Sunday, 16 June 2013

Gardening in the sun.

We have spent the afternoon gardening and it is begining to show how much we have done.
The flowers are now  beginning to flower; all late because of the late spring.
This heron was my Aunt's pride and joy, she used to repaint it each year and I did at first, but I think it looks better not so white. It seems to  blend in better with the variegated grasses and foxgloves with the look of ageing. Saying that she died in 1990, and she had had it for a few years before that, so it is old!
It was she that brought me up with my grand mother after my mother died when I was two, and I still miss her. She would have loved this garden and would have been so proud of my successes!
When ever she came to stay from Wales, where I had labels on my seeds in the garden, she used to tease me by saying, the labels had grown!
My pots which I do every year and grow most of the flowers from seed. It keeps me busy and happy to see the all the colours. I never have themed colour beds or pots I like all the colours together.
And this is our tiny veg patch. We have another at the top of the garden and of course I grow quite a few plants in the green house. Edging the path are strawberries and they are already ripening.
This bottom end is my herb garden, today we had mint to complement our lamb dinner
And this evening we ate our Sunday tea outside in the sunshine. With our salmon we had our own salad leaves, lettuce and radish DH's favourites. Lots of other veggies to come and hopefully this year I will have avoided blight on my tomatoes. Last year the whole outside plants were affected although we did have a good crop from the green house plants.

I am crocheting at the moment and may be showing soon, although I still have a lot to do to get this project finished.
Happy Days


Vickie said...

Very lovely sights Chris. I know that when my mother passes on some day, I will inherit her many yard ornaments, as I have inherited her love of gardening. None of my three brother have, that is for sure!!

Shirlee said...

Your gardens are beautiful Chris! How wonderful that you have your aunt's heron. She would be very happy to see it there : )

Lesleyanne said...

Your garden looks beautiful.

Julie said...

Your garden looks super, lots of hard work being rewarded with lovely blooms.

Anonymous said...

so pretty. awesome job done and it looks nice.. love Marge