Tuesday, 18 August 2015


Well, I work indoors - don't we all, but you don't want to see a boring photograph of my kitchen!    So as its supposed to be summer over here in the north west of the UK, I thought I'd show you photos of our garden.

I do most of the showy bits of the garden.   Mr. G mows the lawn, cuts bits off bushes (unless I can stop him!) and useful and essential bits like that.  The hedges are too much for him now, so we get A Man in to do them!

To see where others work, go over to HERE - and maybe post a shot of where you work!


I have a lot of pots on the patio.   In the Spring, I have bulbs, polyanthus and daffodils, which brighten it up!

But in the summer, I have bedding plants.   I also have two big pots of gaillardias which attract loads of bees.   I also had this year some antirrhinums, which were a huge success.

We also have a lot of shrubs!

And beneath the patio we have what I laughingly call our herbaceous border!

All this takes a fair amount of time, particularly watering the pots in the evenings!   But I love it, and hopefully Mr.G and I enjoy it!


Karen S. said...

Gilly your labor of love with this truly shows! Not everyone has a green thumb even when they try their hardest! Lovely gardens and surrounding views here.

Gail said...

It's all very beautiful.

Alexia said...

Oh, look at your pots! Just beautiful. What a lovely garden, Gilly!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I see you and Bob are both featuring your gardens, and they're awesome!

I mostly wonder around the woods, but I did try a butterfly milkweed experiment.

Bob Scotney said...

Be careful with those pots. My wife finished up in hospital the Saturday before last when she tripped over one of hours and landed on her face.
I do most of the heavy work, my wife is the one with the secateurs!

We both had the same idea this week, Gilly. I like shrubs cos they generally look after themselves.

Carmi Levy said...

You have the loveliest garden - and the loveliest partnership in keeping it vibrant. Absolutely beautiful on so many levels!

I'm struck by the colors, which are so rich and inviting. Alas, this week's theme is on the opposite end of the scale, but I'm sure you'll find a way to make it come alive. You always do!