Monday, 24 May 2010

A walk round my garden now Summer is nearly here!



This weekend I have been working hard on planting out my pots for summer. I haven't ditched the pansies yet, there is a lot of colour left there, and I love them! I have planted Busy Lizzies, some small chrysanthemums and some geraniums. Hopefully they will all make a summery show soon.



Down the steps from the patio and on the right is a little path to Mr. G's shed, and also



what we call the Gravel Garden. It started out very well, but we are bedevilled by a HUGE laurel bush next door which casts shadow over it all day.. Our elderly neighbour has not been able to do anything, in fact she probably doesn't even know it is there. We think the house might be up for sale, as she is going into a Nursing Home. Maybe the new neighbours will do something!




On the left is the sunny border underneath the patio. My alliums are doing very well this year, and we have Aquilegias all over the place. Some are a pretty red and white, the others the usual purple and white.








Steppping along the path we meet our very big rhododendron, which is just beginning to come into flower. Down the end of the lawn is another rhododendron, this time a coral pink. Further on, through another arch, on which we are trying to grow another honeysuckle, there is the gate into the Park.




From the summerhouse, with the red rhododendron on the right, looking through the arch, which is covered with honeysuckle. That comes out in July.




Lastly, a little blue flower, the name of which I have forgotten, but which comes up regardless of dogs walking across, shade from the Golden Elder and general neglect!

14 comments:

kenju said...

Gilly, your flowers are doing so well! I love alliums and the aquilegias are so pretty!

Twain12 said...

what a beautiful spot you have

KathyA said...

How beautiful, Gilly; you have been working hard! Such an idyllic spot.
The alliums and columbine are particularly healthy looking.
The neighbor is moving out? Gee, perhaps the laurel bush could meet with some accidental pruning?

Hollace said...

Your yard looks so tidy and colorful. I am thinking I need allium now; I am seeing it more these days. And how nice to live next to a park! I think I agree with the previous writer: take the laurel in hand while no one else is in charge.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Your garden is so pretty. You've worked hard on it. I would love to sit in front of the summerhouse and read or just day dream

Cloudhands said...

Oh, you have created a lovely garden. So many colors and varities of flowers and bushes. Your collection of pots and tubs look like a wonderful way to add even more color and fun. I also find alliums wonderful and wonder why I have never grown them.

Marja said...

Oh what a gorgeous garden. I would love to sit on that nice spot on the bench and enjoy all the flowers. Hope you have a great spring and summer after all that cold weather last winter

Diane said...

What an enormous garden Gilly - you do so well to keep it so tidy. It looks lovely. xxxx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Love your beautiful garden Gilly, especially the Alliums - it's so well cared for and inviting! x

Rosie said...

What a lovely garden you have, Gilly - the alliums are wonderful. We have lots of aquilegias this year. How lucky you are to have access to the park too:)

Jenny said...

Your garden looks beautiful with lots of interesting little places and gorgeous flowers. I hope you get to spend some relaxing time in there and that you're not constantly watering all those pots, but there again that would mean we had a really hot summer.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

....are they bugle?

Loving the view down along your garden and your alliums are glorious!

Was hoping to be out in our garden yesterday and today but the skies are like a patchwork quilt of blue, white and mostly grey. It's spitting and the wind is up as well...

Aunt Snow said...

Oh, I adore your alliums!! And your columbine! I have the western American ones, which are yellow, but I love the European ones with their bi-color flowers, and I don't think they grow well here.

I think your blue flower is ajuga, isn't it?

Marinela Reka said...

What a lovely pics, your garden looks so tidy and beautiful!
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