Saturday, September 28, 2013

Anne's Rose

 Its been a long time since I posted last on the blog. It has been a busy month of work, a sad goodbye to a gardening friend, and a few days in Northumberland. The garden has been left to grow on its own. This beautiful Lilac Rose smells of Old Roses. Like a scented soap in a flower. I call it Anne's Rose.It needs a bigger pot to grow in for next year. It flowers one Rose at a time..
 The Nemesia Vanilla Scent were dead headed and cut back. they have rewarded me with a fresh second bloom of flowers. These smell divine too. I will get more of these plug plants for next year.
  Some of the plug plant Foxglove Dalmation series are flowering in the sunken border. These have taken a long time to get going, but look beautiful.
The Last photo shows the Geum Mrs Bradshaw flowering, but going over slightly. I need to tidy the garden up, and dead head a few plants. Its the time of the year to start planting Spring Bulbs. I need to clear all the Lily Barrels and get new soil to take the bulbs.
 I went to the allotment today and surveyed the plot. It has been a bad year for maintaining it. The whole plot needs clearing between the raised beds, and the raised beds digging over. I have the Autumn and Winter to try and perfect the plot.
 As the wind blew through the grasses, and the sun shone I realised I actually enjoyed being up there. Hands in the soil, and listening to the birds, and buzzing insects. I need to allotment plot clever for when im working lots.
  I will blog some pictures of Northumberland which was an amazing place to visit and stay for a few days. The Holy Island rested my weary soul.
 Hopefully this will be translated into more blog posts, and photos. I'm back.


L said...

We're off to Northumberland for our annual Autumn visit. Did you visit any gardens?

Anonymous said...

sshhhh!! Don't tell everyone about Northumberland. It has to be one of the best kept secrets ever! I agree with you about Holy Island. It is a very therapeutic place !