Six on Saturday 29th June 2019 – Roses

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…

GBBD June 2018 – Its all about the roses

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…

There’s more to the life than gardening (and blogging)

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…

My Garden This Weekend – 21st June 2015 Solstice Delights

  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…

My garden this weekend – 9th March 2014

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…

GBBD 15/9/12 – Pretty in Pink

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…

GBBD August 2010 – Daisy, Daisy

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…

A late flush

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…