Monday, 23 June 2014

Every picture tells a story

             Frantically busy trying to fit in garden tidying with many other calls on my time currently.

The entrance to Pablo's Garden

Progress is being made - thanks to lots of help from my sister, Heather and friend Elaine. Still got a way to go but we'll get there in time for the NGS Open Day on Sunday 6th July 11.00am - 4.00pm (apparently the same day as the Men's Final at Wimbledon - oh dear!)

The glory of the rose
Delicious scents in the garden at the moment, heightened by the warm days. My 'literary' roses are  bestsellers - Jude the Obscure, Lady of Shalot, Tam O'Shanter, Brother Cadfel, A Shropshire Lad, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and newcomer Heathcliffe who is being his temperamental self and sulking  at the moment. However he has potential.

The Philadelphus is glorious and is blooming slightly earlier than usual due to the mild weather. Fingers crossed that it will have retained some colour for 6th July. Again, the perfume is delightful and it is a pleasure 
to be working in the garden, surrounded by such a blossoming abundance.


A new departure is the stumpery which almost looks as if it has been there forever. It still needs some work on it and I've just been to my favourite nursery at Eggleston Hall to buy a few new additions - mostly ferns - of which more later.

                      The borders are filling up after the demise of the bluebells and forget-me-nots.

I hope that you will travel with me on a walk around Pablo's Garden on 6th July. There are many buttercups and grasses amongst the flowers and shrubs for it isn't a pristine garden with perfectly managed borders and manicured lawns but it is a garden that our late-lamented Pablo, a cat who loved nature, enjoyed and we hope you will too.

Take a walk through the garden gate ...

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