Monday, May 28, 2012

Stars of the month

Here are some of the stars shining in my garden this month.

 Theses double daisies have been flowering all winter long.
 The Allium have just come into flower to keep them company
 The Peony is beautiful while it lasts, but doesnot last for very long.
 The Aquilega self seed and come back every year,

 The Mahonia is looking a little sorry for itself at the moment, but I had one of those magic moments today when Mr. Blackbird came and started eating the berries from it not three feet away from me, of course the camera was indoors....
 And last but not least seeds from the willow tree have blown all over the London Pride and stuck to it making it look all furry.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Trip Around The Front Garden

These are the daisies I planted last September, I've been really pleased with them, as they have flowered all winter, unlike the winter flowering pansies which I planted at the same time. I'm hoping I'll be able to divide them up and keep them going for next year when they finish flowering.
 My cold frame was falling to pieces and all my seedlings were being eaten by slugs,(I hate slugs), so I broke it up and have put some pots in it's place. There are my two free clematis and the fuschia Hawkshead plug plants I got from Country Living magazine hardening off as well. In the other pots are my fuschias I have kept from last year, some sweat pea seedlings and some mint I have been given from Dee's garden.
 The wallflower are getting too leggy so when they have finished flowering I am going to be ruthless and pull them up and replace them for next year.
 I have been very busy tidying up along the path, isn't it amazing how many flower pots, plastic sacks and other debris get put down waiting to be moved later?
 The Ajuga loves it here and is threatening to take over.
 And last but not least, there are still some bluebells in flower, although in the back garden they are starting to go to seed.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sunny Sunday

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon on Sunday. Here are some photos of Smudge and Finn enjoying themselves in the garden.