Wednesday 31 May 2017


I couldn't resist taking these photos as the Delphiniums are starting to flower.

All grown from a seed packet a few years ago. 

All delightful in their own way.

Ooops! despite a quick pruning of the dreaded bindweed clearly some remained.

Dreaming spires, so apt.

More dreaming spires in the evening sun.

The easiest way to grow Delphiniums is to grow in their own bed with a gritty top soil to help prevent slugs and snails eating the tender shoots. The box edging is ready for a trimming shortly. The rose behind is Sanders White full of buds but a bit later than some of my other ramblers to flower.

Monday 29 May 2017


Early morning photo of my rose garden although if you look carefully it is actually the vegetable garden.

The following are in the front garden.

Sophie's Rose

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Jayne Austin

Francine Austin

This is now in the back garden along the top terrace.


Then down to the rose/vegetable area.

Rambling Rector

Rambling Reactor

Crocus Rose

Crocus Rose

Sweet Juliet

Noble Anthony

The Nepata six hills giant ( catmint) works so well in these beds of Box with the roses.

Cecile Brunner grown from a cutting from my neighbour.

Cecile Brunner grown from a cutting 

Cornelia a cutting from the other Cornelia rose.


The last group of photos were taken with my camera in the morning before the sun was on this part of the garden, but as heavy rain was forecast I wanted to be sure to get some photos before the rain damaged the flowers.

These photos are taken with my phone later in the evening after some rain so slightly misty and overcast.

Left to right Cornelia, Cecile Brunner, Cornelia again and Francine Austin.

What would I do without David Austin roses.

Wednesday 24 May 2017


                                        A rather fuzzy photo of Clematis Montana Mayleen

                       The President with white Banksiae Banksiae rose.


Nelly Moser grown from a cutting and replacing the original plant which died when moved slightly to make room for a small Eucryphia tree.


Marie Boisselot

Marie Boisselot and Josephine

Belle of Woking

Belle of Woking


This is Rebecca doing really well in view of the dog eating through it at ground level two years ago.

Marmori weeds and all!


Viticella Blue Belles maybe these stems were not cut back because the rest of the plant is still growing and not due to flower for some time.

Marmori with Vit. Blue Belles

Looking through the arch with Rebecca on the left.

                                                       Mrs N Thompson on the right of the arch

Sitting in this part of the garden I am surrounded by several of these clematis.