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Red Garden

The first of a series on the colours of our garden.

The most prominent accent colour in garden is red. Whether it is in the flowers or in the birds (Black Headed Gonolek, Red Billed Firefinch or Red Chested Sunbird).

A Spot of Gardening

Our garden is looking a bit bare in places. So we thought it about time we spruced it up a bit. Just like on a Sunday in Britain we paid a visit to the Garden Centre.
Unlike the UK these are plots of land along the Airport Road and adjacent to the lake. Here people grow and sell plants of various sorts. Thankfully unlike Frosts, Dobbies or Wyevale there is none of the other paraphernalia – not even a coffee shop 🙂

We wandered through the neat rows of potted plants selecting from a variety of flowering and foliage plants. Eventually we selected 4 plants we liked including two Hibiscus. It turned out one plant belonged to a different gardener. No problems it seems because they simply paid one another out of the reasonable fee we were charged (20000TzS). They then both threw in a free plant each as a gift. Not something I have experienced at Frosts et al.

They were going to be a trouble to carry back to the compound and so our gardening friends hired a taxi and off we shot home.
Borrowing a shovel and assisted by Steve one of the Askaris we planted the various Flora and borrowed a hose to water in.

Here’s hoping for a brighter future garden.

Hydrangea Heaven

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Cornwall at this time of year is covered with hydrangea bushes festooned with enormous globes that are the hydrangea flowers. I never realised the sheer variety of shades of blue, purple, pink and white in which they come and all shades in between. Our campsite has a great display at it’s entrance and across the site.other pics from The Lost Garden of Heligan.IMG_8041-0.JPG
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Garden Chronicles – A Different Garden

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Here in Lincoln at Mum’s on a sweltering hot July afternoon.
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Garden Chronicles : Crocosmia, Hollyhock and Veronica

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So glad I got to see this plant before we leave. One of my favourite summer plants is Crocosmia. I love the vibrant orange flowers against the lush green vegetation. Elsewhere we have Veronica with it’s spiky purple spires and the tallest flower in the garden the Hollyhock – self seeded purple flowers adorning a 6ft stalk.20140720-163641-59801636.jpg20140720-163639-59799860.jpg

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Garden Chronicles (Not)

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Unfortunately one plant has not appeared which is a regular in our garden year on year :-(. So instead these are from Anita’s work place. Globe thistles!20140702-191036-69036200.jpg

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Garden chronicles – Lavender, Rose and Hollyhock

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The garden is beginning to burst forth in a variety of colours. For my own memories I am chronicling the various blooms which will soon fade into distance. Earlier this week I posted from the back garden. This post is taken mainly from the front, 20140628-085721-32241183.jpg

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