Monday, June 02, 2014
There is a Lilac Tree in a pot, and three large planters that have silver leaved Cinereria in currently.I will eventually replant those. The front garden is under stated, compared to the madness of plants in the back garden.
There is a snapshot of the flowers from the front garden. There are more pics to come of the back garden plants.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Rhododendron Purple Splendour is in flower. Its two companion Rhodie's have died. This one likes the thin poor builders soil, under the shade of a Japanese Maple. It is Liberally covered in flowers.
Love the Red and Golden Stamen. This plant in flower always reminds me of the Spanish flag.
I ended up with White with yellow stripes and centre. I got White and Blue Lobelia to contrast with it in the baskets.I ended up with one Blue Petunia too (maybe somebody swapped a Blue for a White/yellow one).
The moral of the story is be more organised.I'm quite haphazard in going to the garden centres late when everyone else had picked the best plants. I got leftovers.
I left it to flower and it formed lovely seed heads. Translucent green ovals with the seeds visible through the green. I think it is Purple Honesty. I need to save the seed heads. I loved this plants vibrant flowers.
The Woodpecker was back in the garden again today. As I got the camera turned on he flew off.I will keep trying to photograph him. In 5 years i have seen the Woodpecker a handful of times. He is beautiful but very skittish.
I'm back at work tomorrow for two long days.I need to get to the allotment to sow my seeds.The plants are big enough now here to go into open ground.
Monday, May 26, 2014
I love the variety of flowers at the moment.
The garden looks lush now, after all the rain. I cleaned the bird table up, scrubbed the new bird bath, and topped up the feeders. When I'm not gardening I like to sit and watch the garden and the birds flying into it.Happy Days.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Twitter is good for short messages, but Blogger is better for writing. 160 characters is quite restricting.I pulled my camera out today and took these few pics.I will take more pics to decorate my posts.
Its good to be back.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
I went to the allotment today and surveyed the plot. It has been a bad year for maintaining it. The whole plot needs clearing between the raised beds, and the raised beds digging over. I have the Autumn and Winter to try and perfect the plot.
As the wind blew through the grasses, and the sun shone I realised I actually enjoyed being up there. Hands in the soil, and listening to the birds, and buzzing insects. I need to allotment plot clever for when im working lots.
I will blog some pictures of Northumberland which was an amazing place to visit and stay for a few days. The Holy Island rested my weary soul.
Hopefully this will be translated into more blog posts, and photos. I'm back.