Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The best things in life are Orange

I'm very fond of this nasturtium, which appeared a few years ago, and is looking particularly nice this year.  It clashes with everything around it, but somehow I rather like that.

Another nice orange thing around the place, is sometimes to be found having a quick look at guests as they walk through the garden upon arrival.  She just quietly looks through the cat flap - her window onto the world - then goes back to sleep in the snug (guests use a different door, so don't worry - you won't need to step over the dog on your way in!)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summer Evenings

It is so nice to potter around the garden in the evening, with the sunlight adding a soft glow to the proceedings.

One of my favourite plants at the moment is a total freebie - a self-seeded snapdragon, with lovely 2-tone orange/yellow flowers.

Another of my favourites is a rambling rose which we bought about 5 years ago, and it has just settled in and grown year by year.  This year, it needed serious support, as it is nearly as high as the wall.  It is gradually taking over the back of the border, in a quite delightful way.

The evening ends with a little light watering of the tomato and chilli plants in the greenhouse, and recently planted seedlings in the garden (with lots of slug pellets required, unfortunately, as slugs and snails seem to be rampant this year, possibly the result of the mild winter).