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LOOKING LUSH

A bit of a rainy week this week, so the garden is looking very lush and green.  The ground is soft and crumbly.  It's easy to dig planting holes and to pull out the weeds.  There are lots of jobs that could be done - if only this gardener didn't object to getting wet.
1. A Favourite Combination

The Bonica Roses were looking good with Geranium Buxton Blue, but as the Geranium has started to fade, this luscious purple clematis (Polish Spirit) has come out.  It's a favourite combination which I look forward to each year.  That clematis came from Morrisons by the way, so not only beautiful, but a bargain too. 2. Mystery Rose
While many of the other roses are looking bedraggled after the rain this rose is still looking good.  I do not know its name.  It was growing in the garden when we moved here, although I might possibly never have found it.  It had become overgrown by spotted laurel so that it could barely be seen.  It was able to make one bloom and send it out on the end of a …

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