Ok so as I am now spending more time outside than in I thought I had better take you on the tour.
Now I know some of you have been on said tour, so dont feel obliged, however things are ever changing and its great to see how shrubs are maturing and plants still survivng.
So here we go with the view from my kitchen window.
Try and ignore the houses in the back ground, we have some of those trees not to be mentioned that will soon disguise the less than perfect view.
We have two water butts, one you can see to the left.
Stepping out my back door we have some negrita tulips (flowering) mixed with queen of the night and some orange ones which I cannot remember the name of.
I planted 36 new tulips last year as they don't live too long in my garden.
Here is the unopened orange tulip; I have never grown orange ones before and the suspense is killing me!!
Here is the shed.
The climbing plant above is hydrangea petiolaris.
It will one day cover this shed, brilliant!
This is rosa Josephs coat, and is the main colour feature of the garden.
It may not look like much now, but soon it will be covered in orangey pink roses.
It wouldnt have been my choice, but it is such a good rose I have worked a vague colour scheme around it.
Mainly purples whites pinks and burgundies.. and orange.
Anyhow I have trained it against the fence using twine.
Something else inherited in this garden are an abundance of bluebells and whitebells.
At the top end we have my veg patch currently not much to show.
The chicken wire is to support peas which are just about poking through the earth.
I have decided not to grow potatoes this year to try and reduce the blight spores which seem to be hanging round, though I am still growing tomatoes.
And here they are all tucked up in their new cold frame made by
I call it goldilocks corner.
To the right of the veg patch we have the gravel garden, this is where the sun ends up in the evenings.
Its a great spot to relax at the end of the day under the silver birch and surrounded by birdsong.
I could go on so I shall leave you now with the view from my desk.