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Blissful June evening in the garden . . .

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Sunny, warm; what more could a girl want? We almost had supper in the garden (we did yesterday evening) but the breeze was a tad chilly by 6.15. So took a walk round, and first stop the lovely alpine mint bush, Prostanthera cuneata

then my favourite climbing rose, Laura Ford; such a lovely fragrance.

At last, the Gladiolus byzantinus is in flower – I love the magenta colour with the purple Cotinus,

and new Osteospermum ‘sunny Sheila’ under the white Wisteria!

Love the vibrant purple of Verbena ‘magic plum’

Philadelphus coronarius aureus with bee (at 2 o’c!)


I do hope you’re enjoying a warm, sunny evening where you are, too :))

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It all looks lovely, Sheila! I am very happy with the garden at the moment. We have had some sunny days, good for gardening, but not quite warm enough for sitting out after about 5pm. I am living in hope, though! Just having days outside is pleasing us both, and who knows - perhaps it's all to come!

7 Jun, 2015

 

You were quick, Mel, thanks! Yes, so much to look forward to . . . it's lovely just to wake up and see the blue sky in the morning. We drove down to Ayot St Lawrence this afternoon to see Shaw's garden on the day of the NGS Festival, and about 200 others had the same idea . . . it was bliss to return to the peace of our own patch :)

7 Jun, 2015

 

Its been lovely here as well too warm on the patio but no warmth in the evenings at all, its a shame because I used to love being outside in the evenings best time to smell the perfume but no point if one is uncomfortable...
Lovely photo's Sheila and yes I spotted the bee, lol.....

7 Jun, 2015

 

yes, I wish we were too Sheila..but the wind has only just dropped and it's still cold. However, I must say...sunny Sheila has cheered me up no end! :)

7 Jun, 2015

 

I can sense your real feeling of joy here!

Lovely photos of your pretty plants and the climbing rose is such a beautiful colour.

The days are getting warmer but the evenings down here are still cool at the moment.

7 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks so much Sue, Karen and Chris . . . we're all on the cusp of summer, and just longing for it to arrive properly. Meanwhile, we are lucky to have our lovely gardens to enjoy, and sit in occasionally, even if it's just for a few minutes!

7 Jun, 2015

 

Hear, hear!

7 Jun, 2015

 

Very nice Sheila.

7 Jun, 2015

 

All lovely

7 Jun, 2015

 

Everything looks glorious :-)

8 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks very much Dawn, Sue and Simbad :))

8 Jun, 2015

 

Very nice garden Sheila. I really love your alpine mint bush. I wonder if I can get that here in NY. Also the contrasting foliage of your Philadelphus coronarius aureus.

8 Jun, 2015

 

Thank you Paul. I hope you can find a Prostanthera . . . lovely scent (as has the lime Philadelphus!)

8 Jun, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I had a shock when I saw the first photo Sheila I thought it was snow ! you have some lovely plants and photos ,thanks :o)

9 Jun, 2015

 

It certainly feels cold enough for snow today, Amy! That's a corner of my new so-called 'Japanesey' garden, which makes me smile every day. Thank you for your kind comments :)

9 Jun, 2015

 

Lovely pictures of your garden Sheila. I am surprised how cold you have it this year. We have summer temperatures and eating our dinners outside for more than a month now. It is almost too hot and no rain . But our summers are known for that. I have to water a lot.

10 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks Klahanie. Yes, we are surprised too by this year's weather! Each day it changes so quickly . . . we have supper outside one evening, then the next it is chilly, then it suddenly gets warm again. Today was very cold first thing, then very warm when the sun came out - crazy. Luckily we have warmer weather forecast for the next two or three days. We'll make the most of it :))

10 Jun, 2015

 

Sheila supper in the garden what more could you want or any of us ! I have always said this is our climate we dont live in Spain ! so this is what we get weather wise love it or hate it this is The British Isles and Laura Ford is such a delight thanks for showing us and just to show off my part of Wales reached 22c today not much sun but a nice warm feel to the day :-)

11 Jun, 2015

 

Thank you Kidsgran . . . delightfully warm here too today (18/19 feels warm to me), and I had a lovely swim in the outdoor pool without feeling chilly on the walk to the changing rooms!

12 Jun, 2015

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