The Tuesday View: 13th June 2017

It was a lovely sunny day today, with a cool breeze, and I actually enjoyed my least favourite garden/household chore – tidying the front hedge and sweeping the drive. I much prefer being in the back garden though. And looking at this view!

The lavender in the foreground is now flowering and the Lysimachia and Golden Rod (which will probably flower early this year) have got so tall. But let’s zoom in to that fluffy white blob in the distance, just to the left of the Acer…

The Goats’ Beard is flowering! And with the strong ย breezes we have had, that and the giant Miscanthus left of it have been rustling and swaying like mad.

If I walk a few steps down the path I can show you the view from a slightly different angle – the pink rose at the top of this part of the rockery is now flowering too.

Here is a closer shot…

No name I’m afraid. It was here when we came, albeit rather neglected. It flowers on and off all summer.

Finally a longer shot. If you saw my vase yesterday you will see why I made the choice to use Lysimachia and Alchemilla together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you would like to join me with a regular view of one part of your garden, please do!



41 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 13th June 2017

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  2. Cathy the aruncus and the miscanthus together are bewitching! And sometimes the nameless roses are the best. Such a lovely and useful meme, My eyes are being opened … When you talked about your ‘least favourite job’, I had an immediate picture of my tiny border on the village street, currently shaming someone who imagines herself a gardener. Everyone here spends so much time on ‘the street’ and it’s always the last thing I think of. I have had no time this week to get around everyone’s vases, but am looking forward to it. Here is my Tuesday view:

    • Hi Cathy. My front ‘garden’ has been waiting for major earth-moving for several years as it is no more than a large patch of overgrown hedge, saplings and weeds! One day…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ On the other hand, I would not want to spend time on that side of the house, and I do have a pretty little spring garden near the front door, so why worry what the neighbours think?!!!

      • I think you are right – why worry what the neighbours think? I suppose it’s just that round our way they put more effort into the front (for flowers) than they do the main garden. The main garden is veggies – the ‘fun’ is often where everyone can see it. I hope that later on you’ll let us see when, and if, you manage to tackle what sounds like a very sizeable area you have at the front. Mine is tiny!

        • I suppose that would make it easier if it is tiny, but if your heart’s not in it that would show too! I doubt my front garden will ever make it to the web. I am ashamed of it at times, but at least I know it is a haven for the creatures… grass snakes, hummingbird hawk moths and lizards for example! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you March. Movement is something I would not have thought of when I started planning my garden, but the Miscanthus and Goatsbeard were already here and I have learnt to love the Goatsbeard at last!

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    • I actually prefer the Aruncus just before it flowers, but it does attract an array of interesting insects at eye level! Yes, very summery here now!

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  5. What a beautiful pink rose, Cathy. It sets a gorgeous backdrop to the other garden colors. I’m glad you had such a lovely day, even if it was spent with some the peskier garden chores! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It has been wonderful picture-book weather here all week now, and the roses are finally getting going. A lot of people here have had to wait longer than usual as our harsh winter froze unsheltered rose shrubs right back. Today is another holiday, so I will just enjoy the garden for a day and try very hard not to do any work!

  6. It’s lovely to see everything green and thriving, isn’t it? Your rose certainly looks healthy and happy now. We’ve enjoyed an extended spring this year and thank goodness it is still raining. We have a long way to go to catch up after last summer’s drought.

    • We have had an extremely dry spring here Marian and apart from two or three days of rain at the beginning of the month it looks as if this trend will continue… Good to hear you are getting a damp year, as your trees will be able to recuperate from last year’s drought.

      • I am trying to make my gardens here like yours. Now for me to move this 8 yds of soil then add plants ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love my 2nd cup of coffee in early morning taking in the smells and chatter of my wildlife.

        • That’s what I do too…. sit outside with my second coffee and just absorb all the birdsong. ๐Ÿ™‚ My garden is parched this spring and now summer, but I am pleased it inspires you Eunice. Good luck with the planting preparation! xx

          • We had all your rain I am sorry ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I am home after being with my mom the last 3 years both of which I am grateful for. She must be happy I made her yard pretty for the sale and now my space will have her garden items tucked in here and there ๐Ÿ™‚ there goes any thought on a Formal space lol

    • The roses are more welcome then ever this year after being frozen back in our severe winter. They are such robust plants and yet so pretty too.

  7. athy the Lysimachia is beautiful. Goat’s beard I love it. La Rosa is very pretty and her pink color is divine. The garden looks great and very green, all full of flowers. I can not teach you my garden because I am not in my country house but living in Madrid because they operated my Father and are recovering. When the doctors say that my Father is fully recovered we will go to live in the country house. I have some pictures of the farmhouse a few days before my father’s operation that I went to drip irrigation and to clean badly the weeds that were almost 1.50 meters high. Much I could not clean, but if you want to see it It is called “In a Wild Garden”, to see it you have to give the button of the last line “Vista” that has a Eye to side. Have a great week. Greetings from Margarita.

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  9. I love the idea of the Goatsbeard and Miscanthus in the wind – I’ve learned to enjoy movement in the garden so much more here lately! The combination of foliage colors and textures is lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I had no chance to do a Tuesday View myself this week, I’m afraid, but it’s wonderful to see others.

    • ๐Ÿ˜‰ Last year (which was very wet) I could leave it standing all summer. This year it will have to be cut back, which is ugly, but it is so very dry. Still, it might keep it in check for next year!

  10. Cathy, your pink roses remind me of the ones planted in our garden when we moved here. When we redid the garden, we gave them to some neighbors who used them for a rental property. Here’s the link:

    They refer to them as carpet roses, as they stay low and fill out like shrubs.

    • Oh yes, the same sort. I think I have heard them called carpet roses before too. There is one with even smaller flowers called ‘The Fairy’ here, which is very popular in public area planting.

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