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My garden is blooming .. Sorry folks its a long one..

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A few years ago some of you’ll remember I had a few health problems, I learnt in the couple of years when I wasn’t able to care for it as much, that the way forward was perennials and easy care planting, ended up with cottage style garden, not to everyone’s taste but I love it. Aquilegia’s went a bit mad and popped up all over the place as did the welsh poppies and calendula’s, all my own fault as I let them

Go away for only a weeks holiday and arrive home to find my roses blooming marvellously, the lawns looked as though they hadn’t been cut in ages so that was job number one on my agenda…..


The pond is looking grand, we have baby fish this year, we know we’ve had some in previous years but do not usually spot them whilst tiny, this years ones are hungry little ones and show themselves at feeding time, lol…
Delphiniums reaching for the sky, I’ve removed the foliage leftover from the bulbs and trimmed back the hellebores, added Cosmos and now have room for some Dahlia’s, haven’t grown my own this year so thats an excuse to buy some, the bare patches at the front I am forever replanting, thanks to Harriet taking shortcuts…


Below is the bed where the old apple tree used to be as you can see its filled in nicely..


Not really showing but the Sambucus has doubled in size, the wavy fronds to the front of the pic is another Pampas, pink one this time, hence the reason for the bare space between it and my Sambucus, looks a tad bare at the mo so I think I’ll split one of my black grasses and fill it in for now…

As you can see my Mr Treeman is still standing guard, I haven’t yet plucked up the courage to try and carve something on his back…


The raised bed down the bottom has gone mad now the weeping willow is no longer there..


On to my Stumpery, I am very pleased with how it has turned out, during springtime it was Bluebells, Cowslips and native Primroses, now its the turn of the Ferns and Hosta’s …


The bottom lawn has also improved since removing that huge willow, onto the bottom pond, I know it can’t be seen but it is there full of tadpoles, surrounded by my Acers, Hosta’s and the Heuchera pot, no room for me to sit there this year, I keep the Acers down there as they are protected from the wind and also never get sunburn on the leaves, the Heuchera pot and Hosta’s I did try placing on the centre footpath only to fall over them in the dark, I don’t bounce like I used to, lol…

Odd shots that are in flower but not showing in the main pics..


I am growing tomato’s and cucumbers in the g’houses and lettuces in tubs, all doing well but you don’t need to see those do you…Hope I haven’t bored you all…

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Oh, lots of colour there to admire. I have noticed this year that roses and clematis seem to be blooming extraordinarily well. Even our clematis looks good.

We never see any baby fish as the pond is too deep Didn't know we had newts until a dead one blocked the pump pipe. One year we did have over 70 Golden Orfe babies and a heron scoffed the lot. I could have cried!

12 Jun, 2018

 

Your garden looks very nice and you want be boring anybody. Keep up the good work???

12 Jun, 2018

 

Love your roses. It's amazing how plants thrive once you take out a big tree. I have seen a huge difference in my garden once I took out trees and would like to replant with smaller, more manageable trees. I'm a fan of the cottage style garden, a bit messy but 'creative'!

12 Jun, 2018

 

Lovely Blog.

12 Jun, 2018

 

It is a real treat to see your garden thriving like this. My OH says we could never sell our house, we would need to advertise it as a freebie if someone buys the garden. I think the same could be said of yours. It is lovely.

12 Jun, 2018

 

You've got a lovely garden there full of colour. It must be a pleasure just to sit out there and admire.

12 Jun, 2018

 

Thank you for showing us your garden, not in the least boring. You can be very proud of what you've achieved, well done.

12 Jun, 2018

 

I enjoyed that very much. Its lovely to see the result of losing that tree. I love the Heucheras all together in that planter. And as for the cottage look...love it. Up the hill in the village there is a cottage with a very un-tended front garden full of aquilegias and poppies and it looks absolutely wonderful. Today I cut back my tallest aquilegias ..they had started to make fat seed heads but still had loads of flowers. But the gales will take them on Thursday, so I took them away before it got the chance to blow them all over the garden. Likewise my alliums.

12 Jun, 2018

 

Lincs you can't be cross with Aquilegias really -specially like the yellow one. Your roses have done well haven't they. What a splendid coourful show its all putting on - beautiful!

12 Jun, 2018

 

Bored? Not a bit. I've loved looking round your garden and seeing what has developed. Forgive me for asking but did you say this would be easier gardening? It looks to me like you've been as busy as ever! I love your yellow Aquilegia too, not seen that one in the G.C might have to look closer in future as I'd love to add it to my growing (ahum!) collection.

13 Jun, 2018

 

Your garden is lovely Sue :)

13 Jun, 2018

 

Not a hint of boredom in sight here! So much to comment on - where to start? The Heucheras are a picture, as are the Acers, I haven't found just the right spot for mine yet. I did have one in the garden which died and sported from the graft, which is also pretty, so has been left for now. Perhaps near that as it is flourishing without the 'burn' they sometimes get. Aquilegias are always treat, never grow quite where you want them, but I don't have the heart to remove them until they have flowered! The Stumpery is great, mine hasn't materialised yet but I keep trying to keep OH away from the interesting bits and pieces - must hide them.

13 Jun, 2018

 

Lovely to see your garden in all its glory Sue ... the Roses especially looking good ... thanks for sharing.

13 Jun, 2018

 

Our garden behaves a bit like yours! We have aquilegias that pop up everywhere along with yellow poppies and hardy geraniums! Everything has to try to get on with everything else! A true cottage garden!! Unfortunately slugs always eat our delphiniums!

Your garden looks so pretty and colourful and I love your shady areas as well as the sunny places. Your pond is lovely too.

