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Early June in my garden.


I am so happy with my garden this year even though I haven’t had a lot of time to sort out the weeds or move stuff about like I normally would. I am going to say it’s because I am trying wild gardening for a change!!! NOT..
I am hoping to be able to get on top of it next week.
Anyway here’s a few photos of what I think is looking good just now.
I am enjoying these Alliums, (Rosy Garlic,) in amongst the Salvia, Hostas, self sown poppies, recently cut down Penstemons and self sown Mallow.

The top of the left slope lawn border is full of self sown Aquilegias and other ‘stuff’. I don’t remember planting the huge poppy in there. It’s root must have been in with some plant I must have transplanted there from the Beech Tree border. I think the only thing holding up the old trellis is the jumble of roses, cotoneaster and clematis gone bonkers.

On the other side the Paul’s Scarlet roses look nice from both sides of the trellis.

..and the Dr Ruppel Clematis on the arch between the borders.

There is a climbing Golden Showers Rose on the other side of the arch. It hasn’t been in there long and is only just deciding to scramble up and onto the top of the arch. Only a couple of flowers yet though. I love it’s dark foliage.

Up onto the flat lawn area and the acer corner looks lovely. This is the only acer that will tolerate my soil.

There will be loads of plums and cherries from the trees in that border this year. That’s if the birds let me have a few!
The massive Hebe in the centre has lived to see another year. Every year I expect it to succumb to the winter weather. It’s a tough old plant.

On the top side the lovely peachy coloured poppy has flopped onto the dianthus, Astrantia and Hebes. I haven’t been able to put the plant supports in in time. Nemind. There’s allus next my friend used to say…

On the opposite side, the poppies are rioting as usual and the hardy geraniums are waiting to fill the space when I’ve cut them down later in the month. I put hebe cuttings from the massive one across into here as well as cuttings from the shrubs around the garden. I figure if they are tough enough to withstand the winds that whistle up my garden at times, they should be tough enough to fight for space under the copper beech where it’s sheltered by the slope lawn trellis.

That’s all for today. I will take you up onto the top garden tomorrow.
It’s been so nice to be able to have a leisurely walk around the garden this morning. The sun is shining it’s lovely and warm. I do hope it’s the same wherever you are today and you are enjoying yourselves whatever you are doing. xxx

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what a superb garden Homebird ! love the benches area , acer corner is very vibrant as it all is . We have the alchemilla mollis self seeding but I love those :D

2 Jun, 2022


H'bird the garden looks wonderful, I'd be pleased with it if it was mine, Dr Ruppel is so pretty, I love the riot of poppies, I have pink one that come back every but cannot get any red to survive here, naturally the welsh ones move all over even in the cracks on the floor, I pull some but allow others depending on where they are, if any riot here its definitely the welsh ones....

2 Jun, 2022


what a lovely selection of plants you have. Very pretty and the garden feels very tranquil. Love the Paul Scarlet rose.

2 Jun, 2022


Lovely garden pics, Sheila. Thanks for sharing with us. It’s very much a pretty cottage garden, lots of colourful blooms. Your acer has an attractive intensity, and the hebe has a lovely shape to it, very much two handsome plants in your garden. Love your poppy collection too.

2 Jun, 2022


Thank you Sheila, lovely plants everywhere, but I think Dr Ruppel is the star 🙂.

2 Jun, 2022


Thank you for taking us on a tour of your delightful garden. I love Dr Rupel Clem and your Poppies are gorgeous.

2 Jun, 2022



3 Jun, 2022


Lovely garden, Homebird, all of it. Isn’t nice to have such beauty to walk round in the morning. We are all so lucky to have our private plots.

3 Jun, 2022


Hb, you have a lovely garden planted with some sensational plants! The large Hebe ... would you know if it is H. pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'? I have that one, grey-green foliage with small white flowers but, like yours, it has grown huge and I really don't know how to prune it!!

4 Jun, 2022


Sorry for my late (very late) reply to your very kind comments about my garden.
We managed to get away for a few days. Back feeling very much rested and raring to go. I managed to mow the lawns on Tuesday and T helped me to cut back the Choisya so we can now see the pretty varigated Weigela behind it (which is still flowering it’s socks off. )
Shirley, I don’t know the name of the large Hebe, I bought it over 20 years ago before names weren’t put on. It was in a pack of four I think, from a DIY supermarket. It’s bald underneath, no chance of pruning it back now it’s so big. Too much old wood. I think it would kill it.
Thankyou all very much once again for coming along to my garden.

10 Jun, 2022


Thanks Hb, I shall gently prune out the old dead wood and try to keep a decent shape to it.

11 Jun, 2022

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