June 29th 2013 Flowers in the walled garden

29 06 2013

June 29th 2013 Flowers in the walled garden

Perennials are amazing – I love the way they appear out of the ground and within a few weeks there is lush foliage and flowers. the alchemilla mollis and loosestrife set off the Cornus Kousa tree.

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June 27th 2013

29 06 2013

June 27th 2013

The peonies are flowering well with the buddleia alternifolia as a backdrop.





June 25th 2013 Hurrah for summer!

25 06 2013

This morning the weather forecaster talked about high pressure. I’m sure he did and it definitely wasn’t a dream! And today the sun is shining and there is real warmth in the air and the garden has a feeling of summer. There are roses in full bloom, lavender now beyond a blue haze, kolkwitzia and buddleia alternifolia, iris and geraniums, peonies and astrantia. Sprinkled everywhere are nigella from white through pale blue to navy making a carpet of colour in the beds. And best of all I have dug the first potatoes, there are broad beans ready and the first mange tout have set. Hurrah for summer!

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June 19th 2013 Bright and clear today and hot!

19 06 2013

Today the pond was covered in mayflies (red, blue and green) and literally writhing with tadpoles. The blackbirds are in a frenzy of tadpole eating as there are so many of them and soon we will be knee deep in mini frogs. Looking at all the bright pink flowers around, you can see what I love. The Bellini dahlias are amazing and the dancing butterfly peony won’t be in flower for long but it’s worth it!

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June 18th 2013 No sun today but the fragrance of the garden is lovely

18 06 2013

The montana and wisteria are almost over but the philadelphus, viburnum mariesii, deutzia and roses are in full flower and scent! The geraniums and erodiums are flowering in every part of the garden – dozens of varieties and colours. This is Kashmir white though it is really pale pink.

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June 17th 2013 A wet night again and a bedraggled baby blackbird…

17 06 2013

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June 16th 2013 Raindrops keep falling on my pond…

17 06 2013

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