Sunday, 27 May 2012

Today I visited the beautiful flower festival at All Souls Church in Sutton Green. The festival was part of the celebrations of  the 90th Anniversary of the church. I was reminded of last years Flower Festival at our parish church St Peters which celebrated 400 years of the King James Bible. You can see some of the arrangements from the earlier festival by following this link -

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Here are some pictures of the lovely garden at Westways Farm, Gracious Pond Road, Chobham. The garden was open for charity at the beginning of May.

I have come to the conclusion that I take the self sown plants in my garden too much for granted. They are invaluable for supplying colour and need very little help from me. Purple aquilegias are the most abundant. They really are beautiful flowers.

This white aquilegia wasnt self sown.
I think I bought it at a HPS plant sale

This is a blackcurrant sage which I bought at the end of last autumn and overwintered in the greenhouse. I shall plant it in the border now the weather is warmer

This auricula, which is just coming into flower has also been overwintered in the (cold) greenhouse

The saladini salad leaves in the greenhouse are delicious. I sowed them early in March.

At the bottom left are larger lettuce plants and spinach  that have overwintered and are now going to seed. Young tomato plants are on the floor in the centre

Aubergines are in the big pots here. The smaller pots contain cucumber and courgette plants waiting to be potted up

The supermarket ginger root which I potted up is just beginning to grow, Behind are some dried statice from last years garden