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!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

First swifts

I heard the first swifts "peeping" in the sky above the garden today, having seen my first swallows of the season a few weeks back.  
The grass has shot up since last weekend with the rain we've had but the new seed I put down is still not growing as it's been so cold.   Most other things have really taken off, some sweet pea seeds I put in pots (rather late but will plunge straight into the ground, pots and all) have germinated really quickly.
At present the lily of the valley are putting on a wonderful and delicious-smelling show,  clematis montana is flowering well, alliums seem to be popping up all over the place - I am sure many of them must have self-set - and any tulip sceptics really should see the delightfully eccentric shapes the long-lasting burgundy tulips are making....   Pics to follow soon.
I have never seen so many flowers on my three currant bushes so I will really have to try and remember who it was I promised the red currants to this year....  

Friday, 10 May 2013

Narcissus Thalia

This year the narcissus Thalia have put on a stunning show.   I am sure they have multiplied since last year.   As the area is completely taken over by lily of the valley later in the year it gets virtually no attention - which the narcissi evidently thrive on!
Here they are in the early morning light.   Worth getting up for!