Thursday, 19 November 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - November

Hello me dears Summer is well and truly over and we are almost at the end of November.
A rotten Summer to be sure but the cosmos have done us proud this year.

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The ones in the second bed are particularly tall and look fab en-mas.

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Our fuchsias

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The ipomea is trying to make up for lost time but the weather is against it

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We have started to get the front organised for the change of season and the wallflowers are in.

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Along with a few of the Iochroma australis

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Dahlias are being lifted ready to be shipped to Essex.

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and the Summer widow boxes have been replaced -

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with viola 'Morpho'

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The beds -

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Dahlia Imperialis  'Tree Dahlia', It might not be its promised 20' and might not have a flower but we love it

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On hold
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in the green house.

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The plantlets and seedlings are all doing well.

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You can see the full list of names in last months post

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Now its time to get the kettle on and go through the seed catalogues


Saturday, 31 October 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - October

Here we are again me dears with another late garden post and a quick round up of what was looking good in October

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Ipomoea 'heavenly blue' has finally started to do its stuff and is heavenly.

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The dahlias gave us a fab splash of colour.

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A plant no garden should be without Asarina and its is still flowering away.

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as are the Verbena – Aztec – Red Velvet

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and Calibrachoa – cabaret – bright red

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We were very pleased with the Mirabilis jalapa which was new to the garden this year.

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We have used nasturtiums to cover bare ground, especially behind the apple trees. 
This is a single plant by the way.

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The cosmos, Verbena bonariensis – Purple top and final flush of the hollyhock have been a joy.

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All in all we are over the moon with what we have achieved in one year mainly from seeds and cuttings

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all this

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and Foxgloves.

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There we are so till next month


Friday, 30 October 2015

More Random Tumbling

Hello me dears
Here we go with a few more pictures that have tickled my fancy from the world wide web

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Queen Mary - State opening of Parliament. 1911

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and another old queen.

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Stephen Tennant - Maurice Lambert 1928

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A toreador (dressing on the left)

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Barbara Cartland

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Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon photographed by Annie Leibovitz

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Elsa Maxwell

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Cary Grant gets hosed down - 1943

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Edina and Patsy

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The ever glamorous Anna May Wong
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I love this photo.

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One for Cronain.

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and confusing !

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The pure joy of Robert Helpmann

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The Crown of Empress Eugénie, consort of Napoleon III

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The last Mitford girl - Debo The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

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Hope you liked having a look

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