Saturday, 28 July 2012

Garden Update

After a very wet and dull June and first half of July, the sun has finally come out to play!  And with it my flowers!

Here’s an update on the patio:

First a view from the back door over to the south boundary.  The fence has been cleared of ivy and some old trellis, which makes the garden look much bigger.  Not sure what we’ll do about the horrible old fence, it actually belongs to the neighbours, and they don’t overlook that part of the fence.  As you can see the patio laying is coming along really well, just a small square to do in the middle behind the greenhouse.  I spent some time last weekend clearing the gravel (to the bottom left of the photo) and raking it.  It looks heaps betterSmile

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Here it is this morning with work in progress.

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View to the north boundary across to my summer house.  I can’t wait to get in there and clear it properly so we can sit in there.

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Here’s the inside of my greenhouse:

I love these orange nemesias and begonia flowers.  In the west facing border I have 2 tomato plants and an aubergine.  All are doing really well!

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Next to the summer house is my little vegetable patch with runner beans – finally taking off up the poles of the wigwam, French beans, beetroot, courgette, cabbage, tomatoes and leeks!  Phew!  That’s quite a lot for such a small plot!

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Here’s the border that was under the tree so was completely dry and shady before.  I replanted it rather haphazardly, but look at it now! 

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These 3 photos were taken while sitting on the bench in the middle of the patio.

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Finally, how exquisite is this rose?  This is called Irish Eyes, and Mum bought it for me as I was admiring the same rose in her gardenSmile.  It looks like it has a light inside the flowers and they cahnge from yellow through orange to red as they age.  Perfection!

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8 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful flowers, Linda!! We're getting a day or two of sunshine per week. Of course, it's never two days in a row. ;)

Melissa said...

Wow, what a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. It's been so hot here this summer we haven't done anything outside. Enjoy!

alexa said...

Oh my, this is coming on apace! I love your hard landscaping; the brick and gravel is lovely. And how could one resist a rose that that name ... ;)

Alison said...

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Alison xx

Sue Taylor said...

Linda, your garden looks wonderful; all that hard work is certainly paying off. And I agree, that rose is stunning! Hope you get some decent weather to enjoy it all too! x

Sue Taylor said...

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Burnice said...

Looking good Mrs Pierce!
Burnice xx

onshore said...

I love your greenhouse. Beautiful garden all in all, you are such a green thumb.