Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mid Summer @ Brabourne Farm


The glasshouse  - I'm still waiting for the shelving (only a few more weeks) and I've been experimenting with shadecloth ideas.  I don't like the covers supplied by the glasshouse companies so I've come up with my own design.  Once the shelves have arrived, they'll be painted and then the potting can begin!



It's agapanthus time - they're the main colour in the garden at the moment and they look fabulous.







The roses have been very unpredictable this year with not a lot of flowers .... it's probably because we've had so much cold weather.  Summer seems to have forgotten us but at least the garden's had its first year of decent rain.

23 comments:

  1. Wonderful, wonderful garden!! Have fun with the glasshouse :)
    Mass plantings look so good. Have begun (albeit slowly) to build a little more structure in my overgrown 1/2 acre. Concentrating on hydrangeas at present.
    And yes, not much summer here in the Dandenongs either.

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  2. Curious where you are located & what zone you are in? We don't have anythingbloomong yet & agapanthus is grown more as an annual here - your grounds are amazing!

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  3. Your garden is just amazing :) While it's a mid winter where I live, love to see green blooming garden! And I have a sneaky feeling that your glasshouse gonna be fabulous! Thank you for sharing beautiful photos! :)

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  4. I really love your glass house and Brabourne farm is gorgeous!!

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  5. Your glasshouse is beautiful- I love the fabric and chandler. The agapanthus is beautiful too.
    I always enjoy my visits here!

    Carolyn

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  6. Your hedges and gardens are gorgeous. I'm envious and how well designed and mature everything is. Just perfect.

    Candylei

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  7. Dear Leigh,
    Hurrah....photographs of your beautiful garden ..... and, beautiful it is. Your Agapanthus are wonderful. We can't grow them like that in the UK !!
    I LOVE your Glasshouse and, it will be even more wondeful when you have finished it. I adore your garden and love seeing it in all it's glory. Can we see more of it Pleeeeease .... pretty please !!!! XXXX

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  8. Your garden looks absolutely divine! Letitia x

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  9. I always love coming to your blog for my daily dose of beauty, but I love it all the more when it's from your own backyard! Beautiful!

    Kat :)

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  10. That's a very nice place! Very green, peaceful and elegant!

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  11. Leigh I so wish it looked like this in Kanssas City!! It is Mid winter, frigid, and snowy!

    Come and join my Georgeous Giveaway from Blydesign!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. Beautiful garden that warms my soul this time of year!

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  13. Wow... breathtaking!
    I used to loathe agapanthus until I saw yours.
    Happy weekend

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  14. The garden is looking glorious Leigh, so lush & green. Summer will still make an appearance I'm sure, but in the meantime enjoy the temperate weather & your wonderful greenhouse.
    Millie x

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  15. Hi Leigh,
    Your garden is delightful! We have agapanthus as well, blue and white ones. And it's amazing how they can look when planted on mass. Although our garden bed of agapanthus are not as big as yours!! Our agapanthus are quite special to us too....when my Pa had to sell his house and move into a retirement home, I grabbed heaps of his agapanthus and re-planted them into our garden, which they absolutely took off!! It's nice to have a little bit of my Pa with us all the time!
    Love Kelly x

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  16. love your agies - just divine :) best le xox

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  17. Oh Leigh..I am speechless...what an amazing Oasis you have...ever so enchanting..absolutely love it! x

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  18. Your gardens look lovely Leigh and can't wait to see what you do with that greenhouse!

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  19. Gorgeous. You must love strolling through your gardens. Our garden is so tiny, you would laugh. It makes me really appreciate what you have. Keep it up!
    Mary Ann

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  20. Well that would have to be the most glamorous potting shed in the universe!! What a gorgeous part of the world you have.

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  21. Found your blog from searching for Henry Clarke (whom I LOVE too!). Your garden is beautiful. I love agapanthus and miss them terribly since moving to the US. Maybe I will give them a try here - Texas might accommodate them?? Not sure where in Australia you are - maybe haven't read enough yet? I'm originally from Toowoomba, and also have family in Brisbane (thankfully all OK). Hope you have not been flooded too. Love your blog, just started my own too - very addictive :) http://sweetsouthernsymphony.blogspot.com/

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