Sunday, 29 May 2011

Alice Devine's legacy Peonies arrive again!


These delicate and amazingly large peony flowers have bloomed 
again defying the odds of some bug that ate quite a few of the buds
and the strong winds and rain. 

Sunday, 1 May 2011

One Plant - Many Variations!

This small Pansy in purples and yellows is such a surprise!

Primrose and Jumping Jacks

The Peony makes a splash!!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Marge the daisy bush!


Lewisia arrives to impress!

Lewisia is a succulent

Saturday, 6 June 2009

White English Climbing Rose

This one has been struggling for over two years and was one of the first things I planted when we first moved into our home so I am pleased to see how my patience has paid off and it is now well and truly becoming what I imagined when I first planted it.

Pretty in Pink


This year seems to be grandly all about the Peony.

So I feel very proud to not just have them in my garden but also to be able to bring them into the house to enjoy as there are so many blossoms.


As with last year, I am astonished how the buds went from puny little
round things to luscious pale pink explosions of delicate petals. I wonder if they could qualify for a prize. They are our prize flowers in any case!

Perfect Peonies

This Peony bush has been blooming like crazy this year. The flowers don't last as long as the pink ones but they sure are pretty.

Welcome back you perfectly lovely thing!!

(Remember you can click on the photo to see a much larger version of the photo)

Solo Succulent

This little plant was given to us by our next door neighbors only a year ago and has now already started to bloom! I'll post more when it opens.

Minature Rose in Red


This rose plant is also getting the brunt of some little monster attack although when I first got it had delicate deep red buds it has now bloomed into a more Gone with Wind Red but still stands proudly in it's pot.

Flowers in June 09

Our minature potted rose has returned with some pretty offerings even though the leaves have been attacked by some kind of shiny thing.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Spring 2009

Friday, 26 September 2008

A Quote by a Good President

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Regal Return


I love this Pansy and I'm so glad the slugs didn't wipe out the ones I planted last year. Welcome back, you gorgeous thing!

Purple Belles


These delicate lovelies were planted before we arrived and they are growing like wildfire. They remind me of the hats you can see on drawings of fairies!

Fancy Freesias


Making a splash is a fragrant Freesia looking the best I've ever grown. They take a bow and I applaud.

A Tulip Surprise!

This tulip looked pretty impressive on the outside - see the previous tulip posting . But to my surprise this flower has a vibrancy that can't be beat! It sings colour!

Volunteers at the Ready!

Welcome the little delicate Jumping Jacks. More "Volunteers" who, without any encouragement, just appear! They are a family member of the Pansy whose flowers never grow larger than a 10 pence piece!


Sunday, 6 April 2008

OH SNOW......

Hard to believe the day before it was a fairly bright and mild day in our garden as the photos previous to this film show. Thank goodness this magical snow didn't stay too long. I hastily put bags and plastic containers over the most vulnerable plants which were removed only hours later when the snow clouds moved on. Whew! Garden saved!

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