Monday, 12 July 2010

Flowers

It seems that nearly all the blogs I read will, at some point, feature flowers.  This is not a bad thing.  But I’m feeling left out and want to do it too.

So for the benefit of my loyal blog followers (all half dozen of them – 2 cats, a couple of probation officers and the bailiffs), I give you some pictures of my new garden.

The herb patch was, literally, covered in ivy and convolvulus when we moved in.  My sister came round and told me she could see a fuchsia under the carnage.  I didn’t believe her, but I set about the weeds with a hacksaw and a flamethrower and LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!

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And breathe, ladies…..

And look at this here little treasure…

image Ta-da!

I hope you chaps are halfway competent at identifying and naming plants, as I’ve some unidentified flora I’ll need some help with.  Oh, and any tips at garden design will be very, very, very gratefully received.

<gives everyone a hard stare>

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This week, I have been mostly trying to look as if I know what I’m doing in the garden.  I have failed valiantly.

3 comments:

Dragonfly said...

My advice would be to keep hens penned in if you want anything left in your garden and when you've done that, you can watch your dog pee on anything that might be left...
Yours, a disgruntled gardener!

silverpebble said...

Ah, there's nothing like a viola.

My nerdy plant identifying moments never got me ANY boyfriends or earned me any cool points but they might help you out now if we're lucky. Send me some images if you like.

The Coffee Lady said...

That's a rose, I'm pretty sure of it. As for design, I find that bindweed gets rid of the need for that.