Friday, 24 June 2011

This and That!

Lots going on in the Garden plus some big changes (hopefully)

My Bromeliads are shrinking?? not quite, these are all the babies from the plants overwintered in my heated greenhouse, I really must try and get some different ones.

Pleased with how this is looking, would look better if we had a bit more warmth!!

This is a very neglected spider plant, since I planted it outside, it has 'greened' up alot, you never know it may do it some good!!

Recently our village had some of its gardens opened, it gave us a chance to see behind the high walls eat some homemade cake and buy some lovely plants. When the organiser heard I grow some tropicals, she asked to come and see. So last Sunday found her walking round the garden asking me if I would open with the gardens next year. Quite difficult really as they open in June, too early for my tropicals to be at there best, but she was very insistant that it would be fine as it shows different types and sizes of leaves. So I have tentively agreed.

So we bought these boxes for ontop of the coal bunkers which have always been a 'problem' area with the thought of planting alpine plants in them unless someone comes up with a better idea.

Everything growing like crazy!!

I have always been disappointed how slow growing my Trachy is. Then I did some reading up and I think the poor thing has not had enough water, so I have had the hose on it for quite a considerable time....... now I have 4 spears pushing out!

I am quite sure this 'Indian Bean Tree' is supposed to be green.

The newly planted Cottage Garden by the veg beds, should be good for next year!

My most favourite place in the garden

I have planted 2 Passion Flowers, having been told they are not hardy :o( like most things in my garden they have 2 chances, but having said that they are on a south facing fence and I shall prop some winter protection over the roots this winter, you never know.

I really must try and hide the filter box, I could probably get away with moving it back under the Gunnera?

This is from the other side

Now this is where things are going to change, lots of moving around and construction, now hubby is self employed I have to put up with all his books, folders,papers, files, more books and even more books.... to be honest we don't have a big house so we are having an office constructed, yipee!!! I think we will call it the 'Dog House' lol!!!

In the Greenhouse a Strelitzia Nicola a baby at the moment but hopefully will be big.

First ripe tomato, mmmmmmmmmmm

As its Wimbledon, anyone for strawberries?


  1. It's looking gorgeous. I have a studio in my garden - and it's great in the summer - and winter too - except for the fact that I don't have a sink or and loo!

    Love your cottage garden bed - never thought of that - think I might dedicate one of my raised beds just for that purpose!

  2. Your garden is coming along nicely. How nice to be invited to be part of the garden tour next year. It will be a lot of work to get the garden shipshape in time so early in the year but it will be worth it.

  3. JULY 1: Happy CANADA Day, Libby! You may not be aware that it's Canada's 144th birthday today, and Will and Kate are in Ottawa to help us celebrate. Actually, we don't need help, but it's great to have them here!
    Is the Indian Bean Tree a Catalpa? If so, at my previous house I had a Catalpa tree that had grown to about 50' high, gorgeous to look at but always dropping leaves, blossoms or giant beans all over the driveway.... very messy.


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