It seems ages since I blogged about my sewing, it isn’t that I haven’t been making things, I’ve been really busy creating, I just can’t show you it yet, it’s either a present for someone I know reads this blog, or for a wedding, or not yet finished! All will be revealed next week!
I love walking up the drive at this time of year, we’ve got a very steep drive, near the bottom is a rose which I think is called Celsia, or something like that. It’s an old-fashioned rose, not perfect to look at, but oh boy, the scent takes your breath away, especially on a warm evening, it fills the area with it’s heady perfume. Next to the house we have a huge ceanothus, at the moment it is covered in lilac flowers with their strong honey scent. The bees love it, the whole bush is buzzing! At the very top of the drive is a philadephus with it’s orange blossom perfume, gorgeous!
The irises are all out at the moment, the ones next to the birdbath are some I got from my mothers garden, they’re beautiful with their delicate silver edge. They always put on a wonderful show of flowers despite being on some of the worst soil of the garden.
The pond is rapidly disappearing beneath the foliage. The hostas are HUGE this year. Round the pond we seem to do ok for slug damage, I think the toads keep them under control in the summer and I let the chickens go slugging round the garden in the winter.
Hubert the heron is disappearing under roses and irises at the moment. I didn’t managed to prune the rosa rugosa this year and I must admit it looks pretty good for having a year off.
The roses are all just starting to come out, Teasing Georgia is climbing over the arch and the Generous Gardener is escaping from the arbour, it really needs tying back but as I want to paint the arbour, I’m leaving it at the moment.
The weather is finally looking like summer, we even had our first meal al fresco yesterday!