Monday, June 16, 2008

Blooming 'eck!

The weather here in good old Blighty is questionable at the best of times, but for the last couple of days we've had sunshine, strong winds and monsoon type rain. I planted my purchases from the Gardeners World Show on Saturday, but only one of them is flowering and of any interest at the moment - look at this gorgeous primula. I'm a lazy gardener, actually, not lazy, more like a gardener on a budget. I love the sort of chaotic English garden look with borders stuffed full of flowers and shrubs, and it's even better if they come back every year! There's nothing worse than shelling out for a lovely plant and it's gone at the end of the year. This will hopefully keep coming back. Primulas usually do. I just love the colour and the two tone effect.
I also bought this lovely copper wind spinner; copper looks so nice against the green of the trees. Of course it looks much nicer in the sun and hopefully we'll get a decent bought of it soon so that I can get a nice photo.
This was also supposed to be a copper spinner but when I got it home it was silver coloured. Maybe it's the grey skies, but I feel like it disappears a little. I was quite sad when I saw that it wasn't the colour I asked for, and of course I can't really take it back. Copper also weathers better. *Sigh* Maybe it'll look better when the sun comes out! Yes, I'm sure it will.
There're plenty of other flowers blooming at the moment too like this lovely canary yellow lily. We once had a canary when we were little. It was just this shade of yellow - we called the canary Woodstock. I seem to remember that that was after the Peanuts character and not after the music festival. I don't know why we got it; I think it was my Uncles influence. He had a huge aviary in his garden and bred birds. I've never felt comfortable with caged birds though. I think the family cat eyed it speculatively on more than one occasion and in the end we decided that Woodstock would live a much longer and happier life in a cat free household, and he went to live with some family friends *lol*
Can you tell that I'm having a love affair with my cameras macro facility :-)
I love this glorious scarlet coloured snapdragon, the red really pops against the green don't you think?
These tiny little pink flowers seem to grow wild in the garden; I have quite alot of wild flowers which I leave for butterflies and other insects. These are particularly pretty although they grow like weeds.
I have lots of petunias thanks to my MIL. She grows loads of different plants from seed in her greenhouse and I get what she doesn't have room for!
And some random shots around the garden

Have a good week!




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