Tag Archive | Nigella

My English Garden in June 2014


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These daisies come up every year and sometimes are just a little too prolific, but I like things I can get a lot of so I put up! with the profusion. Can you see the bee on one of the flowers?  Last year it was hover flies and I got stung twice on the arm on two separate occasions. I’m hoping that won’t happen again this year because I’m allergic to stings and bites and suffer miserably.

Here is the hanging basket just outside my back door. The nasturtiums aren’t flowering yet, but they will be soon I think. Just as soon as we get some sunshine.

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On Sunday last, Larry cooked a tasty barbecue. We had steak and lamb chops. Next time I fancy doing kebabs of some sort so here he is making an addition to the grill to cook kebabs on. Does anyone have any good recipes for kebabs? I’m new to barbecues and could do with some help please.

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Jim’s runner beans are all up, even the ones in the pots. Last year was a disaster to start with and he had to replant the lot. Then in the second coming (so to speak), they did so well that he had the best year for runner beans ever.

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Here the ferns and in front the tomatoe plants. To the right is our camellia.

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We had lots of beautiful clematis flowers this year. This one is called ‘The President’.

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Last year I took care to spread around lots of the white nigella plants. We are rewarded this summer with some lovely specimens.  Common name is ‘Love in a mist’. So romantic, don’t you think?

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The sweet williams are just starting to flower.

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and we have lots of bright red poppies.

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Lots of joy in the garden isn’t there.

Oma

 

Sunday is gardening day.


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I love being in the garden, especially on Sunday. It’s like playing with a paint-box, trying out all the different colours. I love to see dark red with silver:

pink with blue:

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The Nigella’s or to give them their common name, Love-in-a-mist, are usually blue, but sometimes you get a white one or a pink one. This year I have several white ones and they are prized, only because they are a bit different and they look good with the other colours.  White always sets off the other colours nicely. So here is a white one.  What do you think?

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Today being Father’s Day, I wasn’t in the garden for long, just enough to fill up the dustbin again.  I wish the dustbin men came every week to collect the garden refuse in the summer and Autumn.

The Sweet Williams are such diverse colours this year.  How about this vibrant pink?

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or this more subtle one behind the blue Nigella?

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Let’s have a splash of yellow:

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and to end with, a medley of them all together!

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Hope you are enjoying your Sunday as much as I am?

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