Wednesday, 9 June 2010

In my garden

The weather has continued to be topsy-turvy with temperatures in mid twenties celsius down to mid teens. Lots of much needed rain over the past few days.

This is the path I laid last year. I have never tackled anything like this before and its a bit uneven but I am pleased with it. It was inspired by a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show last year. It has transformed this part of the garden.

Lupin 'Gallery Rose'

The warm weather has bought out the bees. I grow bee friendly plants with single open flowers which 
they like. Doubles are not good as the insects can't get inside the flower. I only grow one double,
Geranium himalayense 'Plenum' and some roses.

This small patch at the side of the path has several self sown seedlings. Foxgloves, Aquilegia, Clary, Stipa tenuissima, Alcemilla mollis, violas and Rosa glauca. I'm not sure whether to leave them until they are bigger or move them now.

This is another self sown seedling, although I don't know where its come from as I have never grown it. It seems to be a dog rose, Rosa canina. I really like it. Unfortunately, its growing in the middle of an escallonia next to the path. Not a good place for a thorny plant, I keep having to cut bits off so that I don't get caught when I walk past.


  1. Yes the rain as been good for the garden, but I would like it to stop now so I can get on with tidying ready for open gardens. Your garden is looking lovely and plants for free are the best no matter where they pop up.
    Enjoy your garden Lesley.

  2. Hi Lesley

    The weather is supposed to be improving at the weekend so hopefully you will have some time to prepare your garden. Good look with your open garden.