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

Month: August, 2017

Updates to my late grandparents garden 

Anyone who knows me or has been following my blog for a year will know that 2016 was mainly spent  organising my late grandparents house being updated and the garden completely relandscaped ready to rent out. 

Here is a link to the ‘before and after’ blog post about The relandscaping of the garden .

Nearly a year on and the tenants have movdc out and we’ve got a little time to get the house ready again for some new tenants. The grass was pretty well looked after apart from many places the dog weed on! They have reseeded many of the areas and it is growing back fairly well. However, the flower borders were full of weeds some of which I’ve never seen before and a number of plants have died.

One of the saddest plants I’ve lost is the Euonymus which was in my late grandparents garden before all the work was done and I had transplanted in the new garden.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of what is growing there at the moment and my fantastic weed (first picture – at least I think it’s a weed or it’s loosestrife but it’s gone now) with my fancy garden wellies.

Evening primrose that I didn’t plant but looks quite pretty so I’ve left it there.

Prettt blue hydrangea flower 

Golden Rod – cutting from our garden but much taller than mine at home!

Photenia Red robin I think

The brightest plant in the garden – potentilla but a shrub variety 

Wordless Wednesday- hollyhock 

Wordless Wednesday- Rudbeckia Goldstrum

Apologies for the earlier blank blog. Hope this works better 

Happy Friday 

Just a little picture of a summer flowering container with what I think of as a happy flower – the gerbera – apparently a peranniel one who lives in the greenhouse in winter just in case! And a lovely fuschia.

Wordless Wednesday- new delphiniums 

Wordless Wednesday 

My cute little wooden wheelbarrow with yellow petunias

August in my garden 

I can’t believe it’s August already, this year is flying by! The garden is growing well along with the weeds, due in part to so much rain! This is making it challenging to get much gardening done and I have a list of plants to be moved and still some to be planted out from the greenhouse. Anyway, I have much to choose from in regards to what’s currently flowering so here goes: 

Half hardy Fuchsia in my little owl planter. I usually buy a small plug plant in summer for this planter and a pansy or ornamental cabbage in winter. 

New Echinacea Cheyenne and Penstamen Apple Blossom bought at Tatton flower show recently 

Sweetpeas still going strong 

New Rose Dorothy House flowering well 

Zinnia grown from seed

New Gallardia also bought at Tatton flower show

Rose Hot Chocolate 

Rose Cranford