Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sunshine, bubbles and blooms................

 It has been a beautiful day.  Decided to get up early and empty the greenhouse.    Full of annuals and perennials that I divided in the Spring, decided they needed to be in the garden.
 Begonia (non stop) white is a favourite.   Last year they bloomed from May through to October.
 Everything seems to be growing so quickly, including weeds.    I feel at the moment that I am losing control of the garden:)

 First clematis to bloom............
 Wisteria and honeysuckle..............beautiful combination.
To  end the day Poppi and I had fun blowing bubbles..........

Been a great weekend...........

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  1. Wonderful Cheryl, glad the weather has turned beautiful again, the weeds are growing too quickly........I almost can not keep up. Poppi looks so pretty with her swaying hair and the bubbles.

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    1. At one point Janneke I though the weeds were winning. All in my mind of course.......but there seems to be more than usual this year

      Down on my knees again :)

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  2. I know you had great fun with the Grands there. As to weeds, well, they are what they are. They are ever present in my garden especially when it gets hot. I don't get out much when it gets hot. Your clematis is gorgeous. I have several blooming which reminds me that I need to find some that bloom later in the year. It is funny, I have a flat of marigolds that look very similar to yours to plant out. We are getting some much needed rain today.

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    1. Morning Lisa,

      I do not mind the pretty weeds in the borders but I do not like the ugly ones...........I try to pull them in the evenings when the temperatures are cooler here.
      Enjoy the rain.....it will give the garden a boost :)

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  3. Morning Cheryl
    I know the feeling - I was out all day yesterday trying to put things to rights. Luckily my garden is so densely planted that most of the weeds don't show - I have to say I don't like earth showing if I can help it. I have planted up my summer containers which are all waiting in the greenhouse till the end of the month.

    Do you grow plants in those cages - I am curious. Love the first picture of the French Marigolds I must get some to grow with my tomatoes. I have a Clematis Alpina in bloom scrambling over one of my apple trees and a white one with a purple centre winding round an obelisk, and of course the ubiquitous Clematis Montana which looks glorious covering the fence at the front. A lovely time of year for sure.

    The weather looks set fair for this week so it looks like the housework will be given a miss once again - oh well. Enjoy your week in the garden my friend. Poppi and bubbles - a perfect combination.
    Elaine

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    1. Good Morning Elaine,

      I grow herbs and alpines in cages. They would not survive in this garden, due to the soil and the rabbits. I tried creating a border long those lines when we first moved here, only to find utter devastation, I gave up. When I saw the cages being used in one of the Chelsea flower gardens many years ago, that started me thinking :) It works well.

      I do love to see roses and clematis scrambling through trees.....it sets a romantic scene.

      Beautiful day.....I am only too please to have an excuse to miss housework :)

      Enjoy the peace and quiet of your pretty garden.

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  4. A beautiful and stunning garden.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Thank you Irene.
    Enjoy your day...........

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  6. Sometimes I think I'm still just a big kid .. at heart. I just love blowing bubbles in the garden, especially with the grandchildren it's so good to see the joy on their faces. Poppi's picture tells me a lot of fun was had.

    May is always a busy time for gardeners - your blooms look stunning.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Such a magical time with Poppi.....she loves life, enjoys the moment she is in.
      I still have the little girl in me..........

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  7. A lovely photo of Poppi, I always think a photo is best taken without any sort of posing going on, you catch the proper look of the person. She's so pretty. My greenhouse is groaning at the seams now, it's definitely time for some plants to be evicted, they've been mollycoddled long enough now.

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    1. Hi Jo,

      Hope all is well your end.......

      I love natural photography.....we seem to have a lot in common, single roses preferably pale lemon, and now natural images. :))

      My greenhouse was so full I could not stand it any longer.....so plants are now outside, they will have to take what the weather throws at them :)

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  8. Garden looks lovely, and first photo is stunning, glad some days I have a small garden, as you say at this time everything grows so quick..what fun blowing bubbles , count me in.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Blowing bubbles was great fun......I do not know who enjoyed it most, Poppi or me :)

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  9. Hi Cheryl,

    Good luck keeping on top of your weeds; they've been OK here this year. Thankfully I don't often have problems with weeds as I tend to pull them as I see them. I did have a large patch I had to get rid of this weekend. I think they were from contaminated soil improver because they have all grown exactly where I spread it a month or so ago. And generally I don't have too many problems in that particular area.

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    1. Hi Liz,

      Thanks :) I have so many this year, I think keeping on top of them is unlikely.
      I am not going to worry about them, I have too many other jobs waiting to be done............

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  10. You can always count on begonias. I love them for their continued blooming. Sweet photograph of Poppi.

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    1. It has only been in latter years that I have taken to begonias.....they are not only beautiful, so very reliable. I do not think I will have a garden without them in future :)

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  11. The weeds are out of control here, too, unfortunately. Weeding is on my agenda for the next few days since it is too wet to plant anything in the garden right now. Poppi is growing up into such a young lady!

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    1. Thank you re Poppi.

      I intend to spend the next few days weeding......after that, well...................

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  12. My goodness, Poppi is growing up! What a lovely young lady she is - and enjoying some time with her Grandma in the garden. Catching the sparkle of life in a "natural" photo is always rewarding. And you have a talent…

    Marigolds are one of my fav flowers and the angle you've captured them in the first photo speaks to me. Not sure why. Seems like I like the "edges" of flowers. It tells a different story than a full face one. But those are glorious too!
    Your little girl statue (or faerie) looks like she's planted in the pot. LOL.

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