Wednesday, May 31, 2006

TAKE A LOOK AROUND MY GARDEN

At last it has stopped raining and we have had sunny days over our Spring Bank holiday weekend, the remainder of the week looks good for us too. Prayers are answered!!!

Here are some photographs I’ve taken over the last few days but its such a pity that the garden has taken such a bashing from wind and rain.

My garden is a bit of a mixture and as you can see, I’m very fond of architectural plants. A cordyline, at the front of the house, has produced a flower for the first time this year, maybe its all the rain we’ve had and I am delighted with my little laburnum tree, its only about 2ft tall, I planted it last year and this is its first flowering too, what a show its put on for us!
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29 comments:

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Apologies! What has blogger done to my pictures....
Marion

HORIZON said...

Bloggers got a lot to answer for! smile. Love your garden pics ~ a lot of work to keep up with no doubt.

Carol said...

Why? Your pictures are great, perfect and I like that I can even click on them to see the bigger version! Yor garden looks very nice and you can even grow palm trees, that shows your mild winters. And your red peony is already blooming, they are not blooming here yet. I especially like the first photo where you can see the house and the beautiful blooming tree. We have the same Wisteria! Oh an Al will like your Hostas on the table and the Alchemilla, that's where her nick name Al comes from ;-)

Dawn said...

What a delight...to tour your lovely garden! It is all so very beautiful!

PEA said...

That's it...I'm coming to England and spending time in your garden!! lol Such beautiful trees and flowers you have everywhere...my peonies are almost ready to open too so I'll take a picture of them when they're in full bloom. Wonderful pictures, Marion, thanks so much for sharing them with us:-)

Tammy said...

What a great place to be! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures...they are great!
:-D

Sue said...

Marion,
You have a lovely garden and your kitty is the perfect addition to it!
Thanks for sharing these pics...

Sharon K said...

I love the pictures of your lovely garden, it looks like a lovelt place for an afternoon tea. Have a good day Marion and thanks for the walk.

Marsha said...

It's a nice lovely green garden. Very pretty. We don't have green in albuquerque...ok thats not true. I have seen lots of green cactus. :) Cute kitty too!!!

Mrs Blythe said...

Our weather hasn't been kind either. In fact it is only just brightening up. Your garden looks lovely. I see your peonies are coming out. I am desperate to get some red peonies for my garden too. I love the picture of your pussy-cat too! lol. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. :o)

Sigrun said...

Marion, you pose like a modell! And what is the name of the hosta with the white frame?
When I come to Britain next time (may be next year) I come and bring you some hostas!

Sigrun

MariaJ said...

I was very suprised you had this kind of garden, actually amazing garden!!!I never thought you can grow such plants, your climate has to be very mild. You really have a green thumb, wonderful work Marion!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Marilyn, your garden is lovely. Thanks for walking with me on this garden tour.

Potato Print said...

Hi from Long Island, New York. I've just spent a most delightful half hour reading through your blog. You have a wonderful eye for beauty. The photos of your favorite walk led me into a reverie. You have created a wonderful spot. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Sonia said...

What a lovely garden and beautiful house! Thanks for sharing all those beauty!

Roberta said...

Marion~
Your garden is lovely. I especially like the raindrops on the hosta leaves, and your lavender rhododendron.
When I was first married (12 years ago) my husband and I lived in Southampton for about 6 months. For a honeymoon weekend we traveled to and around Wales. It was so beautiful and we stayed at a B&B in Manorbier called The Fernley Lodge. It was a short walk to Manorbier castle and a bay with surfers (my husband surfed at the time). We really felt the Lord gave us that special weekend.
Blessings to you,
Roberta :)

Alice said...

Marion - thank you for such an extensive look at your beautiful garden. I particularly liked the sloping lawn - the one the cat likes, too. I also like architectural plants - their overall shape, also the texture, shape and colour of their leaves and they way they contrast or interact with other plants. Flowers are just an added bonus.

Daisy Lupin said...

Hi I am new to blogging. I stumbled across your blog from Carol's. Both your house and garden are wonderful, you must be so proud of all the work you have put into your home. The climate in your part of Wales must be quite mild when I see some of the plants in your garden, and I just adore your summer house. I also love your wisteria. I will be back another day to enjoy some more of your photos.

snappy said...

you have hidden a beautiful garden Marion.I love your pics.Oh me its like some idyllic cottage garden, and the planting perfectly complements the building.I love your hostas, aqualegia, hostas,etc.

patsy said...

love all your pictures, the cat looks happy, i liked getting a peek of your house.

Connie and Rob said...

I always love your photos. Everything looks so pretty. That cat is really something. Looks like he is looking after his kingdom.

Take care,
Connie

Anonymous said...

marion, you need to brush your cat !!

Posy said...

Hi Marion,
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. I think your garden and home look wonderful - and the paint job on the dresser is wonderful! I'm liking our painted hallway more now - it's just so bright!
Kindest regards,
Jane (posy)

Mindy said...

Hi Marion,
Hope this finds you well...your garden is beautiful and I love the wisteria...thanks for sahring these lovely photos with us. Blessings...xo

patsy said...

had dickens of a time finding, have you in my favorites but forgot you name. you have not posted since i was by last but still enjoyed the pictures again.

Rosa said...

You live in England? I can't believe it. Looks as though you're in the tropics. You have done a gorgeous job with your garden. Beautiful! I love your house too. I've always been partial to lovely white houses. I kinda like the way the pictures are laid out! Sometimes mistakes turn out fun!

Kerri said...

I see George loves to be with you in the garden :) Thanks for the lovely tour Marion. Your gardens are truly beautiful and a real credit to you and your husband. I too was surprised to see such tropical plants in your neck of the woods.
Nice to 'see' you too :) Hope you're feeling much better!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marion! Sorry I haven't stopped by in awhile...it's been crazy. Photos are lovely! Did notice the overlap...but don't sweat it. I won't be such a stranger anymore to 'these here parts'!! Love, Elly

mrspao said...

Hi Marion,

Your garden looks beautiful.

Love,
mrspao