🐝 DON’T KILL HER!!!This is a bee that is currently present in the gardens. Her name is the Xylocopa bee. This is the biggest bee in Europe (2.5 to 3cm). She doesn’t sting (if we don’t chase her of course). The Xylocopa is a so-called ′′lonely′′ bee, although it can live in colonies, that isContinue reading “The beauty of nature.”
Love the garden…its my inner peace..
I love Lillies and they smell beautiful.
Going to put a rockery area and a pond in the middle…not sure of the flowers around the pond, or indeed what type of fish….any comments will be gratefully received. Am going with roses in the rockery as my darling father loved roses, and through him I gained a love of roses. Going with theContinue reading “My garden is coming along nicely…”
Beautiful day yesterday and 3 eager helpers in the shape of my darling grandchildren and what to do what to do,….I know instead of being stuck behind my computer screen lets garden… My roses are looking magnificent and can’t wait till more open, and the blueberries are coming along nicely. My heaven on earth andContinue reading “Blog or garden…guess which won..”
Please bear in mind that I am a novice urban gardener, and this is how I am planting my own plants, and so far have been successful thankfully to date. Managed to get out in the garden and plant a lovely Dahlia today. I purchased it from Lidl for £3.99 and it is gorgeous. IContinue reading “Picked up this beauty for £3.99”
Peonies are stunning flowers when grown and some can be as big as dinner plates, and when you have a garden they look stunning in them. There are three types of peony and these are the tree peonies which are taller and more woody. They generally keep their frame throughout winter as they tend toContinue reading “Peonies – gorgeous when in full bloom.”
Today we are going to concentrate on Hebes. Hebes are a marvellous shrub. You can pick them up from any garden centre and I picked mine up for £5 each. I decided when I was planting them to give them each their own box as I wasn’t sure how big they were going to growContinue reading “Today we are going to concentrate on Hebes.”
One of my favourite quick growing plants. It has a lovely green foliage that is very rich, and you will often find most gardens have fuchsias as they grow quick, and when blooming they look gorgeous. I actually pick mine up from Morrison’s and they cost £1 a plant. I have never had any failContinue reading “Now is the time to plant Fuchsias.”
I have had a lot of emails asking for me to show the rose bushes I have put in. The majority of these are 3 to 4 years old and they have grown quite a lot and these are all from the root rose bushes. As you can see they are starting to look gorgeousContinue reading “My roses…”
Had a great day at Morrisons today as I picked up this gorgeous little plant for £3. It is a Campanula and it is a gorgeous little flower and I am looking forward to planting it in the garden. The Campanula is really one of those plants that is so easy to care for, andContinue reading “Planting….my Campanula Spring Bell Blue”
Roses for the beginners Now that spring has sprung on us…even though it is so soggy, it is now time to plant your roses. If like me you are a beginner then don’t try and grow your own. It is now only some 4 years in that I have planted rose seeds and bulbs onContinue reading “Roses for the beginners.”