The weather here has been pretty grim. Howling winds and heavy rain have taken their toll on the garden. This fabulous clematis is now battered and broken. At least I got to enjoy it in it’s prime.
It looks like it’s going to be a bumper year for beech nuts too, the red squirrels will be pleased. No doubt they’ll plant the blighters everywhere.
I have the most intelligent peony in the universe, it closes when it rains so I get to enjoy it for at least ten days.
Viper’s bugloss, raised from seed, is flowering, despite the wind and rain. It really is the most delicate shade of blue.
The water lilies are emerging and now the tadpoles have transformed themselves into the tiniest of frogs. Astonishing how a creature can do that.
The Manuka bush, beloved by bees, doesn’t seem to be at all bothered by wind and rain. It’s turning out to be a tenacious little shrub. This picture does not do justice to those gorgeous tiny blooms.
The rose arch is hanging on by the skin of it’s teeth…..this was a “before” shot.
In other news, the greenhouse is full to over-flowing, hundreds of plants now need potting on…..
and strawberries are ripening, and as they’ve not been netted, they are being devoured. I can’t even blame Sam for once! Potatoes are flowering too, time for a little foraging methinks. Everything seems early this year, even the broad beans are setting.
Birds continue to be released, one of my greatest pleasures! Happily, most are still around and are joining my ever growing flock!
Just look at those little darlings, utterly baffled at suddenly being free again!
I spent £70 on durable, robust dog toys. Half of them lasted less than thirty minutes….sighs…
as usual, summer finds me painting Christmas cards. These are for the rescue.