I am not trying to build a cutting garden, but I could not resist these. They are my first cut flowers. It is raining so, so much! no garden time for me.
The yellow roses are from a rose... plant, I cannot call it a bush, that was already in the garden when we arrived. It is overgrown by ivy which we are now cutting back because we are working on the terrace. Last year it gave one single rose, but this year, with a bit more space, it's coming with several. I may have to move it when the time is right.
|This may be a Papaver pizzicato, but I won't know until it opens.|
|Bumblebee busy on chives|
|Waiting for Margaret merrill to open|
|Anyone any idea what's going on here? Three buds on the Lark ascending were|
cut-off in this manner with the black sap coming out.
I Googled but haven't found anything like this...
A walk around the garden:
|Bee in thyme|
|Ladybug on sage leaf|
|First time I find a buttercup in our grass,|
love how glossy they are
|The lilacs we planted last year have bloomed!|
|A bee visiting the iris germanica|
|Snail on broom|
|Margaret Merrill bud|
|Willow sprouting back!|
|Stages of hawthorn blossoms|
|The fern corner is slowly filling up :)|
|These are the original ferns, which are very elegant|
I've continued digging out grass on this long weekend.
Now I have to extend the path I started last weekend and decide what to plant here. On the strip on the long side of the existing "bed", I sprinkled three small packets of wildflower mixes and some extra love-in-a-mist. In a small corner to the right of the apple tree, I sprinkled s mall packet of forget-me-nots.
Three really bad photos, posted for reference:
These are from some days back. Some from rainy days:
|So much work here!|
|Anticipation!! Margaret Merrill.|
|First pole beans are out!|
|More anticipation!! (grapevine)|
|The evicted Boston ivy is making do in a pot.|
|Honeysuckle I put in this homemade trellis last weekend.|
It was drying out because I had forgotten about it.
|Here I planted some bulbs and sprinkled some seeds|
some time ago, things are starting to get interesting!
|Zantedeschia anticipation |
and the worst image in this blog yet!
|These guys are kind of cute|
I almost always choose white flowers. Of course blossoms naturally are most often white, which helps. A few photos, all phone snapshots. 6th May:
|Medlar with a visitor|
|Iris germanica alba|