Friday, June 30, 2006

More photos....

The B&Q bargain clematis seems to be doing well in it's second year- but the armandii died after I posted a photo of it in flower!

The black spot rose (special unique variety!) is happy to share with the sweet peas.

These are beautiful white lillies to be- another end of season bargain planted next to the pond!

I've no idea what this is, but it's very pretty when in bloom. The flowers start of as pink buds and open into white blossom. Please let me know it you know what it is.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Photo update!

I managed to borrow the camera from work so am now able to update you on the progress of wedding sweet peas!

These are some of the 255 stems I cut Monday night. I put them into bunches and delivered them to our local Hospice on Tuesday morning- which went down a treat.

The plants have now reached the top of their 7 foot canes and I’ve had to stretch up to nip out their growing tips! We've not been picking the rhubarb- after forcing it so hard this year and the puny gypsophila can just be see in amongst seedling Sweet Williams. I will be buying mine from Morrisons!

The lilac ones are really shooting up too!

Below are some of the other things blooming in the garden at the moment:

That seems to be my limit for one posting- but I've got lots more to show you!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Watery Grave...

It seems that the waterproof housing for the camera wasn't that waterproof after all!
Disaster struck of Friday when the casing failed and flooded the camera- it went to it's watery grave off the coast of Cornwall. It's been used underwater many times before so he doesn't know why it failed (better here than on Honeymoon I suppose) Replacing it can go on the list for He How Doesn't Dig to sort before the wedding! So sorry, no photos for a while.

I spent another hour or so tying in the sweet peas and snipping off the tendrils. (so that they don't bend the flower stems) The longest stem so far was 55cm to the first flower bud- beat that!

I cut about 30 on Friday and a massive 145 Sunday night! Fed them all after dark and mulched their roots with bark with encouraging words pleading "please keep flowering”!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wedding flower update...

No photos this week I'm afraid, as He Who Doesn't Dig has taken the camera scuba diving in Cornwall (with a waterproof housing I hasten to add!)

So far here is my log of how many sweet peas I'm picking daily.
Sunday 11th 11 stems
Monday 12th 12
Tuesday 13th 10
Wednesday 14th 30! (got soaked in the process!)

Long may it continue (4 weeks and counting!)
When the camera comes back I will post a picture.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The wonder of nature......

Thought I'd share with you the arrival of some of our Broad Bodied Chaser dragonflies. Aren’t they fantastic!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Only 6 weeks to go.....!

The sweet peas are doing really well and are hopefully on track for masses of blooms for my big day!
I've stopped picking the buds off now- thank you to Lillie Marline for the tip!

The ponds is also very lush and we are keeping our eye out for more dragonfly larvae. (broad bodied chasers) Two have already crept out and emerged, so hopefully I'll be able to capture the event on camera. (our record is over 30!)

No action on the plot yet, but I am hoping to rotorvate very soon.