Wednesday, 13 July 2016

A Picture A Day...14

 
 
 
Reality check, it isn't always pretty here! Next area needing a revamp, my front garden, left bare and unloved. Well actually it's not completely bare, there's a few select weeds in it. Now my back garden is much easier to manage, I'm going to pop a few shrubs in here.
 
 
 
I've tried growing hydrangeas in the back garden, but with limited success, however both my neighbours have grown them successfully in their front gardens. Hydrangeas it is then...watch this space. I'm hoping for a dry weekend to get cracking on this little project.
 
See you tomorrow,

Amanda :) xxx

 

24 comments:

  1. Hydrangeas are very pretty. Near where I live someone had a bright blue one
    Julie xx

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    1. I've got a blue one, not sure if it will stay that colour though :) xxx

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    2. Think it has something to do with acid soil. You would have to look it up though
      Julie xxxxxxxxxx

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    3. It does, I'm not sure I can be bothered to keep up a regime if it's too much trouble though so I'll just let them go to whatever colour is natural too them! ;) xxx

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  2. I love having a project to potter away at. I think the weather is forecast dry ~ so enjoy your planting!🌹🌻🌸
    L.x.

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  3. Love Hydrangeas, will look good in that spot x

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    1. Think they will fill it out nicely :) xxx

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  4. Hydrangeas are a great idea. Think of those lovely flower heads you can dry. Take it steady doing this project... good luck, and may the sun shine for you! Love Paddi X

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    1. Some beautiful autumn colour Paddi :) xxx

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  5. As the neighbours lovely hydrangeas are peeking over the wall it would be a good bet that they will do well just next door in your patch wouldn't it! They would make a lovely addition to a front garden and not too much work to maintain whilst looking pretty. Have fun with this next area!!

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    1. I shall be a bit miffed if I'm the only one who can't grow them! ;) xxx

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  6. Ha! I know that look. My front garden's a disgrace to me, but I have made a good start on it this year, and I too have planted some hydrangeas. Love them! Good luck with yours. I keep reminding myself that gardens aren't instant, they take a while to mature and bed in.

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    1. Good luck to you too...gardens aren't instant that's for sure, unless you have Alan Titchmarsh stashed away somewhere! ;) xxx

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  7. Yes...good choice! I like hydrangeas.
    Miriam

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  8. Lovely potential for a pretty little corner!!!!

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    1. Yes it has potential! I like the fact you can see past the mess! ;) xxx

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  9. love hydrangeas, I have 2 in the back and one in the front and they are so interesting watching the flowers slowly come to life, be careful do not overdo it a little lavender would be nice too as you would smell it as you come into the garden

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    1. I think there will possibly be more plants in the future...next door has the most amazing plants in there, we will see ;) xxx

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  10. Hydrangeas would be a great choise for this corner, In blue and pink. And they bloom for ages... so a colourful front garden it will be.
    Love,
    Mirjam

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    1. its an area desperate for some colour! ;) xxx

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  11. Apparently you can turn the pink ones blue by putting used tea bags around the base of them! I could probably turn a whole field full blue these days. X

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