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30 June 2012

Rioting in the borders

Our garden has been pretty much neglected over the last 5 weeks due to the weather, holidays etc, so the plants have been given their heads and have gone pretty much beserk.

Whilst I love the cottage garden look, I do like some kind of order in the borders, but alas there is some major work to be done.  Amongst everything are lots of pesky weeds, gone to seed forget-me-nots - you can at least rip all these out and they will just reappear next year. The brooms have finished and gone all leggy, so they will need a haircut and some kind of staking. 

My main problem is that my garden also harbours an enemy - the mosquito.  He ignores Peter but makes a bee-line for me. I am sporting 4 bites just from a walk down to pick some rhubard.  I therefore have to dress with not an inch of flesh showing and be liberally sprayed with insect repleant. Not so bad if you plan a day in the garden, but a real pain if you just want to spend a short while out there.  Not sure what I can do, but really the garden is a no go area for me, which is such a shame.  But then its not like we have had any "sitting in the garden" weather yet!

I ventured out this morning, early enough for the blighter not to be about and took a few pictures for you.  Enjoy.......... 




7 comments:

  1. Such beautiful flowers, and some of them my favourites. I just love your foxgloves. It's been a good year for them. We have many in our garden this year, all self-seeded. And I love your poppies too. Not many flowers in our garden though, mainly shrubs, trees, fruit bushes, ivy and dandelions.

    Regarding the mozzies: have you tried carrying a lighted (or should that be lit?) citronella candle?

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  2. It really is a riot of color! Wonderful flowers, and all so lush and green. Thank you for sharing your garden.

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  3. I've always wanted foxgloves but have't had much luck with them. All your borders look just stunning. Have to say I have had a terrible time with mosquitoes the past couple of years. It can be so bad I have to cover my head with a hood. Taking the dog out can be miserable- as I shout hurry up go....

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  4. Sue your garden is spectacular in all it's wild goodness! I understand the desire for some sort of order, but I can easily let it go when faced with those blood sucking pests.
    I say enjoy the beauty for inside - where it's safe! The weeds will be there when the skeeters are gone! Excellent pics as always.

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  5. Your garden looks like something from a beautiful painting! Have you thought about buying one of those gadgets you set up outside that zap the insects? I have seen them in stores, but haven't tried them myself to know if they work. But it might be worth a try. It is a shame to think you can't enjoy being out in your gorgeous garden.

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  6. I showed my mother (an avid gardener down on her luck due to changing climate) you photos and she was so impressed and in love with your garden too! I love your photos as always!

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  7. Just catching up with reading and replying to blog posts from everyone. Not responded to most since the beginning of July. I keep running out of day. I still love the flowers in your pictures. And I wonder how you still manage to do so much in your waking hours. xx

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Yours in friendship, Sue x