Sunday, 31 May 2015


Well it was forecast which was why we had to get the last of the path laid yesterday!

So it was raining when we got up and continued to rain for an hour or so. But that did not stop us loading up the car ready to go to the recycling centre when it opened at 10 am.

Some of the broken old bricks that we took .

We filled this bags with garden weeds and rubbish.

The car filled with some wood that needs to go! So after two trips to the recycling centre we stopped for a cup of tea, it was beginning dry up, so I took the camera out to the front garden to record what was happening there flower wise.

This lovely pink Azalea is standing under the porch by the front door.

It did not have many flowers this year but is looking lovely and healthy, we need to decide if it stays in a pot or gets put into the front or back garden but that's for the autumn.

An Allium is in flower .

The Cornus Kousa  which up until this year as looked quite poorly but finally it's looking happy in it;s position.

The left hand side from the house.

These two clematis are flowering beautifully.

The roses are starting to bloom.

The left front corner.

The right front corner.

The gorgeous red flowers on the broom make this part of the front glow.

Lots of roses about to bloom in the centre island bed.

Looking back up the opposite side towards the house, so full and beginning to flower.

This Cornus is starting to flower.

Looking down the drive to the road, the wall now hidden beneath the over flowing plants.

We took a trip to a local Nursery and came back with lots of new plants!!These are just a few of them.

Paul spent time potting up some new plants and also some we already had.

We could not resist this Phormium which we will put in a large blue pot we have in the front garden.

We purchased three new Hosta's because we love Hosta's. this is one Paul's planted up ready to go down beside the stone circle at the end of the garden where it's shaded and has a woodland feel.

This is the second one and the third which is two shades of green Paul's already taken down to the stone circle so I will show that when all three are in place.

closer look.

So while Paul was potting these up I was down amongst the shrubs weeding, our garden loves to attract Nettles, buttercups and Bindweed! So I filled a large bag with all the ones I removed from the shrub border!.

So finally it was 7 pm and time to stop! I had just dished up our dinner when I looked out the window and saw the sun lighting up the Wisteria , so leaving my dinner I took the camera and tried to capture the image.

You can just make out the pink glowing from the patio.

I moved closer trying to get the right shot!

This one I think shows best the sun shinning on the Wisteria framed through the arch. After we'd eaten Paul went to take some photo's of the Red Rhododendron that is now in flower.

The rhododendron on the left towards the stone circle.

Such a lovely deep red.

Still lots of buds so hopefully they'll still be in flower in a couple of weeks.

Close up.

Lots of buds waiting to open.

Paul took this shot of the Wisteria from the formal box garden on his way back.

I will miss this when the flowers finally fall!but will at least have these photo's to remind me but not of the heavenly scent!

Well the next two days weather is supposed to be horrendous, strong winds and driving rain, so we may get a couple of evenings off!!



  1. What a beautiful sight to behold! Love it and the flowers are amazing, so much to see and enjoy, a truly lovely garden. I have never seen a red broom, I've only seen the yellow and thought they were lovely enough but the red does look ever so nice! And oh yes, I'm with Paul on the Hostas, they're very nice indeed and will great down by the stone circle.

  2. Reckon that we can definitely say that 'Everything in your garden is coming up ROSY!'
    Gosh what a lot of wood was off to the recycling tip.Hope that you both had your gardening gloves on to prevent getting any splinters.

    Love the photo of the sun on the Wisteria.

    Must be getting near to the poor lawn's turn to have some attention and TLC now that most of the major works have been completed.