In the garden

I’m thrilled to be able to show you my foxglove; finally after three years there’s one flowering and another about to.

The cheery faces of the pansies are a delight

20151030-151522.jpg(hmm, a little bedraggled after their watering!)

In full bloom now is the bottle brush which is a-buzz with bees

20151030-151752.jpgand look at my hydrangea; after a very poor showing last year, I didn’t cut back but did feed and mulch. Look how many flowers there are!

20151030-151940.jpgthey grow from mere bits of greenery, gaining size and colour until they’re bloomim’ gorgeous!

20151030-152340.jpgI received a beautiful azalea from some friends a little while ago, and it’s settling in nicely in it’s new home

20151030-152444.jpgthe pot with the lobelia and white pansies is still flowering profusely

20151030-152545.jpgthis little plant looks like it’s sprouting tiny flowers

20151030-152622.jpgand the potted carnations are doing well too.

20151030-152654.jpgThe strategic photography doesn’t reveal the weeds or overgrown grass………yep, working on that very soon!

Meredithe x

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13 Responses to In the garden

  1. Maree says:

    I’m Envious of your Hydrangeas Meredithe they are looking Beautiful my Mother Grew them so Well something I’m yet too do..,

  2. Judy says:

    That is one very tall beautiful foxglove, and everything else is pretty as well. Strangely, you are enjoying your Spring blooms and I am putting my garden to bed for Winter! We are at 5000′ and are expecting snow possibly on Sunday, Monday. Thanks to your generous photos I can enjoy flowers year round.

  3. Janet says:

    I love foxgloves – they are my very favorite flower and I grow them every year in my garden :0) I love your huge picture :0) just beautiful!

  4. Carole Minihan says:

    I planted my foxglove ten years ago never has it appeared, do you think there is still hope Meredithe hehe

  5. Cécile says:

    Fantastic garden !! Congratulations Meredithe !

  6. I’d love to be able to stop and enjoy your latest post about your garden but I have to meet up with Helen and head off for a walk ! 😏😏😏😏

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  7. Callista Garman says:

    Everything looks wonderful especially the bottle brush which does not grow here. It is well and truely autumn here and now it is time to put the garden to bed as the locals say. I’m not certain how raking up great piles of leaves accomplishes that but maybe someone will let me know

  8. Linda says:

    What a fabulous array in your garden. Great photography too. The bottle brush is magnificent!

  9. Lovely – especially the blue of the lobelia!

  10. Beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing. Mine is preparing for a long winter’s slumber here in the Midwest, USA. 😦

  11. thimbleanna says:

    Your garden looks gorgeous Meredithe! Congratulations on such a beautiful Foxglove!!!

  12. Hilda says:

    Love your foxglove! and all your plants look super healthy. Foxgloves don’t seem to last long in my garden – have to replant every year if I want to be sure – but mine have just started flowering too 🙂

  13. I shall have to show your bottle brush to ours, and tell it that is what it is supposed to look like!! Way back in the 90s, the garden we had then was overrun with foxgloves – they grew like weeds and were a pest!!

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