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Late Roses and Baby Birds

After three weeks getting over a virus we are pretty much back to normal. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. So energy levels nearly back to normal it’s time I had a look around the garden, we’ve had an awful lot of rain lately plus some lovely sunny days. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was spring again or early summer. I have got such a mixture of plants flowering that would normally have been over weeks ago.

The roses that seem to have missed summer this year have now decided to wake up.


Rose Blushing Lucy is now putting on a really great show, a climber that covers most of the summer house.


Rose Kitty’s Rose, bought after my lovely neighbour Kitty died, I’m sure she would have approved.


Not sure of the name of this rose so I won’t attempt to try looking it up, but a perfect shape and lots of perfume.


Rose Princess de Nassau, now this is a late rose so it’s not flowering out of season. A large shrub or small climber will take a hard prune as it flowers on new wood and not until September, a bonus I think you will agree.


Hedychium ‘Tara’ this has made a huge plant with many spikes of flowers, a welcome site in the hot borders.


It’s going to be a great year for berries, here one of many Sorbus in the garden Sorbus Villmorinii has turned a nice pale pink. Not sure how long this tree will last, it has several limbs with die back and more looking crumbly but I will enjoy it till it drops then I have a Magnolia Wilsonii waiting in the wings to replace it.


Sorbus Cashmiriana white fruit with the foliage turning bronze.


We have had two pairs of Blackbirds fledge their young this week. I can’t remember seeing young blackbirds so late in the season. They have been fighting for space in the rill, seeing who can get the best position for a bath, quite amusing.


Now I’ve not been idle while feeling under the weather, there are only so many books you can read before cabin fever sets in. Imogen my 6 year old G/daughter was rummaging on my fabric shelves when she found this material, saying it looked like a rain forest and could she have a top made out of it. Here is the finished top and one chuffed little girl went home happy.


Now when we go to the coast as you know I always pick up ‘rubbish’ from the beach, I often see these little houses in shops costing the earth.So this is my take on a seaside scene. Little cottages using found wood,old nails, slices of pencils for doors,collar studs and old earring pieces…..

I’ll try not to leave it so long before I write my next post.



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After the Rain.

After a lovely welcome rainy evening I got up to a Jungle. I think the garden has grown a foot over night.


The morning is sunny, not a cloud to be seen……


……my shoes and my trouser bottoms are wet…..


……and the rain is still dripping from the trees.


….but everything looks healthy and fresh….


…the blackbirds are frantically feeding their young….


….and all is blooming in the garden….


….even the sweet peas have put on a spurt of growth….


….the blueberries absolutely love this weather…..


…and the alliums simply glow….


…the shady garden has had it’s welcome rain and starting to reap the goodness…..


…and last of all today Wada’s Primrose Clematis showing all signs of having a good year….



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