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THE GARDEN IN EARLY AUGUST - SIX ON SATURDAY

2.  Second up is the Long Border, which is hotting up as August gets underway.   The blue grey haze at the far end of the border is the Eryngium photographed above.  If you want to see more of the Long Border, and find out how the border relates to Gertrude Jekyll's colour theories, then there is more information Here.



3. I planted Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans  about four years ago and has been sulking.  The soil here is poor, it's over hung by trees and early on it had a severe cutting back that it could have done without.  This year it has decided its going to make a go of it and has flowered. I had almost given up on it, and although it still looks a bit weedy, it has been given a reprieve, mainly because I like the colour.



4.   Back in July I visited John's Garden which had featured on Carol Klein's programme on Channel 5.  I wrote about here.  Inspired by that visit, I've started to add underplanting to this scruffy looking piece of Woodland.  The floppy H…

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