Thursday, April 02, 2009

Garden Update Spring 2009

I'm out today. Enjoy the pics.




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20 comments:

Mei Del said...

magnolias are my favourite trees (along with cherry) and you have certainly nurtured those camelias. i think i might pop down to kew this weekend.

PI said...

Mei Del: it's important to get them in the right position. I should ask their advice.

debra said...

These are wonderful photos! It looks like Spring is well on its way. On my side of the pond, it is starting. What kind of plant is the 3rd photo from the top (with pink blossoms)?

wontletlifedefineme said...

It looks lovely! I can't wait to have my own garden, although the balcony makes do.

scarlet-blue said...

Thank you Pat... I'm still waiting for the bluebells!
Sx

David said...

so beautiful
I planted two roses, and I have HIGH hopes ( no snow in June this year, please)

john.g. said...

You are far more advanced than us. The magnolia is just opening!

john.g. said...

What is the white bush? It looks like one we have!

Zed said...

I wish I had green fingers and even enjoyed gardening but I don't. So I look at photos such as yours' and that scallywag cyberson of yours - and admire.

So beautiful.

Oh, but STOP PRESS! I found my first dandelion this year today! It may be a weed, but it's YELLOW.

PI said...

Debra: that's a camellia- there are lots of variations

Wontlet: a balcony can look very pretty and is less back- breaking. Thank goodness I have Karen now to garden.

Scarlet: coming right up:)

David: I think roses are my favourite. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

PI said...

John.g: It's Stellata - magnolia - best it's ever been this year. At first I put it near the camellias and it failed to thrive - quite happY now.

Zed: dandelions thrive here too dammit. I only got interested in gardening when the boys left home and I needed something to feed and water. I love the results but am not a real gardener - I'm surrounded by them and now I'm happy for Karen to take over.

tiff said...

Would you please come to Wake Forest and design my garden?

Yours is gorgeous.

Mrs Pouncer said...

Pat, how lovely. Glorious weather in the Thames Valley today. I sat in the summer house at the end of the main lawn and felt lucky, for the first time in ages. Last spring, I had a huge area cleared for a pool, but events got in the way, hemhem. It looks vile. Needs turfing over, but I am broke. Broke, alone, in a crumbling pile. Not how it was meant to be at all.

PI said...

Tiff: I'm wondering where Wake Forest is and thank you for the compliment but I tend to stick plants in and hope for the best.

Mrs P: as long as you have somewhere to sit in the sun. I'm thankful our original garden now has three other houses arranged by previous owners) What we have is quite private and - with the help of Karen - manageable.
I think it's better to be alone than with the wrong person.

Kanani said...

Your garden is beautiful! It's the stuff of my dreams, Pat.

PI said...

Kanani: that makes me happy:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is all so very pretty....I did comment on this below, but just had to reiterate how very pretty it all looks, my dear. And I know there will be more as we move further into Spring....!

PI said...

Naomi: I do repeat myself in the garden but it is always a little different and a different time too.

rashbre said...

You seem to be having a different season from around my way.

PI said...

Rashbre: I think we are much further west?