Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

The garden is looking surprising green considering how dry everything is, the one thunderstorm we had last week did very little to the soil, I managed to get three plants planted the day after, but most of the beds are still like concrete!DSC_0002

It’s still looking pretty colourful though, I came home from a weekend away to find my two pots of lilies in flower, these are the giant ones, I think in the autumn I might risk moving these yellow ones to the beds in the Amber & Amethyst garden.DSC_0005

The orange day lilies opposite them are looking beautiful as well…DSC_0007

It makes a lovely view through the arch with the clematis and the roses, looking over to the lillies.DSC_0014

The clematis on the arch is Romantica, it’s looking wonderful at the moment, just covered in deep purple flowers.DSC_0003

Some of the stems decided it would be much more fun to ramble around the bed, rather than climbing the arch, so I have a mound of purple flowers in amongst the astrantia.DSC_0009

Two of the plants I managed to get in the soil last week were these two lovely echinaceas, or cone flowers, they’re a lovely rich buttery yellow colour, I’ve some purple ones to plant too at some point!DSC_0012

These rudbekias are waiting to be planted in the AA garden too. I love the colour of these, I just hope I can keep them alive until the rain finally arrives!DSC_0015



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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12 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Wishing you some of our excessive rain to keep those posies looking fresh and colourful!
    ☔️ ☔️ ☔️

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  2. E.C. says:

    Your garden is beautiful. It’s like strolling through a magical oasis.
    The rain seems to be extra shy for us all this year. I hope you all get some nice soaking rains soon.

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  3. Donnalee says:

    We finally got some very good rains last weekend and this, over near Woodstock NY. I hope you get the same and soon. The flowers look wonderful considering the hard weather times.

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  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your garden looks exceptionally good what with the shortage of rain and the heat. You must be taking good care of it.

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  5. Prue Batten says:

    The AA garden looks beautiful. Wonderful view through the archway. Clematis always remind me of the most beautiful fall of silk, whatever colour. A favourite flower…

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  6. Kate says:

    Wow, those giant lilies are gorgeous!

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  7. Serinde says:

    The rudbeckia and the cone flower are prairie plants… they can take a bit of drought as long as you water the pot from time to time before you get them into the ground. Your garden just goes from strength to strength — lovely.

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  8. You have such a beautiful garden! I love all your flowers! I seem to be able to grow vegetables, but never flowers. Looking at the pictures of your garden makes me want to try again!

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  9. rosejasm says:

    I am reading this listening to thunder storms – hope you got some of the rain today too


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