Monday’s meander around the garden

GeumThe garden is starting to look really colourful now, not in a brash sort of way, but flowers are quietly starting to appear. I’ve planted quite a few geums over the years and I’m sure I’ve pulled lots up the following spring thinking they were weeds, but at least two plants have survived and their orange flowers are brightening up the Amber and Amethyst garden.

CammassiaMy cammassias have come into flower, I love these, aren’t they beautiful, I bought them a few years ago at the Harrogate show, I still can’t quite believe they like my soil so much, they really don’t look like they would like heavy clay, but they are thriving!


The view from the arbour where I sit and have a cup of coffee is starting to look nice…just have to ignore the weeds til after the local show!!!


The hostas are all coming into leaf and still looking good. We do fairly well with hostas, they don’t usually get too holey from slugs (touch wood!) I think a mixture of chickens, toads and occasional hedgehogs keeps them under control.

Flowering cherryLast year I planted a flowering cherry. It’s right in the top corner of the garden, it’s actually in the chicken run so it’s very well fertilised!! We used to have an elderflower there and it finally  died so I decided a flowering cherry would be rather nice up there. I chose one that has burgundy coloured leaves, pink double flowers and good autumn colour, as I thought that gave interest in three out of four seasons. It’s just started flowering, we’ve had a lot of wind and rain this week so it’s a bit weather bashed, but still looking very pretty.

RosieThe lawn finally got it’s first cut this week when my OH spotted an opportune moment between showers, Rosie likes it anyway!

The pond area looks really pretty at this time of year, another couple of months and the pond pretty much disappears behind the vegetation. At the moment the dicentra has just started flowering and the Solomon seal is still looking good, I usually find in a few weeks time it is totally shredded by sawfly, but I just cut it back and it comes again next year as if nothing has happened. The perennial wallflowers are starting to flower and the self sown aquilegias are appearing everywhere!Round the pond


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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1 Response to Monday’s meander around the garden

  1. lovelucie1 says:

    Lovely. I love this time of year when things you have quite forgotten about suddenly appear in bloom, apparently overnight.


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