summer 2012

After weeks of wet and windy weather, we are now basking in glorious sunshine. The slugs and snails had done their best to ruin the garden but succeeded in killing only a few tagetes and a beautiful lobelia cardinalis. I am posting a few photos to show just how hard it is to keep a good plant down.



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19 responses to “summer 2012

  1. Hello Pen good to see you, your garden is array of beautiful colour. It has been very hard to keep the plants going , slugs are certainly a pest to say the least. But your garden is looking really good and such an assortment of blooms.
    Sheila xx

  2. Lovely pics, glad your garden hasn’t suffered too badly xxx

  3. Pat .

    It does look like the plants have won this year’s battle πŸ™‚ – well done – and thanks for sharing the photos – lovely.

  4. Androgoth

    Wow Penny what a superb looking garden you have, full of colourful flowers, hey you certainly have the green fingers my great friend πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I am pleased that you have posted as I always like to call by and have a nosy, I mean a visit πŸ™‚ lol

    I hope that you enjoyed the opening ceromony for the Olympic Games, I thought that is was a fangtastic show πŸ™‚ Tomorrow is the sailing so I am hoping for some medals in that one, yes the Gold would certainly be my choice πŸ™‚ Have a fun rest of weekend Penny and be good πŸ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

    • Hiya Andro. Many thanks for your kind words.
      The opening ceremony was amazing. I shall be watching mainly the athletics but have hopes for all our teams. Hope you and your lovely lady are enjoying this glorious weather. Take care.

  5. Oh your flowers are just beautiful. Sure doesn’t seem like you had a slug problem. I love the containers of flowers clustered together. Glad to see you have just beauty right out your front door. Mine are finally in full bloom and enjoying the color. Hugs Carrie

  6. Ah what an English garden. We also bask in a later summer as Jan-June @ YVR was mostly one big puddle. Now it is gorgeously gorgeous. Enjoyed the slide show. Also good to get cued and see that a skydrive slide show can be inserted into a wordpresss blog. UR so very clever. Take care dear 1
    Big Smiles

    • penelopephoebe

      How I miss the good old days of WLS when we were all a happy community, Happy.
      I wish I could take credit for the Skydrive insert but my Windows Live Writer does it for me.
      Great to hear from you and hope you are well. Pen.

  7. Good Morning Dear Penny. Hope all is well with you and family.
    Love the beauty of this website. Many breathless delights. I must
    remember how to do the graphics stuff.

    If, perhaps, you are in need of a poem?

    I quite liked her work and kinda reminded me of your way with words.

    Big Smiles

  8. Good Morning Pen, Just about for a hellow and a visit. Hoping UR well as can B. I have been blog walking (er, stalking, LOL) and found Carrie, The Photographer again via Johnrailtime and Lisa the photographer. I see they are at blogsplot. I am wondering why/how I chose wordypress? Big Smiles to all of you.

    Time to log off and get to physio
    Sending Happy Thoughts for a Happy Planet

    • penelopephoebe

      Hiya Happy. Hope the physio went well. Carrie and Lisa are both a joy to visit…..very uplifting. Thanks for my gift, above.

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