Other people’s gardens

The sun continues to shine and temperatures are still high creating some wonderful sights in people’s gardens. Checking out what the neighbours are growing is of my favourite things – its a great place to find out what is doing well in your local area and for planting inspiration.Maybe this is just an English thing ? Or, are there any other nosy gardeners up to this sort of thing in other parts of the world?

Many people seem to be planting large palms in their front garden rather than relying on old fashioned hedges and borders which can be time intensive to maintain.Architectural plants that make bold statements are perfect in front gardens as they create  immediate impact without any effort – plus they look good all year round.

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One of the best places to buy these type of plants is from  a fabulous West Sussex nursery aptly called  http://www.architecturalplants.com/ .They have a quite remarkable display of quality plants in a simply wonderful setting and offer excellent advice.

For late colour, try beautiful Japanese anenomes which are a must for this time of year .Delicate shades of pink and white look stunning against dark green foliage and their height gives shape to any tired border

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plantprofile_anemones.shtml

Noticed these bright red dahlias which give a wonderful display of brash, showy flowers.

Dahlias can be grown from seed over winter ready for planting next year. Save the seeds when the flowers finish and follow these instructions:http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/dahlias-from-seed/

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. The Intercontinental Gardener Says:

    I love your pictures (I’m an avid garden spy myself) and agree completely about the wonderful autumn light. I really makes everything almost like shine from inside. I always thought that everything in the garden is somehow “elevated” by this light, just before it dies down with the first frosts…

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