Sunday, 16 September 2007

Green Thumb Sunday 16th September

My back is hurting today but I swallowed some painkillers and pressed on with the gardening! I bought a tray of 30 violas earlier in the week at Tesco, and added some to my Ikea box on the fence. it still looks pretty lively with the last of the nasturtiams and the ivy doing well (above).

In the front garden the pyracantha in the pot by the front door has some wonderful orange berries.

I sealed the leak in the birdbath and it is holding water again. The prairie grasses I planted look nice swaying in the breeze, and the stepping stone looks nice now it's had a good scrub.

This streamer was a birthday present from my Californian friend Anisa. I love it!

My tomatoes had finished so I replanted this trough and a pot with allium, anemone blanda and some more violas. The fence is looking very green after our wet summer! It was hard taking photos today as it's so windy.

I love this deep purple viola in the kitchen window box. It seems to be doing quite well.

Thanks to Ruth for identifying Verbena Bonariensis from my description. I bought one at a garden centre yesterday and planted it in the front garden along with some tall allium. Hope everyone is having a happy and productive Green Thumb Sunday! Happy gardening! Now I'm off to bring my garden logbook up to date :)


RUTH said...

Well done Julie; you're a true gardener carrying on despite the pain; though I hope you haven't made your back worse. With wet weather forecast though I'm glad you managed to make the most of it. All's looking really good and the ex-tomato trough will look fabulous. Good idea planting some violas to give some colour till the bulbs come through. Happy GTS

Amy said...

Oh I hope your violas do really well! and well done with the verbena!

No Rain said...

Nice group of photos. Hope you are feeling better.

admin said...

I love the pyracantha. I have one too. The violas are pretty. Hope your back feels better soon. sara from farmingfriends

Mustafa ┼×enalp said...

Your blog is very nice:)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I love the pyracantha also, it would look beautiful in a fall arrangement. Sorry about your back, hope it has recovered by now.

Nice photos.

K M F said...

nice photos and verb

david mcmahon said...

I'm with you. I'd rather garden than nurse a crook back!

MrBrownThumb said...

Nicely done.

Looks like something has been snacking on one of your plants :0)

K M F said...

well done julie
nice garden

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Your garden looks all set for a nice Autumn. You'll like the Verbena. It is an annual here but often reseeds so you can enjoy it for several years.