Wednesday, October 18, 2017

British Jon's Garden Photos

Our next entry in the Seventh Annual Infomaniac Garden Photos Event is from Jon in London, England. A reminder to click to enlarge...


Above: A view up Jon's back passage.

It's been another delightful summer in the extensive gardens here at Dolores Delargo Towers - and, up until mid-July, a hot one too. We also benefited from a particularly mild spring here in London, which meant that all our bulbs and herbaceous plants were off to a very early start, and with the balmy air of May and June everything rocketed to put on some impressive growth.

Our fennel reached eight feet tall, the Rosa "Veilchenblau" grown from a cutting produced almost 20 sprays of flowers, the Nicotiana mutabilis was already six feet tall in April (and its progeny are even taller, and still flowering beautifully in September), and from Kniphofia to delphiniums to lilies to dahlias to salvias, the flowers have all been bigger and better than ever (despite the bloody Fuchsia gall mites!).

I have struggled to whittle down the photos to a manageable few, but here is a selection over three seasons:









We love our garden!

We love your garden too, Jon!

25 comments:

  1. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! So much diversity and such stunning shapes and colors! Thanks, Jon, for sharing these magnificent photos of your garden of Eden!

    And what a lively, inviting back passage!

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    1. It's had many visitors... Jx

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    2. Or as Mr Laz says, "brochure". Jx

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  2. It is the definitive english garden. I love the colors and shapes and the sort of casual perfection.

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    1. I am going to have a t-shirt printed with the slogan "Casual Perfection", methinks. Jx

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  3. What a beautiful and colorful assortment! Looks like a gardening brochure. Well done sir.

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    1. "Dolores Delargo Towers: Bulbs'n'Blooms Nursery". It has a ring to it... Jx

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  4. Masses of interest, but not crammed-and-cluttered. You know how to use limited space!
    I had a "Veilchenblau" at a former home,also from a cutting.It's probably still romping away...

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  5. *Shuffles feet and feels like a lazy baggage*
    Gorgeous garden, Jon! My casual approach doesn't achieve anything other than scruffiness!
    Sx

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    1. It takes a little bit of effort in Spring to get things in order, but after that we mainly leave the plants to get on with it... Jx

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  6. A more lush and well-kempt back passage I never did see. It's beautiful, Jon!

    Seeing your Snakes-head fritillary (sp?) reminds me that I must get some for Chateau DeVice's tiny plot (I used to have some in the grounds of the Castle before last).

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  7. Someone has watched Gadeners’s World a lot. If only mine would look like that.

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    1. We watch it avidly. There's something incredibly calming about watching men playing with their dibbers. Jx

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    2. I’ve been watching it as well. Someone has put it on YouTube weekly. I love the way Monty tries to give the impression he does it all by himself. He did admit in one show he had help.

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    3. Of course he has "help", but I have no doubt at all his dibber gets plenty of activity in his own rather large hands... Jx

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    4. He does have large meaty paws.

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    1. It gets a bit overgrown sometimes, but nothing a good "prick out" and hoe can't sort... Jx

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  9. Joyous & tasteful - one of the hidden gems of London town !

    (Sorry for being late, other comments were not accepted at least twice, no idea why.)

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    1. "Hidden"? Nay, I love nothing better than putting my bloomers on show for the world to see :-)

      Jx

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    2. I'm sure you are great with all these acorns !

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