Sunday, 1 July 2007

The garden today



I made the mistake of calling in at the garden centre on the way home from Sainsbury's...well, I needed some supporting canes...
I found this little beauty



And this helianthemum



And this really loud penstemon


And I repotted these poor buggers who were gasping for breath..
Keeps the mind off Gordon Brown

7 comments:

Scroblene said...

Absolutely marvellous Lilith!

'Course we always go to buy canes...then get what we really went for!

Tuscan Tony said...

Nice. I won't be showing these pics to Mrs Tuscan who is in a particularly black and gloomy mood at the moment having returned to a drought-devastated garden!

hatfield girl said...

It's been very hot, so I only water in the dark now, then it's all soaked in before the sun gets at it again. Also outbursts of water-envy are kept down (not supposed to water flowers, but it's my spring).

The rain may have featured in your hols L, but look what it did for the garden too.

Does anyone know anything about onions? I was going to ask Scroblene but it looks as if he's been fighting on his. The onions are all green and no onion bit when picked.

Lilith said...

No idea about the onions HG. You need local advice methinks on this one...

I am sorry about the UK's selfishness with the rain too. We have drought-resistant plants drowning here...

I always only go for canes or compost...

hatfield girl said...

'I always only go for canes....' eek!

The locals tell me the earth has reboiled. No, I can't imagine either.

Tuscan Tony said...

HG, onions are rubbish here (20 miles W of you), too hot, better off throwing in the towel and buying them from Lidl (cheapest and best IMHO)

Chris said...

Lovely..... a girl after my own heart. I have a 'farm' shop near me selling fruit & veg. It also sells very nice plants and garden stuff. I pop in for a bunch of bananas or a pack of potatoes and spend, on average, £30. (Not on the fruit or veg you understand).

Different subject: my husband always knew intuitively when my mother phoned. He always felt an urgent need to be elsewhere.