Tuesday, 23 May 2023



All the flower beds have now been increased, so naturally we wandered off to do a little change around.

While sitting in the flower garden, we decided to return the four blue pots, which were originally either side of the two covered benches, and that we put in the pond garden, back to their original place.

We lost our two bay trees unfortunately over the cold winter, so we decided that the two big terracotta pots the trees were in could be put with side of the lychgate in the pond garden.

So we went off to the garden centre and unplanned, as usual, we returned with four Azalea's! Two of which we have put in the big terracotta pots.

Two are evergreen, so the pots will have some colour through the winter.

So a lovely splash of colour in May.

The other two are non evergreen and are now potted up and standing the other side of the lych gate.

a lovely pink

and a white

so now back to sorting out the flower garden.

Monday, 8 May 2023


 The flower garden now has two lengthened beds.

this is the first one and Paul's now done the one diagonally opposite.

This bed was easiest to do next due to not being so full of weeds and grass. It has quite a few groundcover plants under the shrubs at the back.

The tree peony in the other beds is having it's best year so far, with lots of lovely blooms.

A close up

We put in this tangerine Ranunculus to link to the Geum in the opposite flower bed.

a closer view

Some ground cover along the raised side back border.

Very pretty blue flowers similar to forget me knots.

The stone trough below the folly window has been replanted with the hope these we actually not vanish like all the previous plants we've tried here.

inside the folly

Pleased with how this area is working.

The Rhubarb is coming along nicely in it's pot.

We planted up the wall and hanging baskets.

We lost a few large shrubs this winter but other plants appear to have enjoyed the cold spell followed by all the rain and are doing well.

It was the King's coronation on Saturday, so we had a small celebration lunch with our close friends on Sunday, which turned out to be the best day weather wise for the long weekend.

So it's carrying on with the change in the flower garden this week, weather permitting.