One morning when I got up, the light in the garden was so beautiful, I decided to take some photos from the balcony, before going down to get the breakfast ready.
The grass in the foreground, leads straight on to the circular lawn with the bog garden on the right and the pergola(where the white blossom is and the pink blossom on the large Bramley apple tree) leading to the fruit and veggies at the top left. If you turn left at the top of the steps…..
…….the lawn sweeps round the back of the dead oak and up the side of the garden next to the fence by the field next door.
If you turn right, the lawn sweeps round to the back garden where the woodland can be seen through the arch way.
This photo of the front garden was taken through the landing window. The Cornus stems are still waiting for me to decide what I’m going to make from them, in the meantime they add a splash of red!
Wandering round this morning, the sunlight was filtering through to the bog garden where Matteuccia struthiopteris is spreading, I must watch it doesn’t spread too far.
I do like blue and yellow together. Here it is Forget-me-not and cowslip looking lovely together at the drier end of the bog garden.
Just a bit further along, the blue is from the bluebells that are just starting to flower, Hyacinthoides non scripta, the English bluebell, and the yellow is the grass, Bowles golden grass, Milium effusum Aureum.
In the border across the circular lawn, by the dead oak, is my first peony to flower. This tree peony was just bought as “Red”, so I’m afraid no name, in spite of being nameless, she is rather beautiful.
The bog garden gets drier as it gets nearer to the house and this is where the rhododendrons are. They are almost in flower, but not quite. The under planting is quite woodlandy here and where you can see spaces, there are hostas coming through.
Continuing round to the back garden I spotted some seedlings of Brunnera Jack Frost. One has come the same as its parent but the other is different, I must pot them on and plant them in the woodland.
Forming part of the hedge that divides the back garden from the woodland was a Cotoneaster, but what has happened, it is dead! How could it suddenly die I ask myself ? There is work here for someone, but I can replant with some camellias that are a bit squashed where they are at the moment.
The primroses this side of the ditch have seeded downhill without any help from me, I hope to get the other sides looking like this.
The fritillaries are over for another year, I am now waiting to harvest their seed. Now it is forget me nots, cowslips, primroses. claytonia, and honesty that are providing interest at the moment.
I grew the honesty last year from seed, I expected all the flowers to be mauve but half have turned out to be white which is rather nice. When I planted out the plugs, by pure chance they have come with all mauve flowers at the back and all white in front, it would have been better if they had been mixed I think, better next year!
The cowslips and forget me nots are spreading in the woodland, also the little pink Claytonia which is above the cowslips, an eye will have to be kept on them to make sure they don’t over run any little treasures that there are.
My first Welsh poppy to flower in the woodland, I do like the way they seed around without any help from me, but all I need now is to sprinkle some seed among the forget me nots and they would continue the blue and yellow theme for me!
The view from the back to the side is getting more colourful each day as more flowers open.
In the border just outside the back door is Tulip Abu Hassan looking gorgeous with the sun shining through his petals.
I enjoyed my wander through the garden, no rain so far today, but the garden looks so much better than a week ago, it has really come to life and is now showing so much colour everywhere.
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