Dienstag, 12. Juni 2018

Poppies, Roses, Sweet Peas and more

Dear readers,
I have been enjoying so many blooms in my garden lately. Having spent so much time in my garden and having been on a garden vacation to England last week, I haven´t found much time to share pictures of my garden and terraces. May was a lovely month in the garden. The roses bloomed abundantly and I had also some success with growing poppies this year. I have been trying to grow poppies for years (saw them in English gardens so many times), but this year was the first time that they really thrived. The secret seems to lie in sowing the poppies in autumn instead of spring ( this great advise I got from Hetty http://dutchgarden-stories.blogspot.com). With my sweet peas I am still struggling a bit. As you will see in the pictures, the sweet peas on my terraces looked very pretty in May, but now they start to turn yellow even though I water and feed them regularly. I think it might be too hot for them on the terrace as the ones I grow in the garden still look fine. The pictures I am showing you are from about three weeks ago. I really hope that I will find time to post more often in the future. I had such a lovely England vacation last week, visiting so many beautiful and inspiring gardens and I am sure you would love them as much as I did. So I will hopefully post about lovely English gardens soon. Not only have I enjoyed the garden vacation, but I am also extremely happy to enjoy my own garden again. I have been quite anxious to leave my garden (even though I was only away for five days). Fortunately my mum and two lovely friends looked after my garden while I was in England. Although it was 2 a.m when I came back from the airport on Sunday, I had to make a stop in my garden before going to my flat, seeing that everything is alright. In the middle of the night I strolled through my garden, looking at my plants and feeling extremely happy that they were all thriving. 
Enjoy your garden!
Best wishes,
Lisa











Sweet pea `Almost Black`





Papaver Somniferum









Rosa Jacques Cartier


Rosa Jacques Cartier












Papaver somniferum










Papaver Somniferum








Papaver somniferum


Rosa Maid Marion

Rosa Mrs. Paul


Rosa Mrs. Paul
Rosa Colibri Farbfestival


Rosa Colibri Farbfestival


Rosa Lavender Ice


Rosa Lavender Ice



Rosa Lavender Flower Circus






Rosa Cecile Brünner


Rosa Cecile Brünner




Rosa Mundi




Rosa Duchesse de Rohan

















Climbing Cecile Brünner

Rosa mundi





Rosa Cardinal de Richelieu


Rosa muscosa Soeur Marthe

Rosa muscosa Soeur Marthe


Rosa muscosa Soeur Marthe








Kommentare:

  1. You have so much blooming in your garden, BEAUTIFUL! I love the sweet peas. That is a plant that I haven't had much luck with. It gets way too hot and dry here for them. Do tell all about your trip to England and the gardens you visited. Love seeing the bees enjoying your flowers too. Not so much the Japanese Beetle. I hope it doesn't do too much damage.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I too love sweet peas. Unfortunately my climate isn´t the best for them either (also rather hot, dry summers here in Vienna) and it´s thus difficult for me to maintain throughout summer. Nevertheless I try growing them every year as they are so beautiful and smell divine. Regarding the beetles, I have them in great numbers in my garden, but so far they haven´t done any damage to my flowers. (and I have been seeing them for years in my garden).
      Have a lovely day!
      Best wishes,
      Lisa

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  2. Dear Lisa green finger, wow the pants thrive and grow like mad! The sweet peas look beautiful. I don’t see any problems whatsoever. You have mastered it! And the poppies as well. I know the feeling of returning from a garden trip and the first curious look in your own garden. What is my first impression? Sometimes I see things I never noticed before and have to go! Do you have that too? Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Thank you Hetty! Yes, it´s so exciting to return to your garden after being away for some time. I like walking through my garden at night. There is a different feel to the garden, the plants looking quite different.
      Best wishes,
      Lisa

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