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It’s been a while since I posted a Garden Bloggers Bloom Day (GBBD) post but with my renewed blogging and a sunny morning I thought I would post away. My approach is slightly different to my previous approach.  I have always taken close up photos of flowers especially for this meme but today I have pulled back a bit so you can see the context the plant is growing in, this is… Read More

Its far too hot to spend time in the garden today, the patio thermometer is showing 36C although it is fair to say that is probably a little exaggerated as the thermometer is on the house wall and sitting in the sun – but its hot! However, I did spend a very pleasant hour or so last night weeding made all the better by the new fence my neighbours have put up… Read More

Having wandered around the garden taking photos of what is in flower for the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post I realised that the roses were stealing the show this month so I have focussed entirely on them. I think this is a good year for roses.  We saw so many bushes smothered in flowers on our trip to Somerset and Wiltshire this week that people were commenting on the abundance and quality…. Read More

I was surprised to discover today that it is 17 days since I last posted a post on this blog and even more surprising for someone who has posted 3 times a week for at least 9 years is the fact that I haven’t missed posting nor have I even thought about it.  I didn’t even share with you the photo of my blue meconopsis poppy, grown from seed, which flowered this… Read More

  I’m off today on a short garden visiting odyssey so there won’t be the usual weekly update of things in my garden. Instead here are some pictures of what is looking good in the garden I managed to take yesterday afternoon between rain showers. I am thrilled with the impact of the Geranium palmatum at the top of the garden.  It seems to have gone mad this year and you have… Read More

Yellow describes this weekend – the sun has shone, the daffodils have bloomed and I have had two happy days gardening. Last weekend having only one day’s good weather I charged around the garden and the same was true yesterday but today, being greeted by a second sunny day the sense of panic gardening eased and I almost managed to potter! As ever I had a ridiculous list of jobs I wanted… Read More

You would be forgiven from looking at this months blooms that we were back in June instead of September.  The roses in my garden have a second flush and unusually they are more floriferous than earlier in the year.  Above is Rosa ‘Handel’ which is a sort of climber, well I think it is a climber as it sends up very long stems but never more than about 7ft tall.  It is… Read More

A couple of years ago I decided that I needed more daisy type flowers in the garden to attract insects.   Well I can safely say that I have now addressed that, in fact I hadn’t realised just how many daisy type flowers I had until I bought the Leucanthemum Broadway Lights above yesterday.  I couldn’t resist it and kidded myself that I was rescuing the plant which was quite large and in… Read More

I have been really pleased over the last week to see that my climbing rose, Handel, has decided to treat me with a last flush of flowers before the winter arrives.  A spray of about 6 buds has appeared and hopefully the weather will remain mild enough over the next week for the other 5 buds to have a chance to come into flower like the one above. Another rose having a last… Read More