wendyswonderlandgarden

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

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Wordless Wednesday- rose Nostalgia

Rose Darcey Bussell

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!

Rose ‘summer song’

Smelling and looking beautiful in my garden at the moment. I’ve had 4 new roses over the past 2 years including this one and I think it’s been a good year for them, they and the others mores established ones have flowered very well this year and are still going

Summer 2021 review

I’m sad to say the end of summer is here and as much as I hate the hot weather that come with it and the lack of rain I like the garden in summer. I’ve had a mixed year with seeds and my vegetable growing but a good year flower wise.

I grew Tithonia, sunflowers, poppies, sweetpea and cosmos from seed this summer. The Tithonia are lovely but only started flowering in late August, however, I will definitely grow them again as they are still flowering and we don’t have much orange in the garden.

Tithonia

The sunflowers have done really well and are still going at more than 6 foot tall with multiple flowers per plant.

The poppies did ok but they never last long and so I often miss them flowering and therefore have no pictures. The cosmos I sowed late and as per their usual habit haven’t even considered flowering yet. They start later every year. The sweetpeas have been lovely although eaten by the greenfly. I have a few ladybirds on the plants but they are overcome with too much food I think.

The vegetables have been interesting, I sowed carrots, courgettes and tomatoes. The carrots I harvested today and look more like radishes.

Carrots that look like radish

The courgettes keep flowering but don’t create any fruit and my tomatoes while very healthy plants didn’t have many fruit but were largely neglected I think. I planted them direct into ground this year for the first time and I’m not sure I’ll do it again.

However, the roses including 2 new ones have been beautiful this year. The helenium, penstamen and many other cottage garden plants have been good and are still flowering or at least they were when I last checked but today it’s been so wet I imagine they may have suffered.

Rose Hot chocolate
Rose Summer song – new this year

Roses 2021

Rose Nostalgia
Rose Hot Chocolate

Wordless Wednesday- rose

Happy Valentine’s Day

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

Roses 2020

My roses have been looking very beautiful up until now. However, we are desperate for rain so I won’t complain about it!

Rose nostalgia
Rose Cranford
Rose Hot Chocolate

First rose to flower

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