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This lovely warm weather,has certainly been enjoyed by both the plants, and myself :o). It feels so good to be outdoors, and the satisfaction of seeing everything growing so well..
The Overwintered plants and cuttings,are spending each day on the patio Table,and going into the cold frame at night,as yet.
The Spider plant in the Chimney pot ,has been out for the past month !

Side border, and the Camellia and Pieris have been beautiful,but sadly, I couldn’t post photo’s when they were at their best.. :o(

The Hawthorns behind our fence are beautiful,there are 4 altogether, and started flowering from Left to right .The Ist one, is out of shot, and is just starting to go over, and the last one on the right is yet to flower. There are some nesting birds,so we have lots coming to the Bird Feeders :o)

I’ve spent all day in the garden,so time to relax and put my feet up ! I’m going to have an Icecream now,,as I think I’ve earned a treat ! Lol.
I hope you have all had a nice sunny day too.. xx

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Hawthorns are especially lovely and add to the garden as a backdrop.Your Pieris still looks lovely Sandra.

8 May, 2022

 

I like the subtle colour of your shed and fence, so sympathetic to your lovely planting.

8 May, 2022

 

It's so lovely to see Mayflower trees starting to bloom, isn't it? Around here I noticed the first starting on the 1st of the month!

I distinctly remember one year when they were flowering in the middle of April! (Can't remember what year now) I was taking pictures of the trees when a lady passed me by & said "Do you know these are Mayflower trees?" I said yes, but this year they seem more like "Aprilflower" trees! πŸ‘πŸ˜‚

8 May, 2022

 

It is lovely to see your plants that you looked after throughout the winter - they all look so healthy. Love the shade of your fence and shed. Everything grows so neatly in your garden and seems to behave itself ……..now in our garden that is NOT the case!!!

8 May, 2022

 

lovely Bloomer , liking the sun lately and how plants are now. Nice colour fence . Your areas are always very tidy too

9 May, 2022

 

I too like the colour of your shed and fence. Your overwintered plants look lovely and healthy and that border looks beautifully colourful. I love the scent of Hawthorn, it’s been a super year for blossom hasn't it.

10 May, 2022

 

Thank you all for your lovely comments,I had no idea that Hawthorns were also known as Mayflowers,so still always something to learn ! :o) .
I have had so many comments over the years,re the colour of the Fencing,and we haven't changed the colour of it for 20 years,as it's easy on the eye ,so it just gets repainted occasionally.
The plants are now in my cold frame, which is left open on a medium opening,so hopefully, unless we are forecast a late frost, they will be planted out shortly.. I know end of May is the recommended time,but I'm getting a bit impatient,and they might be out before then .?? .x

10 May, 2022

 

Its great to be able to see all your treasures Sandra.
.Everything looks to be doing very well, the warmth has certainly worked its magic for you, I've had to start from scratch with my pelargoniums and geraniums, lost all of them last year, your plants look very healthy and lush..Your garden always looks so attractive ... My table down near the g'house is full of plants waiting to go in the ground ,its too dry here to even attempt that yet, we're desperate for rain, like you I am still taking some back inside at night, I've been spending as much time as I can in the garden, we were stuck indoors long enough weren't we....
Lovely blog and photo's..x

10 May, 2022

 

Sandra, your overwintered pots are looking healthy and happy! Both your pieris and camellia are still very attractive! I do love your fence and shed colour - think I mentioned this in the past! Hope you enjoyed your well deserved ice-cream!

10 May, 2022

 

All as attractive as usual Sandra! By the way is that a horse in your shed?

10 May, 2022

 

I put out many of my overwintered Geraniums & Pelargoniums out on the balcony a couple of weeks ago. They all look very well & I've moved them from the inside of the balcony, up against the windows, to the railings where they will spent the summer.

Your plants look to be in fine fettle, Sandra!

