Sunday, 8 June 2014

The garden needs some attention ....

Hi all

I cannot believe that I have not updated in almost a month, but like buses, too many things come along at once & unfortunately the blog has been neglected while I catch up with other things.

After a very wet Spring, Summer is almost here ...

The garden has suddenly gone from bare to overgrown so it has needed some work to bridge the gap between Winter & Summer

The bird feeder has been given a tidy up & I realise that it need replacing with something a little studier ....


The purple alliums always come into their own  - the tall ball structures are striking when little else is out ...


Our house rose is now almost at the second set of windows - covered in highly scented blooms that are very pretty against the brick wall


The chimnea has had a coat of black paint as it was looking tatty after winter & the garden shed / summer house has been smartened up with another coat of Country cream paint with grey trim.


The bird feeders on the opposite side have also been painted to brighten them up

I have repainted some of the garden stakes which were black. The lighter white paint makes them really stand out. The white Ikea lanterns look just right as well.


I had originally planned to have many more white garden plants but this is still a work in progress, however, while looking at the plants as evening fell, I was struck by how the white plants come into their own in fading light. I am determined to find some other white plants for the garden as I rather like their form in the evening.


Do you have any suggestions of ones that come into their own in poor light?

Thanks for stopping by & taking the time to leave a comment,
Dee ~♥~

1 comment:

  1. The garden is looking beautiful. Nicotiana Sylvestris stands out well at night and has the added bonus of the most beautiful perfume.

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