Saturday, 21 May 2016

The Garden is coming to Life

Still struggling with photo issues on new computer. I think there is some conflict with new software and blogger. These photos are all in the wrong order even though I had them in the right order. Frustrating and time consuming.


Still lots of heavy rain but the garden is coming to life.









We can see here one of the newly grassed over areas, having removed a number of shrubs over the winter









Making use of an old bathroom mirror. My large garden mirror became so warped it was useless.


Still working on making borders smaller and increasing the lawn which will hopefully be finished soon


Some of the roses at the front opened up over night after one warm sunny day 




I wasn't sure how much I would like the garden with so many shrubs removed but I am actually liking the change to a more open space

16 comments:

ellen b said...

Your garden is flourishing. Just beautiful. I do hope you can resolve your photo issues. That's so frustrating. Happy weekend to you!

Elizabethd said...

Your roses are earlier than ours, though my Zephirine Drouhin is full of flower. So sensible to reduce the size of beds, though yours don't seem to have any weeds in!

Patsy said...

You have always had the most gorgeous rose's.
The yard is looking very good, know you will be
happy with it.
The windows 10 was a pain to get my photo's up
and going for me. I am getting to old for all of
so much technical change.

Come Away With Me said...

I really like the way you have integrated many curving lines into your design. Very graceful and flowing.

Vee said...

The more open garden looks beautiful. The yellow roses are gorgeous and whatever that bush is with the reddish leaves and the yellow flowers is stunning. Always something with blogging. Perhaps The Lord uses blogging to sand off our rough edges. =D

Vee said...

Oh forgot to say that I love a garden mirror. This reminds me that I have one somewhere. Now I must go looking...

CherryPie said...

Your garden is looking lovely. We are just starting to get ours in order, which has long been overdue.

Garden Fancy said...

Your yard looks so tidy and well-cared-for, with such enviously crisp bed edges! And I like the new beds that have been reorganized, as well as your pond. It's better to keep only the plants you really love to make it easier to care for in future. I think it looks great! Hope you are able to work out the photo problem. Best, -Beth

Rasma Raisters said...

Absolutely lovely. Such a beautiful garden.

Bishop Stone said...

Everything is looking lovely. As you head into spring we have just had our first real rains after a long and very dry summer.

Lorrie said...

The open spaces are very attractive. And your roses are beginning to bloom - so beautiful! I hope those pesky computer issues are soon resolved.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is dreamy. I could just hop and skip on the stepping stones. It is just how I imagine an English Garden.
My husbands computer downloaded with Windows 10 and he absolutely hates it! I hope things get better for you with W10 and working with your photos.
I see your garden as a lovely place to sit and relax.
Audrey.

Linda P said...

You have a beautiful garden and a lovely one to relax in. I'm sure your friends and family appreciate sitting out in it when they come as much as you do. Your roses out already are way ahead of ours.

nikkipolani said...

There's NOTHING like the pristine new growth of spring. Your garden is looking so splendid. I love how welcoming that bit of grass and path is. And those luscious roses!

Gail said...

Sorry to hear about your photo problems. I've been having problems with Blogger so can sympathise. So frustrating - and time-wasting - isn't it. Do hope you are all sorted now. Your roses are amazing!

Pondside said...

Everything is looking so lush and green. As you make more lawn, we carve more out. We shall have to compare notes on what is less work!