mullein as I have never heard of it. Seems it is used, as a tisane, for blasting away sinus & chest congestion. Would be handy in the :sick3: season.
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 7:55 pm

    I know what you mean about the leaves we get a bit of leaf fall here and it does tend to make things look messy, especially with our winds. It is so much work getting it all swept up isn't it. Then the next day more fall :) I usually leave it until it is all over then make an effort. :)
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    Post by Guest on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 8:00 pm

    Yes Joy the bush is evergreen, its proper name is Aucuba Japonica. The Mullein is very late and the early ones have a pretty caterpiller that feeds on them and can strip all the leaves off,( thought i had a pic but can't find it)
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    Post by Guest on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 8:09 pm

    Dawn wrote:I know what you mean about the leaves we get a bit of leaf fall here and it does tend to make things look messy, especially with our winds. It is so much work getting it all swept up isn't it. Then the next day more fall :) I usually leave it until it is all over then make an effort. :)


    I too leave it till the leaves are all down Dawn, we just have to watch the gutters as they quickly get blocked.
    Where we can pick them up easily, like the paths, we do and put them on the compost heap . The ones on the garden i don't worry about as the worms deal with them pretty quickly
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    Post by Guest on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 11:35 pm

    Nature is a bit strange this year. had a look round the garden this morning and found these.

    Lobelia still in flower.

    Also Campanula.





    The first of the Snowdrops.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 6:51 am

    Oh, my goodness, BigBilly, that is weird. Maybe the earlier cold spell persuaded your snowdrop that winter had been & gone. :lol3: Same with the lobelia & campanula.

    It is good to see things are still flowering in your winter garden.
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    Post by Guest on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 9:38 pm

    Spring flowers showing, but snow overnight.
    Crocus

    Primrose

    Crocus

    Snowdrop



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    Post by Guest on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 8:29 am

    Oh my goodness BigBilly..your pictures are gorgeous!! :photos: I have lingered over each and every one, and its very hard to pick a favorite one!

    I love the colors of your Virginia Creeper, do you find it being a fast grower??? :yes: I have some of that also and it covers what I call my Vine Tree.

    Sure not used to reading that your spring Crocus are up, SWEET!!! :cool3:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 8:39 am

    Yes, BigBilly, I certainly agree with Justy. These early spring flowers are gorgeous & your poor plants must be so confused. Still, it would so lovely to see them, regardless of the season.

    Thank you for these pics of your beautiful flowers. Snowdrops, crocuses & primroses aren't flowers we, normally, see where we live.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 9:13 am

    Wow Big Billy you are seeing spring already?

    I have a way to go yet although I saw a few jonquils trying to come through the ground.
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    Post by Guest on Sat 03 Mar 2012, 4:44 am

    I just had to take another sroll thru your gardens BigBilly...and I LOVE YOUR HOUSE...tell me is it haunted? :yes:
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    Post by Guest on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 10:47 pm

    Spring colour in the garden.







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    Post by Guest on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 10:50 pm

    justme wrote:I just had to take another sroll thru your gardens BigBilly...and I LOVE YOUR HOUSE...tell me is it haunted? :yes:

    If our house is haunted Justme it never shows itself. But it was built in 1898 so not all that old.
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    Post by Bruce on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 4:09 am

    To us mate that's ancient :lol2:
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    Post by Joy on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 7:36 am

    Yes, it would be on the Heritage List.

    Your spring flowers are gorgeous, BigBilly. Are the flowers, in the first pic, snowdrops?? I ask only because the snowdrops I would see in New Zealand had rounder edged petals with a green dot near the edge. Haven't seen any for many years now, though, which is a shame as it is such a pretty flower. The crocuses are fantastic. :good: Spring has well & truly sprung for you.

    Many thanks for the lovely pics, BB. :)
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    Post by Guest on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 8:59 am

    Yes Joy they are snowdrops.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 9:08 am

    Thanks, BigBilly. :D
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    Post by Guest on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 7:41 am

    BIGBILLY21 wrote:
    justme wrote:I just had to take another sroll thru your gardens BigBilly...and I LOVE YOUR HOUSE...tell me is it haunted? :yes:

    If our house is haunted Justme it never shows itself. But it was built in 1898 so not all that old.


    Well thats good to know BigBilly :lol2:
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    Post by Guest on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 7:42 am

    bruiser wrote:To us mate that's ancient :lol2:


    Mine was built in 1968 :rofl:
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    Post by Guest on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 4:23 am

    A few more flowers coming out.
    Purple helibore




    Miniture daffodils




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