Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

We’ve had a lot of rain recently so the garden is growing fast…including the weeds! We’re tackling our perennial weed problem differently this year, rather than waiting for them to grow big enough to apply weedkiller (which I rarely get chance to do!!) we’re just pulling up as much as we can as it appears with the hope of weakening it. All this rain has brought the bindweed and marestail out in force so I’ve been busy digging up what I can, I’m just working my way round the beds steadily.

The white cytisus by the patio is glorious at the moment, covered in tiny creamy white flowers. I bought this a few years ago at the Harrogate show, it was one of those plants which when you’re carrying it round the show people keep coming up asking where to buy it! Once it finishes flowering I’ll give it a prune. I’ve probably not planted this in an ideal spot so I think I’ll give it a fairly hard prune to keep the size down.

There’s a couple of pretty aquilegias in flower at the moment. I tend to have a bit of a soft spot for aquilegias, there used to be a stall at the Harrogate show who sold beautiful tall ones, I bought a few over the years but I seem to have lost a few when I’ve had to move them. I’m keeping my eye out for some more.

The acer in a pot by the patio is looking beautiful, this is the one I bought when James was born so I’ve had it 26 years now! The other acer up in the autumn garden needs a bit of a prune as a few branches have succumbed to the late frosts this spring. Ithink I’m going to have to move my water feature to the front as it’s not getting enough sun so the ‘fountain’ is just doing little spurts! Unfortunately this entails emptying it again as it’s too heavy to move.

The old lilac behind the summerhouse is looking glorious, the photo was taken with evening light and it really doesn’t do it justice. I’m not keen on the scent of lilac but the trees look beautiful.

I think my favourite vista at the moment is through the arch to the patio. It’s already looking fairly full and with geraniums, aquilegia, iris, violas, brunnera…there’s plenty to look at whilst I sit in the arbour with my morning cup of tea.

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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9 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. anne54 says:

    I think that would be my favourite spot too, Margaret, although anywhere in your garden would be a delight! Is the white cytisus a form of broom? I had a large broom bush that was stunning when it flowered.

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  2. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful garden, I always enjoy your posts with the meander 🙂

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  3. Your garden is looking lush! What a lovely place to sit.

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  4. sue stubbly says:

    Your garden is stunning..well done. I wouldn’t bother with the solar fountain, mine was hopeless and never worked properly!

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  5. tialys says:

    Yes, ‘lush’ is the word for your lovely garden,
    We went to a local plant nursery yesterday – in between showers and hail – and nearly bought an acer like yours but much smaller. We knew they were slow growing but now you’ve said yours is 26 years old I think we might have to go for something different as we’d actually quite like to enjoy it ourselves 😉

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