Monday 19 April 2010

the garden tour

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 
'yours truly'
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.
Another sunny day..bliss!!
I hope I have inspired you with my garden.
I have been gardening this garden for 4 years now, previous to that my garden was tiny!
See below.
I know I am very lucky to have such a lovely space and hope you can enjoy it with me through my blog.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tour, that was lovely! Need to go outside now. :)
Vivienne x

Diane said...

You have a beautiful garden - I am very envious. Twill be great to see it as the year goes by. xxx

Simone said...

Thank you for the tour! Your garden is coming along nicely considering you have only been gardening it for four years. I enjoy seeing its progress. x

Dawn said...

A lovely garden - thanks for sharing!

Sal said...

I know how much you love your garden! It's looking good!
I hope that this year, your garden brings you lots of productiveness and happiness!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful garden, thanks for sharing it. I have big plans for a garden one day, as soon as we get out onto our land. Most everything now is in pots here, but I'm still having fun.

Lisa said...

Clare your garden is quite, quite, quite lovely!
The shed will look wonderful once it's covered over with that hydrangea.
Love the gravel seating area too!
Lisa x

silverpebble said...

To our right we have....lovely tour Clare. My favourite spot? Your gravel garden. Where sis you get that fabulous saily shade thingy? I WANT one of those!

Helen said...

Thank you for that tour . . . I love garden snooping!! Clevr you making the cold frame!

noelle said...

Its all looking great Clare, cannot wait to see the orange tulip, my fave colour and the rose when its out, i loved that from last year!! x x x

Unknown said...

You have a lovely garden, thank you for the tour. I've just discovered you via Diane @ Heart Shaped.

andamento said...

Oops, I think I just left a comment using my husband's ID (is it awaiting approval?). I just said how much I like your garden basically, it's lovely!

this is my patch said...

I've pinkbells too! Your coldframes are great. I must show them to my OH. We have the bricks, but someone just needs to make some! Euphorbia just happens to be one of my favourite plants at this time of year, I love its lime-greeniness in the borders. x