Friday, 24 April 2009

Blossom in my garden




Top: ornamental cherry (planted by us in the early 80s, now dying off in parts). Middle: ornamental apple - the blossom is almost purple, as is the small inedible fruit. Below: daphne, smells sweet and lovely. It's too near other shrubs, really. You never quite believe things will grow as large as it says on the tin but they do. That's one thing I've learnt about gardening.
I've just realise that my garden will be 50 years old next year as the house was built in 1960, though it looks older. Mrs H, the first owner, was a brilliant gardener, but she too planted some shrubs/trees far too close together. There's one in particular that ought to be cut down but every spring it produces such lovely delicate white flowers from its long lanky horizontal boughs that I don't have a heart to do so.
Re-reading A. Trollope at the moment and enjoying his humour. Finished Barchester Towers and now on Framley Parsonage which has a gripping story line. The young vicar has signed a bill (or promissory note?) for a dodgy friend which is bound to bounce!

7 comments:

Jan Jones said...

How lovely, Susie. I meant to photograph my magnolia this year as it was heavy with blossom - and then we had all that wind!

I put things too close together too. It takes too long for them to fill in the spaces otherwise.

Susie Vereker said...

Yes, I agree but then now after ten years the shrubs are choking each other but I fear they are too big to move. Actually my friend wot knows about gardening actually moves quite large trees.

RattlingOn said...

Hi, thanks for the comment you left for me. I've visited your site lots, but have to admit to rarely leaving comments. A fault, I think.
Your blossom is wonderful! We have recently had to cull a lot of shrubs in our garden. We've replanted, but it looks very scant at the moment. We've never had such a large garden before and are becoming quite obsessed.

PI said...

I loved the daphne I planted in my old garden and tried again when we moved here but lost it. The mizerium smells divine. That spelling looks a bit suspect:)

Cornflower said...

I'm another one who puts things too close together. Gorgeous blossom, though!

Susie Vereker said...

Thanks for comments. Nice to hear from you, PI, Rattling On and Cornflower.

Nan said...

Oh, what a beautiful garden you have, Susie! The flowers take my breath away.