Saturday 2 April 2016

Our beautiful blossom

Our beautiful blossom behind the shed...suddenly Spring has sprung!

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Monday 27 July 2015

Bottlebrushe flowering

Summer 2015 has seen our #Bottlebrushe plant flower even more spectacularly than last year.

Kale and courgette plentiful

The courgette patch is coming along real well as is the kale.  So nice to have homegrown vegetable from the back garden we are almost tempted to have courgette ice cream so plentiful is the crop. :)

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Tuesday 15 July 2014

Some new pics from my garden

Summertime brings lots of sunshine  (well some days) and lots of colour from the flowering process.

Friday 6 June 2014

New bottlebrushe plant

This new plant is so funky. Callistemon species are commonly referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers which resemble a traditional bottle brush. Flowering is normally in spring and early summer (October–December), but conditions may cause flowering at other times of the year. We put it in the front garden in a sheltered position and it looks great (we think anyway).

Tuesday 1 April 2014

The spring bulbs are blooming

The recent mild spring weather has helped the spring bulbs to rise and shine in the back garden. They have received plenty of sunshine in the late morning and early afternoon and have added a nice touch of colour in the garden. Daffodils are often viewed as the cheeriest of spring bulbs, with their frilly trumpeted blooms and bright colours. For me, daffs, in particular, herald the end of winter and usher in a new season with the promise of summer not far away.

More pictures to follow.

See my previous post on planting spring bulbs.

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Planting Prayers

More from Mrs Grounded Gardener .....

We were kindly given 2 plants at Christmas, carefully chosen by our good friends Janet and Fiona (a Spimmia and a red Azalea). We’ve had them under wraps in the conservatory, carefully watering and tending to them as they patiently wait their turn. Today was the day and out they went to the front garden for careful planting around where I think I remember planting some bulbs. Let’s see what happens there! I took time to tease out the roots and dug them into deep planting holes.  I hope they take root soon and don’t suffer from any extreme weather that’s still to hit the UK. I am offering up suitable pleas to the gardening god that they soon take hold and thrive in their new homes.


Red Azalea

Come on little Azalea in the shadow of our delicate Fuschia plant, grow grow!

Mrs Grounded Gardener