I’ve been quite busy in the garden recently, I can actually see light at the end of the tunnel with the clearance of the AA garden! All the wooden beds have now been removed, beds have been cleared apart from a Japanese quince and a day lily. The lily is just about to flower so I decided it can stay there for the time being and I’ll move it last. I’ve just got two paths to clear now, then I can start trying to level it and marking out the position of the new beds.
Much to my OH’s delight I also started pruning the drive, it was getting somewhat narrow and overgrown to get the car up. I’ve still to prune some big branches, but it’s looking much better. This is the drive before…
I always refuse to cut it back until the ceanothus has finished flowering, this also means the main nesting season is over, all the baby birds have fledged. We keep seeing the chicks being fed around the bird table, they’re much bigger than their parents but still shaking their wings and chirping for food. We found two birds nests in the bushes so I was pleased we waited.
Our roses are looking lovely at the moment, especially from the patio. The ones on the arbour are called Generous Gardener, I think I’ve got a bit better at pruning these as they seem to be thickening up a bit.
The yellow roses over the arch are called Teasing Georgia, I think I need to concentrate on pruning this one a bit better, they look really pretty though, especially when the deep purple clematis flowers mingle through it.
I noticed the tritellia are flowering at the moment. These are a summer flowering bulb, so I tend to forget about them 90% of the year until they suddenly come into flower. They’re really pretty and delicate and a clear shade of blue.
The deep pink geranium is going mad, spreading herself around, mingling with the blue ones. I’ve got a support at one side to try and keep her off the path but it’s only partially successful!
From our upstairs window the garden looks pretty good, especially the bank of roses round the top lawn. I’ve decided this year to just concentrate on finishing my AA garden, then next year I can try and reclaim the roses from the bindweed and the couch grass. I shall turn a blind eye for the time being and just admire from a distance!!