What a wonderful day - in fact, another wonderful day. The sun has shone all day, the sky is a beautiful blue and it's been hot. A bit too hot in fact! Yesterday there was a breeze but today it's been missing. Ah well, we pottered about slowly! We are trying to clear the allotment bed which will be the home for our poly-tunnel. It's full of dock and buttercups and it's jolly hard work. We have taken it slowly and completed about a quarter! Yesterday I took lots of photos but didn't post them all, so I'll pop the flower photos on today. The flowers are bursting forth as we watch them.
The first rose in our 'snake shaped bed' in flower. An old fashioned rose I think.
The Rootery is a carpet of speedwell, buttercups and grasses of all descriptions
In one section is this lovely yellow pimpernel
A closer shot of the speedwell. It's so delicate and pretty
The laburnum tree is the best it's been. It's a real cascade of gold.
This primula is still flowering. What a rich colour.
This is the first bloom on our climbing rose.
The lupins are a picture
This delicate cistus is covered in blooms
We have many of these fuchsia bushes and they are all covered with little ballerina like flowers.
A delicate pink potentilla - and one of the flowers below
I love the contrasts in this section of the garden. That acer was tiny when we brought it here.
This is a 'before' photo of one of the living willow fences. We 'stripped the willow' yesterday. Must take an 'after'!
Our spotted orchid in the meadow is just beginning to flower. I love it.
This is another spotted orchid nearby and it only has one flower so far.
The Deenery from the meadow crossroads. The orchid is just down on the right. I'm not sure whether you can see it or not.
The entrance to 'Dead Tree Walk' through to bluebell walk
Looking back from the end of bluebell walk. Most of the bells have gone now.
Jim just outside Bluebell walk among willows and blackthorn.
The first water iris at the bottom of the arboretum
A pretty bi-colour lupin
This yellow and white iris came out today. Isn't it stunning?
Our front garden today!
Sandy and BlackJack retired to Buster's chair to cool down.
That's it for now. I hope you've enjoyed the quick floral garden tour.