The end of September, the beginning of autumn, Indian summer days with chilly nights, the season has changed here in Scotland.
The garden has some beautiful shades of deep pink, red and green just now
A fantastic crop of apples are ripening nicely, ready in a couple of weeks methinks!
Blackberries, a present from next door’s overgrown hedge 🙂
I dug up some of my potatoes today, even they match the pink tones in the garden
Someone loves being out and about!
Enjoying the blue sky days while we still can.
Days to cherish and remember when the dark, gloomy winter clouds come.
Good times 🙂
July, the month when roses bloom.
I have 2 of these ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ roses, and they flower all through June, July and even August, if I’m really lucky.
This rose is called ‘Peace’, the plant was a bargain buy from a well-known UK discount shop, and it is one of the healthiest and most productive roses I’ve grown. Beautiful.
The rose I bought for my darling cat Oliver is covered with flowers, stunning orange with delicate perfume. ‘Orange Abundance’ is its name-how apt!
‘Nostalgia’, lovely cream and pink petals.
These last 2 roses flower on and on for weeks….but I don’t know their names. Pretty and pink, anyway.
I found this rose hiding away in the front garden, behind lacy fennel fronds.
It’s called ‘Ferdinand Pichard’. Last year it didn’t flower at all, I think it was having a rest, so I’m delighted to see this rose make a comeback.
All looking lovely and rosy in the garden, right now.
Real life gets in the way sometimes. At the start of this year, I resolved to do a photo collage at the end of every month, but I never posted April or May. Too busy. So here they are, better late than never.
April, spring flowers and blossom, getting back into my shed after a winter break and Tara continues to enjoy living here and being thoroughly spoilt.
May, the garden coming to life, some interesting skylines and colourful crochet.
Hiya,it’s Tara here. I’m so excited to be speaking to you today. I love it here in my new home, 6 months here and it’s brilliant!
Here is the place outside the back door, big and green – the “garden” ! Before I came to live here, I stayed inside all the time so I’d never seen anywhere like it before – it’s brilliant!
I love being outdoors. Lovely soft green grass to lie on, flowers to smell and all kinds of places to explore. I sometimes sneak into next door’s garden too!
This is my mum’s latest addition, a greenhouse, nice plants to sniff in here and it’s good for taking shelter from showers
And, I even have my own little purple shed, brilliant!
I love running around outside, it’s great fun and I have lost loads of weight too, almost 1kg. It’s important to make the most of oneself, don’t you think, especially when one is a pretty cat lady!
I’ll be coming back here to let you know what I’m up to soon. More garden antics and slimming tips for sure, it’ll be brilliant! Bye for now x
I’ve saved the best for last! This simply stunning tulip was one of the bulbs I bought when I visited Amsterdam last summer. I planted it a bit late, January to be precise, when it was still very cold, and hoped that something would grow. And it has!
It’s called ‘Orange Parrot’ , isn’t it beautiful?! It reminds me of a Chinese dragon, the red and orange ruffled petals are so vibrant and richly coloured. I think this might be my tulip of the year!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the beautiful tulips in the garden, they have brightened these last weeks, and I’ve looked forward to going outside each morning to see how they are faring.
All photos were taken using my iPhone.
Today it’s the turn of some of the other tulips which have made the garden a delight this spring. I can’t remember the names of the first 3 flowers ( if anyone knows, please tell me!)
Queen of the Night tulip, deepest purple petals, very classy!
This tulip is called ‘Canasta’ , the only one which appeared this year; it is a petite pretty companion to the yellow tulips from yesterday.
I have a couple more tulips to share next week, they were late to be planted and are just about to bloom, so they will be an additional treat in a few days time.
I planted these gorgeous yellow tulips in December 2010; I found an old notebook where I’d jotted down what I planted that year and I found their name, ‘Maja’. They’ve flowered vigorously each year since they first came to live in my garden. This year has been a fantastic show, the flowers have been going strong for almost 4 weeks, delightful and vibrant especially when the sun shines!