Friday, 26 June 2015

Five on Friday - Garden progress

Hello Five on Friday visitors thanks for dropping in!  Have a look at Amy's blog to see all the other contributors today.

I'm going to show you what's been happening in the garden this week as we have had some bright sunshine and a downpour of rain to get those little plants moving.

1.  First of all, here are links to my other posts on the garden so you can see how we started off the year - March  March  April  May  June 

2.  Here's a couple of photos of the wooded part of the garden, kept wild for the deer or foxes that just wander in and makes themselves at home. If the deer get anywhere near the flowers you are just left with a bunch of sticks so we've had to put up a six foot fence to keep them away from the other part of the garden.







3. This week's flowers - they are getting very colourful now, especially the livingstone daisies. The white hydrangea is opening and my box of anemones have actually flowered despite being in the bargain bin for £3.








4.  Chillies and vegetables, grown from seed - radishes and rocket being consumed, chocolate mint tasting minty. Chillies still a bit slow but flowering. Beans growing slowly. Tomatoes just beginning to flower. Potatoes in bags flowering.




5. I decided not to mow the grass to allow the wild flowers to grow which has proved to be quite colourful with the buttercups, dandelions and speedwell. However it's all got rather wild and woolly so I got the strimmer out to give it a haircut round the edges and spotted this. It's a Dactylorhiza - a native orchid. The strimmer has gone back in the shed.


I wonder what else will pop out of the lawn?

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for calling in and for all your comments, I do so love to read them.

See you soon.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, what wonderful flowers! Your mosaic is gorgeous!
    Have a lovely weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such progress in your garden! Lots of colour and lots of green! All the hard work in the beginning of the season is definitely paying off!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your garden is looking beautiful you should frame that mosaic. have a great weekend. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. So lovely to see all that is growing in your garden!!! Well, probably not all of it, you know what I mean! The mosaic is lovely and I agree with Linda that it would make a great picture. How amazing to have that orchid growing in your grass!! You must have been very excited to see it! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amy we're so lucky to have somewhere to watch things grow, always something going on! :-)

      Delete
  5. Your garden is so wonderful.. It must take up a lot of your time. Just wonderful x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Fortunately it looks after itself mostly! :-)

      Delete
  6. Oh your garden looks beautiful. I never even knew you could have white hydrangeas, they look gorgeous. That orchid is lovely too. Have a lively weekend xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. The white hydrangea starts off greenish then goes white and then a little pinkish so you can have all three colours on the go at the same time. :-)

      Delete
  7. Your garden is beautiful, and how lucky to have such a wild wooded part for the wildlife. The wild orchid is so pretty, what a lucky find. I hope you get chance to put your feet up and enjoy your garden this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I almost strummed the orchid just stopped myself in time! :-)

      Delete
  8. Love your wild garden area! What a wonderful idea, to encourage wildlife! Your flowers are beautiful also.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow what gorgeous gardens! Looks beautiful. Love all your veggies too. ;)
    Happy weekend. Xo

    ReplyDelete