Flowers that we loved seeing during the springtime are dying off and new ones are coming into bloom.
We have been concentrating more on the front garden recently. However it is going to have a dramatic change soon. We have decided to change the front garden into a drive. As much as we love having it, a drive is going to be more practical. However we are not going to get rid of all the garden, just the lawn. Hence why we have been concentrating on the beds around the edge. We are wanting to get some shrubs established before the work starts. We already had a Rhododendron in the corner and the beautiful Hydrangea in front of the house. We have recently added a bottle brush shrub, a rose, 2 Clematis that we are going to train over the lounge window and are planning to move my mothers day Magnolia to the front. So there are a lot of exciting plans that will hopefully all become a reality!
Here is how our garden has grown this week...
|The great sunflower race that we started is a one horse race.|
Isabella's sunflower was the only one that survived! However
we have since planted some more so we'll see how the second
|We bought some clearance Gladioli at the weekend for the bargain|
price of £2. They won't flower this year but will be beautiful next year!
|A different variety of Alliums are getting ready to open|
|This Clematis flower has lost it's flowers but is still looking beautiful!|
|This flower has a little visitor collecting nectar.|
|Our lovely Lupins are gradually going to seed and we are eagerly|
awaiting for the pods to dry so that we can collect seeds for next year.
|A Dahlia getting ready to open.|
|The Geraniums have now gone.|
|This is a plant that someone gave to the hubby. We thought|
that it was a Lily but are not too sure. As it is getting ready
to flower we should know what it is soon!
|One of the new Clematis at the front. This was another plant from|
the clearance area!
|The bottle brush shrub which has already flowered hence the bargain|
price of £10, reduced from £25. No flowers this year but will flower
|Our beautiful, large Hydrangea!|
|We planted these lavenders last year as small plugs,|
this year they have really come on. They are lovely to
brush along as we walk down the path.