These poppies are like huge tissue paper balls on a plate! This plant had 11 blooms on it at one point
Champagne Moment in bud
And fully open
Love the colour of this against the dark trees from next door
Love the colours in this which is in a pot with verbina
Does anyone know what the name of this tree is? It is a variety of cherry…………….. I think from Australia originally. It has these fluffy blooms at this time of year and bunches of small inediable black fruit later.
Showing leaves and flowers
Flowers in close up view
It is about 12-15 feet high.
My nephew has just bulit a lovely pond in their garden and wanted some plants for it so we also visited the Aquatic area while we were at the nursery and I found these…..
Aren’t they fun?
This is the pattern of a mimulus flower that fell from the plant he bought to put in his pond
These are some of the plants I bought at the garden centre yesterday.
I haven’t seen this one before
Herbaceous Perrenial Geranium
I also bought a darker one
Osteospermum ….. a darler one too
I also bought, Cosmos, and Rudbeckia, a couple of small shrubs. Some Osteospermum and some Gazanias Some Begonias for a big pot in the front garden and a few Diascia for hanging basket. Quite a haul really! None of these are in flower though so I will show them later when they bloom.
Should be great later in the year.
I took a few more shots of the garden and some plants yesterday.
Looking down the garden from the house
Looking towards my seat in the quiet corner
Lovely very double clematis that was hiding in another one which flowers later.
This one has the name of a London borough but for the life of me I can’t remember it.
The roses are doing well at the moment as are a number of other plants. So I thought I would share them today.
Albertine fully out. It has a delicious smell!
I don’t know the name… think they are called Welsh poppies/?
Another yellow poppty
I love the faintly pink bloom to this one
Philadelphus Coronareous Aurus
Mock ornage blossom. the leaves lose this citrus colour as they age
Who put THAT there then?
It was so heavy I had to hold it’s head up to take the photograph!
No idea of it’s name.
All of these poppies have come from nowhere… guess it’s the birds…
In the front garden. I love the way these start off such a deep golden colour then fade to pale lemon, tinged with pink.
Poppy in the front garden.
this is going to be a big blousy one when it finally bursts out.
it was a lovely sunny day today so I went and sat in the garden for a bit and then took a walk around.
Here are some general views
Back Garden from my seat
Walking towards the house
Now I need to go and get some more plants. Always a pleasure!
Here is the latest page from my online course with Donna Downey. For this one we were asked to use watersoluble crayons or pastels etc. and to moisten them with white acrylic paint. This enabled blending and made the surface more permanent.
Double page spread
Closer View of Left hand side.
Clsoer view of Right Hand Side
As I was taking these shots I looked out of the window at the front garden and saw that the light was lovely. This was taken through the window glass.