Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Look What I Found

When I moved here the garden was covered with bluebells, not the native ones but spanish ones - still pretty but rather invasive.  I've dug loads up but have also kept some, along the fences and in places where they can't smother my other plants.  But look what I discovered this week - white bluebells!  I've never seen them before and as they're growing in dense shade where not much else grows they can stay, as long as they don't start taking over.
White Bluebells

I also found these flowering this week - a whole 3 weeks earlier than last year!

Dwarf Iris - Knick Knack

This week I also started to tackle an area of the garden behind the veg patch that hadn't really ever had any attention from me:
Before

The sharp eyed among you will notice that the wonky post has been removed and replaced by some equally wonky decking - I'd hate to break the habit of a life time and do anything level!  Personally I'm blaming the pallets underneath for not being straight, but it's better than it was before! I'm planning to plant some roses and clematis to climb over the pergola and put a bench underneath.

After

Fran and I acquired one of the pallets a couple of years ago, we saw it next to a skip in the front garden of a house enroute to a local garden centre.  On the way home we knocked and the rather bemused owner let me take it.  Incidently Fran has just posted some really lovely pictures of her garden over on her blog Lazi Dazi, if you haven't already visited her over there already, do pop over and take a look.

What else have I been doing this week - sewing, but that's another post another day!

4 comments:

LaziDazi said...

Thanks for the mention, Su. It looks much better now and the bamboo makes a difference too. Love the whitebells!

Jo said...

That area will look lovely with clematis and roses growing up the pergola. I love Iris's, they always remind me of my grandma as she always had them in her garden.

Cottage Garden said...

I have lots in my garden too Su. I think they are called Harebells (?) - invasive but pretty nonetheless. Your plans for the pergola sound lovely.

Jeanne
x

Cottage Garden said...

me again. Just looked on the Norfolk Wildlife Trust website - pparently the white bluebells are white because they lack pigment. Harebells are more delicate and very pretty.