Tuesday’s Meander Round the Garden

I didn’t think there were many changes this week in the back garden until I ventured out with my camera!

I spent all day Sunday working on on bed in the front, we’ve a major marestail problem in the front garden which I’ve been battling since 1999 when I moved into this house! This year I’m trying a new tack, I’m taking all the perennials out, leaving just shrubs, weeding and weed-killing what I can before covering it with a double layer of membrane and some mulch. I did a final dig on the bottom level on Sunday, removing another 1/2 bin of roots before covering it with membrane. I’ve planted a ground cover rose, a hydrangea and a camellia. Any weeds that come up will be zapped! The bed is probably about 3′ by 30′ and I still ache!!! Unfortunately there is still another two tiers and then the bigger main area…

…so it was quite nice to see what’s flowering in the back!

The hostas are starting to flower, the ones up by the pond are still looking pretty good, I spotted a butterfly on one leaf. I also spotted this little scarlet blighter on my lilies, a lily beetle, they are bad news for lilies so he is no more!

The pink geranium is making a takeover bid, luckily it’s fairly controllable and the soil it’s in is pretty unforgiving clay so I’m just pleased it’s so happy.

Geranium

Last week I showed you a photo of clematis just starting to flower, well it’s looking gorgeous now, the birds love it for hiding in on their way to the feeders.

Clematis

The roses have been pretty bashed by all the rain we’ve had. They keep promising us a six week heat wave but I’ll believe it when it comes, there’s no sign yet! The yellow one is called Buttercup, I love the simplicity and cup-shape of it. The cream one is called Champagne Moments, I bought it when we got married, in fact I gave them as thank you’s to special people at the wedding and I’ve given several as presents since. It flowers it’s head off and it’s a nice healthy, bushy rose.

Last year I planted a rambling rose to grow over my big obelisk in the AA garden, it’s in flower at the moment and it’s looking really pretty, it’s a lovely shade of apricot. I’ve just got to train it up the obelisk now!

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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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2 Responses to Tuesday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Beautiful flowers & photos, Margaret & work well done! If the front turns out even half as nice as the back it will be a heaven on earth. Wow!

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  2. Trisha says:

    Lovely garden!!

    Like

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