Bye little garden

I am leaving soon for a holiday with my family in France. I don't know if I will manage to steal some time for this blog. Some flowers I have been eagerly awaiting will show up in my absence. It doesn't really matter - my husband can enjoy them and take some pictures. Living things…

My garden in mid-July

News from the gardening front. Well, "front" probably conjures the wrong metaphor, as there isn't much to do in the garden in mid-July, apart from deadheading (and mowing the lawn, but we still don't have a working lawn-mower...). I just want to share some pictures of tiny miracles. As usual, click on the pictures to…

July buds

July is now here, believe it or not. Here are the renoncules. Pretty glamorous, aren't they ? Now, my husband's favourite : the Japanese spiraea. A bit too voluminous to my taste (wait till this Autumn, you'll get a Tory-style cut), but the bumble bees are all over it. The alliums took their time, but…

Dance of the red maple

The plants ordered online arrived yesterday (see the list in my previous post : here), and of course, I had to rush on my garden fork, spade, and almost empy bag of compost. I planted everything, except the Hosta June, because I couldn't face the possibility of slug and snail damage on its pale green…

Petites joies du jour.

Il fait beau, sinon chaud (faut pas rêver), et j'ai passé pas mal de temps à quatre pattes dans la "pelouse" avec le long sécateur, celui qui sert à tailler les haies (c'est marrant, je connais les noms des outils de jardinage en anglais bien mieux qu'en français !). Eh oui, la tondeuse a rendu…

C’est la Bérézina.

Not feeling on top of anything today. My daughter is suffering very badly from chickenpox and has been screaming for most of the day, starting at 2 am last night. Her father has been running between chemist shops to find creams and antihistamin drugs. On the gardening front, I have finally accepted that the sowing…

Katsura

Mon post d'hier aurait certainement eu plus d'impact avec quelques photos. J'ai donc le plaisir de vous présenter les nouveaux hôtes du jardin, autour desquels il faudra recomposer les plantations. Ils sont encore très petits, sauf Acer palmatum Osakazuki, que voici.       On le choisit car c'est le Prince de l'automne, ses couleurs d'octobre sont…

The Japanese maples have arrived.

Arrivée des érables. Rien que leur nom est un enchantement – ce « a long », trainant, qui s’allonge comme branche sous la brise. Depuis quelques jours, je m'inquiétais de ne pas avoir assez de place pour les planter, je me reprochais d'avoir eu les yeux plus gros que le ventre, comme d'habitude. Je me disais, tant…