Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

My borders

Dear readers,
in-between my posts on beautiful English gardens I´d like to post some pictures of my own garden today. I was very busy before my holiday and thus haven´t yet posted most of the pictures I had taken of my new borders. When I took over my parent´s allotment garden last year, I created two borders in the garden last September. In the beginning they looked a bit sad and my parents were teasing me, telling me my borders looked like graves. Nevertheless, I had the feeling that the borders would look nice after the plants established a bit. I have already been enjoying the borders in March and April  this year when my bulbs were blooming, but of course I was most excited to finally see the roses, peonies, catmint, lavender and many more plants in bloom. When I planted the plants in September last year they were´t flowering anymore and I had to imagine which colour and plant combinations might look nice together and it was lovely to finally see the result this year. I chose different tones of pink, whites, purples and blues and I am very pleased with how the borders turned out. I also tried to include bee friendly plants, which seemed to have worked out too as there are many bees and other insects buzzing around the borders. I am especially happy with the alliums and the catmint. The roses seem fine too and I imagine that they will look even better as they establish into larger plants. However, what I am still pondering about is how I could prolong the season of interest. In late May and the beginning of June so many plants were in bloom and thus I was very pleased with the borders (the pictures are taken at that time). However, now that most roses stopped blooming, the borders are of course not as interesting and colorful anymore. I put some dahlias into the beds and I also have some cosmos and sweet peas which will hopefully bloom till autumn, some roses will repeat flowering and I hope the catmint will do the same, but still I am not sure how everything will turn out and I am thus excited to see how the borders will look throughout the year.I will post about them again. However, for now, enjoy the May and June pictures of the borders!
Best wishes,
Lisa





Rosa Mundi-the bees love her



Rosa Mundi


Rosa Mundi



Rosa Mundi



Rosa Mundi


Rosa Mundi and bee


Rosa New Dawn


Rosa New Dawn


Rosa Empress Josephine. I like the combination of the colours of the sedum leaves and the rose bloom.


Rosa Empress Josephine


Rosa Gertrude Jekyll


Rosa Gertrude Jekyll


Rosa Gertrude Jekyll


blue catmint



Allium




Allium


Rosa Kathleen Harrop

Rosa Kathleen Harrop







Peony


Rosa Jacques Cartier


Rosa Reine des Violettes






Rosa Louise Odier


Rosa Louise Odier


Rosa Louise Odier


Rosa Mme Boll


Rosa Mme Boll


Rosa Mme Boll


Rosa Mme Boll


Rosa Mme Boll
































Rosa Mme Boll














Rosa Mme Boll with catmint






Peonies







Rosa New Dawn climbing up the rose arch.


Poppy flower


Dianthus






Cosmos







































Kommentare:

  1. Good morning Lisa,
    What a beautiful garden you have.
    So many roses I love to have. I wish I had the space to make mixed borders. But I don't have.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Good morning Marijke,
      thank you a lot for your kind comment!I am really happy that I finally have the space. You might not have as much space as me, but your garden is nevertheless very beautiful!
      Best wishes,
      Lisa

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