Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Simone's Tuesday Garden Rake No. 2

The Camellia in the garden is blooming.

Insects are getting busy in the borage.

My 'Compassion' climbing rose is coming into leaf.

The pear tree is coming to life!

Heather is in flower.

The rhubarb is just returning after its slumber.

Young nettles ready for making into soup!

Neglected areas that need clearing up and clearing out.

A view down the garden. The sheets are blowing gently in the breeze.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my garden today. How is yours growing?

32 comments:

tinajo said...

Love your photos!

My garden just got rid of the last snow, but the seeds I planted the other day are beginning to come up (not the tomatoes though, but some of the flower seeds). I´m looking forward to more warmth and sun! :-)

summerfete said...

snap, wasnt it a lovely day.

Yay nubbly pear budlets!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Yes thank you I did enjoy my visit to your garden! Everything is coming to life in the garden and my seeds are all beginning to show in the greenhouse too. It's great to see all this new life. :)
Lovely to see puss make an appearance!
Vivienne x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Our garden is also jumping to life, fab isn't it! Little sweetpea has a real thing for ladybirds at the moment so I will have to show her your photo :-)

Rosie said...

Great photos:) Things are really beginning to happen in the garden at last - we saw our first ladybird the other day and isn't it great to be able to put washing outside to dry again?:)

skippinginthemeadow said...

your garden in way ahead of mine, although i do have some buds on my apple tree - there is only one stick of rhubarb :o( lol
Gizmo looks as mageatic as ever =^.^=

skippinginthemeadow said...

p.s. i meant to mention the gorgeous colour of that camelia too and the little ladybird...i haven't seen any this year yet.

xxx

sumea

skippinginthemeadow said...

sorry Simone another p.s.
i have decided to grow everything in containers this year, does that count? can i still be in on the tuesday gardening?

Simone said...

Sumea, you are more than welcome to be in the Tuesday gardening club! It is an inclusive club and everybody is welcome! You don't even have to have a garden. A window box or a jar of sprouting alfalfa seeds would suffice!!! x

Amanda and Tim said...

How beautiful - especially the Borage, I just love it!

andamento said...

I did indeed enjoy my little visit to your garden, It's looking far more advanced than ours, my daffodils are finally in bloom though, yipee! Lovely camellia.

Judy Hartman said...

I loved visiting your garden, Simone!! So much growth and life and your camellia is beautiful! Thanks for the tour!

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely photographs, very pretty garden.
My Camellia is pale pink - pretty but it actually needs HELP! Any tips for looking after it? I don't know how old it is but we have been in the house for 20years! Its poor little leaves are going Yellow!
Julie xxxxxxx

silverpebble said...

Oh yes - I joined in unwittingly yesterday! You know how I love a bit of the green stuff x

Juanita Tortilla said...

Great tour. I wish I had a garden. Or any gardening skills to speak of.
LOVE the last picture... for the most obvious reason! It made me LAUGH :D

Simone said...

Hello Julie! I looked up about yellowing Camellia leaves on bbc.co.uk/lancashire website and a man called Bill Blackledge gives the following advice: 'Lime chlorosis. Too much lime in the soil blocking the uptake of iron which turns the leaf yellow. Feed it with an ericaceous/acid fertiliser and apply a dressing of ferrous sulphate fertiliser to replenish the iron.' I hope this helps!

Michela said...

Love the shot with the ladybird!
Your garden looks lovely, as well as its guardian ;-)

The Girl said...

Love that last photo - he looks so sad for some reason!!

Still no garden for me, but I'm enjoying yours by proxy.

Julie Rutter said...

I love your garden pics. Your camellia is beautiful. I had to move mine from an old sink half-sunk into the middle of our tiny garden. I put it into a very large pot but it seems to be refusing to flower this year. Fingers crossed for next!

What a very happy looking cat - he really seems to enjoy life! Juliex

Ellouise88 said...

Lovely pictures. You've put my garden to shame! Mine's full of neglected bits.

funkymonkey said...

Oh dear! I can't garden on Tuesdays - I'm at work. Will today do? Isn't it lovely to see our gardens springing back to life after the winter cold. I'm hoping to get out there today and have a go.

Tracey

periwinkle said...

yes, I cetainly did enjoy the visit, thank you . A couple more years and I'll be showing you pics of my garden - fingers crossed

KC'sCourt! said...

Thank you for researching my Camillia problem that is so kind of you. I will give it a go. Many Thanks Julie xxxxxx

blumensnapdragon said...

Although I love the pictures of your garden and enjoyed reading your blog, I am LOVING the amazing baked goods. Why isn't anyone talking about that? They are in your face mouthwatering and wonderful. You are indeed Martha Stewart-ish (which is a compliment).Your blog had me hooked at 'marzipan', oh and also; Simnel, cupcakes, shortbread...I will check back often as I don't see a 'follow' button. Cheers! devon

Ali said...

Let's just say that any photos taken in my garden would need to be extermely close cropped! It's a bit of a jungle out there.

MrsP said...

Just found your blog- I feel so inspired now- your garden looks lovely can I virtually share it with you until we move into the cottage and I get my own again? The cakes all look too good I have to go bake something...

this is my patch said...

I want that patch of rhubarb, and that ladybird. I hardly ever get to see any around my garden. Forget the nettle soup! Leave those lovely nettles, the Comma butterfly will eat, and lay eggs on them. Thanks for visiting me on this blog Simone, I shall be over here for some time! Who knows I may even be able to get organised to join in with your Tuesday Rake? Gizmo looks a little sad, you haven't taken that basket away from him, have you?

Lyn said...

Lovely post. I can't visit many blogs and can't post at the moment but I love your photos and Gizmo looks like he has been very helpful in the garden!
Will be back as soon as possible.
Love
Lyn
xxx

skippinginthemeadow said...

hi simone,

i notice you haven't posted in a few of days, hope you are doing ok?
enjoying the sunshine, maybe? my garden has been relishing it.

sending warm weekend wishes xxx

sumea

magsmcc said...

How is my garden doing? Badly, compared to this! Not too badly comapred to past years here, however!

skippinginthemeadow said...

hello

i missed you on friday...didn't get my Linden Grove cake ;o)

looking forward to your return xxx

hope you are well xxx

sumea

Julia said...

hello!

Your garden is flourishing beautifully! Sensational photographs, and I swear each time I see your cat I fall a little more in love!

Hope you are well, Julia x x x