Damp mornings are perhaps not the best ones to go out with a camera but yesterday the garden didn’t disappoint revealing another new wildlife sighting. Refreshed foliage, flowers with raindrops and a soggy bee resting on a flower were to be expected, The final moult stage of a seven spot ladybird was definitely not. Research… Read More Soggy bee on allium for GBBD
… for colour to return to the garden. The warm sunny days have boosted both foliage colour and buds into flower in my garden here in Scotland. I mentioned in a previous post that I was adding a new colour to the garden for 2008. I do have this colour already but I am looking… Read More Waiting patiently…
This morning we had frost as predicted. So how cold was it? Well when my OH left for work at 6.20 am it read -1 deg C on his car temperature gauge. He travelled South for twenty-five miles and after only 9 miles the temp read 2 deg C. At the end of his journey… Read More Prediction accurate
I love May as my garden really comes to life again. The fresh new leaves are on my small Acer trees with pale yellow primroses growing in clumps below. My small rhododendrons are in flower and my allium buds are about to burst with their many stars of flowers. Daily checks are made my wisteria… Read More Flowers of the week
I had been out for most of the day today and went out into the garden at 4.30pm to find the first of my collection of small hybrid rhododendrons had come in to flower. What a surprise – especially when the picture below shows how it looked yesterday. Rhododendron Moonstone Yellow, shown above, has bell-shaped… Read More Rhododendron flowers
Sunshine lighting my garden drew me out for a walkabout this morning to see what plants were in flower at the moment. I captured some photos, just after 10am, to show the colours that lift my garden at this time of year. Yellow is the dominant colour in most gardens at the moment.
This year we enjoyed a great display of spring bulbs. This was indeed a treat as I am a gardener who is always changing planting schemes, resulting in bulbs being lost! I was about to sow this area with grass when I suddenly had the brainwave of planting bulbs in the area first – so… Read More Favourite flowers of 2006