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The back garden – 1

These themed posts will be little snippets about our small garden. What grows here and what’s in flower at the moment.

We have tended to our garden for many years.  Some plants are new, some are old – lots have moved around in redesigns.  We rely on our perennials and shrubs – it means we can go away for a week or two in the growing seasons and not worry about them.  There are places to sit in the sun, places to sit in the shade and we are lucky to have an old red brick wall at the end.

This first ‘garden’ post is going to be short & sweet.

Saturday 20th May 2017

We worked on the garden all day today. The weeds have loved the two nights and one whole day of rain we’ve had this week.  We’ve had a few months of really quite dry weather.

Well, its bright and sunny now and looks set fair for at least a week.  This will be great news for the Chelsea Flower Show, a five day event by the Royal Horticultural Society held in Chelsea, London.  I think it is, more or less, world famous. We’ve only watched programmes about Chelsea on television.  It’s something to save for our old age….not that we’re that far off now!

Meantime here are a few photos from our own patch.

In the foreground flowering on the left Aquilegia. Masses of flowering Mountain Cornflower in the centre. Wisteria just starting to flower on the pagoda behind.

Hercules with moss covered feet

Weigela (‘Flamingo Pink’ – we think!). We’ve had this a while – its 6 feet tall at least

French Lavender – the bees love them

Chives – the bees love these too

Rhodededrums below the apple tree at the bottom of the garden

 

Finally, we love our plants and have fairly big borders but keep our lawn small.  This year the daisies have completely taken over and it looks like a mini meadow!

Even when you don’t travel too far from home it’s lovely out!

 

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