Garden Party

It’s all coming along rather splendidly out back, so I’ve just take a few pictures for you.
You may recall we cut our rose bushes right back last year and all three are doing OK.
It is the red one that’s sluggish, and finally we have one bud coming through, possibly two.
The ancient mariner has LOADS of buds on it and will be an absolute picture when the pink showy blooms come out. For now though, it’s all green!
Our yellow Peace bush is the first to flower and there is another waiting in the wings to come forth. I’m really pleased because last year we had nothing.
Our flower bed is a mass of colour, sadly not shown to its full advantage in my photo

We’ve let it go wild to do its own thing and it’s lovely to see bees and butterflies coming to visit. The buddliah is leafy, but no flowers yet.

Meanwhile we are looking more like a garden
The greenhouse is flourishing with a beetroot, second batch of radishes, carrots, swede, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cucumber, peppers, a stray green bean plant and some late comer tomatoes (latter two out of shot)
The potatoes are also doing well in the junk plot, especially alongside our mint plant (on the left at the back behind the small conifer) which is four times the size it was last year.
Coming back indoors I saw this:
Yep, more wind surfers on the beach, and apparently the ice cream parlour and one of the cafes on the prom has opened.
Bank holiday this weekend, so no doubt we shall be seeing more of the above and this……..
Visitors vans parked on the slip way up to the prom intended for emergency vehicles.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Garden Party

  1. Sadje says:

    Yes, coming up nicely. Love the rose.

  2. SarahC says:

    Yay for gardening😀

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    Your garden is AMAZING!! And what perfect timing. If you have to stay at home at least you’ve got some beauty to enjoy!

  4. Lovely garden. Shame about the parking problem!

  5. murisopsis says:

    Love your flowers! Our garden is just starting to poke through the ground… a few tiny sprouts of arugula, kale, and peas and beans. For people wanting to walk on the beach it seems silly that they wouldn’t want to park in the designated places and instead park illegally. Hope your weekend is not spoiled by the out of town crowd.

    • The problem is all of the official car parks are still closed, so they are parking where they can. In the summer, our road is used as a free car park, but so far no-one has actually blocked anyone’s drive. However, in the case of the slip way, there are two disabled parking spaces in that area, only one of which was occupied, but had they gone half a mile down the road, they could have parked alongside the park on the road and walked along the prom and beach anyway.
      Takes all sorts I guess.

  6. TanGental says:

    Looking darn good Di

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