I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day for reasons we go into here but I do love red roses so here’s some we cut off one from our garden when pruning a rose last autumn
My roses have been looking very beautiful up until now. However, we are desperate for rain so I won’t complain about it!
It seems a bit early for our first Rose and I should really have taken this picture earlier in the day as the extremely weather has meant the petals are already threatening to fall off but here is the first rose for the year, hopefully the first of many. I’m sure the roots are in the drain. It’s been here a long time and does so well
Is quite a wet place but filled with colour and some new plants. The early flowers such as poppies, lupins and foxgloves (picture below of a late flowerer) have mostly finished and the later flowers such as Japanese anemones (picture below), rudbeckia, helenium and phlox are steeling the show.
I have been busy digging out a dusky pink overgrown celone from the long border (as I call it), digging in compost and replanting with a variety of things. A lovely blue Veronica (seems quite happy in its spot),
a perennial foxglove, chocolate cosmos, dianthus and some lupin grown from seed. The lupins were very happy in the greenhouse but much less impressed with the garden.
Pictures of other plants flowering below including a hellebore flowering only 6 months early and some of my new plants
I have just returned home from a week away and my garden has literally taken off while I’ve been gone. So many new things flowering and even my seeds in the greenhouse have come on so well. Must be all that rain we’ve had. I’ve been able to spend a little time tidying up and planting some things out a bit late but the weather was poor before I left! Here’s what’s currently flowering in my garden
I was feeling quite left out seeing lots of pictures online of roses flowering but tonight I’ve noticed ours are too! Hoorah. The first is called ‘hot chocolate’ and is relatively new with a gorgeous scent, not of chocolate I have to say. Good job as I’d want to eat it! But I really don’t see the point of roses without scent!
This last one is also relatively new and called Nostalgia. Again with a lovely scent and it’s not quite out yet but has lots of lovely new growth
So I think autumn has officially arrived and I couldn’t believe how cold it was yesterday when I got up, in fact although it was bright and sunny all day it never warmed up.
I am now working 2 part time office type jobs and so getting out into the garden is more challenging with less time and the poor weather occurring on my days off! However, I’ve had a few minutes this evening to see what’s going on and there are a few plants looking especially good at this moment in time. Firstly, an acer that lives in a pot, a new red cyclamen and red climbing roses. Lastly a persicara red dragon which has gone mad and mum is always looking to chop back or dispose of. I think there’s a bit of a red theme here and actually it’s one of my favourite colours so probably not surprising we have so much of it