Posts tagged ‘Summer’

Sweet Peas

This year I made sweet peas a must making sure I sowed lots in the flower bed, lots of them in toilet roll tubes in the greenhouse, planting them out at the end of May and looking  after them well.

I love how sweet peas cling to and grow up other plants using them as canes to support themselves like shown here.

 The sweetpeas create a much more interesting backdrop to the bed aswell with their curling tendrils and pretty blooms.


I’m also pleased how as the months progress the sweatpeas grow at different rates allowing them to grow alongside later flowering plants prolonging there presence in the flower bed.

Are you growing Sweetpeas? If so which ones?


August 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm 1 comment

Summer Blooms

This summer I’ve had alot more colour in the bed compared to last year and this post is just to show them off.

This Dahlia and Gladioli have actually been in the bed for two years now they just taken abit of time to flower, im not sure what either of there names are as there part of the mysterious bulbs brought from spain, but very pretty.


Agastache and Dahlia from last year are back and looking better than last year, defiantely more flowers on the dahlia this year.


As for the new additions to the garden they’ve done really well I seem to have fallen in love with the Hollyhock especially with its silky flowers.

What flowers are you growing this summer?

August 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

Rampant Gardens

Well, as you know I haven’t exactly been blogging up to this point and am of course thoroughly dissapointed with myself after pledging a gardeners promise not to let this happen but it has. So while I have some free time because I’ve been working in a carehome for most of the holidays, I shall be updating my blog.

As you can see the gardens gone on a bit of a rampage, guess I have alot of weeding and mowing to do this weekend. But in this act of neglect its been almost like a suprise party of plants seeing them growing healthy and well in the garden.









This is how I left the little garden back in late may..









And I return to this .. Blooming Mavelous :D

So whats going on in your gardens?

August 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

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