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My front garden after the April showers


My front garden after the April showers

Photographed from the road.

Aubrieta, iberis, tulips, muscari, berberis.
Hedgehog holly, viburnum, choisya, sedums.

Lots of chubby bees were buzzing around ...
... very encouraging to see them :o)



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what a dream of a garden Terra

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Yorks :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

That is fantastic such lovely blends of colours and planting, do hope my pond area eventually looks like this;0)))

13 Apr, 2012

 

Looks fab!

13 Apr, 2012

 

you've a really beautiful garden Terra

13 Apr, 2012

 

That's gorgeous, TT! I bet that stops a few people to admire it.

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you for your comments.

I thought of you, Paul, when I made sure the Hedgehog Holly was in the pic.

Sheilar... I like your current avatar pic with the blue pot ... very pretty :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Beautiful Spring shot, so full of colour.

13 Apr, 2012

 

Wonderful colours there Tt ! Lots of planning and forethought gone into that .

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Terra. A few of my neighbours asked if it was a present for Mothers Day and thought it was bought already planted!!! I took it as a compliment as I planted it myself:-))

13 Apr, 2012

 

oh my word! it's so amazing!!!

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Tog, Driad, and Jill ...

I've done my best to set other perennials in between the spring flowers, so that I also have summer and winter-flowering plants.

Well done Sheila on pretty planting of the lovely blue pot :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Wow thats jsut stunning! You should be so proud! :)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Pix. Sun came out this afternoon, and dried the lawns, so I managed to mow those ... :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Very colourful ... All the colours of the rainbow are there :o) It's very pretty .

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Hywel :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

lovely bunch of colour Terra very nice :-)

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you, Surreylad ..
The rain made everything bloom even more !

13 Apr, 2012

 

This is garden of dreams, Terra. Those blue blooming plants grow each year again and again or do you have to plant them each spring?

13 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Katarina .. Thanks.
Everything in my gardens is perennial, and mostly evergreen. So all the plants, trees and shrubs flower every year, and most keep their leaves through all seasons.

13 Apr, 2012

 

What a show Terra:) Hedgehog Holly? not familiar with that one;-) is that one in front of Berberis?

13 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Kasy ...
Hedgehog Holly is Ilex aquifolium Ferox Argentea
... yes, the one in front of the Berberis :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

You are SO clever. The colours and plants you choose are just gorgeous.

13 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Wildrose ...
Thank you. It's quite a mixture there... not exactly a structured plan ... Lol.

13 Apr, 2012

 

Stunning Terra....:>0

13 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely Terra....it must be a pleasure to walk by this :))

13 Apr, 2012

 

Fabulous TT a dream of a garden, oodles of colour and interesting plants :o)

13 Apr, 2012

 

I'm picturing tour buses driving by your house all day...gorgeous!
:)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Today I am going to buy Aubrieta to the GC.
:) :)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Moti, Scottish, Neena, Lil.
You are all welcome to get on board the GoY bus tour, and visit my front garden ;o)

Hi Katarina ... please let me know if you find some aubrietas at the GC. You'll love them :o)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Delightful colours

14 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Denise ...
Mother nature and the bees do the clever work :o)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Thats gorgeous TT, what a treat for anyone passing by, i would have to stop and stare ;)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Spring is certainly bursting out all over in your garden..........what a lovely sight to see

14 Apr, 2012

 

TT its beautiful, love it :)

14 Apr, 2012

 

I am dissappointed. Today I was in three GC. They do not have Aubrietas. What a shame, isnĀ“t it?

14 Apr, 2012

 

Beautiful, TT, I like to see all the plants cuddling up to each other :)

14 Apr, 2012

 

Katarina ... aubrieta can be grown from packets of seeds .. maybe that would work for you ?

Hi Dee, Pam and Clarice ...
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Locally in my neighbourhood here, there seem very few people interested in gardens ...so its good thing I can put garden photos on GoY and share my hobby that way !

Thanks Gee ..
"Plants cuddling up to each other " .. what a lovely idea :o)))

15 Apr, 2012

 

Good point. Thank you. Will check seeds.

15 Apr, 2012

 

wow..what an explosion of colour..brilliant

15 Apr, 2012

 

What a wonderful sight....a really excellent spring garden. I love to see that TT! Brings joy to my soul! I bet your neighbours (most of them) love to see this as they pass.

16 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Guy and Karen ...
Neighbours not really into gardening ... but that makes me appreciate even more the GoY comments on my photos :o)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Oh tt I feel quite envious when I look at your wonderfull garden I hope my patch gets colourfull like yours you have inspired me even if mine dousent I can always look at yours:

16 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Sheil ...
Thanks for such a lovely comment ... I'm still learning, and all this morning I've been outside gardening, moving plants around where I decided I put them originally in the wrong places !
Good luck with your garden... :o)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Terra, how come every time I see a beautiful picture of a garden on here it turns out to be yours? Always so colourful and perfect looking, well done!

16 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Emma ...
Lol. Thank you ... I was working out there this morning, and a very nice neighbour from around the corner enjoyed a tour around my garden admiring the flowers.

She was carrying her VERY cute little Jack Russell dog. It was a pleasure to show her the spring flowers. :o)

16 Apr, 2012

 

I love your garden at this time of the year TT, more pics please :O))))

16 Apr, 2012

 

Yes, I agree. You wouldn't believe how cold it is here today...bright sunshine, no clouds and absolutely freezing. People in the streets in hats and gloves! It's great to sit with Goy on my lap looking at pics. of spring when it's so awfully cold out there!

