Monday, 12 June 2017


I love this time of the year. A view across my vegetable garden or is it Rose and flower garden, you choose.

So delighted with my catmint. Nepata six hills giant, it works so well in the box with the roses and so much less work than the annual cosmos, lupins and other plants I tried over the years. Also brilliant at supressing weeds.

New Dawn

Francis E Lester

Viticella Venosa Violacea

White Flower Carpet struggling a bit.

Giant Scabious -Cephalaria gigantea

Blush Rambler a delightful rose often flowers later than my other ramblers.

Yes it is a vegetable bed.

And a rose bed

Mayor of Casterbridge rose and as you see I always fail to prepare the scene by chopping out spent flowers - if only there was more time.

Sweet Juliet grown on tripods due to their height.

Rosa Mundi a spur from my Dad's garden.


Cottage rose one of my first David Austin roses which was moved three times before I found somewhere it was happy - I have successfully taken cuttings which are shared with my daughters.

Another love Delphiniums best grown together for ease of care.

Another glimpse of Blush Rambler - any volunteers to pull out Bindweed gratefully accepted.

Mayor of Casterbridge again

Rosa Gallica again a spur from my Dad's garden

Veilchenblau such an unusual colour flower quite a curiosity piece for visitors.

Comtesse du Bouchard

Regala Lillies

Arum lillies

Comtesse du Bouchard

A final glimpse before going indoors. Hope you enjoyed my garden.


  1. It´s a beautiful garden, I always enjoy your photos! thank you for sharing. besos Lilián

  2. Hello Joanne, oh yes I enjoyed the photos of your garden, it is so beautiful! You give me much inspiration with your roses and flowers.
    Have a wonderful sunday,
    Best regards, Ida

  3. Thanks so much for your excellent blog, Joanne, and sharing your lovely pictures. I was also interested to read of your experience with Lyme's, and associated effects, as I have progressive arthritis, and your wonderful garden and how you've worked to keep creating it is inspirational to me (it's the next thing I want to do in life, for pleasure and theraputic reasons). Wishing you a bountiful Spring and summer!

    1. Hi Gabi Thank you I am so pleased you enjoyed my garden photos.I am so sorry to hear of your progressive arthritis it would be interesting for you to try a few courses of antibiotics such as amoxycillin and or clarithromycin not that many doctors are progressive enough to prescribe.
      I have been reading research on Lyme daily for over ten years and clearly there are many thousands, nay millions the world over who do not realise their condition is caused by Lyme. Have a read through my other blog link in side bar. Of course there are other pathogens that can cause arthritis Bartonella cat scratch disease is likely to be even more a contender than lyme. There is a website dedicated to the work of Dr Macpherson Brown he died in late 1980's after a lifetime of treating various arthritic diseases with antibiotics long term with good results he says in a very interesting video that before steroids were introduced as the wonder drug ( NOT) research believed pathogens the cause of arthritis and it was actively investigated but with steroids most illnesses are assumed to be auto immune and suppressing the symptoms is more popular than seeking and identifying the cause. With Lyme there are no reliable tests that can exclude a diagnosis and so the controversy has waged for over forty years with the devastation of so very many lives.
      Good luck in finding something that halts your progressive arthritis.