AN AMBLE AROUND ARMANDII'S RETREAT

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  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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    If you've got the time, the weathers just right for an amble around the garden, a sit down somewhere, another amble and then a glass of "something" while sitting in the Arbour.

    The Trellis Entrance to the garden, which by the end of June will be so covered in Clematis that you won't be able to see the roof or sides.:snork: Nor will you be able to see the path!!:heehee:
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    Tulips have done very well this year.
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    Spirea Arguta in the centre, with the Lilac "Madam Lemoine" to your left and a variegated Mock Orange to your right in the East Border
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    There's around 9 different Paeonia dotted around the garden in the different borders so here's some of them.
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    This is hard to spot, but it's in the center of the picture:snork:
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    Have a sit on the bench by the pond before it disappears under the Ivy.
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    • Jenny namaste

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      I will always find the time to amble around your beautiful garden Armandii. It is so full of Spring and ne're a weed in sight,
      thank you,
      Jenny
       
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        Beautiful Armandii :dbgrtmb:
         
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          Lovely as always Armandii, it's a credit to you. :dbgrtmb:
           
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            I need not to get off my backside to see a beautiful garden! :blue thumb:
             
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            PART II:heehee:

            I like this American Skunk Cabbage as it provides early colour in the pond. It produces the large yellow Spathes first and then follows with the huge leaves. It will have to be split this year as it's getting too big for it's container.
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            The Ferns are just starting to unfurl around the pond.
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            The boy and girl reading the books will just disappear under the Ferns.
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            This area might look a bit shambolic and uninteresting but it contains a large blue leaved Hosta which was sold to me 20 years ago under the name of Blue Angel, which is, I think, an american variety.
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            The old garden pond gate has survived another year much to my surprise!!
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            If you look closely there are two different kinds of Viburnum interwined in the South border. They seem to get on together well enough and the flowering season is lengthened as one flowers early than the other.
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            The center path which just disappears during the Summer.

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            This is really a half oak barrel containing a climbing "White Skyliner" rose but it tends to disappear under Blue Bells, white Hare Bells and other "stuff":snork:
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            For those who need it:heehee:
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              Absolutely beautiful! Really comes across as a strong Spring garden! Great stuff!
               
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                Stunning, just stunning:blue thumb:
                 
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                  It is all so gorgeous Big A, shame I can't come around and view it in person ... I am SURE that extra glass was for 'mim' and I am red thank you ... xx

                  How is it you can upload more than six photos and when I tried 'the big IT' said I couldn't and I re-size?

                  Lovely, and thank you for sharing your garden. xx
                   
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                    With the old system I could post 20 images in a single post. To be honest I had the same number in mind in this thread, I use Photobucket to store and transfer the images and I haven't re-sized them at all.:dunno::scratch::snork:


                    Of course it is:wub2::snork:
                     
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                      Stunning! I can't wait until my garden is as green and lush as yours!
                       
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                        I really enjoyed those pics thank you
                         
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                          You have an incredible skill Armandii, thank you for sharing :)
                           
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                            Just as well you had the booze waiting being such a hot sunny day, it took me ages to have a ramble around looks fab :ccheers:
                             
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