Category Archives: My Garden

IN THE GARDEN

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These poppies are like huge tissue paper balls on a plate! This plant had 11 blooms on it at one point

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Champagne Moment in bud

Champagne Moment in bud

And fully open

And fully open

Love the colour of this against the dark trees from next door

Love the colour of this against the dark trees from next door

Love the colours in this which is in a pot with verbina

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

Showing leaves and flowers

Flowers in close up view

Flowers in close up view

It is about 12-15  feet high.

GARDEN CENTRE SPOILS

These are some of the plants I bought at the garden centre yesterday. 

African Violet I haven't seen this one before

African Violet
I haven’t seen this one before

Herbaceous Perrenial Geranium I also bought a darker one

Herbaceous Perrenial Geranium
I also bought a darker one

Can't remeber

Osteospermum ….. a darler one too

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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.

MORE IN THE GARDEN

I took a few more shots of the garden and some plants yesterday.

Looking down the garedn from the house

Looking down the garden from the house

Looking towarads my seat in the quiet corner

Looking towards my seat in the quiet corner

Lovely very double clematis that was hiding in another one which flowers later.

Lovely very double clematis that was hiding in another one which flowers later.

Closer view. This one has thae name of a london borough but for the life of me I can't remember it.

Closer view.
This one has the name of a London borough but for the life of me I can’t remember it.

WHAT’S BLOOMIMG IN THE THE GARDEN NOW?

The roses are doing well at the moment as are a number of other plants. So I thought I would share them today.

Albertine Bud

Albertine Bud

Albertine fully out. It has a delicious smell!

Albertine fully out. It has a delicious smell!

Yellow poppies.  I don't know the name... think they are called welsh poppies/?

Yellow poppies.
I don’t know the name… think they are called Welsh poppies/?

Another yellow poppty

Another yellow poppty

Single Rose I love the faintly pink bloom to this one

Single Rose
I love the faintly pink bloom to this one

Philadelphus Mock ornage blossom. the leaves lose this citrus colour as they age

Philadelphus Coronareous Aurus
Mock ornage blossom. the leaves lose this citrus colour as they age

Who put THAT there then?

Who put THAT there then?

Peony It was so heavy I had to hold it's head up to take the photograph!

Peony
It was so heavy I had to hold it’s head up to take the photograph!

Yellow rose. No idea of it's name.

Yellow rose.
No idea of it’s name.

Red Poppy All of these poppies have come from nowhere... guess it's the birds...

Red Poppy
All of these poppies have come from nowhere… guess it’s the birds…

Yellow roses In the front garden. I love the way these start off such a deep golden colour then fade to pale lemon, tinged with pink.

Yellow roses
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.

Poppy in the front garden.
this is going to be a big blousy one when it finally bursts out.

A WALK AROUND MY GARDEN

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

Front garden

Front garden

Back Garden

Back Garden from my seat

Walking towards the house

Back Garden

Back Garden

Back Garden

Back Garden

Back Garden

Back Garden

Now I need to go and get some more plants. Always a pleasure!

IN MY WORKROOM AND GARDEN TODAY

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

Double page spread

closer view

Closer View of Left hand side.

Clsoer view  of Right 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.

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IN MY GARDEN TODAY

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!

Rose I ove but have forgotten who she is.

Rose I love but have forgotten who she is.

Self setting violas

Self setting violas

The following few were taken by my neice Karen this evening

Last of the cowslips

Last of the cowslips

Acquilegia

Acquilegia

Alchimella Mollis

Alchimella Mollis

Albertine

Albertine

Mallow

Mallow

Bald female blackbird. Poor little thing

Bald female blackbird. Poor little thing