16 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Annella and Karen.
Thanks. Glad you like my springtime gardens. :o)

It was cold first thing, but warmed up, so I was soon able to work outside without a coat. I have taken lots of pics of my aubrieta etc., so will try to put some onto computer this week.

16 Apr, 2012

 

Looking forward to that very much. In my old house there was a neighbour nearby had a terraced front garden like this. Loads of tumbling aubretia, red and yellow tulips, daffodils...all tumbling down the slope and it was something to look forward to every year. I didn't envy them, it was right at the front, sloping away from the house so they didn't see it, only us lower down the hill could enjoy it, and it looked like a lot of work!

16 Apr, 2012

 

In my front garden I've created slight gradients, which means the garden is a little higher near the road, sloping gently down to the house. So myself and an elderly neighbour next door get the best views ... Lol.

It's not as much work as you might imagine ... and I really enjoy making it pretty.... :o)

16 Apr, 2012

 

No, I guess a lot of those plants are permanent residents and as we know, more plants = less weeds! :))

16 Apr, 2012

 

The garden is compiled of hardy perennials, many of which are evergreen ... makes for an easier life ... ;o)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Yes, that's my gardening philosophy also! :) and that is why it reminds me a little of Annie's garden too. :)

16 Apr, 2012

 

I like the way Annie builds shrub borders :o)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Yes, me too. Both of your gardens are definitely high on my list! :))

16 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you :o)))

16 Apr, 2012

 

Beautifull :)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Hello Heidi ... thanks :o)

17 Apr, 2012

 

Wow TT Truffle & Conker have been busy!
Your garden is georgous :-)

17 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Willinilli.
We have been busy ...
... glad you like our front garden :o)

17 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely display TT. I love aubretias as they bloom so long and show themselves off so well. They are tough as any flower too and long lasting. The Hedgehog Holly is a lovely compact bush.

17 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Dorjac ..
Thanks for your comments. Yes, aubrietas do bloom for many weeks ... wonderful plants.
The Hedgehog Hollies fascinate me.
I have three of those now.

17 Apr, 2012

 

Lots of wonderful April colour Terra...

18 Apr, 2012

 

Hello Sue ... Thank you ...
I love April flowers :o)))

18 Apr, 2012

 

wow, very lovely picture and full of flowering plants, so beautiful Terratoonie!

19 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Junna .. Thanks ..
I'm pleased you like my garden.
This week, the rain is giving all the flowers a very good watering !

19 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Terra, your garden looks very colourful, and mature with the shrubs bordering the flowerbeds. Something I lack in this garden as it's so small. We've had quite a lot of rain the last few days. The bird seed was floating in the dish and the birdtable seeds afloat in there too so must sort that out if there is a dry spell. The squirrel was fishing to get his food yesterday LOL.

19 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Linda ..
Thanks. Yes lots of rain this week, and more to come !

19 Apr, 2012

 

The earth needs it Terra, and it needs to soak right down into the lower layers so that it filters into the bore holes. We need it for our rivers and streams too to help the wildlife.

19 Apr, 2012

 

Wow that looks amazing TT:)

19 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Debbie .. thanks for visiting ...

19 Apr, 2012

 

You have such a colourful garden Terra....a lovely sight

19 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Richard :o)

19 Apr, 2012

 

Perfection TT do you get people stopping to have a look, I know I would, it takes your breath away.......

19 Apr, 2012

 

Woow such gorgeous colour you make me very jealous, looks like you have worked very hard :)

19 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Dotty ..
I wish there were more people like you :o) x

Thanks Sue. Glad you like it ...

20 Apr, 2012

 

Fantastic!!!!

20 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Funguy :o)))

20 Apr, 2012

 

Wonderfull Garden, colours so vibrant, thankyou Terra. Tony

20 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Tony for your lovely comment. :o)

20 Apr, 2012

 

That lifts the heart, TT. It is simply perfection. It also depresses me slightly when I think of my poor patch and how much work I need to do to get even vaguely near this standard. Thank you for sharing.

21 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Gattina .. Thank you ..
My gardens have been rained on almost constantly for the past week or so. They must be in shock ... no rain for weeks and then daily downpours ... Lol.

Good luck with your gardens ... I'm sure they look great :o)

21 Apr, 2012

 

No, I'm afraid they don't. You wait until next year, though, TT. Once I have got rid of the vinca and bindweed infestations, which unfortunately is going to take pretty much the whole season, I have such great plans. Mostly, I might add, inspired by garden photos like yours. I am raising cuttings and seeds and bulblets in pots that will get planted out once the soil is clear, and then there'll be no stopping us. Watch this space. :oD

21 Apr, 2012

 

Lol. Gattina ...
Let's hope the vinca and bindweed don't have other design plans for your plot... Lol.
Good luck with the seedlings etc. I bet they put on a wonderful show for you :o)

21 Apr, 2012

 

Fingers crossed!

21 Apr, 2012

 

What a delight for the eyes.

21 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Poppy :o)

21 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks again..
comment came out twice ! Lol.

21 Apr, 2012

 

wat a lovely garden.

3 May, 2012

 

Hi Helen.
Thank you :o)))

3 May, 2012

 

It looks so beautiful......

5 May, 2012

 

Thanks Homebird :o)

10 May, 2012

 

Wow!!!

3 Oct, 2013

 

Hi Lynda .. thank you :o)

3 Oct, 2013



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