Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

We’ve finally had a reasonable amount of rain over the last couple of weeks, enough so I could manage to dig a hole or three today to plant some perennials that I’ve been trying to keep alive for the last six weeks or so! Of course the rain also means the weeds have gone mad!DSC_0006 (2)

I weeded around the Amber & Amethyst garden, I’m pleased how this has turned out, considering most of the plants went in April / May, it’s filled up nicely. It’s also worked well as a sitting area, most days we sit up here with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. I originally planned the gravel area because I realised this corner got the evening sun, so it’s lovely that we are using it, OK it helps that we have had a long, hot summer! One of the plants looking good at the moment in the AA garden is this purple sedum, it makes a change from the usual (and pretty) Autumn Joy one. It looks a bit pale in this photo, but it’s actually quite a rich colour.DSC_0009

Next to the pond is a large clump of Crocosmia Lucifer, it really needs digging up and dividing but in the meantime it has flopped a bit so I have a circle of red flowers like a ring of fire!DSC_0011

It always intrigues me how one hosta is favoured by slugs over another. I was a bit concerned after our chickens were rehomed that my hostas would never be the same but it’s obviously more the frogs, toads and newts in the pond that keep our slugs down, this beautiful creamy one is almost perfect.DSC_0010

This plant with the little blue flowers is actually a clematis, there’s a shrubby group as well as the climbers and this is one of them. It’s not very tall, about 24″ ish, it’s not very showy either, but I like it, the flowers are a lovely intense blue.DSC_0008

A couple of months ago I planted a fatsia japonica in a large pot for a very shady spot, it’s got the fence on one side, raised bed wall on another, the arbour and then a large sambuscus shrub over the top…as I said, it’s a very shady spot! Well it looks very happy there, as does the hosta in a pot next to it.DSC_0017

At the other end of the scale is this little pot of violas, don’t they look pretty ! DSC_0016


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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7 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    It is crazy that the violas survived your hot dry summer. Everything is looking so beautiful.

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  2. Kate says:

    That is a beautiful hosta!

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  3. Prue Batten says:

    I always anticipate your Monday Meander as I know you will have something wonderful to show us. The hosta is beautiful – I’m envious (I have snails to die for) and I also learned something – that there are clematis shrubs as well as climbers. It’s a pretty little plant. Thanks for Mondays, Margaret.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE your garden!! I can just imagine how relaxing it is to sit out there at the end of the day.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Hurrah for some rain! I ♥️♥️♥️ those violas, a gorgeous light color!

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  6. Laura says:

    I agree with Lisa…crazy that the violas have survived the summer heat!
    Always love meandering in your garden! 🙂 I wish I could have summer rain, too…sure could use it!

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  7. nanacathy2 says:

    A lovely garden. We have had so little rain it is impossible to do any gardening.

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