June 15th NGS Opening

17 06 2013

The sun shone occasionally and the rain held off apart from a couple of showers so we were relatively lucky. The umbrella really wasn’t needed at this point! The lavender has a purple haze and the roses are just coming out but everything in the garden (including the gardeners!) desperately needs some sun.

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June 8th 2013 Nice to see a bee!

8 06 2013

June 8th 2013 Nice to see a bee!

The allium are looking great and obviously this bee thought the pollen to be tasty.





June 8th 2013 Iris on a sunny day

8 06 2013

The iris are late but tall and stately this year. With the sun shining through them they looked beautiful this evening. The waterlilies are out at last and the tadpoles are growing. There are at least 6 blackbirds chasing each other round the pond with the odd skirmish as they head for a tadpole snack!
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June 2nd 2013 A windy warmsih day

2 06 2013

We’ve been bust buying and planting up pots today. Some of our pots had cracked or lost their tops and were sharp and so dangerous. Toddington garden centre has some nice clay ones that are pale rather than orange so we bought a mixture of sizes. Of course then we needed more plants to fill them! Mrs Morris served and us and wondered if the garden centre will survive once our garden opening and wedding are over!
The dahlia is called Bellini and the Osteospernum are Summertime Cardinal. The geranium is Designer Pink Splash and then there is white lobelia and various verbena dotted around. And Richard has been busy making wooden supports for the fruit. He is looking very brown after several days in the garden.

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June 1st 2013 It feels like summer!

1 06 2013

Today we have been working on the walled garden where the weather has meant that the vegetables are well behind schedule. We have weeded beds and planted courgettes and beans. The sweetcorn and tomatoes have struggled with the weather but it seems to have suited the clematis montanas. The top one is Marjorie, detail in the second picture, and the next is Broughton Star. The bottom one is Odorata. If only you could smell it – it is exquisite!

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June 1st 2013

1 06 2013

June 1st 2013

Fantastic chive flowers in the vegetable garden. Now that the sculpture has gone we are turning our efforts to vegetables so we have been planing courgettes and beans out today. We also ate our first salad from the garden today so summer must be here!