Wednesdays Wander Round the Garden

Every time I go out in the garden there seems to be something new appearing, the mixture of sunshine and rain has brought lots of growth.

The first iris flower has opened. I’ve quite a few irises, both the bearded ones that grow from corms ( and the dutch ones which grow from bulbs. This one is right next to the conservatory window. You can see some of the big iris leaves on the photo below.In the background is a camelia and a large clump of camassia.

In the forefront the spiky heads are from pasque flowers. They have gorgeous bright flowers but I also really like their seed heads, these stay for quite a few weeks, depending on the weather. You can just see an allium coming into flower, a couple of aquilegia and the brunnera Jack Frost is still flowering.

Up in the Amber & amethyst garden the perennial cornflower is starting to flower. It can be a bit of a thug in borders, but I try and keep it in check with a bit of pruning once it has flowered. The geum is just starting to flower and the bright pink you can just see further back is a tulip! The peony in the middle has beautiful bronze leaves. The rose on the obelisk is covering nicely.

Over by the pond the brunnera at the front is a mass of flowers. The iris and hostas are starting to push their spikes up. The foliage from the snowdrops is starting to look a bit past it but it will soon be covered by the geranium leaves.

Hopefully over the week-end I’ll manage a bit of time in the garden – weather permitting of course!!

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 Wednesdays Wander Round the Garden

  1. Jane M says:

    I love the pink spikey flowers. Lets hope we have some good weather this weekend – it has been very weird lately even for the UK!

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  2. Tracy says:

    I so enjoy the wanders through your garden. Here in California, we are at the end of the spring bloom, the rains are done until September. The golds and tans of summer have started to replace the greens as the days get longer. This year I made sure I didn’t miss it, and I get to enjoy yours too.

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  3. Laura says:

    Your garden is always so interesting, Margaret! 🙂

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  4. tialys says:

    That is a beautiful iris.
    Don’t mention hostas! We brought some over from France that we’d had growing in pots., Some were damaged by frost a couple of weeks ago but we managed to save two or three and bought two new ones. Last weekend we decided to put them all outside and had a hailstorm – now they have lacy leaves and are either ruined or set back by weeks along with lots of other plants. Who’d be a gardener?

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  5. What a gorgeous spring garden

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