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Thanks- I'm going to try to find some of the other colors available but these have been growing wild for years here.
I love Monarda fistulosa. Here's a photo of it from last year.
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Although without question, I equally love seeing Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'. Stunningly red. Another photo from last year

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I've temporarily moved the two wooden troughs that usually sit either side of the tea-house steps. Their six hebes are starting to flower, so I've put them on the bottom step of the two that used to lead up to the koi pool from the patio. They'll get more sun here and my wife can see them from the French windows in our lounge.

I've re-located the bird bath. Now in the middle of the patio, the birds will feel safer using it. As they'll have a good all-round view.

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There wasn't much to do today. I mowed the lawn. I'd only mowed it on Saturday, but I still got half a grass box full off it. Then a quick wizz round with the garden vac. I've just done a bit of watering.


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The new plants in the redundant waterfall are filling the space up nicely.

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This was my garden this morning.

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To be honest, at this time of the year, it doesn't look much different from one day to the next. Which suits me, it means there's less to do in it, as I have so many other interests that take up my time.
 
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Overnight heavy rain.

So much so, that I had an e-mail from the pro shop this morning to tell me that the course is closed due to the rain last night. No golf yet on TV either, due to the rain.

It's stopped now and there's no standing water in the garden, the path I laid has a slight fall towards the lawn so no water on that. The soil's a bit sandy so drains well.

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No water on the new paving over the old koi pool. Mind you there's 20 tonnes of hardcore under it so it would surprise me if there were.

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Not so the patio, a good two or three inches each side, as this has a two brick high curtilage wall and steps front and back. It's dry in the middle as again, there's a fall away from the house towards the drain holes in the bottom of the walls.

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It'll take a few hours to clear.

I checked out the old pump sump under the fountain, by putting a cane down the redundant hole in the pavng stone. It came up completely dry. So my efforts to keep the ground water out of it have been successful.
Not that it matters now as the new low voltage supply connects to the pump and LED lights in the small void under the middle of the fountain's plinth.

I'll drain off some of the water in the fountain later, through the removable bung near the centre.

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It's all a bit of a mess out there, I'll give it a tidy up, but not until tomorrow afternoon.
 

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All kinds of good stuff going on in my gardens

Monarch butterfly on Joe Pye Weed.
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Azure butterfly on Rattlesnake Master.
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Bumble bee flying around the Wild Bergamot
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Bush's Coneflower
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Rattlesnake Master
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The Wrens have been busy going in and out with food now that the babies have hatched.
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Another day, another round of photos from my gardens.

The main native garden.
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Monarch
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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
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Red-spotted Purple
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Painted Lady
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Red Admiral
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Pearl Crescent
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Summer Azure
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Overnight heavy rain.

So much so, that I had an e-mail from the pro shop this morning to tell me that the course is closed due to the rain last night. No golf yet on TV either, due to the rain.

It's stopped now and there's no standing water in the garden, the path I laid has a slight fall towards the lawn so no water on that. The soil's a bit sandy so drains well.

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No water on the new paving over the old koi pool. Mind you there's 20 tonnes of hardcore under it so it would surprise me if there were.

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Not so the patio, a good two or three inches each side, as this has a two brick high curtilage wall and steps front and back. It's dry in the middle as again, there's a fall away from the house towards the drain holes in the bottom of the walls.

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It'll take a few hours to clear.

I checked out the old pump sump under the fountain, by putting a cane down the redundant hole in the pavng stone. It came up completely dry. So my efforts to keep the ground water out of it have been successful.
Not that it matters now as the new low voltage supply connects to the pump and LED lights in the small void under the middle of the fountain's plinth.

I'll drain off some of the water in the fountain later, through the removable bung near the centre.

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It's all a bit of a mess out there, I'll give it a tidy up, but not until tomorrow afternoon.
I must say I don't give a rodents patootie about the golf, but I love your yard.....*giggle*
 
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.....this photo is beautiful......is it raised bed?........I love your focusing......it's Hallmark card worthy!.....

...over here, across the pond, we have gardens, yards, and driveways........there's no right, no wrong, just our love of gardening.....I invite you to Google me and you may find many plants we have in common......I'm on Flickr...
 
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