So when Mark and I decided we would love together in his house, rather than buy somewhere new together (it’s a lovely 1930s semi a short walk from the centre of Bath one way and rolling countryside the other, with a big garden…so why move?), his garden was a low maintenance stretch of shades of green. Now I love green, but in a garden I like colour and flowers and bees. Gradually, patches of hebes are morphing in to little patches of cottage garden, with foxgloves and penstemon and hollyhocks. I also treated myself to some roses a month or two back. Being something of a ‘Skandiphile’, with a number of Swedish friends, I could not resist buying rosa ‘Queen of Sweden’. I have been watching her grow from a bare root to a mass of lush green leaves, then buds and now beautiful, delicate flowers!
I do need to work out what is eating the leaves though and fix them…organically.
The hanging basket and pots are coming on nicely too – Summer is definitely here!