Following so much rain, the flowers are finally coming out in the garden. Of course it is now boiling hot and so I know that nothing will last long and my job of Head Waterer (we have a hosepipe ban in place) is definitely confirmed.
Early evening on Friday looking down the garden from my garden seat. Bliss.
Foxgloves in lilac and white. I like the lilac the best. Mum likes the white.
Already fading, but the first yellow rose on the arch. This one is on the opposite side:
And my beloved peonies are starting to come out of hiding (yippee!)
Before I was sick, mum and I spent two days working in the garden. We managed to do nothing else all weekend (except watch a tiny bit of the rugby and walk Violet). It was back breaking work (I was off work for two weeks following this time in the garden although it wasn’t related). I am so glad that the garden is nearly finished. Mum and I weren’t happy with the garden all summer long. It just wasn’t right. But I think we may have worked it out a lot better from now on.
I tweeted photos via Instagram over the weekend and thought I would post them here too along with their captions until I have time to go into detail about the new plants that were purchased and what changes have been made.
‘A lovely sunny morning but a little chilly. Perfect gardening weather.’
‘First trip to the dump of the day.’ (Mum and I did two trips on Saturday and dad did another trip on Sunday. One more trip on Monday is scheduled in).
‘The last bush (maybe) out of the ground.’ Yep. I was wrong. Two more came out after that one.
‘ Mum and the eucalyptus’
(Sunday) ‘9am and into the garden we go.’
‘The rose section about to be moved.’
‘Working out where everything should go.’
‘Violet scouting out a new place to rest (her bed must not meet her standards!)’
The garden once the work was completed.
I’ll be putting together a post with before and after photos. I think the difference will really be seen once summer comes around again.
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We are doing a massive sort out of the garden this weekend. I will be posting photos on Twitter of the plants we are moving, those that are going and the new ones which will be arriving.
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This past week and so far this week too have been warm. Hot even. And it has been lovely to actually feel like summer is here.
A burst of colour is all around and I had to take a few photos to remind me that summer can eventually turn up in London – it just takes a long, long time!
And my favourite colour at the moment?
Orange! Which means red isn’t too far away now.
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