June's Garden


MacFlax
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Canberra, Australia

Re: June's Garden

24 Apr '15 8:04 pm
Such beautiful colours! And the king of the castle is absolutely gorgeous. :)

Kerole
A Gardener of Disrepair
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Taupaki, New Zealand

Re: June's Garden

25 Apr '15 6:55 pm
I'm so pleased that I'm not the only one with sad and chewed hostas! :D

LOVING that cat's white whikkies (that's what the under gardener calls them).

Does that very beautiful pink dogwood have a name? It is gorgeous.

fenwillow
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Fraser Valley, BC, Canada

Re: June's Garden

19 May '15 11:41 am
Spring is warming up and the garden is blooming like crazy! I have flowers everywhere so have taken a few shots to share.

Hope you enjoy them.
Blue and white irises.jpg
Blue and white irises
Flowers down to the field.jpg
Flowers to the field
Foxglove under arbor.jpg
Foxglove under the arbor, with azaleas
Spicy tree peony.jpg
Spicy tree peony


In the second picture, the lawn beside the flower bed winds all the way down to the field, way in the background. No goats there today.

The lovely peonies are so heavy that they never face upright. I have to hold them face up to get the picture. They have a very spicy, rather than sweet, scent.

Cheers!
FenWillow,
Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Canada

Kerole
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Taupaki, New Zealand

Re: June's Garden

21 May '15 6:21 pm
Oooh, very pretty. Love the long shot out to the grass. Just lovely.

MacFlax
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Canberra, Australia

Re: June's Garden

23 May '15 3:26 am
Lovely, absolutely lovely.

fenwillow
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Fraser Valley, BC, Canada

Re: New Pathway

1 Jun '15 11:22 am
It was time for a new pathway in my front garden. The old flagstone path was becoming a hazard to visitors and the weeding between the flagstone's had definitely lost it's attraction. I decided to put down a nice even gravel pathway, with soft plant edges on one side and brick on the other... still informal but a bit lower maintenance and less likely to break anyone's ankle. It took me two days to dig everything out to four inches, then my daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law came over with a load of gravel and helped me spread it. I now have a lovely new path with a freshly cut lawn beside it, and some new tidied landscaping. The cat likes it too.
New walkway 2015.jpg
New walkway
New walkway 2.jpg
Up the garden path
New walkway 3.jpg
At the door
New walkway and cat.jpg
Cat appreciation
FenWillow,
Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Canada

moosey
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Re: June's Garden

2 Jun '15 11:50 am
It looks really nice, and an easy look. And most important that the cat giver seal of approval, hee hee! Hopefully not too many weeds will surface, cross fingers! I love building paths. Cheers, M
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fenwillow
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Fraser Valley, BC, Canada

Re: June's Garden

3 Jun '15 3:54 am
I used a very strong landscape fabric underneath, after my previous experience with the stone path. I'll be keeping watch for weeds trying to infiltrate from the sides. I also laid the fabric up the back of the edging bricks... just in case. Fingers crossed, it will work as planned.
FenWillow,
Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Canada

Kerole
A Gardener of Disrepair
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Taupaki, New Zealand

Re: June's Garden

3 Jun '15 2:01 pm
I used this method on a trial path 3 years ago. I do get some weeds growing in the gravel but nothing like it was before. Also their roots can only go as far as the matting so they're much easier to pull out. Based on this, I am going to turn more of my paths into gravel.

Your garden is looking very lush my dear. Fabulous!

MacFlax
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Canberra, Australia

Re: June's Garden

4 Jun '15 1:57 am
Very nice. And such a pretty house. And such a lovely cat.

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