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Postby posting-proxy » Mon May 01, 2006 2:44 pm

This corner comes into its own in Spring when all is in flower- cistus rock rose at the back, diosma, sage, snow in summer, a pigface in the basket, and the jasmine and a santolina cotton lavender. By the time the yellow santolina flowers is in bloom, the pink is gone, and the blue daisy in front is darker and has more flowers and the diosma is a more acid yellow green. This is just out the back door.

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Postby Sam » Mon May 01, 2006 2:51 pm

A beautiful garden, Modesty - lovely to look at.
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Postby Luzy » Mon May 01, 2006 4:03 pm

What a wonderful collection, Modesty! I love how it's so nice and full, and with the different foliage you've got colour all year round. Is the sage the culinary one? (Y) :D
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Postby mic » Mon May 01, 2006 11:46 pm

This is really pretty but tough looking Modesty. Well done!
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Postby Modesty » Tue May 02, 2006 2:53 pm

Luzy,
yes, it is the eating sage, I have about three plants, so usually let them flower, it is so much fun to run over everything with the electric saw after the flowers are finished. My herb garden is behind the jasmine on the post.

Thanks for the compliments, I was pretty thrilled when it all flowered as some of it was planted when we moved in like the cistus and snow in summer, or hurriedly put into the ground out of crowded pots. I dont do a lot with this corner, the bird bath water goes to the pots (a pink geranium), and the rest survive without much effort. Things have been doubling in size each year- a bit scary really!

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Postby Luzy » Tue May 02, 2006 6:58 pm

Don't knock the growth - gardens are great when they don't need much looking after!!! :lol: Your Snow in Summer looks beautifully white, as well - maybe I should move mine to get more sun???
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Postby Pam » Wed May 03, 2006 7:02 am

Oh, Modesty! It's lovely!
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Postby Yani » Wed May 03, 2006 9:20 am

It is lovely Modesty :) . Well done.
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Postby Modesty » Wed May 03, 2006 2:26 pm

Luzy,
the snow in summer was in flower, so is a bit whiter, it is a bit hard to see, it has little bell shaped flowers. This gets full sun, although I think with the small amount of extra water and fertillizer it has got since we moved in (the whole garden was a bit neglected or actually dead), it has really taken off. I took a rooted section and planted it under roses, where it is a bit shadier, and it is a darker grey and a bit lanky. So you could try a few in different patches without digging up the main plant. Or move a pot of it around which I do with things I am a bit doubtful about.

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Postby Pokie » Sun May 14, 2006 7:33 pm

I LOVE it modesty! Looks so nice. Then again, I love the cottage theme so what else would you expect? :P
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