Saturday, 29 August 2015

A Day Out............

in the garden.....
I have been neglecting the garden terribly ,for two reasons, 1) The Rain! and hasn't it!!!! 2) Sewing, I am so enjoying my sewing, I used to sew a lot years and years ago, but with children it sort of got pushed to one side, but I have started again and am really loving it.

So today being the sunny day of the bank holiday, I decided to go outside and do a bit of tidying up, I was supposed to finish tidying the other side of the shed, but didn't fancy that so did some snipping and chopping in between taking pics!

This is Nicotiana Langdorf. I saw it when I went round Highgrove and really loved it, managed to track down some seeds and lo and behold here we are. The only problem is, Highgroves where about 6 inches tall, mine are a metre!!!

This is Brugmansia San Guinea, It got left out last winter mainly because I had to dash up to be with mum. But it has gone mad this year, just waiting for flowers now!!

Beautiful sun through stripy leaves!

Tree spinach, and yes apparently you can eat it, great filler with a pretty pink tinge to the leaves, but next year I must remember to put it at the back of the border, its taller than me now!!!!

Forgotten the name of this but has the most beautiful furry leaves on top

then you turn them over, lots of spikes!!!

Isn't this to die for dinner plate aeonium (Aeonium tabuliforme) its still in the pot I bought it in, I haven't had the courage to take it out

but it has grown huge now!

Meanwhile down by the arid bed, I repotted the Agava Americana and it has grown and grown, so muc so I have to be careful walking past it.

The babies are doing so well too!

Lots of colour in the Arid bed.

Finally the prickley pear has been loving all this rain and is growing like crazy!!!

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