13 Jun, 2018

 

Oh Eirlys I would have sat and cried as well, our pond is netted as we have always had cats and dogs, we used to have a heron checking our pond out but never seen one since we bought an artificial one to watch over it....

13 Jun, 2018

 

Thankyou Marjorie, it 's my passion so I never class it as work, it is my enjoyment...

13 Jun, 2018

 

Amersterdam , I've never thought of it as being creative, I like that way of describing it, lol...

13 Jun, 2018

 

Thankyou Lisam, it is nice to sit and look, I'm afraid like most gardeners I don't do that often enough, there is always something catches my eye that needs a little tweak..

13 Jun, 2018

 

Hi Callie, thankyou..

13 Jun, 2018

 

S'gran, I didn't like the very wet and cold winter but the garden obviously did, as you say everything is thriving, some of them have gone absolutely mad, lol......

13 Jun, 2018

 

Your blog is not the least bit boring, Lincs! ? I love to see other people's gardens & the plants they have growing there. As I don't have a "proper" garden I can live vicariously through yours!

Your Heucheras look so lovely the way you have grouped them altogether like that! How many different kinds have you got in that pot?

All your roses look really great! I have just ONE bloom on a tiny miniature rose, but it's a lovely soft pink.

13 Jun, 2018

 

Thankyou Lisam. Siris and Hywel for your lovely comments..

13 Jun, 2018

 

Hi Karen, it's amazing how quickly everything perked up especially the lawn, I honestly thought I would need to work it over and reseed, however apart from scarifying last autumn I have done nothing, it does need a feed and weed as there are daisies aplenty in parts, haven't treated because of Harriet, you have to be so careful when pets share as well don't you..The heuchera's are influenced by you, I loved yours and the way you had them on display in your other house, my succulents are on the plant theatres so I needed a way to group them together and this is the result...LOL.

13 Jun, 2018

 

Hiya Stera, hope you are keeping well, I will admit to a feeling of disappointment with the Aquilegia's when they first began to open, they were all dark blue and a very wishy-washy pink, however they did me proud so I've had to eat my words,lol, I've had some lovely ones, all different shades of pink, for the first time ever I had really lovely lilac and violet shades and some gorgeous white ones as well as that lovely yellow one, I think that is thanks to Hywel, he sent me a beautiful white/yellow one many years back, didn't get any of the blue ones with white frills this year but I'm hoping they will show up again in the future, anyone who grows them knows one always gets a surprise with Aquilegia's if left to do their own thing..

13 Jun, 2018

 

Waddy shush, I am always telling Derek it is easier now, every time I do something different he nags me, comes out with comments like "Thought were s'posed to make the garden easier" he does still have his head but I don't know how come...

14 Jun, 2018

 

Honey thankyou, I stockpiled some bits and pieces for quite a few years, had to stop hubby clearing out my logpile quite a number of times, mine was hidden behind the compost bins, why is it they can clear things you do want, yet we have to be patient at other times because its on the aroundtuit list, will get done at their pace.

14 Jun, 2018

 

Hello Shirley, lovely to see you, hope you are keeping well, thankyou for your lovely comment..

14 Jun, 2018

 

Thankyou W'rose, I know what you mean, I garden in the same way, just haven't got it in me to destroy healthy growing plants, I 'll never have organised beds and borders, flowers on parade are just not my style although I like them in formal gardens, many people say they can not grow Delphiniums, I never have a problem with the slugs as regards mine, my frogs are often hiding in that bed so I guess they are earning their keep.

14 Jun, 2018

 

Thankyou Balcony, there are five different Heuchera's in the pot, I have split them only once, luckily they do not get attacked by the dreaded vine beetle, I think that is down to the fact that the tiered pot has its own drip tray and they cannot get in, saying that I do give them all a gentle tug every so often just to be on the safe side..

14 Jun, 2018

 

Sue, I'm keeping well thank you. I thought of you last night when the World Cup kicked off. Back in 2010, the year I joined GoY, those blessed Vuvuzelas (horns) were being used in so many games and we were both glad to escape to GoY !! Thank goodness it only comes round every 4 years ...

15 Jun, 2018

 

Pleased to hear that you are okay Shirley, luckily I don't have to suffer watching any sport at all these days, hubby has his computer and everything all set up in our little bedroom, if he wants to watch footie he goes up there, we rarely watch anything during the summer, I am usually pottering in the garden, daughter is either reading or on her laptop, she goes to bed a lot earlier than I do so anything I follow is recorded, I watch when she has gone to bed, I'm a bit of a nighthawk anyway so I put my earphones on and play catchup at my leisure, do you know I still haven't seen any of the royal wedding, think its on hold until next winter when the boredom takes over, the world cup stands no chance...

16 Jun, 2018

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed my stroll around your garden its given me a lovely relaxed feeling looking at your natural style of planting, and I think I`ve fallen in love with Mr Treeman.

16 Jun, 2018

 

Hello Stroller, thankyou that is a lovely comment, glad you like my Mr Treeman, I keep looking for inspiration online for some idea of how to carve the opposite side of the trunk but some things look a tad too complicated for me, lol...

16 Jun, 2018

 

Enjoyed you blog and the photos were all lovely looks like everything is flourishing!

16 Jun, 2018

 

Enjoyed you blog and the photos were all lovely looks like everything is flourishing!

16 Jun, 2018

 

Lovely :-))

17 Jun, 2018

 

Your garden is blooming well looks lovely love your Aquilegias.

17 Jun, 2018

 

Your aquilegas are great, mine flowered while I was in the Lake District so missed most of them. I love your Mr Treeman. Perhaps he should just have eyes in the back of his head!

17 Jun, 2018

 

Sue, sounds like you've got it all sorted then!

18 Jun, 2018

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