Lettuce (two sorts)
Beetroot leaves ( as salad)
and the odd raspberry!
Just back from a couple of weeks away and I can’t believe how beautiful the garden is looking. The roses and lavender scent the air and there is colour everywhere I look.
This is the front garden with the lavender out….
The magenta Lychnis was grown from seed by Sarah Warren – thanks Sarah they look magnificent!
These little triandrus daffodils are called “lemon drops” – triandrus means more than one flower per stem apparently and we love them – another find from the minature bulb company
Ive never got excited about tulips before but these Mt Tacoma tulips have a lovely shape and long lasting double flowers despite the unseasonally hot weather.
The amazing warm sunny weather we are having has enabled us to enjoy eating al fresco several times recently…
Morning coffee with the newspaper
Tea for two…
Supper with Jen
Doesn’t it look bigger?
From the far side of the stream…
How beautiful is the new greenhouse
Across the garden from the old greenhouse…
We love the changes!
These little daffodils are barely six inches tall, smell wonderful ( although getting one’s nose down that low is an interesting exercise!) and they are so cute.
I bought the bulbs last summer off the internet from a company who specialise in selling minature bulbs. ( See my blog post on 8 September) They are called Pacific Coast and have an AGM (award of Gold Merit) which is definitely deserved.
They are just beside the bridge but next year I’m definitely buying more to put in the front garden too.
Oh, and the other bulbs I bought at the same time are just coming out…
What do you put in the centre of a formal knot garden with an intricate pattern of hedges ( which will hopefully look more impressive as it grows!)
It seemed to need a centre piece – but what? We thought about bird baths, urns, sundials and standard plants but in the end we chose a lovely very traditional statue.
So far she’s arrived and is standing gracefully beside the greenhouse. We would put her in place but it will be quite an effort – she’s no lightweight. I know it’s rude to mention a lady’s weight but she’s actually heavier than Alan!
Want a peek…. here she is
I love Spring flowers, especially daffodils. Somehow it lifts your mood especially in sunshine. Alan and I have been enjoying the garden now the weather has turned warmer popping out there at every opportunity to see what’s growing
Judging by the sun Alan toook this later in the afternoon a few days later on 26th. The hyacinths came out in those few days