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Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk
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Thought you might like to see part of the front garden at my cottage. The green coloured flower is. '. Lime light'. a hydrangea. Several years ago a garden centre gave every customer that day a free rooted cutting, must admit we didn't hold out much hope........ We were wrong.... 😁.

Jo 😊

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Really pretty Jo. Love the colours. Great to hear from you and hope you’re keeping well. XxxπŸ˜˜πŸ‘

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to sassy59

Hi there, trusting all is well...... Am slowly getting there....... On the 19th uncovered a hidden wasp nest in the compost heap, got between 15 & 20 stings........ It was horrendous. Skin still red in parts, slight itch, but pains gone.

So is compost heap...... 😁

Jo. 😊

sassy59
sassy59 in reply to Buzzytruk

We’re fine thank you Jo, glad you’re getting there albeit slowly. How awful for you....all those wasp stings! Nasty things. 😱

Glad the pains gone and the compost heap. πŸ˜„

Stay safe and well. Carole xxπŸ₯°

peege
peege in reply to Buzzytruk

ouch how awful Buzzytruk. Must have been traumatic. Did you take antihistamine?

Gorgeous hydrangea. P

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to peege

Hi there.....

Used white vinegar spray to remove Wasps from my hair, and to spray over my arms.. Was very handy.... as used for cleaning dishwasher the day before

Used local anaesthetic cream, anti histamine cream, a rather weak Hydrocortisone cream........... Not all at once. 😁 Paracetamol tabs and ice packs.

Also in my cabinet is Eurax cream... I used once or twice. I did find. Cold / tepid water a great help, can't remember when I washed my arms so much.

Had a struggle to get a tetanus jab......... My Jim had a habit of putting the odd bag of horse dung on the heap, so with so many stings I was rather concerned. In the coming weeks I will be talking with Gp about my experience with both the receptionist. and the nurse who I eventually saw for the jab.

Pleased you like my flowers..

Jo.. 😊

Lovely colours and love the flowers

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Spacecat1

Thank you....

. Must admit I am a great fan of hydrangeas, the flowers last so long, and they just need pruning once a year.....,,,, great.

Jo... 😊

Spacecat1
Spacecat1 in reply to Buzzytruk

Me too have one red one our daughter chose for my 60th birthday and hubby and son bought me rose bushes. Hubby does the pruning love my garden but me and pruning dont do well I end up pruning to much.

That is lovely, and what a great story. Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers. Thinking of you πŸ’

Thank you,

will try to get a picture near where I park the car..... It's a bit pink. !!

Jo. 😊

Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer

What a lovely garden Jo I love to see well kept gardens. Have a great afternoon and take care 😊 Bernadette xx xx 🌈

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Damon1864

Glad you like it........ It's ever so easy to look after.. The heucheras are a blessing for their wonderful colours.

Jo. 😊

That's so beautiful. Thank you

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Littlepom

Glad you like it, I try to keep it looking good as it's right next to my front door.

Jo 😊

The hydrangeas and the heucheras look fab together :)

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to O2Trees

Thank you, have several lighter heucheras there, just can't get it all into the pic. It is very pretty.

Jo.. 😊

I can see why you are proud of it Jo. Lovely variation of plants.

Thank you, when you see the whole flower bed it it is so pretty, but very easy to look after.

Jo. 😊

I have a larger border and many of the plants have gone over. I'm hoping to get a few more perennials to fill the gaps. Any suggestions?

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Hi... There are the heucheras which add colour to any garden,all year round... but what I do is .......... Where I know plants will finish early I cheat a little. My favourite is the antirrhinum. I sprinkle a few seeds where I know a gap will occur, and they are great for self seeding. The flowers last well and they keep producing.... I have a few self set below my French door step. Each time the door is opened and closed these plants bend and sometimes get caught . If the growing tip is broken the plant just bushes out and carries on flowering.

With long term plants in patio pots I sprinkle Lobelia and Alyssum around the edge of the pot. So even when it's a green shrub there's always some flowers. If. you try it.... Let me know.

Jo. πŸ˜ƒ

Oh, thanks Jo, those are such simple tips. One question, when do you sow the seeds? Do you plan to sow them about a month before you know the plants go over?

Lovely flowers πŸ’

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Patsy164

Thank you, so easy to care for....

Jo... 😊

Lovely. Well done.

I think it is a good year for plants, but you obviously have green fingers as well.

K x

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Katinka46

Thank you, its been a funny year, my beautiful hydrangeas in the back garden are suffering from full hot sun. Have to get the hose out tonight and soak everything, but it will be cooler then......

Jo. 😊

Wonderful x

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Bkin

Thank you.

Jo. 😊

What a lovely team of plants, all toned together. I love it! My flower garden at the front is my first call of the day, often in my dressing gown! Just love checking up on them all...what a welcome by your front door 🌸🌻🌼 I have a hydrangea too!

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Yatzy

Thank you, hate to admit, my first call in the morning is the French door, I love looking across all the pots. Helps the day along...

