wendyswonderlandgarden

My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Wordless Wednesday- delphinium about to flower

Mock orange

RHS Bridgewater, Manchester visit June 2022

This was probably my first garden visit since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Its a new garden and only 30 minutes from me and the most northerly RHS garden in this country so I have been eager to visit for a while. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I was very pleasantly surprised as I don’t think there was a part I didn’t like. I love cottagey garden long borders with lots of flowers and that’s a lot of what I saw yesterday. We also had the unique opportunity to see some of the only professionals in the world trimming a cloud bonsai tree with tiny scissors and being watched by several other staff. The garden isn’t finished yet and I’m sure if and when I go again it is likely to be different again as more areas currently in progress are finished and opened to the public. I took lots of pictures and here are some of them.

First sweetpea of 2022

Wordless Wednesday- rose Nostalgia

Rose Darcey Bussell

Wordless Wednesday – oriental poppy

May 2022 in my garden

Lots of change in the garden and I’m loving being able to see it properly for the first time in years since my eye surgery last summer. It’s amazing it looks so pretty! Here are some of the plants currently flowering

Rosa summer song bought last year
Rosa Rescht (I think)
Thalactrum
Snapdragons left in the ground from last year and amazingly they coped with the wet cold dull winter and are flowering!

Aquilegia flowering

These have a bit of a take over mission in my garden if allowed as they spread so easily but at the moment look so pretty

Seeds sowing 2022

I sowed the first row of seeds last Monday and so far only have 8/15 of the Tithonia showing their heads.

I’ve just sown the bottom row today. The Ammi and Cerinthe are new to me but good for bees and wildlife so I thought I’d give them a try