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.
It is about 12-15 feet high.
These are some of the plants I bought at the garden centre yesterday.
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.
The roses are doing well at the moment as are a number of other plants. So I thought I would share them today.
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
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.
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.
Some of the flowers in my garden today… warts and all! 🙂
It’s amazing what can be found when there doesn’t to be much in flower. The garden is being given a good tidy at the moment so should look nice in a week or two. If only the rain didn’t keep forcing the gardener away!
The following few were taken by my neice Karen this evening
After spotting a butterfly I hadn’t seen in the garden before, I went out to see what it was up to !
It was a brimstone and was investigating mainly the marigolds, which although colourful are the bane of my life as they have spread all over everywhere.
While I was out there I did my usual walk around the garden to see what else was out. There isn’t much there now as most of my flowers have gone over. I really need to do something about the gap in the seasons here. I NEED autumn colour.
The Cosmos are still gorgeous. And of course the gardians of the garden are always there looking very affable… but cross them at your peril!
Found some nice flowers when I looked around among the weeds! 🙂
My gardener only does general gardening on a couple of days a week as he is mainly a landscaper. So if the weather is really good he needs to get on with what really brings in the money I guess, then mine has to wait. It’s worth the wait though.
Anyway here is what I found to share today.
I love the curly weed bottom right in the picture below as well as the many different colours on the hydrangea.
Close up of one of the above…. love the little flowers in the centre of each flower.
This is what is out in the garden at present. Whilst I was looking around I heard birdsong coming from somewhere and I couldn’t see who was singing…. then I looked up and there it was, on the overhead telegraph wires. Rather a long shot but I did my best. The song seemed so loud I thought it was much nearer than this.
Finally a page from the summer journal I am doing with Myfanwy Hart’s Be Creative group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/journalingfun/