Monday, 6 November 2006

B IS FOR ....................................CONT'D

Busy Lizzies



There are the doubles




and the trailers


for troughs (or baskets) or in the ground
They are so versatile and how the grandchildren love popping the seed pods. Easy to grow from seed or cuttings; and if you find they are getting leggy just cut them back and soon you will have a lovely bushy plant again. I sometimes bring one in to the house for the winter as they make a pretty easy flowering house plant.



The Burning Bush. A sad story here. The first photo is of the beautiful specimen we had grown from seed which, unfortunately, snapped in strong winds and so never had the chance to burn. The second photo is of a rather sad looking plant that at least started to turn red before it went to the great compost heap in the sky. I would have love to have seen the big one turn red; it would have been a picture. Still there's always next year............

4 comments:

Elsie said...

Hi Ruth
Thank you so much for the nice comments about my "salty" blog.
I made some new things today, but Noah's Ark will have to travel the seven seas for a while longer.

Your garden is soooo lovely!!! Maybe I should leave the dough and start a new hobby outside.

Keep well

Elsie said...

Oh, it is definitely a "new" blog.
Nice layout too and I forgot to mention the beautiful photos in previous comment. Even the pets are so nice.
You really are a very talented lady.

herhimnbryn said...

Oh I miss an english garden. Have been in Oz nearly 6 yrs now and have had to adapt my limited gardening skills to a drought tolerant garden on half an acre. YOur garden looks gorgeous and must be such a haven for you and your husband.

Jeanette said...

Hi Ruth
Oh such lovely colourfull garden with the Fushia.And your trailers we call them impatiens.and Max and roky look so commfy in there chairs

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