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Just a very few pics for my own records really. The Roses haven’t yet opened, so I thought it would be good to see the contrast with last month, and also next month when the Roses will all be flowering (hopefully).

Bridge of Sighs is the first Rose to flower and she is only just opening her buds. Growing in a very large pot at the moment, just against the garage wall.

Willow is feeling a little bit sad this morning, as Molly has gone off to see the Vet without her!

Last flower on my Camellia ‘Night Rider’

Patio Border, bottom and top ends…

The central raised beds…

Abutilon x suntense

The growing Wildflower patch..as you can see, the grass has started to recover from the moss a little bit, but it’s in a bad way, and I need to re-scarify as there is still quite a bit of soggy dead moss in there which is preventing germination of the new grass seed. Lawns eh? such a lot of work!

The last of the turf waiting to be lifted from the bottom of the garden where the Golden Border is. I’m not sure what else I shall plant in this more shady area. I’ve moved the lovely golden Acer there after Meadowland gave me advice on that, and I might plant more Heucheras, some Hostas and some spring bulbs under that apple tree…perhaps some winter aconites.

Golden Border so far…

Erysimum blooms

Central Beds coming a long a bit now…

Herb Garden…a bit slow to get going yet….but it will be interesting to see the difference by September. The sweet peas on the canes have hardly moved since I planted them, but they do seem to be growing a little now. I shall keep feeding them!

Willow ‘mooching’ :)

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I have a lovely daylilly called Golden Chimes, it is a lovely yellow and strappy leaves so that would do well in your golden border. I have some seed growing from it at the moment if you want to risk it coming true to form I can send you a couple or three for your border if you like day lillies. :O) It doesn't seem to be an invasive grower so might be good there, just let me know. :O)

4 Jun, 2014

 

ps. forgot to say the borders are looking amazing, can you tell yet what wild flowers have started to grow in the wild patch.

4 Jun, 2014

 

Mostly poppies, and some Cornflowers so far! Thanks Mum that would be lovely, I do love yellow daylilies. The lovely Kwanzo which I brought with me from the old place has a 'hitch hiker' in it....a lovely dark red double aquilegia, which was also one of yours!

4 Jun, 2014

 

p.s. been lovely here this morning, but the rain clouds are gathering, and I hear it is pouring in Fife already!

4 Jun, 2014

 

Rained all morning here, but have been out planting or should I say replanting, Brussels, Beetroot, Parsnips, Runner Beans and French Beans. Seed failed miserably with first plantings. Got some but nothing like I was hoping for. Put the parsnips and brussels into modular pots this time to see if they will grow then I can plant them out in the veggie patch as and when they are big enough. Paul saw a baby rabbit running in the garden this morning so the live catcher has been set up too. Something is eating off the beans that had started to grow so it could be that. The little perisher. Although I think the pesky pidgeons could be to blame for pecking off some of the brussel plants. We all love brussels and was hoping for more plants than 5 weasly stumpy things which have grown.

4 Jun, 2014

 

:( One of my best friends' hubby works in Agricultural chemicals...he brought me some free Brussels last year...they were grown around here for M&S...with added Selenium. Absolutely the best Brussels Sprouts I've ever eaten, so happy not to bother...just get them from Frank again!! lol! But seriously, hope you get a better success with this lot. What a battle you have with the bunnies! Better get some Chicken wire to fence off your veggie patch...then you could grow some peas up it or something! So far, no bunnies sighted here....the fields around us are all barley, and I don't think the rabbits are much interested in that.

4 Jun, 2014

 

Will send you up a few plants when they are bigger. I will try again to save some seeds this year off the parent plant and send that also when it is time. No where near ready yet only just little shoots pushing through the compost, so hoping they come true to form. :O) I love the plant it is beautiful. What about seeing if you can find a yellow Alstromeria like my duck egg yellow one, will see if I can dig some out and send that too later on. I bought another one last year for the life of me I cannot remember if it was lemon or not. Time will tell, when it flowers. Also Inula Hookeri would do well at the back of your borders now I DO LOVE THAT and so do the bees.

