Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Seeds and Summer days

It’s finally here, warmer weather that is. About time. Beach picnics have been plentiful. We've loaded the bicycles up with blankets, baskets and sun hats and lain like beached whales on the pebbly beach, but it’s been bliss to have the sunshine beat down on one’s brow.

I'm somewhat of a maverick gardener when it comes to planting seeds, tossing them all together regardless of type and scattering them on the soil and hoping for the best.  I've planted lots of seeds this summer, ammi visnaga, dill, sweetpea, cornflowers, cosmos, and a few others which I have already forgotten, but they’re growing in abundance and I forgot to take photos to show you! No flowers yet so unsure if weeds, of which I am sure there are plenty.  I managed to revive my strawberry plants, which were all but left to die under a broken and weather beaten little plastic greenhouse. Somehow they survived and I nourished them, fed and watered them and finally repotted them. They were so happy they started to grow and now I have little fruits popping up all over the plant. I have wanted agapanthus since forever, and I finally bought two plants. Fingers crossed they will flourish.  I also bought the biggest poppy plant I have ever seen. The flower head was bigger than a side plate! (see my IG Feed to see the photo). Unfortunately, these fragile petals don’t last for too long but they are beautiful nevertheless. My first David Austin rose has just flowered, as well as one Iceberg rose. For someone who isn't a gardener, I am always fascinated and somewhat surprised when something in my tiny garden actually grows to resemble something I recognise as a flower!





















I can't wait to eat my home grown strawberries!
Have a great week!
Sharon
xx

10 comments:

  1. Oh the last picture...what a dream! Just lovely...
    Have a great day, take care!
    Titti

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    1. Thank you Titti, can't wait to see how many strawberries will actually grow!

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  2. Hello dear Sharon, what beautiful flowers!!! And your pictures Sharon are SO gorgeous, really! Love them!
    I can't wait to eat my home grown strawberries, too, I mean let's see what's going to happen, the weather here in Connecticut this year is really unpredictable. Today it feels and look like early Fall, cool and bright, and so windy!

    Take care dear friend and enjoy as much as you can the good weather.

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    1. Ah Regina, that's very kind of you. I am trying to take better photos, it's trial and error with me. I'm glad you like them! Have a great week! x

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  3. Sharon what a beautiful pictures!!!.....love happy summer Ria x ❤️

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    1. Thank you dear Ria, I really appreciate it. x

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  4. Sharon those are wonderful pictures from your garden! The poppy is fantastic. Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah, no where near as lovely as your garden, but even my little matchbox is giving me a lot of pleasure this year. x

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  5. Hi Sharon,

    Beautiful close ups of the flowers in your garden. Hope the weather is still good in the UK. It's raining cats and dogs in The Netherlands.

    Have a lovely evening!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thank you dear Madelief, it's been the same weather here, rain rain rain....my poor roses are waterlogged and so is the rest of the garden. Let's hope next week is drier! Happy weekend for you. x

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