During the week we had a walk around Beveridge Park, it’s the one place that we miss in Kirkcaldy, we knew we would miss it as it’s a lovely park and when we lived nearby we were in there most days. Nothing much has changed about it since we moved, the swans even have four cygnets this year, just like last year, they seem to have got the hang of it now.
At home, I’ve been busy digging up more grass and getting rid of it onto a compost heap and planting yet more things, just about every time we go out I come back with some plants. The bright pink feathery sort of flower in the foreground below is an astilbe. It’s enjoying life in that border as it’s a very dampish patch, just what that one needs. As you can see the land is very stoney as well as being claggy clay in some areas but I think it’s also full of nutrients, by the look of the growth that most of the plants have put on anyway.
The foxglove below is one which I bought at the St Andrews Botanic Garden, they usually have some good plants there and this one cost me all of £1. I managed to take a few foxgloves from my old garden, just the common variety but this one is a bit fancier, it has grown much taller since I took this photo.
Below is a photo of a rose called Lakeland, I think that’s what it’s called anyway but it might be Lakeside, I’ll have to check its label. It’s a climber and I quite like the flower but it has no scent and the leaves have the dreaded blackspot, as you can see I’m sure.
In the same photo you can just see a baby rowan tree and the leaves of an agapanthus as well as leaves of a hypericum which have all still to flower. Those plants were all in one of the few tubs which I managed to bring from my old garden, the rowan tree seeded itself from my big tree, so it’s like having a bit of an old friend in the garden.
So the garden is beginning to actually feel like a garden now but I still have some ambitious plans for it, no garden is ever really finished, we’re always tweaking them, trying to find perfection.
Today we were working on the inside of the summerhouse and it’s almost finished, we just have to buy some moulding/beading to cover over the raw edges of the tongue and groove, then paint it. I can’t wait to get some of my books moved in there, hopefully next week.