Yesterday’s efforts

Yesterday the weather here was lovely, and we had guests coming in the evening, so the two combined to make it a good day for gardening. J mowed the lawn and weeded the back garden, and I did a lot of weeding and tidying at the front. Enough space was cleared to get asters and rudbeckias in the ground, and generally everything looks a bit better.

Everything is still looking pretty good – we have got rid of most of the phacelia now though I’m sure some new seedlings will emerge, and everything else is doing its bit. A few things are going over – the rhododendron, and the ceanothus, for example – but others are hitting their stride.

We are also in the process of sorting out the sheds and getting them replaced. We have decided to go for one shed, probably slightly bigger than either of the two we have at the moment, and just need to choose one and get a contractor to get rid of the old ones, put in a new base (probably decking) and build the new one.

A few pictures from yesterday afternoon:

Back garden

Back garden

Front garden

Front garden

Peony Corner - a little out of focus but you get the general impression

Peony Corner – a little out of focus but you get the general impression

This is (I think) the only one of the self-seeded foxgloves which I rescued last autumn, which has actually survived and flowered.

This is (I think) the only one of the self-seeded foxgloves which I rescued last autumn, which has actually survived and flowered.

Santolina just coming into flower

Santolina just coming into flower

A rather nice dianthus

A rather nice dianthus

I was just quick enough to get a picture of this damselfly on an alchemilla flower

I was just quick enough to get a picture of this damselfly on an alchemilla flower

Alchemilla and pink lychnis together - a surprisingly good combination

Alchemilla and pink lychnis together – a surprisingly good combination

Salvia doing well, again

Salvia doing well, again

A little callistemon which we bought last year - more flowers to come but this is the first to open. It's in a pot at the moment so we might have to find a more suitable home for it

A little callistemon which we bought last year – more flowers to come but this is the first to open. It’s in a pot at the moment so we might have to find a more suitable home for it

We have also picked and eaten our first raspberry; gooseberries are ripening well but still not ready to pick. Tomato plants have flowers already but the plants themselves are still quite small, so we’ll see how well they do.

And yes, we sat outside yesterday – twice. Once during a well-earned break from our hard work, and the second time in the evening with our guests. After all, that is why we like to have a nice garden.

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2 Responses to Yesterday’s efforts

  1. frances42015 says:

    Love your garden & the Bottlebrush plant…so unusual. 😊

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