Sunday, 24 June 2007

Green Thumb Sunday 24th June

My dear friend A from California gave me this lovely plaque for my garden when she and her fsmily came to stay with us two years ago. I really treasure it. It's now under four weeks until we fly out to the US to see her again :)



Nasturtiams are blooming! My Ikea box has really come on in the last week and I was thrilled to see some blooms appearing.


This metal bucket has really turned out well. The geranium is flowering beautifully and its leaves are so pretty. I also like the dark grass in the neighbouring pot. Just peeking out from behind the pots you can see a clump of stray lobelia that self-seeded itself from last year. It's a beautiful deep blue. There is another by the back door but my photo of it came out too blurred to post :(

My curry plant is blooming. I love the smell of it especially after the rain. We have certainly had lots of rain this week. It's been quite warm too so everything is growing like mad. Sadly that means the weeds too! My next door neighbour on one side is elderly and has more or less given up on her garden and it's full of weeds that seed themselves merrily in our garden. I am plagued with those mares tails weeds that are almost impossible to eradicate. Apparently their roots can go down 7 feet! I am dreading our return from the US as I know the weeds will be rampant all over the garden.


I will sign off with another picture of a nasturtiam. I hope everyone has a wonderful gardening Sunday and that the weather where YOU are is better than it is in gloomy old England right now!!!





9 comments:

RUTH said...

Lovely photos. It has been a miserable day here too. Thunderstorm after thunderstorm:o( Love your plaque...bet you're getting really excited about getting away. Mares Tail is a terror to get rid of...if you do resort to chemicals make sure you bruise it first...it has a really waxy coating to its leaves/stem and chemicals can't get through unless you break it down a bit.
Rx

talj said...

Lovely photos Julie, glad to see everything doing so well in your garden and the plaque from you friend is really nice x

admin said...

I love the plaque that your friend gave you.
The photos of your flowers are all lovely. I particularly like the curry plant.
Sara from farmingfriends

Christa said...

Sending bright sunny skies your way...

Your garden looks lovely. I like how the self-seeded lobela flowers are peering through between the pots. Gorgeous color, aren't they?

Nabeel said...

that si soo caring and thoughtful .. I mean I love what it says on the plaque .. awesome

Michelle said...

Great plaque! And I really like the nasturtium blooms! I've never tried those, but yours look great! Happy Green Thumb Sunday!! :)

MrBrownThumb said...

Nice pics. That geranium is really cool.

Happy GTS

Laurie & Chris said...

Love the Garden sign. All of your flowers look beautiful.

Muum said...

love your pics, thanks for posting them!