Autumn Gardening

Hello there! I am back writing my blog after a few months away from it. Summer was busy & now we are in Autumn which I love as a season especially in the gardens. Cosmos flowers are still blooming, Japanese anemones are still flowering …just! The Sedums look beautiful with their sumptuous, succulent leaves bursting with water & burgundy flower heads, they always still look wonderful during the winter months too especially when the frost arrives.

I have just planted some fantastic tulip bulbs for a customer for the Spring, all of them soft creamy whites & pale pinks, a theme for their daughters wedding in April. I chose tulips that flower early March-April. I have ordered some more for me too, lovely sunset coloured ones called ‘Jenny’. This is what I love about gardening, you are always looking & planning ahead to the next season! I have ordered some more Cosmos seeds & another fantastic annual called Ammi visnaga, lovely soft feathery green foliage with white domed shaped flower heads that look like 1920’s swim hats!

The next thing will be carving the pumpkin for Halloween. I’ll try & come up with a new design .

Till next month,

Happy Gardening,

Lucy x

Lucy’s Gardens

Summer is here…sort of! And there is such demand for gardening services that at this time I’m unable to take on new clients.

Thank you for understanding and please do get in touch later in the year.

Have a wonderful summer,

 

Lucy x

Still Mild

It has been a long time since I wrote my blog, the summer was not great was it?, weather wise, it has been better this autumn. The bedding plants & summer perennials have done better in the last couple of months than the ever did in the summer & some are still flowering which is nuts!

I am kind of waiting for the first frosts to appear so I can really start tidying up & closing the gardens down for winter. Today it is so wet & windy, I will just have to plan what seeds to grow for next Spring, always something to look forward to in gardening!

Vegetable wise my best successes were onions (always have success with them), beetroot, cucumber & late fruiting tomatoes. The potatoes weren’t great probably due to the weather & my runner beans did get badly attacked by blackfly. I was really chuffed with my cucumbers, they tasted lovely & sweet.

Not too much to report due to weather!

Till next time.

 

Lucy

Summer Gardening

Well Summer is sort of here, not that you would think judging by the changeable weather we are having!

The Veg plot is underway but it is slow I have to say, the Potatoes are doing the best, the Runner Beanshave black fly on them & the Tomato plants are not very big at all. I think it is because the weather has been all over the place & with no consistent heat.

Some of my customers gardens have been looking magnificent though, a lot of it is due to careful pruning & feeding, it really makes a difference. The roses seem to be doing ok this year with many buds, some are flowering the best they have ever done so some customers tell me. The Spring flowers are pretty much over now making way for the vibrant reds, oranges & yellows of Summer, I always view Spring as the lilac, purple time of year.

I will leave you with some pictures of a lovely Rose & Poppy in one of my customers gardenRose DSC_0095.

Lucy

Beautiful Gardens

I have been so busy I’ve had no time to write my blog. Everybody’s gardens look so beautiful at the moment & that is even before the summer flowers have really started to come out. The Allium’s are looking fantastic, the Azalea’s & Rhododendron’s look particularly colourful & vibrant this year. On the vegetable garden front I have put the Runner Bean plants in, the Potatoes, Parsnips, Carrots, Beetroots out & of course the Sweet Peas. The tomato plants are too small at the moment, hopefully the sun will help them along.

I was watching footage of the Chelsea Flower Show & was awe struck at the show gardens on display, so inspiring, beautiful planting & some amazing water features, there sure is a lot of talent around. Not sure I could handle the stress of designing a display garden but I’d like to think I would come up with a fairly good design, albeit a small one!

Till next time

 

I’ll leave you with some beautiful pictures of plants from my garden & some customers gardens.

 

Lucy

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