Saturday, 2 July 2011

Been rather busy..

Back in march I decided to remake my garden following the removal of a large and troublesome tree, a eucalyptus gunnii to be precise. The removal opened up a large space which was somewhat wild and an eyesore. The first thing was to reduce the area of lawn and to shape it into circles, then start to fill the gaps after adding massive amounts of garden compost and manure. The fun part has been adding loads of new plants, most of which may be moved in the future as in my usual haste I crammed them in too closely and sometimes in completely the wrong place or partnership. It's odd how even knowing technically the rules about planting in 3's etc I still found myself dotting plants here, there and everywhere regardless! Hey ho.
The photos chart the changes, it's not quite there yet but I've loved every minute of doing it and have lots more to do.

Friday, 11 June 2010

...and a few more

National Cake Scheme...

If you take an uninitiated friend with you to visit yellow book gardens, overeating of cake is certain. We visited 5 gardens in our area last sunday and oh dear, we had tea 4 times! It would have been 5 times, however one garden hadn't bothered to lay on anything except some warm, watered down, vile squash which had to be fetched by the visitors from a gloomy shed.
Ah, but the cakes on offer elsewhere were truly magnificent. Carrot, chocolate brownie, strawberry and cream sponge, lemon drizzle, refrigerator cake, scones with jam and cream! In case you are wondering we shared them, but this didn't lessen the rather regretful sick feeling which ensued all the way home. Unfortunately I didn't take photos of these gorgeous delights but shot the plants instead.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Summertime and the livin' is easy...

A perfectly lovely day, just me and my sweet girl. We took our cameras and headed for Kew, into Kew Palace's herb garden where the blue flowering flax matched the June sky. A location sure to inspire and satisfy the senses, just breathe.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Blink..and the garden grows...

My garden would appear to be on speed! The much awaited iris started to flower, just one , but hours later every single bud had opened, on every single plant..yikes, slow down, at this rate my garden will be all over by bedtime...