More Garden

I thought you might like to see how the garden is progressing. As always, nothing is pristine, there always seem to be buckets and such in the background but it’s the plants that matter to me. Thinking about it, I have the same problem in the house, nothing is pristine but heigh-ho, who cares, not me!

Below are some lupins and sorbaria.

lupins and sorbaria

flowers 2

flowers 1

Conglomerations of plants!


Below is a photo of the flowers underneath my garden bench, stonecrop, alchemilla mollis and clematis.

bench flowers

Below is a photo of my favourite rose, I still haven’t found out what it is called and I can’t even remember where I bought it, which is so unlike me. Plants and book purchases usually stay in my mind forever, so it’s particularly annoying that I am clueless about this rose.


The photos were taken in the last week of July.

10 thoughts on “More Garden

  1. I really enjoy seeing the plants and flowers you can grow in your part of the world. Such a different look than here in the Southeastern U. S. Of course, I would like to be able to grow more of what grows north of where I live, but there are some beautiful plants and flowers in Florida. I just have to look a little harder to find and appreciate it:)


    • Paula,
      I’m sure that most of the outdoor plants where you are will be seen as exotic houseplants here. We often moan about our weather of course but I like that we don’t have such big temperature swings as you have in the US. I think it means we have more to choose from plant wise.

  2. It’s always a pleasure to see pictures of your delightful garden. That Sorbaria is a pretty thing!

  3. Beautiful! Yours looks like a real plantsman’s (plantswoman’s?) garden. Always something pretty and interesting to discover and enjoy 🙂

  4. In the second photo, I see a favorite plant of mine: Penstemon ‘Husker’s Red’, or at least that’s what it looks like to me. I love the contrast between the white flowers and the reddish stems and leaves. The sorbaria in the first photo is interesting. I’ve never seen that before. You have a lovely garden.

    • Joan,
      Well spotted, I’m sure that is what it is, although I had forgotten its name, I got it at a local supermarket and I have its label in the summerhouse. I love that sorbaria.

  5. Oh, I do so love the colors and textures of your “what is it?” rose. It’s pure rapture, to gaze upon it, at least from my viewpoint. I enjoy your garden so very much that I’m glad technology has advanced us to the point where we can share photos like these. (Now I really sound like a “moldy-oldy.”)
    I’m so glad you have soil where plants will actually grow. Nothing is possible here without considerable soil amendments, as we tend to say. I enjoyed gardening in Massachusetts, though I had to amend the soil there, too, but I was a lot younger and tougher then and able to heave top soil and hummus with the best of them.
    So now I focus on studying the wild plants that grow well here and I make trails on our land. I have a new one in progress, and in the fall, I’ll be able to take photos of it. (Can’t get Ken out with the chainsaw in 80-plus temperatures!)
    How is your weather treating you in the last week.
    We finally had 2.5++ inches of rain after a total drought of about 10 weeks. We need much more.

    • Judith,
      That rose changes colour as it opens up, it’s a real cracker. I had very few roses in my old garden as it was too sandy and light soiled to be of much use for rose growing. Anything added to it was washed through too quickly with the amount of rain we get so it wasn’t possible to amend the conditions. I saw that you mentioned you were worried about your well – so I’m glad you’ve had some rain. We’ve had rain just about every day for a while now, our weather always seems to cheer up around about 4 pm – just when it’s too late to do much with the day. I wish we could send you some of our rain!

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