. . . Pansies almost all the year round.
. . . Petunias with their velvety petals. The palest colours have the strongest scent. To encourage continuous flowering in these summer annuals the dead heads should be removed. The sap is very sticky.
. . . Pelargoniums come in a variety of reds from scarlet and crimson to peach and pink and white. They are grown as annuals in our temperate climate and are easily propagated from cuttings. Some people dislike the scent of geraniums – I think the strong pungent smell is wonderful. Pelargoniums are still flowering in our garden despite a light frost a week ago.
. . . Perennial geranium – otherwise known as cranesbills. There are one or two still hanging on.
. . . Pinks (Dianthus) perennial sweet-scented flowers. There are very few flowers now.
. . . the Pond in our garden supports much wild life including Pond skaters
. . . the Endless Pool is a source of pleasure for all the family.
Pruning – our garden requires quite a lot of pruning. It’s our fault for planting so many shrubs. This year the arches were very overgrown and the flowers not as prolific. Those we had were about ten feet off the ground so we set to pruning them. Barry thought I was going to give them a trim but I had warned him I was going to cut them right back. I did this a few years ago and was rewarded with fresh growth and many flowers the following summer. The birds are a little despondent, having lost their shelter temporarily.
Hydrangea Petiolaris was hidden under Clematis 'Pille'.
Some of the prunings can be seen in a heap.
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