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June and All is Well....

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Except I’m desperate for some rain as are many of us, still haven’t been able to try and fix my lawn, it simply isn’t even worth my trying at the moment, I’ve tried jumping on the fork to make some holes and let some moisture in, nearly broke my flipping ankles in my attempts, I have one of those magic rollers with spikes but its absolutely useless on our clay, think I need a giant wearing spiked shoes, I’m saving as much waste water as I can and I keep pouring it on the grass when our dogs go, it is helping a little bit, I need the other water for the g’houses and my new plants..
Pleased to say I have off loaded a lot of plants to my daughter, not too many left now, hoping more will go over to the school she teaches at, they have begun to open again, plus us oldies are allowed out again now, we worked out that as long as her dad drives me out to the school and home again ,I will be able to help like I did last year, its all square beds so we’ ll be able to work with a safe distance between us, he can go and take some photo’s whilst out that way, mind you I haven’t told him that yet, its going to be a surprise for him….
In the garden the perennials are doing great despite the lack of rain, its a bit of a struggle to keep the new ones going and they’re very slow but at least because its so dry I’m not losing them to the munching creatures that share with them, my roses are really putting on a grand show for me…

The next one is my very own , grown from a twig I popped in about 3yrs ago, this is the third time I have managed to do that successfully…

Some advice needed though please, I purchased and planted a Blue Moon years back, I have already moved it once but she is still not happy, although still alive it does not seem to like my garden, actually looks more like a sucker instead of a proper rose shrub, wondering should I dig it up and pop into a largish pot , give her some TLC, or get rid and buy another one…………………
More in and around the garden, its been very colourful with all the aquilegia’s, nigella, calendula’s and many more..


A fortnight ago, we had a weekend of very strong winds, not exactly gale force but it was a case of batten down the hatches and move a lot of pots to safe places, I got up on the Saturday and my biggest acer was laying on the lawn, thankfully the tree itself didn’t suffer but the pot was a goner , not allowed to travel and our local DIY was still closed, I couldn’t wait, then I had a brainwave, I have three dustbins, I now have two and a very good pot for my acer, I talked nicely to hubby, (as you do when wanting something done immediately) he has plenty of magic tools that wifey is not allowed to use, much too dangerous for a mere woman, even one who has been wielding a very big hedge trimmer for donkeys years…I explained what I wanted and he obliged, it has ridges underneath so with the holes he drilled for me it won’t ever get waterlogged and I think it looks good, my acer is very happy in its new home and wasn’t even out of a pot long enough to cause her any wilting problems..

It doesn’t show up on the photo but the dustbin/container has a woven pattern on it, if I don’t tell people they’d never know its a recycled bin, has also saved me a lot of money….

The last one is my pride and joy for this year, 3yrs ago a lady on one of my other gardening pages sent me a cutting she had potted up for me of her Jasmine, this is the first time she has flowered for me….


I must add that whilst I have been writing my blog it started to rain, not heavy like in some places but a constant drizzle, that is good, it’s a start and better than none at all……Enjoy your gardens folks and stay safe and healthy….

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Oh its all beautiful and the roses are amazing. The Acer looks very at home in its new pot - you were running to brain there! (Had to smile at you welding the hedge trimmer though...) Your Oxalis are lovely - mine didn't even appear this year, miserable things.
Forgive me but I wouldn't worry about the Blue Moon. Not really blue and roses shouldn't be blue anyway IMHO.

3 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Lincs..re the Blue moon rose..have one here,about 7 years old...hasn't grown much in all that time...as you say looks like a sucker and very unremarkable. Have been near to removing it!

3 Jun, 2020

 

Your roses are gorgeous so much varities going well fir you you have lovely plants .

3 Jun, 2020

 

I can smell the scent from your Roses from here, delightful.

3 Jun, 2020

 

I just want a great big bunch of everything please!!!
So glad your jasmine has flowered for you, the first year of many more to come.

3 Jun, 2020

 

Your garden is lovely but I shuddered when I saw the Jasmine. It is a thug in my garden. I am desperately trying to get rid of it from the sunken patio area. It has pushed the trellis I was hoping to grow it over off the wooden supports and broken them. It is so strong for such a delicate looking climber and the scent is perfect near a seating area but it has to go. I like your new woven look plant pot.

4 Jun, 2020

 

lovely blog and flowers and glad you have some rain. It was a gentle rain all day here so at least it didn't run off into the drains.

