While wandering around on twitter yesterday I found Mammasaurus’ How does your garden grow linkey. There are some lovely posts with pictures of beautiful flowers.
As anyone who has seen my post on magical garden days will have spotted, my garden is really a bit of a wilderness. I try and stay on top of it but we bought the house 5 years ago from people who spent a lot of time gardening and then proceeded to gut the house and make 2 little people. The end result is that the garden is very over-grown. As our little monsters are getting bigger I find I am able to spend a bit more time fighting back against the undergrowth but it is still mostly a loosing battle.
Earlier this week I stumbled on some photos we took the first time we ever looked round our house. It was really strange looking back and seeing our home with someone elses things in it, but what struck me most was how tidy the garden was. Everything was perfectly neat and looked after. Something else I noticed – and am slightly embarrassed about- is that some plants that I have cut back and always thought were meant to be there were missing – meaning that they self seeded at some point in my neglect of the garden.
I do have good intentions to sort the garden out – the lawns are already looking better and I plan to start on the beds when (if) the sunny weather comes back. In the mean time there are still quite a few plants which are thriving in spite of me.
This morning I took my camera out and snapped a few of them. Don’t tell anyone how bad it looks if you zoom out – it’s our secret.
Our Clematis goes from strength to strength each year, the Lilac tree is in bloom, the Wisteria is budding but only a few flowers are out so far, and Peonies are trying to flower.
Rock roses, Gorse(?), Thistles and an unidentified white flower are also looking pretty in various places around the garden.