Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Summertime at last .......

We've had some glorious sunshine, really warm (we could actually eat our evening meal on the patio!!) and everything in the garden is bursting with fresh colour. Remember my first attempt at making compost in a huge plastic bin? - well, it works a treat. To-day I have shovelled 4 wheelbarrows of dark, crumbly compost - I am so pleased! I will continue to add my veg and garden waste and will look forward to more free compost at the end of the year!! I have taken some photos and here they are
A cute little Ladybird - hope she eats all the greenflyBluebells
The Alpine clematis is now in full bloom - very pretty
The cherry tree near the deck - a bumper crop of blossom
My beautiful, brown compost
The little Acer I rescued from the pot at the end of last Summer obviously enjoys living in this little bed!
Up by the deck, all the trees are in full leaf
Isn't this azelea beautiful? I got a white one at the same time, a birthday gift a couple of years ago, but it never flowers. I moved it to another part of the garden last year, but still I have only leaves - no flowers
My 'free' foreget-me-nots - they come up every year without any help from me
The rockery - isn't this Acer stunning next to the new bright green growth on the conifer?

Even in a well loved garden - Dandelions flourish!!!!


Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Your garden is so colorful!

Annie said...

Your garden is looking STUNNING as we head into winter here. All the autumn leaves are falling and I'm busy collecting them all for my garden and my compost. Congratulations on your lovely compost - it is so exciting. I even have my kids from school bringing me big bags of leaves from their gardens.

Lisa in CA said...

What a special type of people we gardeners are...that we become all giddy and ecstatic over a wheelbarrow full of dark, lovely brown stuff. And I LOVE your rockery. Gorgeous!

Curtis said...

It certainly warmer now that the sun is out more. Spring is almost over. Hard to believe huh.

Curtis from Growing Thumbs

Piondröm said...

Hi Mary!
Even we have Dandelions flourish in our garden. Itry to take them awy but we have a lot of felds outside our garden where it groows miljons, not so easy.
You show beautiful pictures from your garden, I love to mix foliage to.
Have a nicve weekwnd Mary
Best regards Ken

jaki said...

gorgeous photos Mary, love the close ups, especially the ladybird :)

Glad to hear you are getting some nice warm weather, your garden is looking great!!

karen said...

That compost is gorgeous! I have to take on the horrible mess that is my compost piles, but I'm leaving it until the weather cools down in fall.

I, too, am obsessive about neat edges, but yours are soooo much better than mine. I must try harder. said...

Hi Lady,

Ur garden is just a beautiful one. How I wish I got one like yours.

Have a wonderful w/nd.

greetings from Stockholm,