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At the begining of June in my garden.

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I am quite pleased with the way my plants have grown this year. I have only had to buy a few Geraniums to fill the planters for the pond steps. It’s turned quite cool here and it’s rained heavily at times over the day. So welcome as the ground was extremely parched and I was down to the last pint or two of water in the barrels.
I took a few photo’s when I went to check on the greenhouse temperatures today. I won’t say much about them, just put them on as a record of what I have in the garden today.
Last week we dug out the weeping crab apple from the left planter on the patio as it was becoming pot bound and planted it in the left slope lawn. We then dug out the clematis from the opposite planter and planted that against the first arch. T painted the walls and we replenished the compost in the planters and put the ‘Red Star’ Cordylines into them.


The waterlilies and the Zantedeschia are just starting to flower. In September we are planning to alter the shape of the pond, make it smaller and make a space under the windows to put a bistro set for when the sun shines there in a morning. It will also make it easier to clean the windows. ;o)


As I walk up to the greenhouse I can see that the ‘mock orange’ is coming into flower.

All the roses are flowering better this year than last..


I am pleased with the clematis too, some have come as double flowers this year..

Elsewhere in the garden there are lots of purples, pinks, blues, orange, red, yellows and a few whites…


I am so fortunate to have a garden that I can immerse myself in, forget the worries and truly enjoy my surroundings. It’s just a pity I can’t have my grandchildren to play in it like normal, but they are healthy, we are healthy, nothing else matters does it.
Stay safe everyone and let’s continue to be grateful and enjoy our little patches of calm and normality. 🤗

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Now that certainly is a beautiful garden,HB....your cordyline looks just right against the white walls.How attractive the red poppies are under the tree.

6 Jun, 2020

 

You have a beautiful garden H'bird, can see the love and attention you have both given to it over the years, always have loved my peeks via your blogs, I couldn't choose a favourite part if I tried as it is all lovely, I didn't appreciate those months of constant rain but our gardens certainly did and yours has as well, it all shows in the shrubs and flowers, everything doing really well and rewarding us with glorious show of blooms, I love all your clematis, I've been growing them for years but they really struggle in my garden, I've kept my last three in pots and they are doing a lot better..
Your pond is fabulous but goodness how on earth have you been cleaning your windows, must be a contortionist act combined with not uptilting backwards into the pond, lol.. I know from past projects that T will soon sort that now its in his mind to alter things, I look forward to seeing the changes...

My garden has certainly been my saviour during the last few weeks, I'm not one for going out a lot except for walking our dogs and visiting grand houses and gardens but that has been my choice, its completely different when one is forced to stay home, as you say health and keeping safe had to be our priority but we are I hope seeing the light at the end, soon be getting and giving hugs H'bird, in the meantime stay safe and healthy and keep enjoying your garden...

6 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you for the walk round your interesting borders. The pond is stunning and you have a wonderful selection of plants.

6 Jun, 2020

 

what a lovely garden you have Homebird. Some stunning plants.

6 Jun, 2020

 

What a very beautiful garden you have and this blog is a wonderful record for you of so many of your lovely plants, all doing so well.

Your roses and clematis are very pretty.

It is just a lovely garden.

6 Jun, 2020

 

Lovely blog Sheila . . . so glad you took your photos just in time before the (welcome) downpour!

6 Jun, 2020

 

What a riot of colour you have in your beautiful garden Sheila.It really is wonderful,and so many plants and flowers to look at.I couldn't possibly choose a favourite,and it reflects all your hard work and love you have put into it.It will have appreciated some long awaited rain today,I'm sure ..:o)

6 Jun, 2020

 

With such a lovely garden small wonder you are a hombird!
The roses especially are magnificent. Just wondering how you do clean those windows now? I love the steps too - they are so inviting...

6 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks very much for your lovely comments everyone.
Lincs, the plants certainly did benefit from all the rain last winter. Everything is greening up again after the long dry spell we had until last week. We were so lucky that for most of the lockdown the weather has been glorious. It did enable us to get to grips with what needed doing in the garden.
Mland, I am quite pleased with how the Cordylines look in the corner planters. I hope they will be happy there for a few years.

7 Jun, 2020

 

Anget, thank you. I’ve always thought that building the pond was our best project. It’s getting ready for a make over now though. 😊

7 Jun, 2020

 

Sbg thank you. Our gardens have saved our sanity this past few months haven’t they?
Wildrose thank you, the roses and the clematis must have enjoyed the extra rain we had over winter.

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Sheila, we had such a hailstorm yesterday it’s a wonder there is anything left standing in the garden..lol
The grass is just starting to green up a little now.

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks very much Bloomer. The gardens were really parched weren’t they. We have had a lot more time to concentrate on getting the gardens ship shape this spring haven’t we?

Thank you Stera, I have easy clean window hinges so I can reach the outside from inside. A bit fiddly but better than trying to balance on a plank over the water!!

7 Jun, 2020

 

My goodness HB, what a wonderful, colourful garden. There is so much going on it's hard to say which looks best. Your roses are beautiful as are your Clematis...in fact it's all a credit to you.
I know what you mean about missing the grandchildren, but as you say at least they're safe.

Good luck with remodelling the pond. We did ours a couple of years ago and it was jolly hard work.

We've had a lot of rain over the past couple of days, I hope you have too. Our gardens certainly needed it.

7 Jun, 2020

 

Your garden is so full and with so many beautiful flowers and areas , I just don't know where to start ! I love everything, especially the poppies and the white walls which are a great back drop for the Cordylines and love all your roses and clematis! I also like your pond and it looks so healthy. What a shame you have to move it ! But I wonder like Lincs. how you manage to do your windows without falling in !
Isn't it wonderful that all us goyers have the gardens to go in and shut the rest of the world out !

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks so much for your very kind comments Waddy and Rose. The garden is looking a bit greener after all the rain these past few days. Yes it was crying out for it and yes we are very lucky to have our gardens. I felt so sorry for the poor people in tower blocks who have no garden and had to isolate. I would have gone bonkers.

7 Jun, 2020

 

I so agree with you HB. I've always said how awful it must be to live in one, but right now it must be worse than prison.

8 Jun, 2020

 

Fabulous garden Hb, That white wall shows off the cordyline perfectly, looks somewhat mediterranean. Those poppies look amazing and all your lovely plants so healthy. We are so lucky aren't we:-))

9 Jun, 2020

 

Yes, we with gardens have a lot to be thankful for. They can be hard work and frustrating at times but they are a thousand times more a pleasure and a sanity saver too.
Ba I am really pleased with the patio/yard/courtyard??? We never know what to call it. lol🤔

9 Jun, 2020

 

Lovely blog, and so much colour. I can see how much work you put into it. I spotted my favourite clematis, Little Duckling it used to be called, among all your other beautiful plants too.

10 Jun, 2020

 

Really enjoyed the tour of your lovely garden. The roses seem to have done really well everywhere this year, all your plants are looking fab.

10 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Gee and Ff.
Little Duckling sounds cute. I must look that up..

10 Jun, 2020

 

lovely garden, so much colour and things going on in there

11 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Sheila, thank you for a great tour round your beautiful garden. Well done !

12 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Dave and Alan. We’ve had a lot more time to spend in our gardens this year haven’t we. Sanity savers!!

15 Jun, 2020

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