Monday, September 19, 2016

Holiday Gardening

 So happy to be on holidays from school and to be in my garden.
 Lots of lovely treasures every day to find out there.
 I have some projects that I'll be working on - some new paths and some painting of my hot house.
 The combinations of these colours is just magic!
 My daughter's Birthday Blossom - she turned 19 - Prunus Elvins has always been one of my favourites.
 Lovely Tulips - fleeting, but worth it.

Enjoying the sun while it lasts, and some inside jobs if it rains.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Welcome Spring Time

 These Iceland Poppies were the for-runner for the blooms that were to come
 . . . and they just keep coming
 So elegant and simple
 This is a BIG RED Salvia that is beside my hot house, and is going to look magnificent when all these large red spikes open out. It is covered with buds.
 Had lots of early jonquils and now the daffs are starting to open up.
It's such an exciting time in my garden that has been mainly sleeping for the winter months.
 I got a lovely surprise after work last night, when I spied my magnolia.
It is such a delicate one and I have had a lot of trouble growing them in the past, so I am very pleased that this one seems happy at my back door.