11 May, 2022

 

Thank you Kate,it's lovely to see everything growing well ,isn't it?,and yes,you did mention previously that you liked the colour of the fence and shed :o) Got a good bargain in Wilko's yesterday,all packets of plants reduced,so I bought a 3 pack of Tuberous begonias, and a Phlox, (as you do ),and they are already planted up,also some of the well known brands of Garden shades paint were reduced too,luckily,our shed paint was amongst them ..:o) One happy lady..Lol. Had to have another Icecream last night,to mark the occasion. ha ha. x

12 May, 2022

 

Its looking lovely Sandra, and I’m loving your teal fencing paint too! :)

13 May, 2022

 

Sue ( L.lass ) Sorry, I almost missed you, but thank you,and I'm sorry you lost all your Geraniums,and Pelargoniums, but you seem to have plenty of plants to make up for them,once it's safe to plant out.:o) It won't be long before we can ,and like you,I'm trying to be patient ,,not my best trait ! lol We were lucky enough to get some decent rain one night this week,but it only just scratched the surface :o( Hope you get some soon.. :o) x

13 May, 2022

 

Thank you Sue (Stera ) ..I decided to reply like this,so I don't get mixed up with replies,if that's ok ! :o).

Did you mean Kevin,on the shed window sill ? No,not a Horse,but a Doorstop Kingfisher.. Lol. He he proved not to be heavy enough for the job, so I let him look out on the garden instead,and check I'm keeping it tidy.. Lol. It made me smile ,so thank you. x

13 May, 2022

 

Thank you Balcony, I'm hoping to have another good display and I hope we have another lovely warm summer. I'm sure you are going to have one too,with all your overwintered plants.:o)

13 May, 2022

 

Thank you, Bloomer. I hope I get a good display again this year as well! I have taken so many cuttings from my Geraniums & Pelargoniums that I've no idea what I'm going to do with them all!

13 May, 2022

 

Same here,Balcony,but we will manage to fit them in somewhere ! Lol. by the way,the huge Amaryllis leaves are starting to die down now,and no,I didn't cut any of this year..ha ha. .

14 May, 2022

 

Sandra, I'm on 'catch-up' and just found your blog ... it would never occur to me to put a Spider plant outdoors ... do you always do that? Good to see your Pieris thriving too ... :o)

18 May, 2022

 

Shirley, My neigbour gave me this Spider plant two years ago,and it was only a tiny rooted cutting, but it outgrew the planter indoors in no time,so I thought I'd try it outside last summer.Didn't it do well? :o) I really like it in the Chimney pot,and it must be rootbound,but I have a cutting waiting in the wings, :o)
The Pieris have been good this year haven't they? most of my plants are now in situ,so we will all be hoping for another good summer. :o) x

18 May, 2022

 

Sandra, that's interesting as I inherited a couple of Spider plants from Michael's Aunty and they grow 'babies' all the time! Perhaps I will try one outside ... it would have got flattened last night in the heavy thundery rain though... :o(

19 May, 2022

 

Spider plants can grow outdoors all summer here with no problems! Even the local council gardeners use them in their 100s for edging flowerbeds!

I have one in the kitchen that's a good many years old now. In fact I dug it up from one of the council planted flowerbeds at least 15 years ago! It hasn't died on me even after a few years ago I took it out of its pot & cut it up & only planted the younger pieces again. It still grows very well in the place its been in our kitchen all these years!

19 May, 2022

 

Go for it Shirley,it will be fine outside, and they are tougher than you think ! if it's only a tiny'baby' just pot one on,to get it rooted. You seem as though you have lots more,waiting in the wings. Lol .:o)

20 May, 2022

 

I've seen them in Council displays too ,Balcony, and they look nice as edging. I might even add one or too to some of my borders, or a pot,maybe as a central feature amongst the bedding plants for next year. I think it would create a softening contrast to all those summer colours,and give a bit of height...the seeds have already been planted,in my mind ! Lol.

20 May, 2022

 

Sandra, I put the little ones in a glass of water on the kitchen windowsill to root. Fascinating to watch the roots develop ... it's the simple pleasures in life!!

20 May, 2022

 

Good idea,Shirley. I had an unusual gift from a dear friend ,which consists of six glass' test tubes' ,which stand upright into a concrete base, which is for the purpose,of watching the roots form,so I will have a go myself .:o)ah yes, I do like simple ! Lol. x

20 May, 2022

 

I like the sound of that gift ... :o)

21 May, 2022

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