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Ridiculous, February Blues in June...

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Well what else can you say, I did get my lawns and front hedge cut on Monday between the showers, although they were sodden and it took me twice as long, I had to take the chance and just beat the rain, really don’t know what we’ve done to deserve all these biddy wet miserable days, not too bad today although cold and windy but at least its dry, really don’t know how the flowers are coping but they are as you can see…


Well would you believe it, the sun paid a visit eventually so have managed a couple of hours this afternoon, the garden waste bin was emptied today so I’m clearing out in the dog run, half of it was over run with Hypericum, the ground spreading one, its a pain in the proverbial so has to go, I should have taken before pics to show but forgot, its very hard work and I know will probably take me weeks to clear it all, there are some shrubs growing there and some roots are growing through the shrubs, anyone with experience of this Hypericum will know what I’m up against, lol……Anyway this is what it looks like tonight, work in progress so very tatty..


Bridal Wreath part pruned, it was huge so I’m cutting her right down, I know from past experience that she won’t mind., the next one is a Snowball Viburnum, it never has a chance to flower as every year it get smothered in blackfly as you’ll see in the next pics….


Horrible sight, I only keep the shrub to hide the bins but am seriously thinking of getting rid of it, the bins are being moved to a new bed behind the conifers when I empty them so its in danger now….

Next is a little Hibiscus, its a lovely blue one and hopefully will grow a lot better now that I’ve cleared around its roots, sure took some doing as I didn’t want to disturb it too much.
Next is a mishmash, there is a rose hidden in this lot, I’ve grown it from a cutting and its flowering for the first time this year, surrounded unfortunately by an assortment as you can see, that is the result of emptying a tray of compost containing what I thought of as a failed attempt at growing a packet of wild flowers, I ‘ll leave them alone for now, it doesn’t matter in the dogrun….


Anything growing in our dogrun has to survive and be prepared for rough treatment but it doesn’t do too bad really considering its treatment.


As you can see anything without a home ends up both sides of the pathway, no ryhme or reason here and nothing that I haven’t got in other places.

The Passion Flower has really taken off and is producing buds for the first time ever, fingers XX Brynner leaves it alone this year..

A collapse but this time caused by the rain and not Morgan or Brynner….


Only managed a couple of hours but the forcast is good for tomorrow so my day is planned all out….
Sorry its a long one but it was done in two parts, during rain, then a break as the sun came out and I went out in the garden, still lovely even now at 8.15pm. YAY!!!!!!

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Hi Sue ..
You've have lots in flower ...
pretty roses :o)
Rain forecast for Saturday ....

5 Jun, 2014

 

loved you pretty roses :-)

like has been said a nice lot of flowers :-)
lovely garden.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Such lovely roses and poppies! I know what you mean about February Blues in June. It really isn't great weather at present. This morning was dire and very depressing. Hope the forecasters have it right for you for tomorrow.

5 Jun, 2014

 

Its certainly a case of gardening between showers (deluges) this year, I've even been wearing my wellies, I cannot remember the last time I had to do that in May/June, the annoying thing is that my veggie bed is useless, spring onions, beetroot, green beans, all done a disappearing act or hiding underground lol, my salad lettuces are actually standing in their tubs on the greenhouse floor to try and bring them on, I guess some being is reminding me why I gave up growing veg all those years ago, it simply isn't worth the time, effort or cost of buying the seed......
Lots of yearly events being cancelled locally Terra because of the waterlogged ground, there is a UB40 concert going on up at Burghley Saturday evening, be a shame if it rains then, guess there'll be a lot of folk wearing black binbags, if I'm lucky I'll be able to hear it from my garden, lol...

5 Jun, 2014

 

Same her Lincs, but sun shone yesterday afternoon for us. The plants in the veggie plot are all slow here, think it is too cold when the rain comes and they do not like the very damp. Reset lots of veggies Wednesday, not going to be outdone by this darned weather. Forecast good for today but not so good for tomorrow. Although yesterday the forecast for Saturday was disastrous and now they have changed it to storms after tea so we might get a cricket match in after all. Fingers crossed. Hope your garden recovers soon it is looking lovely despite all the rotten rain. Enjoy the concert from the dry sitting room. lol :O)

6 Jun, 2014

 

Hi lincslass, yes I know what you mean, I,ve been trying to get my hedge cut all week, been in the garden this afternoon, managed to finish off about two thirds of it, so now all I need to do is; take out a leylandii hedge, mow the lawn, weed all the flowerbeds prune some shrubs, clean the patio, paint all the patio furniture with teak oil, oh weed the patio, put up my new gazebo and relax, {some chance}, Derek.

6 Jun, 2014

 

But its glorious today.......just don't mention tomorrow.....

love your garden Lincs x

6 Jun, 2014

 

Olive I'm hoping the wind stays in the same direction as I heard them doing soundchecks from the park earlier today and it was lovely and clear, we often sit in the garden and listen to the proms and watch the fireworks, I'll keep my fingers xx for you as well, I know you enjoy your cricket and lets face it the players are probably looking forward to your tea and scones...
There's still hope for my veggies yet then, lets hope you're right and they do make an appearance, we've had another nice day today, I'll be sorting out my gardening shorts yet, lol...

6 Jun, 2014

 

LOL. Stop it Derek, you make me think of my list and its long as well, also been in the garden again but this time I was popping more plants in amongst the gaps, didn't manage anymore pruning or the back hedge, still not looking at the fences or the stain which is residing in the corner of my garden shed, its on my grandsons list now when he wants to earn more money...

6 Jun, 2014

 

Hiya Pam and thankyou, its been grand here all day and our local forcast has improved for tomorrow as well, can only hope, can't do owt about it anyway...Cannot believe how quickly things have come on with a bit of warmth, only thing not filling out around here is me, either I'm shrinking or my clothes are stretching, lol....

6 Jun, 2014

 

Hi Lincslass, you just reminded me, I have about 15 new plants to find spaces for, Derek.

6 Jun, 2014

 

Your Roses are beautiful. We had our one nice day today.......must have been a blue moon.

6 Jun, 2014

 

Hi Sue :o) I'm slow catching up lol ...
I'm sure your canine pals appreciate what you're doing to their patch.
Your plants seem to be coping well with the weather. It isn't very summery is it :( but I think we've got it to look forward to ... (next year ! lol)

8 Jun, 2014

 

You are a good week or so ahead of me there Lincs. You have some lovely plants in flower, but what a battering they are getting. If it's not pouring down its windy ...and then glorious sun for a couple of hours if we're lucky. Such odd weather, yesterday after the storms it was quite humid, but hardly stopped raining .... then sun and heavy shower ...weird:-)

8 Jun, 2014

 

Linda we sure do have to make the most of our good days, the roses are loving it though and I have never before had such tall delphi's or poppies....
Hywel, Sherryl and I are off to Cornwall at the end of June, fingers xx we get some nice weather then, she is going to be so disappointed if we get rain yet again.
The blackbirds and thrush seem to be appreciating my efforts more than the boys as that ground hasn't been turned over for a couple of years, they're grubbing about every time I move away, lol....

8 Jun, 2014

 

Hi Ba, have to say that in spite of the weather the flowers are standing tall, I have staked some of them though, its a really weird year all round, often at this point I end up with hardly any colour except green as the springs ones go over before the next ones flower but as you see that hasn't happened, I'm popping the summer ones in the gaps and hoping for the best, lol....

8 Jun, 2014

 

Hi Sue
Those blackfly...they usually gather in a group at the top of the stems so pick off the stem just below them. That should sort the problem.

9 Jun, 2014

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