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The Daily Dibber

Kitchen gardener for the Darsham Nurseries Cafe. Seedaholic. Grower and lover of food and flowers.

It’s a Jungle Out There

Torrential downpours followed regularly by sunshine. My garden has exploded with growth.

A dahlia glowing through a red banana leaf.

A dahlia glowing through a red banana leaf.

At three years old, this Tetrapanax is happy in semi-shade and this summer is nine feet tall, with two foot wide leaves.

At three years old, this Tetrapanax is happy in semi-shade and this summer is nine feet tall, with two foot wide leaves.

A tricky spot of bright-shade and poor soil, finally this combination of achillea and ferns has worked.

The patio containers have all merged well.

The patio containers have all merged well.

Last winter I explored low maintenance containers in my post ‘Treat em Mean’. This is the result of combining Ipomea, Erigeron, Euphorbia and Aeoniums.

Continuing the low maintenance theme, a tower of hardy succulents. These will be divided at the end of the summer.

Continuing the low maintenance theme, a tower of hardy succulents. These will be divided at the end of the summer.

Dizzyingly beautiful. My mature Ensete Ventricosum 'Maurelii'

Dizzyingly beautiful. My mature Ensete Ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

Dahlia 'Orange Marmalade', one of my favourites. Left in the ground, completely neglected and unstaked.

Dahlia ‘Orange Marmalade’, one of my favourites. Left in the ground, completely neglected and unstaked.

What timing given the title of this post! Taking photos just now, I stumbled upon a poor grass snake trapped in the netting of the kale bed. He’s still alive but we need to get him out quick. They are protected, and rightly so.

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A few minutes in the sun and he's off, phew.

A few minutes in the sun and he’s off, phew.

I’m off to find my full length wellies.

limegarden@sky.com • 1st August 2016


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