15 June 2011 20:52:16
This is a Amaryllis I got free with a bulb order. The colouring is lovely but not knowing anything about these plants I wonder if it is unusual.
15 June 2011 20:50:05
Hole in the trees
I have lots of Ash trees in my garden and where the branches of two meet there is a sort of hole through which you can see away into the far landscape. It looks good in the evening for some reason suppose the darker light.
13 June 2011 19:12:48
Rector off on his travels.
Wonder if he will get to the top?
13 June 2011 19:11:11
Lovely Lily Montenegro darker than the photograph.
09 June 2011 17:09:17
Front garden showing where Roses are.
Just to put in perspective where the roses of the last picture are. The front garden is small like a semi -circle with a border inside the hedge which is mostly Fuchsia, and brambles, then gravel. Nice place to sit.
In journal entries I tend to call the back garden the front garden as I seldom use the front door as it opens into the sitting room. During the Summer I hope to pace out the entire garden and try to make a map of where things are.
09 June 2011 15:58:37
Anybody for Lovage
Maybe the biggest one in the whole wide world!!
09 June 2011 15:32:59
Roses and cottage door.
Seeing all the pics of Roses thought I would show this one. Taken last year as the wind this year tore them down and they are convalescing! They will be fine.The one on the left was here when I came and is very old I think. On the right is Harlequin?.
04 June 2011 22:58:44
In the picture I show a ditch/bank that gets covered in Primroses and I just love it. Takes some work to prevent dock, bramble etc taking over.
Now I am thinking of making a border in front of this bank BUT it must be one that does not develop too early and block out the primroses. I will need to leave a narrow path at the base of the bank to allow me access for de-brambling. The border would be about 4ft wide and 16ft long , a sort of continuation of the border in the shrub/flower area of the garden. Any suggestions of plants that would give a good show from June but not reach more than 1ft tall by end of April will be welcome. while I like shrubs in a border I would have to exclude them in this location. There will, of course, if I do this ,be some hardy geraniums! These , probably blue, would go with any yellow, cream, peach, coloured flowers. Am I asking too much, like the best of both worlds? Please tell me if you think I am. Thank you
02 June 2011 21:25:56
Anigozanthos aka Kangaroo paw plant
I really like this plant though it will stay in a pot in case we get another bad winter.
It comes in several different colours I think , it would be good to get a few different ones.
02 June 2011 20:03:24
Crambe in flower
It does dominate the garden. and I think I feel another one coming on. So pretty and big!
I wonder why when I post here the pictures are not as bright as the originals, what am I doing wrong I ask myself and others.
02 June 2011 20:00:40
These are Aldi or Lidl poppies not sure what variety, would welcome diagnosis. They do add a touch of colour!