The cuttings beds are continuing to give me so much pleasure. Being able to pick flowers for a vase whenever I want is just incredible. There has been so many of some flowers that I am now more able to calculate how many plants I need to plant to have ‘enough’.
The weather has been more spring-like in the last week than earlier in the month when it was much more like summer. The hot weather means that many of the roses have already bloomed and finished! During this week the temperatures have been pleasant with rain on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, which the garden and I were very pleased to see. Continue reading
Not the garden, but I realise I haven’t shared the views of the fields of poppies yet this year; they have been amazing with whole fields just turned red with their beauty. Continue reading
Every Monday Cathy from Rambling in the garden asks us to pick flowers from our gardens and bring them into the house to enjoy. This meme has become completely addictive for many of us and even when we are going away, or there is snow on the ground we find something!
As many of you know I am teaching (with others) a gardening course in a nearby town and I wanted to share my enthusiasm for using home grown flowers with the group; so a couple of weeks ago I picked buckets and buckets of flowers from the cuttings beds, and the group came here armed with vases, jam jars and various other containers and we spent the afternoon arranging the flowers, followed by tea and cake. Continue reading
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