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HerculesI’m enjoying one of the beds in my front garden a lot. To a seasoned gardener I’m sure its nothing special, and I know it needs work in terms of the Gardenias not performing at their best (and my newly planted “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” still underperforming), but I’m loving the little dianthus annuals I planted because they’ve added some colour to the blanks spaces while we wait for the new plants to establish themselves. The Plectranthus madagacariens is absolutely thriving and I have to keep cutting it back so it doesn’t take over completely. The wild iris plants are coming along beautifully.

Hercules loves this spot in the garden too … He likes to sit on the bench and watch me when I’m busy in the front garden. He loves to sniff the plants and is so light of foot that he doesn’t damage anything …  the perfect little garden companion!


Dianthus and bunny

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Gardening companion


By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

2 replies on “Front Garden”

Hey Barbs! Yes I love that spot – I can sit there even at night and look at the stars and contemplate the world. Its very relaxing there, especially when my animals join me 🙂

This is also one of my favorite spots in your garden. It welcomes you (together with Dex of course!) when you open the front gate. This is what is missing in my garden. A place of solitude amongst the plants where you can watch how things are growing. I need that now after a long day working! Miss my garden!

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