Monday, 26 May 2014

Greenery and Flowers.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
Happy Bank Holiday Monday to all of you in the UK today.
I am in work today as its the day we have to put our order through.
I was a busy little bee yesterday.Washing and drying was one job, a wedding card made for an order too which i will share once the special day has gone as i don`t want to risk the recipient seeing it as i know some local Cheadle people read my blog.
So instead today i have a few pics of another passion of mine, my garden.Despite have a severe allergy to cut grass, i do enjoy my plants and flowers.
Once hubby has cut the lawn i am good to do the rest.
I took these pics last week when the weather was lovely.Since then i have had a gorgeous climbing hydrangea which i have yet to plant out.I may move my wisteria and put it there so it grows up the fence.
So here are a few pics.

This is a flower that appeared i presume from a bird dropping a seed?, it seems to get bigger each year.

You can see the new fencing on this pic.In the middle you can see the new wisteria i have planted, it a compact variety and in front of that is another new plant, a pink poppy.

Down the side,  lot of new plants in here as the builders killed off all the ones i planted last year when they dumped loads of clay and soil over them.

Some of my new perenials, a large red poppy, the orange ,blue and pink are all new with little ground spreading plants in between them.

The plant at the front left i am unsure of, i thought it was a weed and i have pulled it out every year but my stepdad  says it is a plant so i have left it in and its spreading like nobodys has yellow flowers once they come out.There is also 2 new buddlias at the bottom in front of the new wall.Hopefully in a couple of year these will be big enough to give me a bit more privacy.

My beautiful clematis, lots of people stop and admire this.

A close up of one of my new plants.

And another close up, this really is as blue as it looks, so striking.

My pink peony up the corner, its just about to flower and in the opposite corner is a red peony.

The view from the back door, my lawn is in terrible condition after its first cut so i have sprinkled some treatment over it, fingers crossed.

And another view, with that awful monstrosity staring me in the face.The builders have been nowhere near IT since october last year, the view over the fence is building materials, not a pretty site :(
I can`t wait for everything to be flowering, i just need to redo my pots now and then its good to go.

Thanks so much for looking and i hope you all have a fabulous day.
Lotsa Hugs 


Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Your garden looks beautiful. I can see why you are so pleased with it. We have a Summer House being delivered today, so mine will look like a building site for the rest of the summer!! Happy Bank Holiday Nic x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love my garden too. The top flowers are cornflowers, we have them and do multiply well. Ours have just about finished now. Lovely pics, thanks for sharing x

Jane Savage said...

What a gorgeous garden, Coops! So many stunning plants! You really do have green fingers! I envy your lawn! With 3 female dogs grass is out of the question! (Big brown patches are not a good look!)I have had to have mine paved over! xx

Chris x said...

Loveless piccies of the garden
Chris x

Sandra H said...

Nice to see some colouring in our gardens after all of the rain l just love all of your plants Coops and the colours xx

Clevercrafter said...

Oh you have a pretty garden and I can see that you spend a lot of time tending and caring for the plants, it looks fab. Hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend even though you are in work today, hugs,

Jacee said...

Love your garden, bet it keeps you busy, a change from card making, I dabble a bit in our garden, I do the designing part and DH does the hard labour, LOL sounds about right eh!
Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday, at least when you've got in from work.
Hugs Jacee

Mau xx said...

A beautiful garden Coops, Love the variety of plants. The first one near the wall is a favourite of mine in our garden (Cornflower) its an original Scottish variety and attracts the bees in the summer...they love it!
Love your poppy's too :o)) they soon thicken ..... and spread! but give a fab show.
Enjoy your flowers, they will soon be in full bloom.
hugs Mau xx
just got back from the Lakes...oh!!! the flowers were breathtaking...I want lots of new plants now :o)

Michelle said...

It does sound like you were really busy yesterday nic. Love your pics of your pretty garden. Michelle x

Tracey T said...

Can't help feeling envious, Nic - your garden looks so lovely and you've got sunshine, too! My mower has packed up so my lawn looks like a jungle, plus we've got moles, plus the rabbits and deer eat all my plants!!! Why can't they eat my overgrown grass? Hugs, Tracey xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Nic, Your garden looks lovely. Hubby and I spent most of the day sorting ours, don't think I will be able to move too much tomorrow! Sue x

catherine said...

Great pics of the garden Nic and looks like you have put it a lot of work keeping it so nice. Sounds like your busy at work too so hope you find some time for you too
x catherine

MagsB said...

Your garden is just so beautiful! It takes a lot of hard work to make a lovely garden, but it is so worth it!!!!!

love Mags B xx

Ella's Design said...

The garden's looking great, Nic and I'm sure will help to detract from the 'awful monstrosity'!! I too have one of those blue spidery flower plants (that's the Latin name, you know!?!) and the orange geum is very popular at Chelsea this year, so you're on trend too!
I'm trying to tackle my jungle of a garden (between the downpours) and am quite satisfied at the progress I can see! Will have to post some pics! Have a great week! Hugs, Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Your garden looks beautiful
Kevin xx

nwilliams6 said...

Pretty garden Nic. Love the variety. Gardening is not something I have ever been good at but I love flowers! TFS. Hugz!

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Lovely pictures, The blue flower in the first one is cornflower, yes it does spread, and can be spread by birds.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lovely pictures Nic I really enjoy spending time in the garden with lots of flowers. Susan xx

Lee said...

Hiya hun.LOVE your garden so pretty,you have some great plants.I too have a severe allergy to cut grass,thought I was the only one LOL.You take care now.Huggles xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Nic you have one very beautiful garden all the lovely greenery, wish mine looked like that.
lorraine x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww love this! Thanks for taking me for a stroll through your English country garden! Man I miss the UK xxxx