Monday, June 18, 2018

The Garden Today


I took a walk around the garden this morning.
This is the first peony to bloom, there are close to a hundred buds on the plant and it is about 5 feet tall!!  Sadly the blooms last such a short time, and even shorter if it rains, which is forecast for Friday, or it gets really windy.

David Austin rose, just loaded with flowers.






Lots of baskets and pots of petunias.


These baskets are just loaded with little flowers, can't remember the name of them.  Takes for ever to dead head them!

 Lots of pansies, salvia and lobellia.


Martha Washington geraniums

Red geraniums


Hostas


 Begonias loving the shade


The first tomato.  The label said Supremo but the picture looks like Roma.  It's only the size of a grape. but it's a start. A few beans are peaking through the soil but no sign of the zucchini
Having shingles has certainly curtailed my planting this year.  I've only planted about half of the pots and baskets I usually do and very little in the veg department.  Some of my flower beds are-as my mother would have said-'choked with weeds'.  It's amazing how the heat brings on the nerve pain and I can only manage about 45 minutes in the garden and then I'm done.  Hopefully, slowly but surely, I'll get  some of it in order, but if not there's always next year!!

9 comments:

  1. I love pansies and begonias. My Nana grew wonderfully large and colourful pansies and my father grew begonias along the front of the house. I love your geraniums. Mine are so scruffy in the summer heat and grow into monsters in the winter. Different climate!
    You have a beautiful array of colour!

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    1. Overnight my peonie blooms went from 1 to 10!! I usually plant lots of geraniums but, sadly, not able to this year.

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  2. Lovely vibrant colours. I am envious of your host as. Mine have been eaten quite badl.y this year.

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    1. It's taken about 5 years to get my hostas looking half decent. Fortunately, touch wood, I haven't seen any slugs.

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  3. Beautiful colours. You've got such a lot of colour in your garden. I too have lots of baby tomatoes.

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    1. Far behind you, only the one baby tomato so far!

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  4. You have so much colour going on, just beautiful, our garden needs a bit more colour so I shall be looking for more plants this weekend. I can't do gardening for too long either these days I ache all over.

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  5. Your flowers are lovely.

    God bless.

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  6. So much colour Jan, your garden must look beautiful. I have a David Austin Rose and it hasn't got a single bud on it. Hope you're coming out the other side of the shingles now and that every day is getting better for you. xx

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