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!