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Pottering and pruning this weekend, with the company of a sleepy girl.

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By kate123

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In between shopping and visiting, I decided to prune some of the ceanothus/ivy hedging at the back which is at the bottom end of the bund, opposite side to stepped area and the sunny side.
This area is a bit shady at times due to the overhanging solanum crispum glasnevin.
I also trimmed back another ivy hedge next to the log shed/tool shed as I don’t want it to grow behind the shed as it’d be difficult to manage.
I moved some pots, well switched a few around.. and I had to unfortunately toss an ornamental grass away – it looked awful. It was potted up and it had some pretty purplish seed flowers on, but it was ropey looking..
I pottered at the back and tidy the rockery..it’s thriving for the first time in years! The whole length of the rockery is full and all the plants are just filling every little space.
I have cut – drastically – one of the large rosemary shrubs at the other end of the bund hill! I think I have made a mistake, but, it was almost horizontal! It was covering a lot of other plants..I may have to remove it full stop.
Anyway, the weather has been gorgeous today up until 5pm ish. 20 mins of black skies, thunder and lightning. Then torrential rain.
After the 20 mins…blue skies and sunshine again!
I’m back at work tomorrow..following a week off. Back to driving through the lovely Lincolnshire countryside…


Ceanothus/ivy hedge


The end of a longish ivy hedge next to the log shed


Erigeron, some fading blooms…


Ladybird on sedum


Rosemary beetle on lavender stalk


Stipa tenuissima


Grass seed heads against blue barn door


My raspberry pink rose ‘ that has no name’


Sleepy girl Eve..

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Hope you didn't overdo it K..
A lot of work done there...I love the Stipa beside the ornamental bird.

5 Jul, 2021

 

Everything looks very tidy and organised now. Well done on all the hard work. Your photos are very definitely 'Homes and Gradens', especially the grass and blue door!
Eve looks comfy - was it as humid there as it was here yesterday?

5 Jul, 2021

 

lovely effort and garden Kate. Yes it didnt half rain and OH was out on a bike ride.

5 Jul, 2021

 

Everywhere looks great Kate! I think your Rosemary will be alright as long as you didn't go into the wood.
We had the lightening here which went on for about an hour, but no thunder and no rain! The same again last night! Very strange!

5 Jul, 2021

 

Well done Kate and lovely photos.

5 Jul, 2021

 

You have had your work cut out for you with that lot but it is very satisfying when it's done, isn't it? Lovely photos & thanks for including Eve. It was like a Turkish bath here one day, warm & steamy!

5 Jul, 2021

 

It all looks beautiful Kate. Hard work. I have had to sit the last couple of weeks out. I feel in the studio. It is amazing how quickly everything grows. Barry has helped with watering and a few jobs that involve ladders.
Like you I will have a list of jobs to do.

5 Jul, 2021

 

Beautiful photos Kate and well done for all that rewarding pottering!

5 Jul, 2021

 

garden's always lovely to see Kate. I wondered what those beetles were , rosemary ... lovely plants as ever . my neighbour's cat keeps circling my feet rubbing along side them and lying watching me :D

5 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you Julia, I spread the tasks over both day. Just took time enjoying the garden. Thanks for liking my stipa and metal bird - I know you like ornamental grasses too.

6 Jul, 2021

 

Hi Ange, many thanks. Yes, it has been so muggy/humid for several days here too. Eve has been mooching more in the evening to be honest when it’s slightly cooler.
Thanks for your kind compliment - I have to say, the grass seed heads - I had to move the big pot over to my barn door ( it is the internal door which OH made instead of hanging a blind or curtain against the long glass door - just to get the effect of the actual seed heads! All in the name of artistry!!!!☺️

6 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks kindly, Eileen, appreciate your message! My OH decided to go out Saturday evening for a while pre football! Missed the weekend showers luckily!

6 Jul, 2021

 

Aw thank you, Rose! I’m pleased with your guidance/feedback! Fingers crossed it’ll be ok then.
Yes, we’ve all had some bizarre weather haven’t we! Thunderstorms and humidity, glorious sunshine and blue skies…

6 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Klahanie! Very kind 😊

6 Jul, 2021

 

That’s lovely, thank you, Josee, pleased you liked the pic of Eve too! Yep, it does feel rewarding doesn’t it, when we finish our garden tasks!
I love your definition of the recent weather, very apt too!!!

6 Jul, 2021

 

Linda, I do love your garden, all the ferns and lush greenery. Lots of quiet, interesting corners, stepped areas and pretty flowering shrubs too.
I hope you’ve had a productive time in the studio! You do have an amazing skill.
It’s great that Barry is helping you out in the garden while you’ve been busy.
I think the fluctuating weather has really made our gardens grow and everything is just flourishing like mad!

6 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, kindly, Sheila! I do appreciate your compliments! 😊

6 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Paul! Hope you are both keeping well! Have you been doing any new projects or altering some of your current garden areas?
Cats are always curious aren’t they! Sometimes they do like to watch us hard at work in the garden while they sit and stare with much interest!!!!

6 Jul, 2021

 

The garden is always a work in progress and sometimes a plant just isn't up to snuff and it has to go...real estate is too precious. I think your garden is looking fab esp that you are always on top of things. Eve doesn't seem too bothered by your decisions. I enjoy giving plants away that are overgrown. Like today I"m sending Andy some lilies he likes from my garden, plus a few 'bonus plants' that he didn't know he wanted. That definitely makes way for other plants. Your garden is so bright and colorful Kate - it must be like a private oasis for you.

7 Jul, 2021

 

What a busy time you had in the garden, It is so rewarding when you can sit back and just look at it all. :) :)

7 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks Paul, I think it’s what we enjoy about gardening sometimes, the changes and ongoing evolvement with old and new…I read yesterday you were sending Andy some lilies -plus I think he’ll be quite pleased with the ‘surprise’ plants too. A lovely bonus!
Yes, Eve loves to just follow you around..she’s very unadventurous to be honest..likes to stay close to home, literally!
Still likes to mooch and nibble round the ornamental grasses!
Thank you for your kind compliments, I’m hoping some of the other things I’ve planted grew nice and tall and lend that sense of privacy and ‘I could be anywhere in the world’ feeling…

7 Jul, 2021

 

Aw thank you, Loupylou! Yep, busy and happy! It’s a great feeling isn’t it! Hope you are keeping well!

7 Jul, 2021

 

Looks beautiful Kate :-)

10 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you kindly, Jane. 😊

10 Jul, 2021

 

Well done on all the hard work and the photography is superb.

10 Jul, 2021

 

Only just seen this Kate, as we have had a few days away,but what a beautiful collection of plants,shrubs,flowers you have,and such an array of colour,and textures too.You must have a really good camera,as each photo is so clear and true. Aw ,Eve looks such a content and well loved cat,and it shows .:o) .

11 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Phyl! That’s a smashing compliment!

11 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Sandra! I hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday and had some quality time away!
With it being a small garden, I’ve tried to squeeze in as much as I can! I’m pleased you like it! Thank you for your lovely feedback, especially about little Eve too - ☺️

11 Jul, 2021

 

All your plants look so beautiful and healthy and well cared for.Marvelous photos as always.

18 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Gerardine! That’s very kind of you, appreciate your lovely compliments! ☺️

18 Jul, 2021

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