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Post by Guest on Thu 1 Oct 2009 - 22:19

Sorry if I seem to be boastful, but these are the riots of colour to which I returned home from France. Enough to brighten the dullest day, eh?
They look as if they will bloom forever!







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Post by gingerjo on Thu 1 Oct 2009 - 22:21

Looks wonderful Patty.

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Post by Scatty on Thu 1 Oct 2009 - 22:40

That looks lovely Patty, got a few more weeks yet before its to cold for them.

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Post by kimb on Thu 1 Oct 2009 - 23:23

what a little haven that looks patty , all that colour at this time of year .
what is the tiny little creamy yellow climber in second picture ,its pretty

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Post by Guest on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 8:17

They are lovely at this time of the year Kim and I grow them most years as they are a late bloomer and need no attention. Thunbergia they are called (black eyed susan) and this variety is called something like "sunset" or something like that! Give them a go. I sow them in a flowerpot in about April, then transplant them when they are large enough and starting to climb. They need precious little support either, just a bit of thread or string.

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Post by Maria on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 8:37

It looks super mum, a reward for all your hard work here. I might even try those black eyed things myself.

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Post by Di Masters on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 8:58

Lovely, still so much colour - lot more than mine. Only thing really showing any in mine now are the geraniums and those little mauve flowers in the bottom left of your secon pic (name escapes me). I tried those black eyed susan years ago (not success) but may have another go, they are so dainty and pretty.

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Post by Guest on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 9:27

Looks as if there is more colour there for awhile Patty. Gorgeous.
Den cleared most of the bedding plants out last weekend as they
had gone over so looking a little bit bare now.

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Post by kimb on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 9:46

we did that last weekend as well steph , all the brown has now gone at least . at the moment we still have a few petunias with a bit of colour that are in pots not baskets ,they went weeks ago .The fuschias are in full bloom , such rich purple and pink .some delicate pink very tall oriental like things which i cant remember the name of right now and my iceberg rose which generally has at least 1 bloom on it all yr round .

patty i will buy some of those seeds when its the right time i will have a go with it . will you try to remind me please .

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Post by thriftycrafter on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 13:31

Inspiring, I just took down my frazzled hanging baskets this week and my runner beans haven't come to anything, really must give more attention to the garden. Just got michlemas daisies in mine, which are a nice bright spot of colour, but what a lovely show you have, enjoyed looking, thanks for sharing.

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Post by lyndaejane on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 16:22

A lot more colour than in mine, Patty - not that I have that many flowering plants at the best of time. Looks beautiful - and cool enough now for me to sit out in it, too!

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Post by Guest on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 17:13

Well Lynda, you'd need a jumper today!!!

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Post by lyndaejane on Fri 2 Oct 2009 - 18:29

No way - went out in a three-quarter sleeve top with no jacket or cardi!

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Post by Guest on Sun 4 Oct 2009 - 15:13

So where's the piccie of the Mina Labata?

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Post by Guest on Sun 4 Oct 2009 - 15:33

COLOURISCIOUS. Laughing

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 4 Oct 2009 - 15:37

Can't believe you still have so much colour. It still looks gorgeous. There's nothing left in mine at all. Although, I remember last October when I was there how lovely it looked then.

Mind you, I do tend to plant for summer instead of year round.

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Post by Guest on Sun 4 Oct 2009 - 17:04

Well it is really amazing how the geraniums and fuschias are still blooming their little hearts out and I am still picking tomatoes too.

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Post by supergran on Sun 4 Oct 2009 - 17:04

What a fantastic display, after the disappointment with the plants I put in this year they have finally all bushed out and are a great colourful display, but I would like to put in plants that last year after year but don't know which to do and don't want to spend to much money.

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Post by WeirdCat on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 5:56

Late to this but beautiful!

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Post by Guest on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 9:39

Billie - I am a bit late responding - sorry! You really need to buy perennials, which is what most of mine are, and hardy fuchsias as opposed to those that are for baskets and tubs and only last one season. I usually go round the nurseries in November and see what is in good shape and colour at that time of year and buy it!! It is a good time to plant perennials now because they still have a bit of warmth in the soil and it is damp (!!! try telling that tale in Cockermouth!) so will set good roots. There are also loads of small shrubs (as you know, my garden is tiny) that are full of colour. Spirea "Joseph'sCoat" is a good one, also Choysia ternata "Sundance" which is a glorious burst of golden yellow all through the winter. Some of the really good berried ones will only grow in acid soils though, so you need to get them locally so they are for the right soil. Nursery grown, if possible, as opposed to "garden centres" where they don't know hay from a bull's foot, so to speak, and will sell you anything. If you need any more help, just yell. I am going to go over entirely to perennials so I don't have too much work next year whilst I am doing so much travelling.

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