4 Jun, 2014

 

It is wired off all around but this one was that tiny it could squeeze through the tiniest gap, in fact the whole garden is fenced off have no idea how this has got in, unless it got in when Phil left the gate open last night only for 10 minutes but they have a knack don't they.

4 Jun, 2014

 

little blighter!;)) So cute with it as well!

4 Jun, 2014

 

Lovely blog Karen and I know I have got a lot of catching up to do but have been quite poorly. I will try to pm you this week xx

4 Jun, 2014

 

Ok, take care! X

4 Jun, 2014

 

Hope I'm not butting in, Annella, but just to say get well soon.
K, your garden is taking shape so quickly, but I know probably not quick enough for you....it will eventually be a great credit to all your hard work.

4 Jun, 2014

 

All your work is rewarding you now Karen, it looks grand, nice to see Willow enjoying the garden as well, has she found that its good fun to dig holes yet, lol....

4 Jun, 2014

 

oooooooh yes..... :(

4 Jun, 2014

 

Another one for that Golden Border - Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus - will post a picture later :O) its lovely, forgot it is supposed to be perfumed will go and have a sniff its lovely, nice and early too :O)

4 Jun, 2014

 

I just googled the first one, it's really lovely!

4 Jun, 2014

 

Oh yes, another lovely one!

4 Jun, 2014

 

yep it does smell lovely too, think it smells like honeysuckle to me, Paul says perfumed narcissi, but think that they all have a muchness about them.

4 Jun, 2014

 

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus picture put on photos for you, it is a lovely colour and very nice perfume. :O) First year for flowers bought the plant last summer.

4 Jun, 2014

 

I shall get that one from crocus. They have it in stock. :)

4 Jun, 2014

 

yes and they have Golden Showers thats where I got mine from last year. :O)

4 Jun, 2014

 

I hope you didn't get the rain we had today or else you'd have nothing done!
It's all coming along - how beautiful is that Acer, it's a stunner isn't it?
I was smiling when I saw Willow standing over that sprinkler, how much of a fright would she have got had it turned on :)

4 Jun, 2014

 

A big fright! We had rain all afternoon, but I've done nothing...full of the cold :( miserable, but have whiskey!

4 Jun, 2014

 

Yuk!! How can you stand the stuff? Can only drink whiskey when I'm really drunk and there's nowt left!
Hope you are feeling better soon :)

4 Jun, 2014

 

Only when I have a sore throat...it burns the discomfort away! Oh, and also at Christmas....for the same reason! Lol!

4 Jun, 2014

 

Sorry to hear you have a cold, lets hope it is one of those short sharp ones...
Your borders have filled out beautifully, cannot believe it, in such a short space of time.....well done you must be so pleased.

4 Jun, 2014

 

Hi Karen ..

Your planting is already settling in very nicely.
What are the pink bushes ?

I hope Molly is okay ?

5 Jun, 2014

 

They are my Erysimums Terra. Molly is fine. She had her annual vaccinations this week, that's all. :))

5 Jun, 2014

 

Glad to know your dogs are well :o)
Erysimums come in lovely colours.

5 Jun, 2014

 

They do, and they flower for months, with lovely scented blooms that make great cut flowers. And they are evergreen. Really the perfect border plant, with a continually expanding range of colours! I've got my eye on 'Winter Orchid' which is in Hayloft's range.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Definitely starts to show your influence Kren. I bet you are very pleased how it is coming out so well all together.

5 Jun, 2014

 

This has the makings of a stunning garden, Karen. We'll be waiting for the day when you decide to open for the NGS. The colour of that camellia is stunning; I love Willow too - just gorgeous! Hope your cold disappears soon.
Annella, hope you're feeling better too.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Thank you both. I am very pleased with it. Next job..Vegetable plot!

5 Jun, 2014

 

Karen, really starting to look nice now. I agree with your comment about lawns! A lot of hard work every year to keep them half decent. Keep up the good work.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Thanks aLan. The next load of weed killer is down and watered in! Now I'm patching the dead moss patches with the best of the turf I'm lifting to enlarge the border. It's very tedious!

5 Jun, 2014

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