June view 2009

June view 2009
View of rose and herb garden, June 2009

Small Garden Story

Over some 15 + years, I have been photographing the evolution of my small (85 x 15 foot) garden and it seems a waste not to put these records into some sort of context. Beginning here in April 2010 this Blog is intended to both act as a diary and to share past and present successes (and some failures), pleasures and disappointments with fellow garden-lovers. In due course, I intend to fill in some of the background and early days but that will have to wait until the winter months!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Hot spots

One of the most satisfying aspects of gardening, for me, is the joy of the unexpected.   Things just happen.   It is a constantly evolving canvas and sometimes you wonder where on earth the paints came from.   I certainly never expected a patch of such fiery hues as this dahlia grouping to find a home in my small patch.   The first shot was taken in the early morning, blooms still heavy with rain, featuring Karma Bon Bini, the second (following tomorrow) mid afternoon as I was trying to sit down long enough to enjoy a small bottle of beer - an impossible feat for a gardener (the sitting, not the beer).

Joining KBB is Cactus Nuit d'Ete and orange Pompon New Baby.   In planting are also Cactus Tutu, Natal, decorative Arabian Night and decorative Seduction.   But I can't get a decent shot of the whole lot together!

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