Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Around the Garden...

I thought I would share some photos of my garden.  I am really happy with how the garden is looking this year but I still think it is not quite how I would like it....but as they say a garden is always a work in progress.
 
This is looking up the garden path!!  The foxgloves have grown great this year, I also put a lot more in this time.
 
Looking down the path. The magnolia at the end has grown so high.
 
I think the foxgloves look great amongst the roses.

 
The rose on the arbour has come back so thick...I think it needed the hard cut back.

Rose out the front
 
 Pierre de Ronsard rose that I moved from out the back to grow over the other side of the front arbour, has thankfully survived and growing well. I love this rose.

The rose along the back fence is starting to flower.

The foxgloves behind the old fence are growing crazy and the sweet peas too.
 

One of the foxgloves behind the fence, the one on the left at the back, is so tall, it comes up to my forehead.  I am only 157cm tall (yes I'm a shorty), but the foxglove really is quite tall and looks great.

A close up of the tall one, love the bell shaped flowers...stunning!

The Iris' are starting to flower too...I think of Nan when these flower as her name was Iris.
 
I planted 3 different tomato plants, mini roma, cherry tom and golden cherry tomato and they have started to fruit.  The spinach at the back is still growing wild, one of the bean seeds that I planted has started to take off, don't think the others I planted are going to shoot so I planted a few more seeds last weekend so hopefully this will shoot. I'm thinking maybe they are getting too much shade from the spinach so I might have to pull the spinach out.
 
What's been happening in your garden?

Enjoy your day!
xx

 

11 comments:

  1. I love your garden it is so pretty,those foxgloves are amazing. They look good in amoung the roses.

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    1. Thanks Mandy, I can't believe how well the foxgloves have grown.

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  2. Your garden looks great, love the foxgloves.

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  3. It looks beautiful Karen and Pierre de Ronsard is one of my favourite roses. Stunning garden!

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  4. Karen, Your garden is magnificent. I wish I could see it in person it looks so inviting. You've done well. Maa

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    1. Thanks Maa, I have put a lot of work into this year.

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  5. I love your garden, such beautiful roses and those gorgeous foxgloves. I have bought 4 roses this year with high hopes for a rose garden one day, they haven't died yet (although the Queensland heat has been testing them) but they haven't flowered either. I think I have a bit to learn:)

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    1. Thanks for the love comment. Its all trial and error, I have had a lot of failures and I am still learning new things, you will get there.

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