Saturday, 14 May 2011

A Dry Garden in May

Such a busy week, my daughter has had more interviews for art college and this meant lots of prep work organising and mounting artwork.

Still she did well and got on the course she wanted and this also meant we had a trip to the city and I visited the little French shop, unfortunately in all the rush I forgot my camera but I will do a post on all the treasures I bought, well I believe them to be treasures, I don't think the hubby would agree with me.

I have also been working hard in my dusty garden, it rained the other day but not enough to really penetrate the ground and this is effecting seeds I had sown but established plants seems to be OK except flowering period is over quite quickly.

This Iris is actually purple but photographs blue.

We have a lot of cement paths in our garden which wouldn't be my first choice but it's been mixed with a lot of stone which gives it a nice quality. It was laid in 1911, I know this because the person who laid it has scratched into it at the top of the garden... a nice touch and when it catches my eye I often wonder what he grew in this garden.


  1. You have a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing it. I love your pond.

  2. Hello Deborah

    This is the sort of garden I dream of - and how fortunate for you that it was already there.

    My garden is basically lots of grass, trees and hedges and I am kept fully occupied keeping the aforementioned in trim. Worst of all, however, are the weeds which pop-up the moment my back is turned. I don't think you will have that problem in your beautiful pots.


  3. Hello Deborah:
    Despite the very dry period your garden is looking lovely but we do appreciate that the lack of rain is of real concern to gardeners.

    Congratulations to your daughter for acceptance on the course she wanted.

  4. A few of our established shrubs are suffering with the dry weather, fatsia, tall spiky grass and hebe, all look sorry for themselves and in the case of the fatsia, I am not sure it will recover.

  5. Hey you,

    I really like all your pots. They look gorgeous in a group like that. And you've somehow made the concrete path look rustic and lovely!!

    That's great about your daughter's course. How exciting for her!


  6. Congratulations to your daughter. Your garden looks beautiful. I have just popped some Iris's into my garden (a gift from a friend). I don't think they will flower this year, so I'll have to be patient... as for rain, we have it forecast for the whole week... it has been a wet spring for us (unlike you)... good for the garden though! Have a great weekend. Lx

  7. What a wonderful collection of places - pots, urns, pond, dirt - you have it all. A lovely space.

  8. I love your garden...even the cement! It's less weeds to pull, right?! The container thing is what I'm trying to do more of this year.

  9. Beautiful garden Deborah. Your flowers are starting to come in and I hope that it rains for you soon. I can try send of our rainy weather your way. How cool that they etched the 1911, such history your garden must hold. :) Congrats to your daughter what a wonderful path she has chosen and I wish her all the best. :)
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Just as lovely as I knew your gardens would be....looking forward to the treasures.

    Rain has come to us again and blogger's working.

    Feeling lucky.

    xo jane

  11. Love that iris...and isn't England dry. We've left a drought in Australia where we could hardly water our garden to be faced with possible 'hosepipe' bans here. Shame on you for forgetting your camera, that shop looks amazing (from your earlier post)...can't wait to see your treasures! Robx
    p.s. My hubby thinks it's all junk too!

  12. Your garden looks lovely, the big blue pot is very striking, as is the Iris. Love Linda x

  13. I love the fact that the concrete that you are not mad about has an signiture from 1911. A beautiful redeeming feature. I love your garden and congrats on your daughter for getting into the course of choice....What a relief.
    Have a great week
    Best Carolyn

  14. You have such a beautiful garden!!!!


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