Mum had a blue moon rose and after 6 yrs my dad binned it as it 'wasn't worth the effort'. it never performed as well as her other roses. Perhaps good flowering only happens once in 'a blue moon' ;o)

pleased you saved your beautiful acer, I wont tell its a bin if you don't.

4 Jun, 2020

 

Your garden looks amazing Sue even without the rain. Your delphiniums are spectacular ! I have just bought three today but not expecting any flowers for quite a while.
I agree with you the bin your Acer is in just looks like a big pot. When you said you had three bins, I was thinking you meant wheelie bins ! Hahaa!
I love all your roses! I have two Trachlespermum Jasminoides and have had them for two years but they are so slow growing and no sign of any flowers. I have even given them a regular dose of Miracle Grow, but that hasn't worked either so maybe I will have to be patient and wait another year!

4 Jun, 2020

 

I love your roses, Lincslass, all except that is for 'Blue Moon'! I have never liked "blue" roses & this particular variety even less!

4 Jun, 2020

 

Your garden is beautiful Sue, even if it is very dry. You have lovely roses, and I like your Delphiniums. I can never grow them.
Good idea to use the bin as a planter - saves money and it looks nice too. I don't see why you couldn't have used the drill yourself, it's just a tool.
I hope you've had some rain by now. We had a bit of drizzle here but it hasn't made much difference to the ground.

5 Jun, 2020

 

Thankyou all, pleased to say we are now getting some rain, phew, started as a drizzle which went on all day and night, when it came big time it went into the ground didn't just flatten everything and run off, we've even had hailstones, ridiculous weather, I'm celebrating though as my grass is already turning green, lol.... the flowers/shrubs are loving it.
Thankyou for the info on Blue Moon, I'll just leave it where it is but at least I know its not just mine..

5 Jun, 2020

 

What a lovely long blog Lincslass. Your roses are beautiful. I always remember that roses were one of the flowers taken by the British out to India in the days of the Empire and they loved the hot climate, so perhaps that's why they seem to be doing so well this year. I wonder if they also got plagued with greenfly?
I also have Blue Moon, but I have to confess to not being that impressed with her.
I've tried Delphiniums in the past, but unfortunately the pesky slugs and snails made short work of them.
As for your lawn, a friend of mine borrowed her husbands spiked golf shoes and walked up and down the lawn in them. It worked a treat.
We've had quite a bit of rain the last couple of days, thankfully and even as I write this comment, it's hammering down on the conservatory roof.

5 Jun, 2020

 

Did I misread welding the hedge trimmer? It doesn't say that now...

5 Jun, 2020

 

Its wielding Stera, lol, had to go up and double check to see if I had actually written the wrong word, never had a go at welding although I used to watch my dad many moons ago...

5 Jun, 2020

 

The garden looks spectacular with the Roses loving the heat, not everything else does though, including me. We too had some rain yesterday and overnight, not as much as I wanted or it showed on the weather report, but at least there was some. Light rain to start which soaked in as you say. The Jasmine can be 'a bit vigorous', more polite than Scotsgran's 'thug', perhaps it needs more time to settle in. One of mine grows with a Honeysuckle against the bungalow wall. Planted not by me, they both have to be attacked regularly, they go under the tiles and into the loft, round the gutters and cover the downpipe and water butt. You have to slash you way through to get some water!

6 Jun, 2020

 

Lovely pics Lincs, I had a few tall shrubs in pots blow over too, but happily all well. As for blue roses, I have Blue for you, lovely rose and habit and perfume, but it can't take rain, it ruins the flowers. Maybe they're not meant to be blue lol:-)

9 Jun, 2020

 

I'm sure they aren't. Leave blue to the flowers that are really good at it!
Sbg - I did realise that - just amused me very much that's all - thought it might raise a smile.

9 Jun, 2020

 

What a lovely colourful blog. A stroke of genius using your spare dustbin as a pot, it looks great. I, too am having trouble with hard baked clay soil. Tried to weed yesterday but no way could I get a fork in and that's after we've had rain here. Hoping for more and then it will become too sticky! 😊

10 Jun, 2020

 

Loved this blog. Thanks for sharing with us Linclass.

10 Jun, 2020

 

What a lovely blog. Your roses are all beautiful but I really like the red/yellow/orange one. (4th photo) That was a great idea to use the dustbin as a planter. It’s the perfect size( cut down) and will suit the Acer for quite a few years. I keep scrolling up as there are so many plants I like the look of in your colourful garden. :o)

15 Jun, 2020

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