Well,the weather seems to have taken a sudden turn for the better, who knows how long this will last? So, over the last week we’ve started sorting the garden out ready for the summer. Done a lot of weeding out, sorting out of dead pots, pruning and sweeping up of general detritus.
We popped out this morning to the Sunnyside Nursery at Langstone. I’d recommend this excellent little garden centre for top quality, superbly priced plants and gardening peripherals, it’s very small and doesn’t carry all the paraphernalia that a lot of garden centres seem to think is essential, like DVDs, books, clothes, tropical fish etc, but if it’s gardening you’re interested in this is well worth a visit.
I picked up half a dozen Senetti, a nice Delphinium and a lovely Hollyhock and brought them home to find some space.
Here’s a few pics of what it looks like at the moment, It’s going to be ablaze of colour this summer, really looking forward to spending some summer evening sitting out there.
Bed 1 has Senetti, Muscari, Centaurea Montana, a Gooseberry, Peony, Berberis and a rose
Lovely apple blossoms this time of year
A close up of the Exochorda
Bed 2 has a beautiful creeping carpet plant called ‘Stairway To Heaven’ along with Senetti, Hollyhock, Alliums, Another gooseberry, a couple of roses and a Delphinium
Lots of colour in Tub Island this year
I bought this Exochorda last year and it’s doing really well
A close up of one of the Clematis starting to bloom
A couple of our hostas starting to flourish
A well deserved break
The GWR engine is home to some mint and sage this year, keep an eye on this one