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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Garden Flowers

I took a few photos of the garden the other day when I was out there enjoying the sunshine, I'm glad I took them when I did as yesterday rained most of the day and today is very gloomy and overcast (very warm too though, feels very close).

I wanted to show you our beautiful foxgloves and thank everyone who identified them when they first appeared.


Looking quite glorious now, lovely trumpets for the bees to go in and out of.




We have a few tubs around the garden, this one has petunias tumbling out of it (I kept Honey in the photo, she's nice and relaxed in the sunshine).



I'm rather fond of Geraniums, good staples to have in pots providing such vivid colour.







The camellia has finished flowering it's beautiful full pink blooms.



This is a new addition, a Honeysuckle to grow up our pergola. It's in a pot so I'm hoping it still manages to thrive, there are lots of buds waiting to burst into flower.


The rambling rose climbing up the other side of the pergola, also full of buds.



Lupins too,


more Lupins along the back of this raised planter.



 Pretty anemone, closing every evening then waking up each day and stretching open it's petals.





Couple of hanging baskets starting out




Sweet williams and our heuchera.






It's had a lick of paint this year, our tiered planter. Full of trailing petunias, lobelia and some geraniums too. It's just started flowering, so hopefully each tier will grow and reach down to the one below, filling the garden with colour.



Looking over everything are the green men



The vegetables are doing well too, we have lettuces, cauliflowers, peas and brussel sprouts in the trugs and tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse. There are a few things we haven't planted this year such as radishes and potatoes, which I shall miss, if only there were a few more hours in a day (more space would be nice too).

Andrew's watching the rugby so I'm going to go and sit in the conservatory and do some patchwork while the light is still good.

Take care
xxx




39 comments:

  1. Lovely lot of flowers. Do you think we have more blooms this year? Our garden has never seen such a mass before.

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    1. We did have some lovely Spring weather, perhaps it's helped bring everything on x

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  2. Some stunning colour in your garden Cheryl and the planter is lovely. I really should give mine a bit more attention but I've fallen out of love with it at the moment. X

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    1. I do love June in the garden, so much colour, lots to look at and enjoy x

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  3. What a lot of colour. You won't be without foxgloves now, I've had to dig up loads of self seeded ones this year, they grow all over the place. I'm a big fan of sweet williams, I've just bought some from the supermarket today for the house. They have a gorgeous scent. Awww, whoever said it's a dog's life? Honey looks so sweet enjoying the sunshine.

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    1. These foxgloves were a lovely surprise, so I shall look forward to seeing more in future years. Honey is a sweetie pie, they all like to be comfortable on the cushions x

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  4. Your flowers are all thriving and looking so lovely ( you know how much I love flowers!!) I think this year the Foxgloves are exceptionally pretty whether in Canada or England.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, it is a lovely time of year for the garden isn’t it, another few weeks and it should get even more full and flowing x

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  5. All your flowers are so pretty. Lovely colors!

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  6. So nice at this time of year to see everything coming into flower. What a pretty heuchera!

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    1. Thank you, it is a pretty one isn’t it, it has delicate little flowers x

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  7. Lovely photos of your plants and garden. The green men are brilliant.

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    1. Thank you, I do love the Green man image, I’m hoping I might find a few more to hang out there x

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  8. Your garden is looking beautiful, Cheryl. All those bright and happy colours must make you happy. Love that seat of yours. What a comfy place to sit to view your pretty flowers. Those green men are fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Kim, it’s a lovely place to sit and read or do some sewing x

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  9. Lovely photo's of your garden and I do like your green men I need to get some of these for my garden. Hope you managed to get a good bit of quilting done.

    Mitzi

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    1. Thank you, I rather like the idea of the green men watching over the garden, helping nature flourish x

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  10. Dear Cheryl
    It's lovely to see the bright summer flowers after such a dull winter and odd spring.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. We just need more sunny days now don’t we, hopefully we’ll have a couple of good months ahead of us x

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  11. Hi Cheryl, oh, I love foxgloves. They are really special. Their shape and speckled appearance is just beautiful. Your post makes me want to go buy flower shopping...

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    1. I love them, I’m hoping we’ll get some more growing nearby next year if they seed x

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  12. Your garden is looking very pretty Cheryl. Foxgloves are one of my favourite flowers - yours are stunning!

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    1. Thank you, I love to watch the little bees going in and out of them x

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  13. The gardens are really exploding with colour now Cheryl.
    Yours looks beautiful.
    Love your green men.
    Hugs-x-

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  14. Your garden is looking great Cheryl, I just love this time of year to see everything growing. Really liked seeing all of your blooms, your tiered planter, and your green men.

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, it’s such a pleasure to sit outside surrounded by all the colour and life x

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  15. Your garden is awash with summer time colour and looking beautiful.
    Love the heuchara such a rich colour.
    The tiered planter is wonderful, I'd love something like that in our garden.
    Lisa x

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    1. Thank you, the tiered planter is just 3boxes, lined and filled x

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  16. Your gardens are gorgeous! I love your green men. You definitely have a green thumb.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind words. I will keep up with your life via your blog.
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you, I shall miss reading your posts and hope I still ‘see’ you about x

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  17. How lovely the garden looks, Cheryl, perfect for a long summer evening.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, it’s lovely to sit out there in an evening with a fire roaring x

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  18. A beautiful stroll through the garden - so many bright and pretty blooms! Love the little mushrooms and the green men, too. Isn't it such a wonderful time of year? Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, it is a wonderful time of year, so much to appreciate x

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  19. A lovely garden you have, the seating looks very comfy.

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    1. Thank you, my favourite place this time of year x

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  20. Your garden is looking marvelous and your little dog looks so comfortable sitting on the bench in the garden. I'll bet it is one of his favorites spots. It would certainly be a favorite for me :)

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