These pictures were taken in our old house, we moved out in Dec 2012 to a house that has a garden about 6 times the size of this one. I absolutely LOVED this garden. It was the size of a stamp but it had everything in it. I loved all the colour. I love hanging baskets, lots of colour in the garden. I would grow anything and get great enjoyment from it. It was so compact too. We had two pergola's.....I had lots of different clematis growing up them. I love Reubens Montana...as its a wonderful clematis for coverage and it grows so fast. I will have to get some for my new garden. Its a daunting prospect trying to figure out what to do and I worry I wont get the same pleasure that I did with my old compact little garden. But time will tell!
28 March 2017 07:43:28
Sometimes it's nice to just sit and take it all in.
And that's what I did for a little while yesterday. Another gorgeous day and another bit of planting and tidying done. But I spent more time just sitting and looking around the garden too. Even the 'boys' thought it was a good idea and joined me on the bench.
What a great few days we have had. A little more cloudy this morning but still quite mild. As long as the rain holds off I don't mind and maybe get another little bit done today. Fingers crossed.
27 March 2017 08:08:45
.........it created a fabulous sky at the bottom of the garden, which was just stunning.
Mother Nature at her best once more, she never fails to impress!
27 March 2017 08:05:13
Well this is the start of it!
It couldn't have been a better weekend, blue skies, warm breezes, enjoying the garden and sharing Sunday with family.....simply perfect!
I only had a small amount of time in the garden on Saturday as I generally visit my sisters for our weekly catchup ;) ( gossip more like lol) but I did plant out my two Magnolia which I bought in Lidl during the week. Also mulched a little bit more and did a small bit of weeding too. But it was back breaking so had to give up.............
Then yesterday was another stunning day. Took a few photos and put out some of my garden trinkets. I noticed lots of new growth and particularly on my Clematis Montana. That was a fabulous display last year so I'm hoping for even better this year. Lily bulbs are shooting up and lots of growth on plants that literally disappeared over Winter. I love to see the surprises of what appears above ground when you least expect it!!
Then all the family arrived for Mothers Day and we had a lovely afternoon.
So today I'm hoping to maybe get an hour or so in the garden to do a little bit more. Little being the operative word here, as I'm finding it quite strenuous at the minute. But I'll get something done as its another stunning day............
Have a great day whatever you do!
24 March 2017 08:17:35
I bought this little plant last year on the 'special offers' counter, I think it might have been Woodies. It was only a couple of euro. It totally disappears during Winter and has the most beautiful foliage and blue flowers to boot.
But can I remember the name? I remember JoanG commenting on it too. But that's about it!!
Any idea what it might be called?
23 March 2017 07:54:05
So during last year, Mr Middleton had a warehouse sale and he was selling 1000's of bulbs. So of course I had to have a look and bought quite a few!!!
One of the packets I bought was called 'Alaskan Aurora' which according to the picture had thse beautiful white Daffodils and almost ripple stained tulips. Just gorgeous.
However, the daffs have now opened and looking at the picture on the packet and the flower that has opened, they don't look quite the same!!! No tulips as of yet have opened but hoping they will be the same as the picture.
I feel a bit like Mary being disappointed with these, but then when I see how delicate the little daff is I'm happy with it as its very pretty, but another case of not being 'exactly as it says on the tin'