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Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by themes » Fri May 29, 2009 10:03 pm

icon_sunny shinning, great weekend to come. The feel good factor is back, remember a few months ago with that bad weather and this is all we could think about to keep us going. I wanna see some nice garden pics with lush planting. I spent the day building a raised wall and some raised beds and some seating but its coming up with some nice ideas for planting. Please don't be shy I wanna see pics of your garden and don't worry if you have posted before because I never get tired of pics and am always picking up an idea here and there :evil: :lol:.
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Post by redsquirrel » Fri May 29, 2009 10:21 pm

great isnt it. i was putting a clutch in a punto today sweating my nonads off ,smiling and thinking 'wonder how much the washy will grow out in this'..the sun wont ever bother me at work again
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Post by Dave Brown » Sat May 30, 2009 9:32 am

Great Topic Mo.... I'm just preparing the pics. Mostly of Blue sky with plants rather than the other way around :lol: . Will post up later as too good a day not to do gardening :wink:
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Post by lucienc » Sat May 30, 2009 9:44 am

Some photos from last weekend. Everything is behind compared to last year, due to the colder winter.
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Post by Robin Cassell » Sat May 30, 2009 10:15 am

love this thread..hope everyone joins in..heres a couple this morning icon_sunny
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Post by Chalk Brow » Sat May 30, 2009 4:56 pm

I hope these don't repeat too much what I've already posted, but then you said not to worry . . . all taken today 30th May


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Post by Robin Cassell » Sat May 30, 2009 6:33 pm

Lucien...Is the bannana leaved plant a strelitzia <spelling>..And also chalk brow..in the pot....or is that the travellers palm?????I grabed a strelitzia for 4 quid today,very,very small.Great summer shots b.t.w.


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Post by Chalk Brow » Sat May 30, 2009 6:39 pm

Robin - in the pot: yes, Strelitzia nicolai (and sounds as if you got a bargain too!)


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Post by lucienc » Sat May 30, 2009 6:53 pm

Yep Strelitzia nicolai, grown from seed spring 2003. I had 3, but am down to two now.
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Post by Dave Brown » Sat May 30, 2009 9:13 pm

I think I have posted some of these or similar before. What is very different this year is the crystal clear blues skies rather than the milky white we normally have. These are from a range of dates, as indicated on the pic. :wink:

Front Garden Panarama from the roof
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Post by themes » Sat May 30, 2009 9:51 pm

Great Pics everyone,

Lucien, If thats behind compared to last year, last year must have been something icon_thumleft. That pergola is fantastic, I would love to take a stroll under there. I can also make out a climbing plant against the wall, what is it?

Robin, got some new angles and views I did not notice in your last pics such as the two tier levels on the lawn. It looks fab and I want to do something similar at the back of my garden. You have some great looking palms too. I also love the way the trees form a natural archway as you come out to the garden

Grenville, Great plants and foliage contrasts icon_thumright

dave, Never get tired of your pics. I hope my trachys get to those heights. The tetrapanax and chamaerops are ace! Leave the chammy be :lol:

So glad I started a thread like this. Keep the pics coming people!!
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Post by Dave Brown » Sun May 31, 2009 7:40 am

A few more

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Wilma Trachycarpus and the Eucalpypts
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Cordyline bathed in evening sun
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Trudi Trachycarpus as the sun set
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Post by Adrian » Sun May 31, 2009 7:48 am

Heres a cheery trio, theres life in the old girl.
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Post by Adrian » Sun May 31, 2009 7:52 am

Its Cordyline week and the garden is filling with scent (in between the smell of BBQ's)
A bit of sun and everything bursts into colour.
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Post by lucienc » Sun May 31, 2009 8:26 am

themes wrote:Lucien, If thats behind compared to last year, last year must have been something icon_thumleft. That pergola is fantastic, I would love to take a stroll under there. I can also make out a climbing plant against the wall, what is it?
Yep, Canna and Gingers etc are only just making a move, it'll soon lush up a bit, with a bit of colour.

I built the pergola the same time as the deck, it felt massively over scale at the time and dominated the garden, but with the wisteria now covering it, and the rest of the garden now a jungle rather than lawn, it all fits in well together.

I'm not sure which climbing plant you mean ? Which photo is it in ?


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