Tuesday, 28 July 2015

28th July

Just cutting back the flowers on the Hosta, they are just past their best, been a great show. in general everything seems to be better this year,  things seem to like the cooler summers even if we don't.
The Apple trees are really filling out well looks like a bumper crop.
Scott on Sunday cut the grass and applied weed and feed, a few minutes later it rained so well timed.
The tall Alstroemeria  are just finishing, have cut back, as they are new to me wonder if they will flower a second time, probably not.
The Holly in the front garden that had a major  chop is also growing well, must keep it shaped and smaller.
This year I have resolved that all the bushes are to be kept lower so that I do not have to climb to trim, and that the hanging baskets are just that bit lower  to avoid same, about time I learnt some sense.
I bought two new bushes earlier on, Snowdrop trees, sadly though growing never flowered.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

22 July

Well it was  my birthday on the 13th and had some lovely flowers, nothing pleases me more as I am one of those daft people who do not like to spoil the garden by cutting the flowers
A new ( to me) Begonia is one I shall hopefully overwinter and divide for next year. As ever my son Scott never get the labels on plants, or looses them.
Like everyone else the garden is in full flower, well worth the hard work.
The Mahonia that I thought I had killed is now doing nicely, must keep it smaller now as it soon blocks the light from the kitchen if I let it just grow.
The Dancing Flame (Fuschia) is as ever amazing, never fails no matter the weather, so are Kit Oxenby and Dawn Star.
The patio as ever a joy.
I am busy taking cuttings from the Fuschia for next season.
The Rhubarb this year is better than ever, never tire of it .