Welcome to GBFD, we I ask you to think about the foliage in your garden rather than the flowers; when I walked out into the garden late yesterday evening to take some images of foliage that was making an impact in the garden I thought that it would be impossible to take any wide angle shots because May is when everything flowers in my garden.
However I was wrong! The very hot beginning to May has meant that many plants have flowered and have now decided a rest is in order and have finished. Continue reading
The past week has had mixed weather; hot and sunny but cold, overcast and windy at the weekend, then hot again on Monday and Tuesday, overcast again on Wednesday and rain is forecast for today but as yet it’s sunny. Continue reading
The cuttings beds are full of flowers that need cutting otherwise they will make seed and stop flowering so it was necessary to cut as many as possible for my vases this Monday when I join with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden as she encourages us all to pick flowers from our gardens to enjoy in the house. Continue reading
I’m continuing to use the Wordless Wednesday post to share some views of the garden I’m enjoying this week. I’m hoping it will be a quick reference to see what is good but also by default if a certain area never appears, it means it needs work! Continue reading
I have two arrangements to share with you today for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s meme, where she challenges us to fill a vase with material from our own gardens. Both my vases today have been inspired by vases I’ve seen by other addicts of this meme, which is a great way of learning about different styles of flower arranging from the simple ‘plonk’ (and nothing wrong with that to some quite sophisticated vases by some of the more talented flower arrangers. Continue reading
Looking back over my photographs of tulips for this year I realise that the season was very short. A few appeared at the end of March but the majority were completely finished by the end of April, a few very late varieties in shady spots have clung on until this week but not in a way to make any kind of show.
I have a memory that last year I spent weeks walking along the, then, new spring walk. I was disappointed that so few of the tulips in the spring walk actually flowered again this year. There are a couple of possible reasons.
- Mice ate some of the bulbs during the summer or winter; I did find some holes while I was weeding the bed in early spring.
- The plants of Sisyrinchium had bulked up so thickly the shoots of the bulbs couldn’t force their way through.