Tuesday’s Totter Round the Garden

Well I think there’s a chance I’ll be ready for the open garden this weekend, I spent yesterday doing a final tidy up of the top part of the garden, the beds round the lawn, the pond, the autumn bed and the Amber & Amethyst garden…

Many of the roses are over and they’ve had a lot of blackspot this year, maybe due to the weather earlier on, however my Champagne Moments rosebush is looking amazing! We planted these when we got married in 2007 and they flower their socks off every year!

Champagne Moments

The deep bed by the big fence has filled up this year, there’s quite a few shrubs at the back which I’m hoping will in time make a good backdrop.

Deep bed

If there’s a gap I pop a pot or a wire mesh sculpture in it! I’ve got four sculptures which I made a workshops a few years ago, I’ve a chicken, a goose, a duck and a heron. I move them round depending on where the gaps are.

Goosey Lucy

Hubert the heron has just moved forward a bit to cover the area where all the Solomons Seal was. The crocosmia are all starting to flower, this one is called Lucifer, it’s a bit of a thug and every year I say I’m going to divide it, but it’s intermingled itsself with iris which i like!

Hubert the Heron

The Amber & Amethyst garden is looking respectable, There’s a few roses out, Lady Emma Hamilton has been hit with blackspot, but Port Sunlight is a bit floppy but otherwise OK. Alstromeria, day lilies and crocosmia are all adding a splash of colour, I’m just hoping the echinacea will open their flowers in time.

Amber & Amethyst garden

I planted a pot with annuals last week, a bit late I know but I think it’s looking very pretty, just got to make sure I keep it watered!

Summer pots

I even managed to do little jobs in the summerhouse which have been waiting nearly a year – I put two new panes in the door, hung the pictures back up, screwed the candle holders to the window sills and washed all the candle holders, made it look pretty again.


Today I need to tackle the patio garden, decide how much of the geraniums I need to cut back, dead head roses and generally tidy up. The clematis over the arch is going to look beautiful byt the weekend, fingers crossed!

Patio garden

Today I’d already made two cakes by 8am, six to go 🙂

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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10 Responses to Tuesday’s Totter Round the Garden

  1. It’s looking beautiful, I’m sure your visitors will love it x


  2. Anne says:

    It’s looking good!


  3. tialys says:

    Here’s to weather that’s not too wilting (or wet) and lots of appreciative visitors.


  4. Your garden is so very appealing. Those that tour will be happy they did so coming away with garden ideas for their own gardens.


  5. Gail says:

    I would love to come and tour your beautiful garden! Looks lovely!


  6. Laura says:

    In spite of the dreaded black spot, your garden is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to spend an afternoon in the summer house with a novel! 🙂


  7. mandycurrie says:

    Margaret your garden is looking glorious, I am sure you show day will be great. xx


  8. Steph says:

    It looks gorgeous, and I’m obsessed with your summer house!


  9. nanacathy2 says:

    The garden loos amazing. It’s going to be a real hit.


  10. kathyreeves says:

    It looks wonderful Margaret, and a huge success for the great cause you have chosen! Much enjoy,net and success this weekend!


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