Saturday, 25 June 2016

My Garden Settling Down after the Storms and Incessant Rain

At last I have been able to get to posting on my current garden.
We have had severe storms, incessant rain, and strong winds during the wettest June on record.
The garden has flooded a number of times and there has been some damage but mostly from rose heads so heavy with water.

Took these photos earlier but as I type the thunder is again rolling around

This cheeky fox (can you see him?) does not seem to want to leave. Not nice as they leave such a smell behind

Some of the rose heads lying on the ground
If they were apples we would have been calling them windfalls

To the left is one of the areas that we have cleared to put down turf for less work

Alan managed to burn the lawn when weeding and feeding it.
The one day that it did not rain or he would have watered it in!

Looking out the front sitting room window

The front caught the worst of the storms

Apart from damage the weeds have taken over like never before and there is a long way still to go to clear them
So over a month since last posting and have wanted to get something down here and at last I have made it.
Looking forward to catching up with everyone.


Needled Mom said...

You have an amazing garden of roses, Barbara. They look gorgeous in the photos in spite of the storms. I was wondering what that animal was when I spotted it. A fox??? Wow! I hope the roses disguise the smell somewhat.

We've had such a cool and foggy May and June which the roses really don't like. It's been a battle to keep them disease free.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

It looks like you have a veritable jungle of roses in some of these photos!

Lorrie said...

Your roses are gorgeous, Barbara. That first one, all soft and full made me sigh. I can imagine the scent is lovely. Hopefully the rain will stop soon. We will be in London and the Cotswolds in mid-July and I do hope we see a little sunshine!
Foxes may smell, but they are pretty creatures.

Patsy said...

Just lovely, I saw the fox is that unusual to have it
come in the yard?

Bernideen said...

Your garden is quite wonderful. Bugs have attached my roses right now. Yours look perfect. You have quite a gift!

Janneke said...

We have the same terrible weather with thunderstorms and heavy showers, but now the sun is shining again, it will not be for long. Your roses are still wonderful on the photos, you have such a beautiful garden. By the bad weather here roses almost have gone by now, the beauty has a short life this year. I was amazed to see a fox in your garden and as it seems he is not shy.
Have a nice Sunday!

Elizabethd said...

You must have exceptionally good soil for your roses to thrive like that. They are truly gorgeous. It is a good year for roses, mine are flowering profusely, but still not as well as yours!

Elizabeth said...

Such a glorious June garden!
I'm enjoying it vicariously.
The color in your first photo!
Warmest wishes to you both.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Your garden is spectacular Barbara. Despite the storm it looks gorgeous.

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous bouquet of rose photos, Barbara! We just have two Joseph's Coat climbing roses and they are having their best year yet, but not nearly as prolific as your rose bushes. I once saw a fox close to our house when we lived on the west bank of the Hudson River in NY, but he was far enough away from me I could not smell him...and am interested to know that that can be an issue. May the Lord bless you and yours. xx

nikkipolani said...

Boy, your garden is certainly peaking with hundreds (thousands?) of gorgeous blooms. I love seeing them so healthy and floriferous (mine are going on summer hiatus). Delicate blushes and rich reds -- gorgeous!

CherryPie said...

Your roses are looking very pretty. Hopefully you will have some sun now so that you can sit out in your garden :-)

ellen b said...

Your roses are amazing! I do see that cheeky fox. Sorry about your storms...

Vee said...

The roses are glorious! They must love the water even if waterlogged. My little knock-out roses are the only things left standing after the groundhogs moved in. They stink, too. I believe that they have stopped doing their worst.

Enjoy that beautiful view!

RasmaSandra said...

A most lovely garden. Beautiful roses. What a sneaky little fox.

Joyce said...

Your roses are spectacular, as always! Now, if we can only get your weather to cooperate so they can continue to be lovely. I've not walked around them and admired their beauty in awhile....maybe I should come. I'm praying, trust me. Xxxx

Suz. said...

Such beautiful roses! I love to see your garden in bloom!

Since previous visits to your blog, I have moved from the mountains of Colorado to the desert of Arizona. My plants are having a hard time, and I am trying to figure out how to keep them alive in the desert sun. It's a little trial and error!! I think it has rained three (maybe four) times this year. It's all very tricky!