Catching up

I’m late with the long view, sorry but Heather at Xericstyle who hosts this meme hasn’t posted yet either!

The Long view showing a nice variation in foliage colour

The Long view showing a nice variation in foliage colour

The view has opened a lot where the Leylandii were removed

The view has opened a lot where the Leylandii were removed

Here are the new beds created where the olive was before

Here are the new beds created where the olive was situated before

For some almost wordless Wednesday images of how spring is progressing.

Iris reticulata

Iris reticulata

Iris reticulata

Iris reticulata

Lonicera fragrantissima is smelling wonderful

Lonicera fragrantissima is smelling wonderful

Anemone Sylphide

Anemone Sylphide

Sunny crocus

Sunny crocus

A strange sight: Euphorbia rigida and Rosa Rimosa

A strange sight: Euphorbia rigida flowering at the same time as Rosa Rimosa

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32 thoughts on “Catching up

  1. Intriguing to see your ‘long view’ Christina – not something I can have of our own garden. Yours gives me a better idea of the position of your garden as well as some of the layout. Lovely spring-y flowers too!

  2. Lovely long views of your garden, Christina. It is beautiful and so tidy. Have you no grotty corners? I love the dwarf irises. When I wrote a post on them recently I was surprised how many people said they don’t grow them. They are little winter jewels. I love your Euphorbia rigida with the rose.

  3. It looks lovely and tidy, and with the new veg beds it seems the garden is just waiting for spring and the growing season to begin. Will you be growing anything new in those new beds? Or just more of your favourites?

    • I am hoping to use one of the beds for flowers to cut for the house and possibly as a place to bring on vegetables that need more time to grow before being transplanted into their final positions for example Brussels Spouts and leeks.

  4. some lovely late winter/spring flowers Christina, is the rose a spring flowering one or is it flowering out of it’s norm? the long view is interesting with all the changes, lots of colour in the round bed, you must be feeling very pleased with it all, Frances

  5. Your view looks entirely different today and fresh with anticipation. Seeing your cheerful crocuses reminds me how remiss I was not to plant any in my meditation circle. They look so sunny. The euphoria is nice as well.

    • Thanks Susie, I was very surprised at how different the view looks I think it must be mainly due to increased light levels as the temperatures haven’t changed very much.

  6. I can’t believe you have crocus and roses blooming at the same time. Anyhow, you’ve created a beautiful space and I think your recent changes were wise ones. Are the small trees with silvery leaves also olives or something else?

  7. That is a wonderful view Christina, how lovely to have so much more openness, it really changes the character of the space. What will you grow in the new beds? And I really must get some euphorbia rigida, such a lovely plant. Beautiful irises.

    • One of the new beds will be for cut flowers (I hope) the others for vegetables, this year tomatoes and various varieties of basil in one and aubergines and peppers in the other.

  8. The flowers are nice, but I love the new beds with their perfect soil. I bet they’ll be filled in no time!
    It really looks like spring there now, all neat and ready to grow. It must be a great time of year for you :)

  9. Not too sure where to put this note: Thank you for your good efforts to help identify one of our orphan plants. Stumped, we were ready to break out a begonia key, but without a flower it seemed an unlikely successful quest to find the specific variety. Lo! The master gardener who gifted the plant – strawberry begonia. Right you are! – The Healing Garden gardener

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