Thursday, 14 May 2020


The President 


St Swithun a new climbing rose.

Cecile Brunner


Mrs N. Thompson

Choisya with a Rose Chafer beetle. I have seen a number of Rose Chafer beetles in the garden this year but not as many as a few years ago. 

Elsa Spath a delightful clematis, although this is past it's best. Sadly the plant was damaged and cut back by mistake so it's not flowering as plentiful as it has done in the past.

Sophie's Rose

Gertrude Jekyll

Byzantine gladiolus my favourite gladioli with Francine Austin rose in the background and a bright red peony surprising what still grows among the bindweed and ground elder.

Yes bare earth at last, what a job getting rid of some of the ground elder and bindweed after the wallflowers were dug up. This is ready for the Dahlias once the frost risk has passed.

And on the other side of the bed likewise.

I adore pinks but they often get lost in among other plants so I have taken to growing some in containers which works much better.



I hope you enjoyed the tour around the garden it has been hard work this year digging out copious ground elder and pulling up bindweed. All made much harder struggling with Lyme disease symptoms which for me are mainly stiff and painful joints and muscles weakness.

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