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This is the month when my woodland garden shows off so the very least I can do is record it in Photos.
If we start by the rear door of the house and work are way down into wooded area.

this one is on the right of the first picture

and the Clematis to the left

The broom was pruned last year after flowering now it is bigger than ever .I love it and the others further down the garden

These were seed sent me by Scottish in 2013 a gorgeous primula,( where is Angie)

First Blue Poppy this year

This one is in the Sun and happy with it

A few of many self seeded Aquilegas

From here on the growth is lush and thick

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There is a path through the middle of these needs attention any offers


There we are down the bottom of the garden, there were many steps to get there but we made it.
Enjoy

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amy
Amy
 

Absolutely beautiful Brian your garden is ablaze with stunning plants & wonderful colours ,I'm envious of your Blue ( Meconopsis ) Poppy mine has only recently emerged and is at the foliage stage !

27 May, 2015

 

Fabulous garden Brian, everything looks so healthy and well. You must have a very sheltered garden. Is the clematis Crystal Fountain ? Its beautiful, but so is all the rest.

27 May, 2015

 

My Meconopsis blue poppy is just showing foliage at the moment I am hoping for a bud! What a show of colour you have Brain- well done.

27 May, 2015

 

Pretty spectacular Bjs.

28 May, 2015

 

Thank you for taking us on tour, your garden is beautiful, packed full of colour and treasures. Brooms are so underrated I think. Envious of the blue Meconopsis, but wouldn't do. Like the colour of the red candelabra primula, and the white one. An oasis of delights!

28 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Cinderella
yes crystal fountain it is

28 May, 2015

 

Hi Brian! Angie is OK. I had a message from her...she's redecorating the house ready for arrival of new grandchild. She has been looking in, but no time for pics. I hope she'll be back with us soon. I miss her too.

All your plants look so healthy and full of vigour. Its the garden of a gentleman who knows exactly how to care for his plants, and they clearly appreciate that! Thanks for showing us how its done...now, how about a book? ;)

28 May, 2015

 

You could call it 'The Life of Brian'!

28 May, 2015

 

So obviously a garden made with an artists eye all I can say is WOW!!!.
Are you on the ngs scheme Brian.

28 May, 2015

 

Absolutely wonderful, Brian! Thank you for the tour.

28 May, 2015

 

A really stunning garden with such wonderful plants in every direction. You really must love this time of year. It is a real credit to you!
Acid soil delivers such spectacular azaleas and rhodendendrons - lucky you!

28 May, 2015

 

Beautiful my blue poppy s are gone๐Ÿ˜. Not been on here ages .. So just catching up on blogs... I have put a blog on explaining. .. Looking forward to catching. Up with every one .. Love love your garden ๐Ÿ˜Ž

28 May, 2015

 

Brian it all looks so wonderful. My garden is slow this year ......even for Scotland. My Rhoddies are only just coming out and my Wisteria has also just started to bloom. I know what you will say......I will be enjoying them once yours are over. :0). Anyway, what a riot of colour you have.

28 May, 2015

 

Every time you do a blog Brian I have this great yen to rush up to Bristol for a proper look....I don't know how you manage to have it crammed with colour apparently all the year round. Its wonderful. (The Hoya bellas you sent me have flower buds!!!!)

28 May, 2015

 

wow ! fantastic garden :-)))

28 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Steragram
pleased you like it, but I am no different to any one else in that I take pictures of the interesting parts,
there are bits that you would walk straight past.
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Thanks Junna x

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Amy I am now waiting to see if the White Meconopsis I grew from seed (ex Scottish ) come true the next week should tell.

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Karen like the Gentleman bit Don't remember the last time I was called that lol
As for a book have written a few garden articles in the past a book no. In the past I have done a couple of blogs Showing how I do things the chopped up snowdrops and the layered fern come to mind, may be I should remember to do a couple more different ones and post them in the winter when there is little else to see.

29 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Stroller
the answer is no, would need a lot of insurance to cover the general public with all the steps I have ,there are many people who walk along the lane at the end of the garden and sometimes see them taking photos .
Goes without saying any Goy member passing this way is more than welcome to visit

29 May, 2015

 

Hello Brian, Just happened to visit GOY, first time in ages and what a treat to see your fabulous garden at it's very best. I think it was summer when I visited and it was beautiful then, I remember all those steps well! Such lovely photos of so many beautiful flowers I can't pick a favourite. I've been meaning to PM you, will do soon. xx

30 May, 2015

 

I agree with Lily it is a treat to see your garden today. I have to say to Wildrose there is no luck in this garden for Bjs and his family. He has worked so hard to make it an accessible space. I'm sure we would all agree it has obviously been a labour of love coupled with an artists eye. Our first visit to him and Pauline and Jamie was one of pure delight. He is so modest about his achievements and so generous with his time and sharing of knowledge and plants. Bjs I have said before that your garden should be in the yellow book. They cover the insurance if they agree to take the garden in to the scheme. The entry in the book also says clearly how accessible a garden is or not. I can understand your reluctance to involve yourself even for a day but OH and I are so grateful to you for allowing us to see it for ourselves. We hope to come back soon.

31 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Lily how lovely to hear from you, please pm or email me . saw Val last week she is still fine the garden looks good and her sense of humour never alters.
Brian x

31 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Sheila your comments are very nice you almost make me blush lol Come again soon
we are being threatened with a heat wave in a few days that will finish a lot of the spring flowers that have held well in the cool temperatures.

31 May, 2015

 

Bjs your garden looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful pictures. Sounds like Summer's on the way in the week. The drop of rain we had did the plants a world of good. If it's going to be very hot we'll have to get the hosepipes out!

1 Jun, 2015

 

Stunning Garden!

1 Jun, 2015

 

You have a lovely garden. I bet its hard work; but well worth it.

2 Jun, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Mariamasom
like most gardens a labour of love, but won't be without it until I can no longer tend it.
Then maybe a balcony, Truth is I have a balcony but for the most part sit on it if the weather ever allows.

2 Jun, 2015

 

Oh my! What a wonderful garden you have created. Like everyone here I can only admire your hard work & artists eye.
I so envy you your acid soil, I've always loved rhodo's but only have 2 little ones in animal troughs that don't look great due to brown spots on them.

I also love your clem & added yet another to my wish list.
As for the brooms I have never seen any look as lovely as yours except in catalogues.
Thank you so much for the tour it is a real joy to see.

Must add that I your blog caught my eye because of your profile pic, absolutely love springers, they've been part of my life for some 35yrs but my Zack left me over 3 yrs ago now.

19 Jun, 2015

 

Beautiful garden

19 Jun, 2015

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