Jo.. 😊

Yatzy
Yatzy in reply to Buzzytruk

Just what I think! Penny πŸ™‚

It's very pretty Jo. 😊 Very calming to look at all those pretty colours. I tried to grow Lavender but failed. πŸ˜‘ I am doing better with sunflowers. I hope you are doing okay. xx 🌱🐝

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Caspiana

Hi there, good luck with the sunflowers. We had a lavender hedge, it was lovely, the flowers always full of bees and butterflies, but I had to let it go. I didn't fancy using a hedge cutter. Still have a small bed of lavender but can manage it with hand clippers. .....

Jo. 😊

Caspiana
Caspiana in reply to Buzzytruk

Today I had a peek!! They are coming up. Yay!! I am so hopeless with plants so this is good news. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 xx 😊

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Caspiana

That's great....... Success can depend on watering. Too much water is as bad as not enough........ Will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Jo....... 😊.

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What a lovely assortment of flowers together. It’s so nice when they bloom at the same time. I’ve seen that hydrangea advertised and I’ve never had a white one just the pink/blue variety but it looks very pretty.

Thanks for posting

X

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Corin1950

Thank you..... If you have room... then why not try different colours. I have I think 4different whites....pompom, cone, lace cap, and a climber. I did buy a beautiful crimson/purple one not so long ago. If its new to me and not too expensive I will always find a space.... πŸ˜‰

Jo. "😊

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Corin1950
Corin1950 in reply to Buzzytruk

Thanks Jo. I’m always in the lookout for gardening ideas.

X

Lovely photo, Hydrangeas are one of my favourites too. I used to have a ”Limelight” hydrangea growing in a big pot but it sadly succumbed to hot summer weather while we were away some years ago.

Planning to rebuild our garden this autumn/winter so there will hopefully be some new hydrangeas. (And alchemilla mollis, another lime coloured plant I really love)

x

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Rattle

Hi, sorry you lost your 'limelight' there are so many new colours they don't stay around for long. It's a case of grab one when you can.

I bought a beautiful purple /crimson hydrangea not long ago its name is. Prince regent. Makes a lovely addition to the flower bed.

Good luck with the garden

Jo. 😊

Beautiful mix of colours I believe hydrangeas come in all colours as my 6 year old granddaughter pointed out they have 4 different colours in their garden- 2 seem to come from the same bush. Bee stings are my worst nightmare-though I've never been stung - gosh how awful for you. x Anita

Hi...... Thats possibly due to the soil. I never worry about bees..... Lovely

little creatures. They only sting when they have no option as it kills them. . .. Not like Wasps which appear to have a very nasty nature and will attack at the slightest cause and can keep stinging as I found out.

Jo. 😊

Lovely 😊

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Jandm

Thank you, pleased you like it.

Jo.. 😊

Nice that we have our gardens in these difficult times.

Lovely photo. πŸ™‚

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Meme50

Thank you... You are so right.....

Jo 😊

Looks lovely it's nice to see the Sun 🌞back for a couple of days.

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to ssafa

Thank you.... Been a bit too hot for me

Jo..... πŸ˜ƒ

Lovely photo. I am not a gardener myself but I do like to see a nice garden. I just go to the garden centre and buy a few potted plants to spread around.

I have a nice garden area with lawn and borders etc but I also have a paved yard that I love to fill with pots - flowers , herbs and salad veg as well as two maple trees in large pots and they look just as good as the the ones in the ground ! Doesn’t matter how or where you grow plants if you grow them you’re a gardener Enjoy you’re trips to the garden centre and happy gardening 😊 x

Thank you

Jo. 😊

Hi.... Thank you. Glad you like it. There's a pretty pink pompom hydrangea at the far end and a few heucheras with unusual colours at the front. They are so easy to look after.......

Jo.. 😊

Beautiful🌻🌼🌸🌷πŸ₯€πŸŒΊπŸŒ±xx

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Shirleyj

Thank you... Glad you like it..

Jo. 😊

That is really beautiful.....love it!!

Thank you so much.

Jo.. πŸ˜ƒ

very nice, i am an avid gardener, it distracts your mind from continually worrying

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Poppy2525

Thank you... Yes I think you could be quite right.

Jo. 😊

What a lovely mix and well tended too. So sorry to hear of your wasp stings. I had a few one time when pegging out the washing, one flew under my arm onto my bust and when it stung I put my arm down , the little stinker stung me 3 times on my boob, I couldnt wear a bra for days, good job i was younger ha!

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Izb1

Hi. Thank you, I had one inside my top, not that far down, got me twice on my collar bone., it ached for days. Hope you got over yours OK.

Jo.. πŸ˜ƒ

So pretty 🐞

Thank you

Jo. 😊

Lovely colour scheme . Really sets that limegreen alight.

Buzzytruk
Buzzytruk in reply to Jaybird19

Yes.. Thank you.. A pure fluke........ He bed was there and we needed a spot for the Lime light.. Could not have worked better........

Jo..... 😊

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