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Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:03 pm
by themes
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:.

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:21 pm
by redsquirrel
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

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:32 am
by Dave Brown
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:

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:44 am
by lucienc
Some photos from last weekend. Everything is behind compared to last year, due to the colder winter.
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The rest of the photos can be found on facebook.

Lucien

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:15 am
by Robin Cassell
love this thread..hope everyone joins in..heres a couple this morning icon_sunny

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 4:56 pm
by Chalk Brow
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

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:33 pm
by Robin Cassell
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.

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:39 pm
by Chalk Brow
Robin - in the pot: yes, Strelitzia nicolai (and sounds as if you got a bargain too!)

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:53 pm
by lucienc
Yep Strelitzia nicolai, grown from seed spring 2003. I had 3, but am down to two now.
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Lucien

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:13 pm
by Dave Brown
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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Chamaerops
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Trachies
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Self sown Snapdragons
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Trunky Trachycarpus
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Arum
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Dhalia Topmix Red
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T'Rex
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Arid bit flowers
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:51 pm
by themes
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!!

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 7:40 am
by Dave Brown
A few more

Wilma Trachycarpus and the Eucalpypts
Wilma Trachycarpus and the Eucalpypts
Cordyline bathed in evening sun
Cordyline bathed in evening sun
Trudi Trachycarpus as the sun set
Trudi Trachycarpus as the sun set
New bed up to decking
New bed up to decking

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 7:48 am
by Adrian
Heres a cheery trio, theres life in the old girl.

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 7:52 am
by Adrian
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.

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:26 am
by lucienc
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 ?