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The roses are early this year…

I dug another hole Sunday, this time for my plum tree, bought two years back to replace the one I lost to disease, I couldn’t place it in the same part of the garden and was unsure where to place it, I’m going to train it as an espalier against the fence…

Now I need to find a new home for the ladder…

Pepper in her usual position whilst I work…

Despite the lack of rain the flowers are all performing well, I had a nice show of bulbs now the ferns are unfurling, hosta’s appearing, spreading plants strutting there stuff (I still like my mingles) and Aqulegia’s popping up all over the garden, the forget-me-not went mental again but I like them so do allow that to happen…


I’ve made a start clearing the leaves, cut back the perennial allysum and hellebores in the Photina bed, you can’t see them in the photo below but the dahlia’s and gladioli are already up so I was able to turn the earth again, I also jumped on the fork to loosen the earth between the plants in the border, so pleased I did as for the first time in nearly two months we’ve had proper rain for most of today and this time it went into the ground…In fact I donned my wellies this afternoon and planted out some Rudbekia and Cosmos into the long border during a lull, had to make a run back inside but at least its a start….

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All looking lovely Lincs :-)

11 May, 2022

 

Thanks Daylily, todays rain has certainly perked everything up, it looks so fresh and clean now....

11 May, 2022

 

I like a good mingle. Your vista thro' the gates goes on and on, delightful.

11 May, 2022

 

Lincs you must be so pleased with the way your garden is looking, its is so pretty.
Your roses are so much further on than mine.

Did you get a lot of rain yesterday? we hardly had any which is bad for the garden but as OH and I were on a motorbike ride that was good.

I also like a good mingle.

12 May, 2022

 

There's always a knock-on effect when you plant something new, isn't there, Lincs? I hope yu've found a good home for the ladder. Your acers look good and you have lots of attractive cottagey plants. I can't believe it, we've had one and a half days of rain and it has made such a difference to our ability to weed. No excuses now!!

12 May, 2022

 

Thankyou Siris, my chair is directly opposite the patio doors, when relaxing indoors I look straight out on that view, I learnt many years back that a mingle leaves no room for the weeds to grow....

12 May, 2022

 

Seaburn I checked back through my last years photo's and the roses are 4-6 weeks ahead, in fact nearly everything in the garden is, I'm ecastatic with how the garden looks, something good that came out of lockdown Seaburn...
We had 18hrs of nonstop heavy rain Tues/Weds but not torrential so it didn't flatten everything, this time it did good, luckily I had been around my borders jumping on the fork to create holes for when I got the hose out but then didn't need it, I nipped out in my wellies and jacket planting some cosmos and rudbekia in the long border, it was grand to not need to cart the watering can around with me...

12 May, 2022

 

Anget that certainly always happens here, I've let out a few very loud hints to Derek about the ladder but he is ignoring me, if he doesn't remove the brackets, I'll wait a couple of weeks then take them off myself and stick the ladder in his man cave, lol...I decided a few years ago to grow more perennials, never regretted doing that, so much easier to care for Ange...
Its been a treat to be able to also get some of the plants out, the cosmos, rudbekia and sunflowers were getting quite leggy, I spent nearly two hours today doing the little border between the rose garden and footpath,not because of weeds and it wasn't hard but hundreds of grape hyacinths needed to come out, some of which were very deep in the ground, then I cut back my buddhlia, didn't have any room in the bin before, now have two bins and a dustbin full but at least I can walk down the path without dodging branches....

12 May, 2022

 

Your garden is certainly benefiting from the rain you had...here it was rather minimal,but all the same,I can see a difference.
A couple of years ago I did the same as you and increased the perennials. Haven't regretted it.
Our bin was half filled on the same day it was emptied by the council. Thankfully our son,who is deep into his Uni exams has offered his bin.

13 May, 2022

 

Luckily Julia we have a spare green bin that belongs to us, its only at pruning time that I need the second one, I refuse to pay for two from the council, I shall just transfer the waste over each time its emptied, doesn't matter it it takes a couple of months as long as its kept dry, it all disappears gradually over the year, when my old neighbours were still next door Karina often let me top up her bin, hers was only ever grass cuttings, we always helped each other out, I do miss them, they lived next to us for over 40yrs...
Our grandson is in the same situation, he is at Liverpool Uni but is finishing today until September, coming home tomorrow....He's hoping to find a job for the next few months even if its only part time....

13 May, 2022

 

Looking lovely, colourful and really healthy, Sue! I love your idea to espalier the plum! Looking forward to seeing it taking shape - I’d love to do something like that. Quite exciting I bet!
You’ve a prolific spread of roses too - mine aren’t even near to blooming. I’ll enjoy yours instead!
Pepper looks happy to supervise!!!! Lots of sunshine and one happy dog..
You’ve a smashing collection of aquilegia too - nice and colourful varieties. Fern looking good - lush and green! Sounds like you’ve been hard at it planting though, looking forward to seeing your new plants in bloom later. Lovely aspect in the last pic too!

13 May, 2022

 

You have beautiful garden Lincslass. Pepper is so cute....posing for you beautifully.
Your roses are fantastic.

13 May, 2022

 

It all looks so good and happy - the rain has clearly cheered it up enormously! Must agree those roses are gorgeous.I wonder if I showed your photo to my single solitary rose bush it might remember its supposed to flower?

15 May, 2022

 

Amazingly early Roses! And some lovely Aquilegias too. Last year I planted some Christa Barlow, but no sign of them this year. So disappointed. Hey ho. Love the shot looking right down the garden.

16 May, 2022

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