I have quite a few photos that don’t fit into my usual headings, so they have made up a mixed bag for me.
How could I forget Mdme Alfred Carrierre when doing my post about roses, she was the first one in flower, brfore all the others!
The clematis montana that I planted to celebrate our son’s wedding decided that it didn’t want to climb the ancient ash in the back garden, it decided to flop over the mock orange blossom in front!
Then part of it started climbing, this is half way up.
This year I noticed that some has managed to get 2/3rds of the way up, maybe by next year it will reach the top!
Suddenly a splash of colour stopped me in my tracks down by the greenhouse. My poppy was in flower. This poor poppy has been sitting there for years and has now rooted through the pot into the soil, I’m sure if I try to move it and plant it elsewhere, I’ll get more poppies coming up from the roots left behind, so far it has been left, but maybe one day I will give it a go.
Peony Bowl of Beauty looking gorgeous!
She even looks beautiful with the sun shining through the petals.
Peony Jan van Leeuwen, this and the previous one have lovely perfumes.
My third peony flowering at the moment is Duchesse de Nemours, another with a delighful perfume. I think I have a new passion!
We had the most amazing sunset last Friday, it was worth missing 10 minutes of Gardener’s World to photograph it from upstairs!
All the baby birds have started to come to the feeders by the back door, just as well that I got lots of food in before the lockdown! This young Gt. Spotted Woodpecker hasn’t learnt yet how to access the peanut feeder, his/her Mum brings him/her every day now, I’m sure it will soon get the hang of it, then the feeder will need filling every day!
I had a lockdown birthday last week and had a wonderful visit from my daughter. We sat in the garden sitting 6ft apart of course, but oh, it was cold with a gale blowing from the north, even with the house between us and the wind and being well wrapped up, it was freezing! She brought her own coffee , lunch and chair with her and we had a wonderful time catching up on all the news, even though we email each other every day and face time regularly, nothing beats seeing family in the flesh, but oh dear, it was so hard not to give her a hug!!! She brought me lots of presents, including making me 2 face masks, 3 books to read, a jigsaw to keep me occupied and a lovely bunch of peonies!!
I’m doing a bit of jigsaw every time I pass it in the dining room, I did all the flowers first and am now working on the birds, with the background being all white, I’ll leave that till last!
That is my mixed bag up to date now I think, yesterday I was pricking out 63 tiny meconopsis seedlings into plug trays, I thought being in the greenhouse would be warmer than the garden, but not really, I was glad to get back inside as I got really cold. We have had more showers, but the ground is still rock hard, I’m afraid we need a lot more rain to do any good, at least today the sun is shining and the wind has dropped, thank goodness!