Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Summer buzz


Amazing to get so much warmth and spells of sunshine. 

So often during Summer we have periods of weather that are just unpleasant. It may be because we get spells of rain, wind or cool breezes, especially where we are.

But with this spell of pleasant, not overly warm, weather, we've been spending plenty of time outdoors. 

Plenty of bee activity too. Still no signs of honey bees unfortunately, but where there's a lacking of honey bees, the bumble bees have more than made up the numbers.

Here's one coming in to land on a nasturium.

Happy gardening.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hemerocallis aka beautiful day lilies

These are the day lilies (or Hemerocallis) in flower in the garden and I have to say that they are really colourful and eye catching. Of course each flower only lasts a day (hence the name) so when you see colour, you've got to appreciate it, because when it's gone, it's gone.

These are new range of plants to me, acquired last year from http://www.polliesdaylilies.co.uk who have an extensive collection of wonderful plants to choose from.

And, I have to say, I'm hooked. 

I'll be revisiting the catalogue to see if there are other varieties that interest me. In the meantime there are plenty of buds on the ones I have to enjoy.

Happy gardening. 

My current Sunday view

This is my current Sunday view after potting up some of the Fuchsia into slightly bigger pots using a good quality loam based compost. 

Very happy with the results.

Happy gardening.