Saturday, 26 July 2014

A July afternoon in the garden

I have been trying to write a post for some time now, but have been hampered by a temperamental laptop and erratic broadband. Hopefully the problems have now been sorted out. At the moment I am enjoying the good weather that we are having here in the UK and spending quite a lot of time in the garden. So I have decided to take you for a walk around our garden.

When a visitor enters our drive the first things that they see are the woodland bed and the rockery, which are both currently resting. In other words they need weeding.

The first plant that catches the eye in the front garden is this lavatera. Several years ago we bought its' ancestor from RHS Wisley and it has been propagated many times.

Next in line of sight are these daisies

and I could not resist this Nigella, which is self set so I can not take the credit for it.

On the other side of the path we have a hydrangea

and then there is  Rosa Handel  which grows by the front door.

Now round to the back garden. From the kitchen window I can see these blue violet pansies

and this dahlia which has been flowering for some time now. It is a patio dahlia with small but perfectly formed flowers.

Then around the corner by the French windows we have hollyhocks

and an agapanthus.

A short distance away on the trellis we have a clematis, which I was carefully tying up every week until we went away, when it arranged itself into a rather attractive cascade.

Hidden behind the trellis the day lilies are in full flower.

While on the other side of the garden in my white border, Hydrangea Annabelle is blooming.

Then finally towards the bottom of the garden the apple tree looks to have a bumper crop of fruit on it.

 I just wish that I could bottle the weather and share that with you too.


Maggie May said...

Your garden is really lovely and I like everything that you've shown.
I expect that the flowers attract lots of bees and butterflies which is good.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

cheshire wife said...

Maggie May - thank you. We do have a number of butterflies in the garden, but they were not around when I was out with my camera.

Suburbia said...

All so beautiful and abundant!

Rob-bear said...

I look at your garden. I look at my garden. I do not have a green thumb. But I try; I pretend.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

cheshire wife said...

Suburbia - it is the weeds that are abundant.

Rob - keep trying.

Trubes said...

What a lovely garden and such a good assortment of plants and shrubs, It's obvious a lot of hard work has gone into that...Well done!


cheshire wife said...

Trubes - yes, it is hard work but I enjoy it.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Beautiful flowers in your garden CW. We don't have a garden now and I miss being able to walk or sit in it, but not the work!