Can you believe it’s Thursday again already? I don’t know where the last few days have gone. This past week hasn’t gone to plan and life has felt cruel. I wasn’t going to write a post this week but looking at the garden photos we took on Saturday cheered me up – all the more reason to share them don’t you think?
We have a new addition to the garden, a blue hydrangea! I’ve wanted one for a while but they are surprisingly hard to find. Maybe I’ve just been looking in the wrong places.
Remember the butterfly feeder I blogged about a couple of weeks ago? We put it out in the front garden. That bit of clear plastic is what the sugar water sits in but it was empty so I folded it back in. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a photo of a butterfly feeding soon.
Oxeye Daisies. I’m loving these at the moment. They flower for ages and help the garden to look more established than it really is.
Dutch Iris buds slowly made their way up and then opened literally overnight after a hot day and a good watering.
The Feverfew is peppered with tiny buds. I sowed the seeds in a pot last year but the young plant wasn’t happy there. I put it in the ground in a last-ditch attempt to save it and it’s doing so much better.
You wouldn’t know it but there are all sorts of plants hiding under these nasturtium leaves; heather, poppies, bugloss, soapwort, dwarf buddleia marigolds and its own flowers. I’ve never known nasturtiums to grow so big!
Beautiful, beautiful sweet peas. If there’s one plant I’d like to have in the garden every year, year after year, it’s these. They smell so good – and don’t seem to mind my shoddy frame building.
Our purple geraniums from the plant sale are flowering – something thats been on my wishlist for a while. Scott’s Mum has a big patch of them in her garden and they look amazing when they all come in to flower. Also, where there are purple geraniums, there are bees!
I did a bad thing on Saturday. Scott spotted this bug on the patio and it looked quite unusual so I took a photo to help identify it later. In the process of turning round to show him the photo, I stepped on it :( So that’s our garden this week. Lots of sunshine, lots of colour.