I thought I'd do a garden post today. It was a lovely, sunny one too. Jim went to Limerick to buy the tiles for our bathroom, so he was out for most of the afternoon. I weeded and pottered, staked up fallen plants and got brutal with some ivy growing up an elder tree. Before I started working, I whizzed around the garden with my trusty camera. Few words, just lots of photos 'all for your delight' as one of the rude mechanicals says in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Do click on any of the photos to enlarge them, especially the smaller ones.
A pale apricot coloured day lily
Roses amongst the magnolia bush
A rich coloured day lily
Hover fly on a wild strawberry flower
A pretty yellow and white butterfly on wild flower
The same butterfly hops to another flower
Then it tries the daisy
These exotic looking flowers come out for one day only. They are a bulb of some sort.
A close up
A super spiky dahlia
pink dahlias peeping out from behind the gladioli leaves
2 creamy osteospernum
white sweet peas. They smell heavenly
purple sweet peas
red, white and blue sweet peas!
The montbretia are just coming into flower
One of my shoes walked off the shed roof and onto the bench!
3 photos of hydrangea flowers, all on the same bush
viola on the Fairy Hill
Dianthus on the fairy hill
On the wild flower garden
Gorgeous bright gazania - above and below
On the rose bed
I can't wait for this bud to unfurl
The first bloom on this pinky white rose.
This lovely white dahlia is in the extended arboretum bed. It's really filling up now
Another dahlia in the same bed
French Marigolds are dotted around the same bed
This is my favourite so far of the dahlia, such a pretty delicate pink
A mauve scabious with a French Marigold in close up.
This gorgeous viola was among the 'mixed perennials' that Jim grew.
A pretty fuchsia which is growing in the acer bed.
I also took a photo of the bed nearest the house, then found the same bed, taken in May!
It's pretty full now, but in May....
What a difference! How time flies.
I do hope you've enjoyed a look at 'what's in bloom' at The Deenery today. The summer seems to be rushing by.
Happy Thursday everyone.