As you may remember my treasured Wisteria ‘Prolific’ was so badly hit by the minus 12°C winds this February that all the buds were destroyed and there were no flowers at all: the white wisteria (being situated on the north east side of the terrace and its buds always forming later than the standard colour) did flower but was a small consolation as much of it had been removed to create the outside kitchen, flower room and entertaining room. Continue reading
May the best month in the garden and it is already the 24th! How did that happen? Continue reading
The garden is at its most beautiful in May; and even though the tulips are over as are most of the Irises the garden is FULL! When I look at the garden now, especially this year after so much rain this spring I can hardly believe it will all become parched in a few weeks and I will feel sad looking at a garden that is struggling to stay alive. Continue reading
It was with great sadness that I read about the death of Beth Chatto on 13th May. For me and many others she was an inspiration. I remember my first visit to her garden to see the dry garden soon after it had been planted. It was a revelation! I loved everything about it. Continue reading
Continuing our walk around the garden I will also show you some close-ups of some of the Irises. A word about names. I only know the names of about a third of the Irises I have in the garden. I bought some named varieties from Cayeux, and some named varieties were given or sold to me by friends (a problem here is that they had named some of their stock themselves for ease of knowing what was where in the garden but of course I don’t remember which are true names and which are their invention. Several I’ve purchased from Italian nurseries call them ‘Pink’ or tall blue so not very helpful. So I will only give names to those I am 100% sure of. Sorry if this isn’t very helpful, but just enjoy them! Continue reading
As I mentioned in my post on Monday; on my return from Amsterdam to see the tulips my own garden had exploded into full growth mode.
When I left tulips were still looking amazing and there were buds forming on the bearded Iris. Now all the tulips are just a memory and the Irises are in their full glory. Continue reading
Regular follows of my posts may wonder why I haven’t been posting every day to show you the development of my treasured wisteria. Usually it is in full flower by the end of March and here we are in the middle of April and still I haven’t shared any images with you. Continue reading