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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 10:53

I thought that too Joyce.  as they are coloured right from emerging I imagined them shivering  as they emerged one of those cold mornings and saying to each other "Oh drat,  We've missed the summer!"

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 10:33

I am used to my self seeding aquilegias offering me a choice of flower colour ranging from white to deep purple and all shades of blue or pink in between but this one is offering a variegated leaf cultivar.


My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 22:12

Lily Pilly no need to feel ashamed.  You probably do not realise my garden is a wildlife friendly garden and full of native plants as well as cultivated varieties.  And very often it is the natives that are the most beautiful.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:54

You must mean the elderflower head. Lily Pilly.  I just buried my head in its scent then took its picture.  This is the common ot garden one not the fashionable black leaved one.  Just beautiful.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 12:53

Still rain in the wind but I managed to get some pics of the flowers that are triumphantly beating the gloom.


My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 08:34

Lots of rain water will help too, Flumpy.  Glad it is thriving now.  We have had quite a bit of rain through the night by the look of my damp garden.  Gloomy today too so we may be having some more.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:20

When we moved in in 1964 with two boys and two girls and another boy on the way the children came in from their first rec of the garden asking their father to build them a tree house.  He built them one in a huge pear tree which the neighbour said had not fruited in thirty years.  It was three stories.and a great success and i filled many a meal into the basket to be pulled up and consumed up there.  The following year it was covered in blossom and then fruit!.  all it needed was some serious pruning. The tree house is long gone but the tree still bears good crops.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 10:48

Used to be three fishponds Joyce but after the children had all left home they sprung leaks so i converted them into my fernery but left the bridge there as it is a shortcut to parts of the garden.  Many a toy boat was sailed on the ponds but the fish were always shortlived because of the heron population.  One of them gave me a real scare in the garden.  I was weeding under an apple tree and heard a fierce whirring above my head.  i thought it was a helicopter but when i looked up I stared right into the eyes of a heron.  He must have thought i was a frog for his lunch!

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 10:36

My ferns appreciated the rain.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:26

Well if the bees have been suffering from thirst they will not be now as we had a fair amount of rain oernight by the look of my containers which were all dry yesterday but collected quite a bit of rainwater overnight.  It is now dry  and sunny so looks like a good gardening day ahead.

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