Sunday, 15 June 2014

G is for.........................


We wouldn't say our front garden was green, but these are the only flowers we have in our front garden a rather prickly Briar Rose. 

Our front garden has been neglected for far too long, so this year we have decided to do something about it.

There is actually a path all round the square of grass.  Well its green, wouldn't say it is grass though as there are more Dandelions than grass.  Think we would like to return it to a fifties style garden which will fit in with the house. 

Its like a jungle.  Even the snails come large !

And this wood louse was about half inch long!

The snails like living in the trees

Give me a pair of tree loppers and...........

all the trees are gone.  Well down to wall level and we can see daylight and the otherside of the road!

Can't believe all that lot went into three bags, well five actually!  We can only get three in the car!  The rest of the branches are rolled into two tarpaulins awaiting to be taken to the tip.

Since lopping the jungle down, the Elizabeth of Glamis roses have found the light and have decided to bloom in less than a week.

We have two of these Thistles, one in the back garden which I know came from a mixed out of date childs packet of seeds (it said so on the packet), and this in the front garden appeared out of nowhere!

This is the one in the back garden.  

I am hoping they are Sea Thistles/Sea Holly, can anyone identify?

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  1. It is good to have a cut back now and then. I've been thinning out the shrubs in my back garden and there is so much light for other plants to thrive now! x

  2. The garden's looking good now. The sea holly that I've seen (by the sea) is a very pale green and seems to sit lower than yours, which is similar but a taller plant. Maybe it's a version of a sea holly.
    Love from Mum

  3. Its amazing how quickly gardens recover with a bit of TLC. Your rose is beautiful, all it needed was a bit of sun on it!

  4. Pretty little rose that's blooming.

  5. That's the problem with cutting bushes back you forget all the cuttings that have to be picked up and got rid of, that's the hard part.

  6. Looks like you had a very industrious weekend! Your garden is lovely :-) xx

  7. Your thistle looks like a sow thistle to me - certainly the last picture isn't sea holly !


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