“How does your garden grow?”

So we begin - 'round and round the garden, like a teddy bear ...'
So we begin – ’round and round the garden, like a teddy bear …’
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I particularly like the shadow cast on the stone – it is like the hint of a fossil.
The ferns just grew and made our garden cool and shady.
The ferns just grew and made our garden cool and shady.
A stray fern that has tenaciously graced the edge of the paved area - so beautiful.
A stray fern that has tenaciously graced the edge of the paved area – so beautiful.
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Hawthorn in berry with the peppery and edible Nasturtium – add it to a salad it is lovely.
Nasturtiums have happily climbed through the overhanging trees.
Nasturtiums have happily climbed through the overhanging trees.
A beautiful and abundant Passionflower that is currently scrambling up the back wall of the house and over the useful but unattractive water butt.
A beautiful and abundant Passionflower that is currently scrambling up the back wall of the house and over the useful but unattractive water butt.
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These delicate beauties were rescued from the reduced rack in B&Q and they seem to be doing bloomin’ marvellously!
An elegant standard Fuchsia growing in a tall azure pot given as a house warming present, by Renee and Jim.
An elegant standard Fuchsia growing in a tall azure pot given as a house warming present, by Renee and Jim.
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An auburn bronze lovely of the grass family. I love the architectural quality of this in the garden.
I love this lime green leaf - it is Yellow Jazz Heucheria and we bought it at the new and wonderful local nursery - Deepdale Garden Centre. We can really recommend it.
I love this lime green leaf – it is Yellow Jazz Heucheria and we bought it at the new and wonderful local nursery – Deepdale Garden Centre. We can really recommend it.
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Shapely, sword-like leaves with delicate stems holding lily heads of deep burnt orange. The Crocosmia looks simply stunning against the grey slate landscaping.
No garden is complete without the brilliant bursts of geranium scarlet and I just love the smell when they are deadheaded.
No garden is complete without the brilliant bursts of geranium scarlet and I just love the smell when they are deadheaded.
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I think these may be a Campanula called Canterbury Bells – they have been the bees favourite go to flower all summer and standing at nearly three feet tall they were a graceful addition to our patio area.
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An unexpected surprise – I bought three Himalayan Fuchsias (which are a type of Blueberry) and they have more than doubled in size and produced what looks more like a hyacinth type of floweret and if you look closely – the beginnings of plump blueberries.
Purple Pansies - who can resist their velvety faces.
Purple Pansies – who can resist their velvety faces.
A late crop of peas - scrumptious and such a delicate colour too!
A late crop of peas – scrumptious and such a delicate colour too!
An enormous Artichoke flower from Hannah's garden - it has become dried and is an interesting counterpoint to the other foliage nearby. The bees also enjoyed it when it was purple and scented.
An enormous Artichoke flower from Hannah’s garden – it has become dried and is an interesting counterpoint to the other foliage nearby. The bees also enjoyed it when it was purple and scented.
Ready for winter planting.
Ready for winter planting.
Of course no garden would be complete without the French version of our Daisy - the rare and wonderful Madeleine.
Of course no garden would be complete without the rare and wonderful Madeleine.

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