I've been very bad at blogging lately but it's just so busy at the moment. We now have a little stream of visitors coming from the end of July so we're trying to get the place ship shape.
Yesterday, I went out into the garden very early as I knew rain was expected later. I thought it's been a while since I took some flower photos, so here goes:
2 of these gorgeous bulbs have popped up in the hosta bed and neither Jim nor I know what it is. Anyone know?
Red and white poppy
Montbretia 'Lucifer' It really is that red.
Perennial lobelia - another stunning red.
A pretty pink wild flower
Don't these hollyhock buds look wonderful? They look almost alien.
The mallow are all covered in flowers but some have fallen over with the weather.
A super raggy white poppy. Doesn't the centre look intriguing?
This very dark poppy came out today - it had just stopped raining when I took this.
This viola had almost died - it seems happy now.
A black sunflower which isn't in flower yet, but I just love the leaves.
We rescued this lovely white rose from a little bed that used to be in the centre of our old lawn - before the builders removed it.
One of the oldest roses and the most successful - Peace.
This pink rose bush hasn't stopped flowering all Summer. The Peace bush is behind it.
A perfect rose bud
The statuesque yarrow always makes a statement.
Part of The Deenery front garden and car parking area.
Steps lead up to the parking area.
The new rockery, the steps and cottage to the right.
This is a mini rockery I made up by our gate. Note my cup on the wall! The barbed wire at the top is the boundary of a farmer's field.
The Deenery back garden - the first part.
I think I'd better stop there. As you can see, there is a lot going on at the moment. I have also been clearing our road - see how posh it looks now:
I haven't done the right hand side yet! There, it's just a case of snipping back the brambles and nettles.
I hope everyone's having a good week.